Alex Cornish

singer-songwriter from Edinburgh


Alex Cornish is a Scottish Edinburgh-based singer-songwriter. He was educated at The Harvey Grammar School, Folkestone.

His d├ębut album, Until the Traffic Stops, was released in 2008 on Bellevue Records, his own label, and was co-produced by Stuart Wilson. Later in 2008, the album was remixed with much of it re-recorded, this time with Cornish working on his own. The album re-released at the end of April 2009. Cornish wrote, sung and performed all the tracks on the album, in his home studio in Edinburgh, with Simon Berriman (drums) and Bevis Hungate (piano) contributing. They also form part of Cornish's live band.

Cornish has been played on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music and XFM Scotland. He was the Sunday Times' 'hottest download of the week'. One of his tracks, "I'm on the Right Side" was used as the play out track to the film Solstice.

Cornish spent 2009 touring and supported Alison Moyet throughout November and December 2009. His second album Call Back was released on 27 September 2010. The album was recorded in Cornish's home studio and also at Watercolour Studios in the Highlands of Scotland. In May 2010 he performed another session for Dermot O'Leary on BBC Radio 2 alongside Ellie Goulding. The cover version of "Brothers in Arms" performed in that session was included on the Dermot O'Leary Saturday Sessions CD which was released on Sony in October 2010.

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