Alex Sparrow

Tell us your real names, country of birth and childhood experience.
Alex Sparrow is a direct translation of my family name into English. So I am a real Sparrow! I was born in small town in Russia, and raised by the Austrian aristocratic family of Baron Alexis Von Gecmen-Waldek. I started to learn playing accordion since I was 6, and to perform on stage as a musician at the same age, but I had another passion – soccer. I played for the local junior soccer team, and when I was 15, just before one of the international accordion contest I injured my finger at the soccer game, and realized I have to choose what to be – a musician or a football player. I chose music and never regretted as it gives me an incredible chance of creativity and energy exchange with the audience when on stage. There is nothing on earth which makes me feel happier and complete than this.

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Tell us your academic qualification.
I have 7 years of music school accordion and piano class, and graduated at the Music College and right after that – at the Jazz School. At 19 years old, I entered a famous acting school founded by legendary Stanislavsky, and later took acting classes in Ivana Chubbuck’s and Antony Maindl’s L.A. Acting Schools.

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Elaborate on your music career, band name, experience and skills.
I started my music career at the age of 6, by winning a lot of music contests as a young accordion player, then I started to sing and the age of 15 I won “X Factor”, followed by the victory in Dancing and Skating With The Stars TV show. At the same time I began to act in movies, and by now I have starred in over 30 films (my latest role is Alexi in the 3rd season of the popular American TV show UnREAL, which is airing now on LifeTime Channel).

 

I always wrote my own songs, but I started writing symphonic scores and directing 5 years ago, after I had an accident with a massive stroke as a result. I was partly paralyzed, couldn’t sing or even talk, so I had to forget about singing or acting. Doctors told me I will never be able to go back on stage, so I began to explore the professions where I could stay behind the camera. I wrote my first script, made my first short film as a director, and won dozens of festivals around the world with it. I started to write music for movies and TV shows, one of which was even an Oscar’s entry from Georgia 2017. While I was training and restoring singing skills and motor functions of the body and face, I fully mastered the new profession of screenwriter, director and editor and film composer.

 

So, having lost one life, I found several others that now exist in me separately from each other.
But I also like to switch from one to the other. From actor to director, from singer to composer, from screenwriter to producer; I used to be torn apart between acting, directing and writing music, until I learned how to combine all of it. Now I write scripts and direct my own music videos and make music for the films where I play as an actor. I am blessed to only do what I love, and to have passion for my job.

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Tell us your genre and idea behind your music video and the song.
It’s the genre and idea I love the most – “To make people happy” and “Make them smile”, and trust me – I am very good at it!
As actor I can portray different characters, but if you want to see me, and to learn who I am, you’ve got to hear my music and see my music videos!

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Tell us how to run a record label based on your experience as an artist.
Make great music! That’s the key. And surround yourself with great people of experience that you can trust.

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Tell us how you are promoting your music.
I have millions of followers and fans all over the world, so my Instagram is an effective promo platform, but after my music video “She’s Crazy But She’s Mine” went viral all over the world I have learned that the real things you don’t even have to promote nowadays – the quality promotes itself!

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Share your press release and reviews with us.

 

PRESS RELEASE:

Over 900,000,000 streams – Now to be released to radio and influencers for the first time!

 

Alex Sparrow – the triple threat star in music, film and dance seems unstoppable, and is set to make yet three times the impact globally.

 

Hot off the heels of his explosive success of feature film worthy video “She’s Crazy But She’s Mine”, riddled with stunts and practical jokes between a crazed couple, (written, performed, directed and starring Alex himself), Sparrow is set to unleash his aptly titled “Fools in Love” trilogy.

 

Three songs, three videos: “She’s Crazy But She’s Mine” (already boasting nearly one billion views online, written and produced by Alex), the English adaptation of his song “Got Me Good”, and the brand new release ‘Again and Again” (co-written by Alex and Grammy winning producer RedOne – Lady Gaga, JLo).

 

What better day to deliver this relentless, hooky, and hilarious series of audio/visual madness demanding your undivided attention?

On the international day of celebrating pranks and hoaxes – April Fools’ Day!

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Explain the story behind the song.
It is about an old girlfriend of mine…
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List the radio stations, television stations and blogs that have aired or featured your new song.
As my “Fool’s in Love” packet, containing three songs and three music videos, is released today (April Fool’s Day) no stations or blogs have aired or written anything just yet.

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Give us links to where to buy your songs.

She’s Crazy but She’s Mine –

 

Spotify

 

Google Play

 

iTunes

 

 

Again and Again

 

Spotify

 

Google Play

 

iTunes

 

 

Got Me Good

 

Spotify

 

Google Play

 

iTunes

 

 

Fools in Love – (EP of the above three songs)

 

Spotify

 

Google Play

 

iTunes

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State the names of other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director.
I am kind of a “one man show”, or a “triple thread” if you want – I write, produce, create, direct and edit everything myself. That is the greatest advantage to be able to realize any of your ideas yourself, and the biggest privilege to see a thought which was born in your head materialize, and you can share it with others and make them feel what you were feeling while creating it…
On my upcoming album I had the opportunity to co-produce a couple of the songs with the great RedOne.

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Elaborate on the song and music video.

The song is about a girlfriend in my past. In real life I really like to make jokes and play pranks. Especially to my girlfriends. I actually have had two girls break up with me because of my pranks. So as I can’t do this in real life I decided to step it up from my fantasy into my videos.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music business, your experience and your future goal.
I made my first steps into the world of show business at the age of 6, so I spent all my conscious life on stage and I feel there as comfortable and familiar as at home.
I love and enjoy what I do so much, that that’s all I do 24/7.
I have already conquered 1/3 of earth, so now I just got to conquer the rest of it!

