Biggleswade singer to perform alongside Toploader in London
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A Biggleswade musician is set to perform alongside the band behind one of the biggest songs of the early 2000s in London later this month.
Jack Alexander is supporting Toploader as part of the Loud in London Festival which comes to Islington Assembly Hall on Saturday, August 25.
“The opportunity came about because I got scouted online,” said Jack.
“The promoters of the festival looked at my SoundCloud page and they liked my music.
“They played it to the band and they really liked it. We have a similar kind of vibe and style.”
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In 2000, Toploader released their most popular and widely recognised song, Dancing in the Moonlight.
A cover of King Harvest’s 1972 track, it peaked at number seven in the UK singles chart and sold 600,000 copies – with the British Phonographic Industry certifying the record as a platinum seller.
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Despite being released nearly 20 years ago, it has more than 180,000,000 streams on Spotify – and it returned to the charts in 2013, reaching number 23.
They also have the unique distinction of being the last British band to play at the original Wembley Stadium.
Jack will take to the stage with other musicians to perform alongside the band, an experience he is looking forward to.
“I’m overwhelmed to have this opportunity,” he said.
“I only started a year ago and things have blown up really.
“I’ve gone from performing in pubs in front of 10 people to this, performing in front of thousands.
“It’ll be the biggest crowd I’ve ever performed in front of. It’s a completely new experience, but I’m really excited for it.”
The folk singer-songwriter cites Bob Dylan, Mumford & Sons and Paolo Nutini among his inspirations, and is aiming to push on in his music career over the next 12 months.
He said: “I’m the studio at the moment but I can’t give anything away at the moment.
“I’ve had some interest from record labels as well which is amazing.
“My goal at the moment is to go full-time next year and to eventually tour the world.”
To keep up to date with Jack’s music and upcoming performances, search ‘Jack Alexander’ on Facebook.
For tickets to the Loud in London show – the last of 10 weekends of live music which will see more than 300 live acts perform in total– visit loudinlondon.co.uk.