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Alex McGinness


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ALEX McGINNESS - troubadour, one man guitar entertainer

A bright and talented entertainer with a flair for the unusual, Alex Mcginness has been entertaining audiences on stage and television in Canada for nearly twenty years. In January 1995 Alex ventured to Europe for the first time, performing on the Silja Scandinavia cruise ship, where he was a smash success. He earned the highest praise for professionalism from the Scandinavias' cruise director and was scheduled to return there, as well as on the Silja Europa, the flagship of the Silja Line, in the fall of 95.

Alex is one of the new breed of one man entertainers. Realizing that the sound of just acoustic guitar and voice could become monotonous over the course of an entire evening, Alex uses a complex system of computer technology to produce his back ground accompaniment. All of this background enhancement is self performed and requires ,on the average, about ten to fifteen hours per song of painstaking programing to simulate the sound and excitement of a full band. He also can perform songs without the aid of the computer, as he plays bass pedals with feet. This combined with his digitally sampled drum machine, as well as his masterful guitar playing, creates a realistic sounding three piece combo as well.

Alex hails from Toronto, Canada, where a local critic said "this guy is a party just waiting to happen !"

For past couple of years Alex has been performing all over the Europe: Scandinavian countries, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and Austria.

If you're looking for a crowd pleasing attraction for your cruise ship or pub, look no farther than the Alex McGinness rock and roll party !

Here are some of his past European performances:
MS Silja Scandinavia Finland, Madhouse Bar Zurich-Switzerland, Express Bar Davos-Switzerland, Du Sauvage Hotel Meiringen-Switzerland, Drei Koenige Hotel Einsiedeln-Switzerland, Casino Carmena Engelberg-Switzerland, MS Silja Europa Finland, Rischon Pianobar Bruneck-Italia, Schwarzer Adler St.Anton-Austria, Schesaplana Hotel Brandt-Austria, Golf Hotel Verbier-Switzerland, Underground Bistro St.Anton-Austria, Schweizerhof Hotel St.Moritz-Switzerland, MS Silja Festival Finland, MS Silja Europa Finland, Schuetzen-Alpenbar Davos-Schwitzerland, Post Hotel-Pink Elephant Zermatt-Switzerland, a.m.o.

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