Alexander James Adams

Alexander James Adams
Alexander James Adams performing with Tricky Pixie in 2009 at Faerieworlds.
Background information
Also known asHeather Alexander
Born(1962-11-08) November 8, 1962 (age 54)
GenresWorld, Celtic
InstrumentsVoice, violin, guitar, bodhrסn
Years active1985-present
LabelsSeaFire Productions, Inc.
Associated actsPhoenyx, Uffington Horse, Tricky Pixie


Alexander Adam Adams (given birth to November 8, 1962) can be an American vocalist, musician and songwriter in the Celtic and Globe music styles. He mixes mythical, illusion, and traditional designs in shows, switching between instrumental fiddle and music accompanied by electric guitar, bodhrán, and fiddle playing. He in addition has been a favorite and influential musician in neuro-scientific filk music. Adams performed simply because Heather Alexander for 25 years before you begin to tour simply because Alexander Adam Adams. His internet site identifies him as the ‘heir’ to Heather Alexander, and is constantly on the credit music originally released as Heather Alexander under that name. The final public performance as Heather was at OryCon 2006. His debut as Alexander Adam Adams was at Seattle’s Norwescon 30, on 6 Apr 2007.


Mid 1980s - 2006

A local of California, Alexander began executing original music in the mid-eighties for close friends, Renaissance fairs, and research fiction conventions. Off Centaur Magazines was recording shows at one convention and asked to add Alexander. This started a link where Alexander documented for Off Centaur and afterwards Firebird Arts and Music, mainly function for hire.In the later 1980s Alexander co-founded the Celtic fusion rock-band Phoenyx, which released one album, Keepers from the Flame. The music group disbanded in 1991 after attaining a high amount of regional fame, which album is no more in print.Alexander returned to a single profession. Firebird Arts & Music produced a live record which did sufficiently to inspire Alexander to make a label (Ocean Fireplace Productions, Inc.) for the discharge Wanderlust 1994. Two live concert albums and many studio albums possess implemented. Alexander also shifted to the Pacific Northwest, settling in Banking institutions, Oregon in 2002. In 2001, Alexander founded a fresh band, Uffington Equine, as well as Andrew Hare and Dan Ochipinti and continuing to perform single gigs between music group performances. In 2004, a restricted run from the Uffington Equine promotional Compact disc was wanted to fans to greatly help fund recording their initial studio record, Enchantment, released in 2004. In 2002, Heather Alexander informed Unusual Horizons that "I have a tendency to think about myself being a 'musical entertainer.' I sing, play, compose, and show stories."

2007 - present

In early 2007 Adams transitioned to male and since April 2007 has performed in lots of from the venues that he previously formerly played as Heather Alexander. He offers used Uffington Equine and in addition has formed a fresh music group, Tricky Pixie, with S.J. Tucker and Betsy Tinney. In summer season 2007, the music group released a documenting of their first concert, Live!, which may be the earliest released saving of Adams' tone of voice.Adams' initial post-transition solo record, Kitty & The Fiddle, was completely instrumental. Stability of Character, released in fall 2007, blended some of his old works (such as for example Creature from the Hardwood) with brand-new songs.In November 2007, Adams released the Yule album Wintertide, featuring duets between both Adams' and Heather Alexander's voices. As observed in Adams' interview in only Out, Wintertide may be the initial album with some these duets. A Familiar Guarantee, released in July 2008, also contains duets between both voices.

Literary collaborations and references

Many of the Firebird Arts and Music albums include collaborations with Mercedes Lackey and inspired with the functions of Andre Norton. (Start to see the discography below to find out more.)The 2002 album Insh'Allah was inspired by Steven Barnes's novel Lion's Bloodstream. The music and the reserve were created concurrently, and many of the music are quoted in the reserve and its own sequel.In an identical vein, the 2006 album Merlin's Descendants is dependant on the fiction of Irene Radford.S.M. Stirling rates Alexander's melody lyrics in his Isle in the ocean of your time trilogy. His Emberverse series includes a red-haired musician who has electric guitar, fiddle, and bodhran called Juniper Mackenzie. Alexander's melody lyrics are utilized as Mackenzie's music in the reserve. (Juniper and heather are both plant life.)John Ringo rates Alexander's melody March of Cambreadth in his Council Wars series (for the Centurions' fight song) aswell such as the Paladin of Shadows series. March of Cambreadth and Dark Unicorn may also be quoted in the Searching Glass series.Mike Shepherd used the melody March of Cambreadth in his publication Defiant. Defiant also offers a character called Heather Alexander.Many of his music have already been parodied, especially March of Cambreadth.

