Live From HQ - Alvin Presley
Alvin Presley is a singer-songwriter, composer and music producer from Chennai, India.
His curiosity to understand music deeply led him to being trained in Hindustani Classical Music at an early age of 3 and eventually become proficient in playing more than 15 instruments.His musical influences include the likes of Steven Wilson, Ritchie Kotzen, Daft Punk, Stephane Grappelli, Jose Gonzalez, Ben Howard to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan saheb, Santhosh Narayan and Pandit Ravi Shanker to name a few. With such a diverse musical influence. Alvin has carved a unique fresh music genre for himself which revolves around World, Alternative, Post, RnB and Pop.
Growing up in a culturallly diverse locality in the city of Nagpur, he learnt to understand the nuances of multiple languages which helps him write his music in Tamil, Hindi and English.
Alvin has also worked with singers Shriram Iyer and Mahalakshmi Iyer in Bollywood as a session guitarist and co-producer.
2020 has been a golden year for Alvin. His 4 track bilingual debut EP titled Fall Today was released and has received an immensely positive response in the Chennai Indie Scene. Alvin took care of the artwork as well as the production, mixing and mastering to keep it personal and give the audience a taste of his personality.
He is currently the frontman and guitarist of the post-progressive alternative rock band Attva and they have toured across India and are going strong. Attva also released their debut EP Aeon produced by Alvin at a successful launch in 2018.
Additionally he performs regularly with other reputed musicians in the circuit and has been writing and producing his original music as well as for other artists.