Alexis Antes is a well established name in the Ohio Region. Many years of professional performing, touring and record making have given her a great platform to jump from. Add that with some of the renown artists she has performed with; Sarah McLachlan, Paula Cole, Sheryl Crow, James Taylor, Melissa Etheridge, Jewel, Joan Armatrading, and Dan Fogelberg, and you’ve got a spring board to boot.
Today, Alexis spends her time playing to audiences in a wide variety of venues ranging from colleges, clubs and coffeehouses to wineries, weddings and museum and library performances. A new CD release is in the works for a Summer 2010 release. Some notable past accomplishments include, representing her home town as the only Cleveland artist chosen to perform at Lilith Fair at Blossom Music Center in 1998; finding continued solo success as a nominee and performer at the 1999 Cleveland Scene Music Awards and Showcase and Time Warner Cable’s RoadRunner Rocks Battle of the Bands Competition, where she performed as one of five finalists. Antes received nominations for Best Folk Act and Best Singer Songwriter in the Free Times and Scene Magazine Music Awards almost every year since 2001.
Alexis has been absorbing and performing music all her life. An environment of creativity surrounded her as she grew up with her mother, Bobbie Antes, an accomplished singer/songwriter and musician. By the age of twelve, Alexis had taught herself to play the guitar. At eighteen, she was the youngest founding member of the popular and influential Cleveland-based folk-pop group, Odd Girl Out. From 1990 to 1995, OGO performed on radio and television as well as playing to enthusiastic audiences at sold-out shows throughout the Midwest. After Odd Girl Out split, Alexis found her own voice and a new path as a writer and performer of her own songs. It is the personal nature of Alexis’ songs on her debut recording, Stronger, and her follow-up release, All Come Down, that strikes a chord with her fans. Cleveland’s Scene Magazine said of her work, “Listeners are treated to a lone voice in the wilderness singing introspective, soul-searching ballads about disillusionment, heartache and growth — songs that would not be out of place on a disc by Paula Cole”.
The music, the mood, the strength and the sensitivity of Alexis Antes shows us a blossoming artist firmly in control of her own destiny, comfortable in the spotlight at center stage and far from finished with writing and evolving. In fact, her new material is yet a new chapter, and a fresh look at change, being put to music.