Alex Parvenu

Alex Parvenu is a British musician and film maker from London, United Kingdom. He is known for his charismatic stage performances, live musical arrangements and record production. As a director, Parvenu has directed 'It Wasn't Me', an animated music video, and the musical film 'Blue Summer', both due for release in Spring 2018.
Early Life
Alex Parvenu was born in London, United Kingdom to Nigerian parents, and raised in Stoke Newington, North London. He grew up singing in the Young Disciples Gospel Choir and began learning music theory from his dad - an aspiring pianist, from a very young age.
Music Career
In early 2012, Parvenu was invited by Grammy Award winning British producer and mix engineer, Tom Elmhirst (Amy Winehouse, Adele, Beck, David Bowie) to Metropolis Studios, on hearing one of Parvenu's demos. Elmhirst listened to more of Parvenu's demos and informed him, his kids had loved the song from the first demo, 'Middle Finger', Elmhirst promised to help Parvenu get signed, and advised him to form a live band. Under the guidance of his then management, Parvenu formed a band which became popular in the British live music circuit; they went under the moniker of 'Aleco and the Clef Truants'.
Parvenu later caught the attention of Grammy Award winning producer and musician, , and cousin to Fugees frontman Wyclef Jean. He was keen to sign Parvenu to his New York based record label, Wonda Music. Parvenu began to work on records for a Clef Truants album, and was a offered a 360 deal by Duplessis. Spearheaded by Parvenu's then legal representatives , some terms of the contract were in the process of being revised. After going back and forth with the contract, negotiations came to a halt, and the deal was eventually scrapped.
Parvenu and his band later caught the attention of So Solid Crew front woman, Lisa Maffia. Impressed by their song 'Dro', she helped develop the band further as they continued recording records for their first project 'Party Now, Cry Later'. The band were frequents on the London live music circuit, and opened for The Streets vocalist, at o2 Academy Islington.
In summer 2015, Parvenu began work on his debut solo EP 'Blue Summer'. The recording process ended in spring 2017. Parvenu flew to New York in spring 2017 to shoot a film for the EP, also entitled 'Blue Summer'. It is due for release in spring 2018.
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