AlexEOB Alex O'Brien

Parry Sound Ontario   Canada
Member since March 17, 2021

Collaborations: 2   Joined: 4   Tracks: 7


   

Bio

I'm a lyricist and writer.

To celebrate the year 2000, I took a leave from my job in Human Resources to write and I've been doing that ever since. At the end of the first year, I won the USA Songwriting Contest in the lyric category for 'Drum Machines and Beauty Queens.' This led to my co-writing with many musicians over the years and to having nine co-writes published in 2006. I've also done well in several other song contests, including coming in second in the singer-songwriter category of the 2002 Dallas Songwriters' Association Song Contest for a co-write called 'Belfast Novels' and being named one of ten finalists in the 2002 USA Songwriting Contest for my lyric 'I Should Have Stayed.'

Right now, I'm one of eight finalists in the Crisis Lyric Category of the 2021 UK Songwriting Contest waiting to hear the final results.

I also write novels, plays, poems, and short stories. My two most recent publications are middle-grade novels The Comeback (2020) and The Playmaker (2019), both in the James Lorimer Sports Stories series.

I'm looking for musicians to compose the music and provide the instrumentation to my lyrics, as well as singers to provide the vocals. I have a vast inventory of lyrics. Although my influences and inspirations are several of the great lyricists of the classic rock period, I am looking for a modern sound. I'm also looking forward to joining other collaborations and working with the many talented musicians on this site.

You can check out many of my collaborations on SoundCloud at: https://soundcloud.com/alexeob

Note: When I'm writing lyrics to someone else's music track, I like to have the melody line delineated by an instrument or a dummy guide vocal. It also helps if the musician indicates the timing where each verse and chorus begins and ends.

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+3Songwriting
+1Wordsmith
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Latest Collaborations Created See All

Mix it Up With the Blues

Blues-Rock
28 Files, 14 days ago
AlexEOB AlexEOB, PJLucidi, hollieolson + 3 more
 

Collaborations Joined See All

Everyone Is Everyone (Ska)

Ska
23 Files, 4 days ago
Owhit Owhit, Pattyb628, Jcabrita + 2 more
 

Back In Time (with lyrics and scratch vocal suggestion)

Rock
18 Files, 29 days ago
stoman stoman, RGBass, alyo + 1 more
 

Don't Shed Your Dreams

Arena Rock
11 Files, 1 day ago
Owhit Owhit, rockq, AlexEOB + 1 more
 

The Way Back Home

Arena Rock
22 Files, 1mo+5dy ago
Owhit Owhit, Gemini, AlexEOB
 

Latest Activity See All
AlexEOB endorsed rockq for Bass
16 hours ago
AlexEOB added a comment to the Engineering-Mixing Mix in the collaboration Don't Shed Your Dreams
1 day ago
AlexEOB uploaded a PDF file (v3) of type Songwriting-Lyrics to the collaboration Don't Shed Your Dreams
2 days ago
AlexEOB endorsed ESTJdrummer for Drums-Acoustic
3 days ago
AlexEOB added a comment to the Drums Sep in the collaboration Don't Shed Your Dreams - Thunderfingers (Needs Keith Moon)
3 days ago
AlexEOB added a comment to the Engineering-Scratch Demo Mix in the collaboration Don't Shed Your Dreams - Thunderfingers (Needs Keith Moon)
3 days ago
AlexEOB uploaded a PDF file (v4) of type Songwriting-Lyrics to the collaboration Everyone Is Everyone (Ska)
4 days ago
AlexEOB uploaded a PDF file (v3) of type Songwriting-Lyrics to the collaboration Ska.
5 days ago
AlexEOB uploaded a PDF file (v2) of type Songwriting-Lyrics to the collaboration Ska.
5 days ago
AlexEOB added a comment to the Songwriting-Lyrics Document in the collaboration Ska.
6 days ago