Bio

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Alphanaut is the musical brainchild of Los Angeles based singer-songwriter Mark Alan. Formed in 2008, the project was conceived as a musical collective with Alan coordinating the talents of a wide variety of musician friends and acquaintances. Currently backed by a solid six piece band including Jeff Kingfisher (keys), Jeff Beardaux (drums), Austyn James (bass), Salvador Villanueva (guitar), Zarif (percussion) and Jacquelina Clemons (backing vocals), Alphanaut has taken its music to the stages of Los Angeles and is currently working towards touring.

Raised near Seattle, Mark spent time in bands writing and recording music since high school. Moving to Los Angeles in his early 20’s he formed his own band called ‘November’ which he fronted for nearly a decade. Not wanting to get locked into any one particular sound this time, the flexible concept of Alphanaut has allowed Mark to move freely with each album release touching on everything from 80s inspired art rock to lush orchestral works, ambient and even jazz.

Mark has been honored to have his work licensed in feature films and television both in the US and Europe, including the song “Don’t Hide Away From the Sun” which was used during the closing credits of the film “Stag Night”.

Following his third full length release "Meanwhile Back on Earth" the Alphanaut sound takes time to explore more ambient sonic textures with the instrumental album "Ethers and Abstractions" which was released September 2017.
 
 

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