Born in Huntington West Virginia, Alexis first garnered attention on Youtube; writing and singing songs with her acoustic guitar. She signed her first development deal out of high school to a small independent label in South Jersey. That led to recording an EP at Universal Music where she was introduced to her mentor, Eric Bazilian (The HOOTERS/CYNDI LAUPER). The two wrote and recorded a folk/pop album and toured Scandinavia with Swedish pop legend Niklas Stromsted. Most recently, Alexis competed for her home state of West Virginia on NBC's “American Song Contest” alongside artists like Allen Stone, Macy Gray, and Jewel.
Alexis Cunningham's music meets somewhere between hippie and punk. There is a solid 90's rock influence combined with a gentle "Laurel Canyon" vibe that verges on ethereal. Her voice is rich and clear, full of emotion and kissed with a soft rasp. She's lyrically playful and fun, yet raw and human.
Alexis will be releasing these new songs and her debut record in 2024, but you can hear some unreleased tracks below.
"Beautiful record. I love the pace, the energy, and the direction she goes with her vocals. Sounds like a hit record if you ask me."
- Snoop Dogg
"One of the best songwriter's of this generation. She lights up the stage."
- Eric Bazilian
("The Hooters" and writer of Joan Osbourne's song 'One Of Us')
"The depth and quality of her voice and songs is what will keep people coming back to her music again and again."
- Danny Black
(Good Old War)