Gifted, talented and versatile are just a few words that best describe singer, songwriter, musician and producer Alvin Frazier.
Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Alvin has been singing since the age of two and pecking at the keys since the age of three. Both of Alvin’s parents were involved in music at some point in their lives. “My dad was a singer who had his own group, and my mom was a drummer for her church when she was young. As you can see, the combination of singing and musicianship was in the blood.”
Through watching and listening to his father rehearse and work out harmony arrangements with his group, Alvin would begin to imitate what he heard. “My Mother saw the potential and started buying me toy instruments (i.e. pianos and guitars) and it wasn’t long before I started to hear ideas as early as three years old, believe it or not, and I’ve been going strong ever since.”
Over the years, and without formal training, Alvin would go on to learn to play the piano, guitar, bass and drums. Outside of being a singer and self-taught musician, Alvin had a love for writing and storytelling. He would eventually use that talent for songwriting. Alvin’s musical journey has been extensive and those experiences have been instrumental in Alvin’s understanding of the various aspects of music to which he has been involved and is the key to his versatility as a songwriter and producer.
Alvin attributes his success and rapid development as a songwriter / musician / producer to his faith and devotion to God. "A great deal of my musical growth and development has come through my work in the church. That's the launching pad for ministry. As far as my musical ability goes, I realize that it would be foolish of me to think that the gifts that I possess are a result of own my doing. Being brought up around music helped, but I recognize that I am blessed with a gift and have been assigned a work to do, and I know that with God's help I will be able to complete it successfully one person and one melody at a time."
Often referred to as “the one man band”, Alvin receives countless calls from mentors, peers and clients seeking his services and advice as a musician, songwriter or producer. Alvin says, “I feel that creating music is part of my life’s destiny, and I am certain that it is part of my life’s calling.
Alvin is currently touring to promote his debut album "Love & Faith: Volume 1 while writing and producing songs for other artists as well. Be sure to keep your eyes and ears on this rising star.