Los Angeles - The New Radicals are disbanding and will no longer be a recording, promoting or performing entity to allow record producer/ex-rads singer Gregg Alexander to focus on producing and writing songs freelance for established acts as well as new artists, with a production company he's forming which will release records, on a variety of major labels over the coming years.
Gregg Alexander elaborates: "It was an experience playing the artist, but I accomplished all of my goals with this record, and I'm ready to move on and make the next step in my career. I've been writing songs for and working with artists as varied as R & B acts to Belinda Carlisle intermittently for the last nine years, and I'm looking forward to starting the day-to-day creative process of building a successful production company. I view myself much the same as a just getting started Babyface or Matthew Wilder (No Doubt producer), who dabbled in performing, but whose real calling was being a producer.
"I'm going to be turning thirty next year, and realise that the fatigue of travelling & getting three hours sleep in a different hotel every night to do boring 'hanging and schmoozing' with radio and retail people, is definitely not for me ... now I can do what I do best.
"The next record I have coming out as a producer/co-writer is an album by an artist named Danielle Brisebois that will be out in September on RCA/BMG. She's a fantastic singer who, while a member of the New Radicals (as well as someone involved in many community causes and issues), was the one behind much of that band's 'point of view' & image. Now that it's disbanded, several of the ex New Rads touring members will be playing and touring with her full time. This will be good, because I'm more interested in being the next Mutt Lange than a performer.
"Over the last several months, I'd lost interest in fronting a 'One Hit Wonder' to the point that I was wearing a hat while performing so that people wouldn't see my lack of enthusiasm. I am, however, excited and looking forward to getting started on working in the studio with a wide range of artists and building the next phase of my career. So although there will be no more albums, videos (besides the two made) or unalbum worthy outtakes from the band or me solo, as a producer there will be a lot more good music coming.
"Lastly, I'd like to thank the members of my business team for being partners in my return to my career path of record production."
Gregg Alexander (and his production company) will have all press inquiries handled by HBPR, tel USA 00 1 323 650 1328 (email firstname.lastname@example.org).
Gregg Alexander (and his production company) are managed exclusively by Lippman Entertainment/Tim McDaniel, Los Angeles, California http://www.officialgreggalexander.com or http://www.officialnewradicals.com .
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