Alex Lloyd

Alex Lloyd

Australian musician
Date of Birth: 01.09.1974
Country: Australia

  1. Biography of Alex Lloyd
  2. Early Life and Career
  3. Solo Career and Success
  4. Continued Success
  5. Dancing with the Stars and Recent Work
  6. Personal Life

Biography of Alex Lloyd

Early Life and Career

Alex Lloyd, whose real name is Alexander Wasiliev, was born in 1974 in a suburb of Sydney, Australia. He developed a passion for music while attending Balmain High School. At the age of 13, he began performing in local clubs and pubs with the band 'The Beefs'. At 16, he dropped out of school and joined the indie band 'Mother Hubbard'. Despite facing the loss of his mother during his teenage years, Lloyd took on her maiden name as a tribute to her.

Alex Lloyd

Solo Career and Success

In 1997, Lloyd embarked on a solo career after growing weary of working in a band. Following the advice of renowned producer Miles Copeland, he spent several months outside of the city composing songs for his debut album 'Black The Sun'. The album, released on January 7, 1999, topped the charts in its first week and received significant airplay on radio stations, earning Lloyd the title of 'Best New Artist' and eventually 'Best Male Artist'.

Alex Lloyd

Continued Success

Lloyd's second album, 'Watching Angels Mend', achieved platinum status shortly after its release in 2001. The single 'Amazing' reached the number one spot on charts in Australia and New Zealand, including the prestigious 'Triple J Hottest 100'. His popularity continued into 2002 with the success of the singles 'Everybody's Laughing' and 'Green', leading to Lloyd winning the title of 'Best Male Artist' for the second time. His third album, 'Distant Light', also achieved platinum status and featured three hit songs that entered the 'ARIA' charts.

Alex Lloyd

Dancing with the Stars and Recent Work

In 2006, Lloyd appeared on the popular television show 'Dancing with the Stars', performing a dance routine to his own song 'Amazing'. The show further increased his popularity, and the single once again climbed the charts in Australia and New Zealand. Lloyd's most recent album was released in November 2008 and was distributed through the internet. Despite not reaching the sales expectations, it received positive reviews from fans and music critics.

Personal Life

Alex Lloyd is married to Amelia Wasiliev, and they have two sons named Jake and Isaac.