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Alexander Burke is an established music professional having worked as a film and television musical writer and composer, music supervisor and director, a musical performer as well as actor, producer, and writer.

Born and raised in Southern California, Alexander’s experience accompanying improvised comedy lead to him becoming the youngest musical director for the renowned Second City. Alexander was subsequently asked to be the musical director for “iO Theater 25 Anniversary Concert DVD” that included performances by Mike Myers, Amy Poehler, Tim Meadows, Andy Dick, Andy Richter and Rich Talarico (Rich later hired Alexander to be the composer of “Frank TV” on TBS – which would be his first TV gig).


After graduating from Columbia College Chicago, Alexander decided to move back to Los Angeles where graduated from the University of Southern California’s film-scoring post-baccalaureate program and then quickly found work in television (being hired as part of the house band for the television pilot for Robert Townsend’s talk show “Night of Townsend” on TBS) where he met Eban Schletter (the composer of “Sponge Bob Square Pants”) and Grant-Lee Phillips (who was also part of the house band) and that relationship led to Alexander playing in Phillips band.  These relationships lead to Alexander and Eban being asked to perform with, and open, for Ryan Gosling and Zach Shields’ band “Dead Man’s Bones”.


During this time, Alexander became friends with Monique Powell (the lead singer of the band “Save Ferris”) through his neighbor Abby Travis (the bass player for “The Bangles”) and ended up playing on records for both of them and later joining the band “Save Ferris.” Alexander was a member of “Save Ferris” when they opened for Gwen Stefani at Irvine Meadows and for Mexico City’s infamous Ska Festival…

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Magnolia Memoir
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Alexander Burke

 
VIDEOS

 
Magnolia Memoir - "Odds & Ends" (Official Music Video)

 
Magnolia Memoir - " No One Like You " (Official Music Video)

 
Alexander on Instagram

@nixols just sent me this pic from the final show I ever played at the original @bobbakermarionettes about a year and some change ago. It was also the last show I ever did with @fredwillardofficial and one of the most special shows of my career. We did a hilarious reading of 2 original @thetwilightzone episodes narrated by @ronlynch1 to raise money for the theater. After the show, some original and never recorded (and possibly never even performed) music by the Sherman Brothers written for the theater that had recently been unearthed was handed to me and we played these songs all night long. Almost felt like finding the Dead Sea Scrolls. As always thank you @nixols for bringing me into the fold on so many amazing shows and one last tip of the hat to Fred Willard who obviously stole the show as always and brought down the house. #fredwillard #rip #legend #legends #comedy #comedylife #comedylegend #bobbakermarionettetheater #marionetas #marionette #puppet #twlightzone #actor #live #livereading #dtla #la #losangeles

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@fredwillardofficial could make you laugh harder then you ever thought possible with a just a shrug or single word. What I didn’t expect when I first met him was how he emanated kindness and truly cared about everyone around him. I was lucky enough to have played a handful of shows with him over the years and he graciously made an appearance in my band’s music video as well. And obviously in just 2 scenes stole the show. Thank you for so so so so many laughs and say hi to Mary for me. #fred #fredwillard #rip #ripfredwillard #comedy #comedylegend #comedian #legend #actor #actorslife #actors #thegreatest #legendary #la #losangeles #hollywood #lalife #musicvideo #musicvideos #livecomedy

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#tbt to the best shirt I’ve ever rocked and one of the best dogs ever in the history of dogs. #oldschool #oldschoolphoto #poodle #poodlesofinstagram #poodlelove #uglyshirt #style #badass #childhoodmemories #childhood #90s #the90s #1990s #1998

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Portrait of a keyboard player in quarantine attempting to record bass. #rec #recording #recordingstudio #fender #jazzbass #musician #music #musicislife #musicproducer #quartinelife #quarantine #quarantineandchill #bass #goorinbros #monheim #monheimmics #homerecording #homerecordingstudio #rhodes #mellotron

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@therealferlazz really built an amazing scene and community with @soundcheckliveofficial In such a short time it became a staple of LA and I loved being a part of it. Steve rounded up the crew and just produced this amazing song benefiting @musicares which I’m so so so excited to have been a part of. Comes out May 12th! #la #losangeles #hollywood #soundchecklive #music #musician #lamusic #lamusicscene #musiccares #remoterecording #avrillavigne #philx #orianthi #b3 #hammond #hammondorgan #hammondb3 #mellotron #thebeatles #letitbe #cover

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#TBT to one of my all time favorite shows from a few years back with @saveferrisofficialband in Mexico City. One of those great days you wish you could relive “Our Town” style #méxico #mexico #mexico🇲🇽 #mexicocity #saveferris #ska #skafest #skafestival #music #musician #livemusic #livemusicphotography #live #goorinbros #tour #tourlife #traveltheworld #travel #pepsicenter #pepsicenterwtc #pianist #keys #band #ourtown #thorntonwilder

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Obligatory Zoom pic! So excited to be getting together a game plan with @kaseylansdale @brianviglione @gordonlysle and @yourfriendluc to figure out how to start recording and getting some new music out! #music #musician #newmusic #zoom #zoommeeting #goorinbros #online #musiclife #la #losangeles #hollywood #brianviglione #kaseylansdale #quarantinelife #quarintine

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At 7:30pm tonight I’ll be playing with these amazing folks on @monument.productions official YouTube channel! Always a trill to be performing with @kaseylansdale @yourfriendluc @brianviglione and @gordonlysle #music #musician #newmusic #piano #pianist #rock #band #live #quarentine #quarantinelife #brianviglione #kaseylansdale #castlegreen #band #friends #livestream #livemusic #suits #suit #quaranchella #streaming #stream

At 7:30pm tonig...