The Alex Cole Band is a pop-rock trio from Orlando, Florida. The trio’s sound is a hybrid of alternative, rock, indie, jazz, and funk; all of which is channeled through Cole’s distinct pop sensibility. The trio’s textured, colorful pop is welcoming, absorbing, and contagious.
Alex Cole is the lead vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist. Cole’s lyrics are recognized for their deep emotion and are rooted in poignant melodies. Cole’s ability to intelligently explore the human heart lends itself to a connection of understanding between artist and listener; a relationship that is mutually beneficial.
Alongside Cole sits, “vocussionist” and long-time friend, Josh Padilla; otherwise known as “Tonz”. Tonz brings a unique quality of energy and spunk to the group along with feel good harmonies that are sure to bring a smile. Alex Cole and Tonz have been performing live together ever since High School, where they met in 2008.
Bassist, Matt Duarte joined the duo in August of 2015 and is an electrifying addition to their sound. Matt comes all the way from Brazil and brings the fun, the excitement and musicality from the land of Carnaval! Experienced musician and music producer, Matt also adds some different spice and flavor to the mix.
The band is currently performing extensively throughout central Florida, performing songs from Cole’s previous solo albums, City Lights 2013 and Venom & Honey 2015. The group has been collaborating and writing new material and plans to record their first original album as The Alex Cole Band in 2016.
It’s a big weekend for this Orlando Band! We play Johnnys Other Side 7:30-10:30 Friday the 25th and then the Belle Isle Yacht Pub 10-1 on Saturday the 26th. Plenty of opportunity to come see us, so no excuses!
I want to thank Nikki & Hal Valdes for helping us out yesterday with our bands photo shoot. Matt Del Bene did a great job snapping away and coming up with some really creative ideas. It takes a good team of people to make me look decent. I’m definitely feeling the love and support. Thank you so much! Can’t wait to post these pictures in the near future. Keep a look out. 😉
It was another successful band practice today! I’m very fortunate to be working with such talented musicians. After focusing on specific songs that needed attention, we began to let loose and collaborated on new original material. There is definitely a lot of new music to come. Get ready, because this Orlando band is going places!
Had a blast tonight jamming with my pops, Aaron Cole. He drove all the way from Melbourne to sit in with me at Vanbarry’s Public House in Orlando, Florida. I feel very lucky!
We are trying new things and officially have our power trio! Can’t wait to take it to the stage and play some new shows. It’s a pleasure to be working with such talented dudes!
After a good 4 months, my contract with the Celebrity Solstice is now coming to an end! Working as a solo musician aboard this ship has been an incredible experience and education. I’ve had the privilege of meeting so many talented people from all around the world and several of them have become very close friends of mine. I feel very fortunate to have seen a bit of Australia, New Caledonia, Loyalty Island, Fiji, New Zealand, French Polynesia, Hawaii, British Columbia, and of course, Alaska. I look forward to coming home to my family and friends in sunny Orlando, Florida. See you soon!
I’m excited to announce that my new album is out and available for download on itunes, amazon, spotify and much more.
Cole’s 2015 album, Venom & Honey, involves a rollercoaster of emotions. It focuses on two main extremes, the great highs of being in love and the deep lows of a broken heart. The album was recorded at Valencia College, engineered by Valencia students and mixed & mastered by Alex Abbott.