Originality. It’s what every true artiste is all about. You must stand out from the crowd. Have the ability to think independently and creatively whilst remaining unique and having a style of your own. This is something Alex Payler knew right from the beginning. Young, good looking and confidently talented Alex makes the ideal ambassador to begin a revolution in music. On one hand an elite musician but on the other, nothing less than a pioneer blowing apart the stereotypical outdated image and reputation of the instrument he plays as well as the person who would normally play it.
In a world where experience is everything, Alex can certainly claim to have gained valuable skills from all facets of the music industry - from musical directing to demonstrating on the shop floor as well as magazine feature writing - but most of all, he just loves to perform as well as pass his valuable knowledge on to others. Classically trained and well versed in many styles of music including classical, jazz, film and even pop, Alex demonstrates his sheer versatility in each and every performance large or small and unlike many other musicians of his generation he can also claim that every piece is completely his own original work - scored, arranged and all played completely LIVE in every performance - something that was realised and awarded as early in his career as 1997 when he won the National Electronic Organist of the Year competition as well as more recently by the Warner Brothers Records Vice President of International Artistes, Dion Singer, who helped produce Alex's latest ground breaking commercial album - 'Alex Payler Electone Player'.
In the UK, at least, Alex finds he is constantly having to fight against an out of date image of the instrument he plays... "The general person on the street has no idea. The 'Organ' has an almost humorous and corny image in this country. It doesn't seem be taken seriously any more, not in the same way as piano perhaps. I love performing to people both young and old and begin to drastically challenge those preconceptions. I also strongly feel that music and ideas are something to be shared and learned. Using this as my inspiration, I am eager to create and achieve something new and exciting."
Alex's performance instrument is the state of the art YAMAHA Electone Stagea ELS-02C. As well as being the first pro-player to import this very special instrument into the UK, he is now one of the leading exponents of this particular model in the world. The state of the art Stagea ELS-02C is at the apex of technological innovation and along with its cutting-edge design, is by far the most musically expressive electronic instrument created in the world today. Check out Alex's YouTube Channel for special live performances...
What the critics say….
“Alex’s standard of playing must place him in the top 10 league of electronic organists.”
Alan Ashton, Organ1st Magazine (Vision CD Review)
“A Tour de Force of the Organ and Keyboard world as well as the YAMAHA Stagea ELS-02C…”
Horsham Organ & Keyboard Club
“Alex’s concert was first class. We enjoyed every minute of it. The program was excellent – as was his playing – all enhanced by his personality, nice sense of humour and rapport with the audience. Thanks again for wonderful performance.”
Basildon Organ & Keyboard Club
“Well you’ve done it again; the audience loved your music and again was impressed with your skills both with feet and hands. We enjoyed the whole or your entertaining programme. An excellent choice of different music enhanced by great arrangements and registrations. Congratulations for a superb evening’s entertainment.”
New Forest Organ Society
"When Alex Payler sets his mind to a production, a production with a capital 'P' is what you get" and… "From the minute you see this CD in the racks, the professional standard leaps out at you...it is a world class product"
Alan Ashton, Organ1st Radio (Alex Payler Electone Player Album Review)
“Alex’s rendering of all the music played together with all the little pieces of chit-chat in-between, made for a very enjoyable evening. Thank you for a wonderful evening’s entertainment and it shows how much you, as well as the audience, enjoy your music.”
West Sussex Organ Society
“Alex Payler is most definitely one of the finest examples of the next generation of professional musicians. Thank you, Alex, for a fantastic evenings entertainment.”
Jersey Organ Society
“Probably the most outstanding musician the school has ever had. Alexanders contribution to music has been enormous. His performances, taking place in venues as diverse as village halls to the Royal Festival Hall, have been appreciated by all who have experienced them.”
Fulston Manor School upon being awarded the ‘Morbeth Prize’ for Music
For more information about Alex as well as live videos, information about CD’s, concert tour information as well as concert booking enquiries, please check out his website @ www.alexpayler.com
Alex is now currently taking bookings for a limted number of performances for 2018 and 2019
Alex will also be featured at the following festivals this year.
|Concerts in 2017|
|March 28th||New Forest Organ Society|
|June 30th||Faversham Organ & Keyboard Concerts|
|August 1st||Bexley Music Club|
|September 25th||Brentwood Organ and Keyboard Club|
|November 25th||Alex Payler's Student Showcase (more details)|
Visit www.alexpayler.com for more details
|Concerts in 2018|
|January 8th||Medway Organ and Keyboard Club|
|February 23rd||Crawley Keyboard Club|
|May 19th||'Full Body Music' Alex Payler Electone Player Special Performance (more details)|
Avenue Theatre, Sittingbourne. Visit www.alexpayler.com for more details...
|June 26th||Norwich Electronic Organ and Keyboard Club|
|October 30th||Hastings & Bexhill Organ & Keyboard Society|
|November 14th||East London and Essex Electronic Keyboard Club|