MUSIQQUEEN: If you could describe yourself in three words, what would they be?
ALEX BACH: Honest, Eccentric, and Sassy
MUSIQQUEEN: Why did you choose those words?
ALEX BACH: Because you just asked me to :)
MUSIQQUEEN:You are Sassy. ;)
MUSIQQUEEN: How long have you been in the music business and when did you get started?
ALEX BACH: I started writing songs 3 years ago as a form of therapy. Shortly thereafter, I left college to become a full-fledged musician, and I’ve been working my way to the top ever since!
MUSIQQUEEN: What do you believe sets you apart from other artists?
ALEX BACH: I write & produce all my own songs; I play guitar, & I write from the heart.
MUSIQQUEEN: What do you feel you have brought to the table that the music industry is lacking?
ALEX BACH: I don’t really think the industry is lacking anything; it is subject to trends and cycles just
like any other business, and there is nevertheless a tremendous variety of genres available to the music listeners. I think (I hope) that I am bringing another quality product to the table and offering consumers yet another choice in new music.
MUSIQQUEEN: Who are some of your influences or idols?
ALEX BACH: For melodies, Johnny Mercer & Sarah McLachlan. For lyrics, Fiona Apple & Alana Davis .
For vocals, Joni Mitchell & Jewel.
MUSIQQUEEN: We both know this industry is time-consuming and has its disadvantages and causes you to have
doubts sometimes. Has there ever been a point in your life that made you just want to give up doing music or being involved in the music business?
ALEX BACH: Of course. I think everyone has their “down days,” those days when you can’t fit into
your favorite pair of blue jeans or your boss is giving you crap. My down days may involve a different set of circumstances, but I have the
same feelings of self-doubt and/or overwhelm that everyone does. That’s when your support network comes in handy; when you call that friend who’s always ready to give you a pep talk. Who reminds you that not every day is easy, but that’s no excuse to give up.
MUSIQQUEEN: I would like to say, “I admire you because you are one of very few artists who took the time to
dedicate a song to those who lost a loved one during the September 11th attack.” You also had the opportunity to get your song “Miles to Go” broadcast
on ABC television’s World Trade Center attack video montage where all proceeds and royalties from the song were donated to the American Red Cross relief fund.
ALEX BACH: Thank you. I wrote the lyrics to “Miles to Go” on September 13th to reflect the perspective of
the victims and what they would say to their loved ones if they had the chance.
Actually, the American Red Cross did such a poor job of managing the WTC donations (I read in the Miami Herald on April 29th that the victims families only got 16 cents on every dollar that was donated) I decided to give the proceeds to a charity that would have integrity and use the money for the purpose it was intended. I donated the money to a battered women’s shelter in West Palm Beach, FL called the Harmony House. They were delighted, because they said that local charities such as them had been suffering from a lack of donations since 9/11.
MUSIQQUEEN: You have become very successful lately, am I correct?
ALEX BACH: Every day that I can make a living by making music, I consider myself a success. Everything else
is icing on the cake!
MUSIQQUEEN: I’ll have to use that saying one day. ;)
MUSIQQUEEN: I read that you won the MakeAStar.com contest with your song “Anymore” last October. How did
all this come about?
ALEX BACH: They contacted me, saying that they really liked my music and they thought I had a good chance of
winning. I entered the contest and promptly forgot about it, until they notified me one day that I had won!
MUSIQQUEEN: Way to go!! I’m very proud for you!
MUSIQQUEEN: You were doing really well on the MP3.com charts also?
ALEX BACH:Yes, actually, I was the only unsigned artist in several years to hit #1 overall. That accomplishment opened up so many doors, both on the Internet and in the “real world”.
MUSIQQUEEN: You’re currently working with former Guns N’ Roses guitarist, Slash, to collaborate on a new
rock song. Have you completed it?
ALEX BACH: Slash and I will be working on a song for the soundtrack to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
II. They are not yet done with filming (the musical score is almost always done last, after the filming is finished). So stay tuned!
MUSIQQUEEN: As a woman in music working with mostly men in the business, has it made you aware of the
things you hadn’t realized when you were looking on the outside and hearing from others’ point of view?
ALEX BACH: I grew up with 4 boys, so my natural tendency is to surround myself with guys, but I think that’s
just my own preference. In the music business, I think there are just as many women in positions of power as there are men. Maybe not as high-profile, but just as important.
MUSIQQUEEN: My thoughts exactly! I wish everyone knew about them.
MUSIQQUEEN: How do you feel about women artists who use their bodies to succeed in the business and the
men who take advantage of these women?
ALEX BACH: I think a beautiful body is an asset, just like intelligence, charm,and talent. If you want to
get noticed, you can’t be afraid to “show” off your strong points. It’s all part of “show” business. If a woman is talented AND sexy, that’s icing on the cake. If she’s all show and no talent, then shame on the record label for signing her! would like to think that a woman who stays informed and pays attention would not let herself get involved with people who would take advantage of her. Maybe that’s just my own naivete, but that’s what I believe.
MUSIQQUEEN: With the recent deaths of two great women artist, Aaliyah & Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, what type of legacy or imprint would you like to leave behind?
ALEX BACH: My songs are my children; I want them to have a life of their own, to grow and become bigger than
I could have made them by myself. I want them to serve as snapshots of my life and my emotions. I want people to hear them and remember me, and to know that I lived and loved and touched people with my music.
MUSIQQUEEN: If you could have one dream, what would that dream be?
ALEX BACH: My dream has come true (becoming a successful musician); it is one of the reasons I am happy
MUSIQQUEEN: Who would you like to work with in the future?
ALEX BACH: Sheryl Crow; I have always admired her work philosophy and I think our styles would mesh well.
MUSIQQUEEN: Are you currently working on any new projects?
ALEX BACH: I will be traveling a lot during the next few months, all around the U.S; that will keep me out
of trouble for a while!
MUSIQQUEEN: Where can viewers and listeners get your album, latest tracks and more info on you?
ALEX BACH: Go to www.alex-bach.com In trying to educate the young women trying to get in the business, what tip or advice would you like to give them?
ALEX BACH: Find yourself, and don’t ever lose sight of who you are, no matter how many people try to
MUSIQQUEEN: What is one rule you live by day to day?
ALEX BACH: “Two roads diverged in a wood; and I– I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all
the difference.” ~Robert Frost
MUSIQQUEEN: Would you like to add any last comments or thank anyone?
ALEX BACH: I would like to thank you,Charla, for asking such interesting questions. It was a pleasure being
interviewed by you.
MusiqQueen.com Would Like To Thank You!!
We’ll be looking foward to interviewing you again in the future. ;)