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Tell us what makes you unique from others.

My DNA and my story.

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Tell us your weakness and strength pertaining music.

My strengths are that I master six instruments and I can sing. My weakness is the trumpet. I have a neighbour who actually has stopped answering my calls and text messages because he can’t stand when I practice the trumpet.
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List your five favourite songs including the artists.

Anne – Marie “Friends”

 

Camila Cabello – “Havana”

 

G-Eazy – “Him and I”

 

Justin Bieber – “Love Yourself”

 

Justin Timberlake – “Higher Higher”
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Tell us your position on “Do It Yourself” and signing to a major label.
Today I think one has to do it yourself and connect with a fan base in order for a major label to really want to get involved. They can pick your ball up running. And build. However if you do it yourself good enough you might be able to create enough traction as to where you don’t need a major label. They are great at taking break-out artists and make them stars.
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Tell us other activities you are pursuing apart from music.
1. I act and portray various characters in the movies

 

2. I shoot a lot of film, commercials and music videos as a director

 

3. I write scripts

 

4. I do stunts

 

5. I dance

 

6. I play football (soccer).

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List your various works.

FILMOGRAPHY

* UnReal – series “Lifetime Channel”, Season 3 – Alexi

 

* UnReal – series “Lifetime Channel”, Season 4 – Alexi

 

1. The Vatican Tapes – thriller, “Lakeshore Entertainment”, – Dr. Kulik

 

2. Unstrung -Disney for ABC family, Sergey-second Lead

 

3. The Body Tree – the lead

 

4. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For – Star in the Bar

 

5. Ekaterina The Great – Duke Poniatovsky, future King of Poland

 

6. The Alice’s Dreams- rom. comedy – Alex – Lead

 

7. Phobos – feature, thriller – Genya – Lead

 

8. Moscow.Ru – feature, romantic – Vitaly – Lead

 

9. The Crack – feature thriller – Seryj – Lead

 

10. The Second Ones – war drama -Karamyshev- Lead

 

11. Hello, Kinder! – feature drama – Max – Lead

 

12. The Half-Finished Lesson -feature romance- Igor – Lead

 

13. The Gold of the Scythians – adventure (12 episodes) – Gleb – Lead

 

14. The Bear’s Corner – TV drama -Sergey – Lead

 

15. In The Woods and on The Mountains – period drama l (24 episodes) – Alexey – Lead

 

16. Brother and Sister – TV drama – Vasya – Lead

 

17.Once Upon a Time in Rostov – period drama (32 episodes)-Bob-Supporting

 

18. Cool Guys-TV romantic comedy – Antonio – Lead

 

19. Scary Lieutenants-comedy – Sima Volan –Lead

 

20. The Girls – romantic comedy, (5 Seasons)- Zvonarev – Lead

 

21. The Suicidalists–feature, action

 

22. Three Days of Lieutenant Kravtsov, feature, war drama – Kravtsov – Lead

 

23. The Treasure of Kaban Lake – feature, adventure action -Kirill – Lead

 

24. The Three Musketeers- feature – Lord de Winter

 

25. Ludmila – period drama -Gridin – Lead

 

26. The Escapers – action – Michail – Lead

 

27. Dad -drama, short -as actor, director, screenwriter and composer

 

28. Florence Fight Club – drama, Italy -Sergio – Lead

 

29. The Idol’s MIstery – melodrama, Ruslan Volgin – Lead

 

30. Schubert – action drama, Schubert – Lead.

 

 

PRIZES & AWARDS:

• Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards 2014 -The Winner Favorite Russian Actor

 

• Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards 2016 -The Winner Favorite Russian Actor

 

• Golden Gramophone Award 2016 – for The Best Single

 

• RU – TV Award 2016 – for The Best Music Video

 

• Dancing & Skating With The Stars – The Winner of the show

 

• X-FACTOR – The Winner of the Show

 

• WIPE OUT – Silver medal Winner

 

• National Delphic Games of Art – The Winner (Gold medal)

 

• Russian MTV Music Awards – «Discovery of the year Award»

 

• The Russian Press Award – «Music and Cinema»

 

• The voice of Homeland 2009 – Award Winner

 

• The best of the best 2010 – Award Winner

 

• The Silver ”Shoe” 2011 – Award Winner

 

• FHM AWARD 2012 – TOP of the Month Award

 

• Worldfashion TV Award 2012 – Best Actor Award Winner

 

• BEST LEADING ACTOR – «Let’s smile, Russia!» Festival 2012, Film «The Suicidalists»

 

• BEST ACTOR – Sweden, Film Festival 2012 KINORURIK XIII “The Person of the Year” Award, Film «The Suicidalists»

 

• BEST SCORE – as a Composer «Let’s Smile, Russia!» Festival 2013, Film «The Treasure of Kaban Lake»

 

• BEST LEADING ACTOR Film «Let’s Smile, Russia!» Festival 2013, Film «The Treasure of Kaban Lake»

 

• BEST FOREIN FILM (short) as Director, Screenwriter and Composer, Action On Film Festival 2014, California, Film “Dad”

 

• BEST DEBUT as Director, Screenwriter and Composer, “The Golden Feniks” Film Festival 2014, Film “Dad”.
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State links to connect you on social media.

 

Website

 

Instagram

 

WR1: Alex Sparrow

 

Facebook

 

Twitter

 

VKontakte

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State the official date of release.
April 1st, 2018.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.
Alex Sparrow is a direct translation of my family name into English: Alexey Vorobyov.

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

She’s Crazy But She’s Mine

 

Again and Again

 

Got Me Good

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