From the moment the audience sees her on stage, Alexis makes instant fans as she draws you in with her uniquely haunting voice and long mermaid’s tresses, then holds you mesmerized with the wit and power of her words. You find yourself singing along, even if you are hearing her for the very first time. Her songs express a natural curiousity into the human spirit of relationships, their aspirations, successes and failures - from a young woman’s perspective. Her lyrical insights and catchy hooks exemplify singer-songwriting at its very best. “I’d like to inspire others and help them realize their potential. I want to change the world, one song at a time,” says Alexis. Lucky for us, she might do just that.
This chanteuse has been singing and following a variety of musical styles since she was a child. Although she received her first guitar at the age of ten, Alexis did not become motivated to teach herself to play it until she was inspired by the music of Jewel at the age of fifteen.
Since then, she’s made quite an impact in her short time on the music scene. She wrote and recorded her album, Love at the End of the World, released in January 2011 by Invisible Earth Records. Most recently, she was the featured artist at the Grammy Convention in Atlantic City (October 2011) with recognition for her cutting edge use of social media, such as YouTube and Facebook, to promote her music in the digital climate of her generation. Jeff Schwachter, of Atlantic City Weekly, described her as “the extraordinary talented Alexis Cunningham” and called her performance “chilling.”
In June 2011, Alexis opened for Nashville singer-songwriter, Rick Ferrell at Shawnee State University. Ferrell, who has written hit songs for Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and Martina McBride, has been enormously complimentary of this young woman’s talent and potential.
She has been interviewed twice for Marshall University’s “Up Late Show,” as well as “Up Close and Acoustic” with Charlie Sylvestri on Pottstown, PA radio. She played the Huntington Music Festival in August 2011, and made her radio debut in 2010 on Huntington Radio 106.3, to the delight of her growing fan-base, and continues to be one of their frequently played artists.