ALPHA CENTAURI is originally from Zimbabwe and was educated (and later worked) as a lawyer. However, soon after passing the bar and becoming licensed in his homeland, he realized that the legal life was not the right fit for him. He changed gears. He instead got on a plane for Canada with the plan of giving his music career a serious shot.
He made quick use of his new location by releasing a single (with fellow ex-pat Zimbabwean Swisher) about his experience leaving home (“Away” in 2016) which was produced by himself on a 12 year old laptop on his apartment’s kitchen table. “Away” was recently placed as the theme to a feature film, EVELYNE, which will be out on streaming platforms in early 2023.
ALPHA then set his sights on getting in front of local live audiences – performing shows with local hip hop artists such as Moka Only, Illvis Freshly, and Sirreal to refine his craft. During this time, ALPHA began a surge of songwriting – which then continued into the COVID lockdowns of early 2020.
ALPHA then caught the ear of record producer / music industry veteran Wes Smith and acclaimed engineer Justin Hicks. Eight- songs were recorded with a full band between January 2022 and October of 2022 – with the first single resulting from these sessions, the afro-beat flavoured “I’ll Fly” ,set for release on January 20, 2023 on all streaming platforms – followed by an music video clip shortly thereafter.
ALPHA CENTAURI is planning to release 7 more singles from these sessions over the next 12 months – all with full music video clips. Sessions for 8 more songs will start in early 2023 with Wes Smith again producing and using the same band on the first recordings. ALPHA CENTAURI’s first official album will be released in early 2024.
ALPHA CENTAURI is also planning extensive touring, with full band in tow, throughout all of 2023. It’s going to be a busy year for him.
What’s Alpha’s music like? HUGE sing-a-long choruses mixed with tasty slices of Afro-beats, hip-hop, a bit of 90’s r&b, a bit of 80’s funk, a healthy respect for the sounds of 80’s pop, and a thirst to explore new sounds, genres, and arrangements – and pull them in to his signature organic sound and world view.