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Alex Von Z

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Experience the music of Alex Von Z – Blending rock music styles with incredible creativity and positive life messages, Alex offers a unique style with common and enjoyable threads.

Integrating influences from the 1960’s to current day and layering accessible melodies and modern instrumentation, Alex Von Z pleases a broad array of musical tastes. Possessing a commanding, yet touching voice, Alex connects with listeners while weaving meaningful lyrics and topics into fascinating stories with compelling emotion. Alex creates life inspiring, spiritually oriented music in an array of rock styles.

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Blending rock music styles with incredible creativity and positive life messages, Alex offers a unique style with common and enjoyable threads. Integrating influences from the 1960’s to current day and layering accessible melodies and modern instrumentation, Alex Von Z pleases a broad array of musical tastes. Possessing a commanding, yet touching voice, Alex connects with listeners while weaving meaningful lyrics and topics into fascinating stories with compelling emotion.

Born Alex Seleznov, Alex grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA and Phoenix, AZ where music was part of his life early on.  Starting with early piano lessons to playing alto saxophone and trombone in elementary and middle school, Alex then found the love of guitar and rock n roll through 80’s rockers such as Poison, Motley Cure, and Guns N Roses.  This love of rock music developed backward to pioneers such as Alice Cooper, Aerosmith, The Doors, Led Zeppelin and others as well and continuing forward with bands such as Blind Melon, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Buckcherry, 3 Doors Down, and Shinedown.

The American Dream

By the time he went to college though, playing music was no longer a regular occurrence for Alex, as working for success and partying became the norm.  While he had always dreamed of becoming a ‘rock star’, Alex could no longer imagine that as a viable career path and he focused on success through business.

At Arizona State University Alex was quickly disillusioned by academia and did as little as possible to graduate. After years of working to achieve success and the ‘American Dream’, Alex picked up his guitar and was quickly reminded of a love he had since lost.  It was at this stage that he begin refocusing on music and slowly found himself on the entrance of the spiritual path.  Raised in a non-practicing Jewish family, Alex never had any affinity for religion or the experience of God – all that was about to change.

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Alex’s First Band

In 2001 while forming his first band since high school, Alex had a ‘Dark Night of the Soul’ experience in which he challenged the powers that be to speak to him in some manner; the result was a song that “wrote itself” called Duality.  The song would later be released in 2004 as a single from the Vonzeles album ‘New Existence’.

The band was produced by Ken Mary, an award winning Producer who started his career as a professional drummer before he turned 18.  He became a highly respected studio and touring musician working with some of the biggest names in the music business including Alice Cooper, Gene Simmons, The Beach Boys, and his own band House of Lords.  Vonzeles went on to record another album in 2007 “the Next One” featuring Alex with all new band members.

Conversations With God

During this time, Alex’s sister introduced him to ‘Conversations With God” written by Neale Donald Walsch.  Continuing his desire to learn as much as possible, he began listening to other renowned spiritual teachers including Dr. Wayne Dyer, Eckhart Tolle, Ram Dass, Guy Finley, the Dalai Lama, Paramahansa Yogananda, Dr. David Hawkins and others.  Vonzeles lyrics were geared towards the fun living/partying lifestyle of many modern day/commercial musicians.  As Alex become further involved in spiritual practices and a style of living contrary to the rock n roll lifestyle, he recognized a change was necessary.

Adopting the name Alex Von Z, he began to focusing on crafting music that would be musically current and relevant but lyrically focus on spiritual topics discussed by his spiritual influences.  In the method of Bhakti yoga – the yoga of devotion, Alex believes he can serve the world and God at the same time.

“As opposed to traditional chanting, this music is an attempt to address today’s brief attention span of current culture,” Alex says. “The music creates a flow that allows the message to be digested by the listener in a repetitive fashion. The theory, of course, is that you develop the wisdom internally through the ideas discussed in the songs and bring the listener to a more attuned state.”

Being Vegan

Today Alex continues his spiritual practices including living a vegan lifestyle.  “I first decided to become vegetarian when I read that meditation improved when the body was not digesting the adrenaline of animals killed to become food.  Later, becoming vegan and ending any involvement with the use of animal consumption just seemed the right thing to do.  While I don’t expect all others to follow this path, it is highly detoxifying for the body and anyone who attempts such a lifestyle can then appropriately judge if it makes sense for them.  Once I did, I realized I could not return to a non-vegan life.”

Musically, Alex continues to inject healthy and positive concepts into songs to provide listeners music consistent with raising their consciousness and spiritual vibrations.

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http://www.facebook.com/AlexVonZmusic – Facebook
https://plus.google.com/+AlexVonZmusic/videos – YouTube
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http://www.twitter.com/AlexVonZmusic – Twitter
http://www.reverbnation.com/AlexVonZ – ReverbNation
http://www.myspace.com/AlexVonZmusic – MySpace
http://www.last.fm/music/Alex+Von+Z – Last FM