Alexa Wilkinson is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and trumpet player with two albums to her name: 2007's Lullaby Appetite, partly co-written by Josh Kelley, and Lions, released in 2008. She has toured with a number of indie musicians, including Josh Kelley, Todd Carey, Jonathan Clay, Keaton Simons and Kate Voegele,. Alexa Wilkinson's song, 'Miles Away' was featured on MTV's The Hills.
Alexa Wilkinson was born in Cherry Hill, New Jersey but moved to Park City, Utah at age 11. She began playing the trumpet at age 10, after being convinced to do so by a childhood sweetheart, and took up the acoustic guitar a year later. She graduated from Park City High School before taking up music as a full-time career.
Alexa Wilkinson was "discovered" by Josh Kelley in 2006 after a chance meeting with Josh's then girlfriend and now wife, Katherine Heigl. Josh signed her his independent record label, DNK Records and cowrote several songs with Alexa. In June 2007, aged 20, she released her debut album, Lullaby Appetite. Many of the songs on Lullaby Appetite were taken from the apparently independently released album Just You Wait (2006).
Alexa's second album, Lions, was released in April 2008. The first single off the album is 'Vanilla Rain' (for which a video has been made). The title track "Lions" has been featured on CSI NY (Episode 512 "She's Not There"), as well as "Lullaby Appetite" featured on ABC Family's Make It or Break It.
Alexa Wilkinson's band is currently made-up of:
Michael Chaves: electric guitar,
Jonathan Ahrens: bass,
Aaron Sterling: drums, percussion,
Kristopher Pooley: keyboards,
Ben West: keyboards,
Eric Robinson: acoustic guitar, banjo, mandolin,
Marshall Altman: backing vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion, xylophone, programming,
Nick Lane: trombone,
Sal Lozano: saxophone,
Ryan Seaman: drums (former)
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