Pegasus Awards

He has received 3 Pegasus Honours: 1996: Ideal Performer 1996: Ideal Article writer/Composer 2006: Ideal Battle Music, March of Cambreadth


The albums shown through Everafter are billed as Heather Alexander. Afterwards are billed as Alexander Adam Adams. Regardless of the changeover, all lyrics, music, and recordings originally copyright Heather Alexander wthhold the copyright of Heather Alexander.

Solo Albums

Unless otherwise observed, albums include a mixture of traditional & primary Celtic music. Independence, Flight and Illusion 1990 (Firebird Arts and Music). Lyrics: Mercedes Lackey. Music: Leslie Fish. Agreements: Cecilia Eng. Heather Alexander, Live 1992 (Firebird Arts and Music). Alexander sings and performs electric guitar, bodhran, and fiddle. Songsmith, 1993 (Firebird Arts and Music). Music predicated on the reserve Songsmith by Andre Norton and A.C. Crispin. Wanderlust 1994 (Ocean Fireplace Productions, Inc.) Initial studio room saving on Alexander's very own label with support musicians. Darkness Stalker 1994 (Firebird Arts and Music). Lyrics: Mercedes Lackey & D.F. Sanders. Music: Heather Alexander & Cecilia Eng. Agreements: Heather Alexander. Life's Fire 1996 (Ocean Fireplace Productions, Inc.) Second live record. Alexander sings and performs electric guitar, bodhran, and fiddle. Midsummer 1997 (Ocean Fireplace Productions, Inc.) Second studio room saving on Alexander's very own label with support music artists. A Gypsy's House 2001 (Ocean Fireplace Productions, Inc.) Third studio room saving on Alexander's very own label with support music artists. Insh'Allah—Music of Lion's Bloodstream 2002 (Ocean Fireplace Productions, Inc.) Music located in the globe of Steven Barnes' reserve Lion's Bloodstream. The reserve and album had been created concurrently; Barnes rates melody lyrics in the reserve. Festival Breeze 2003 (Ocean Fireplace Productions, Inc.) Third live record. Alexander sings and performs electric guitar, bodhran, and fiddle. Record of Secrets 2003 (Ocean Fireplace Productions, Inc.) Mainly bloopers and outtakes in the recording of Celebration Breeze. Merlin's Descendants 2006 (Ocean Fireplace Productions, Inc.) Music predicated on the Merlin's Descendants series by Irene Radford. Hands of the ocean 2006 (Ocean Fireplace Productions, Inc.) Traditional and primary ocean shanties. Everafter 2007 (Ocean Fireplace Productions, Inc.) Last Heather Alexander single album, that is a studio room recording with support musicians. (Despite getting the same name as the Dvd movie, the album isn't Dvd movie soundtrack.) Kitty & The Fiddle 2007 (Ocean Fireplace Productions, Inc.) Instrumental fiddle music. Balance of Character 2007 (Ocean Fireplace Productions, Inc.) Mainly new songs, several re-recorded old tracks (Creature from the Wood), and some songs that mix old and brand-new (such as for example He from the Sidhe). Wintertide 2007 (Ocean Fireplace Productions, Inc.) Yule record offering traditional and first tracks by Heather Alexander & Alexander Adam Adams, offering duets between both voices. A Familiar Guarantee 2008 (Ocean Fireplace Productions, Inc.) Studio room album featuring brand-new and old tracks. Harvest Period: Second Slicing 2010 (Ocean Fireplace Productions, Inc.) Studio room album featuring brand-new and old tracks. UnSeelie Personal 2010 (Ocean Fireplace Productions, Inc.) Studio room album featuring brand-new and old tracks.

Band albums

Keepers from the Fire, Phoenyx 1990 (Phoenyx and Ocean Open fire Productions, Inc.) Issued from the music group in 1990. No more on the net. Uffington Equine Promotional Recording, Uffington Equine, 2004 (Ocean Fireplace Productions, Inc.) Designed for promotional reasons; a limited operate was wanted to supporters in 2004. Enchantment, Uffington Equine 2004 (Ocean Fireplace Productions, Inc.) Uffington's studio room record. Live!, Tricky Pixie 2007. Contains music created and performed by Alexander Adam Adams, S.J. Tucker and Betsy Tinney. No more on the net. Mythcreants, Tricky Pixie 2009. Contains music created and performed by Alexander Adam Adams, S.J. Tucker and Betsy Tinney.


Everafter Feb 2007 (Ocean Open fire Productions, Inc.) Documenting of Heather Alexander's last general public concert in November 2006 at Orycon. Alexander sang and performed acoustic guitar, bodhran, and fiddle. Reward materials add a few shows at a pub and an interview. Yule Concert Dec 2009 (Ocean Open fire Productions, Inc.) Documenting of Alexander Wayne Adams's Dec 2009 concert in the Lucky Laboratory Pub.


Everafter booklet Feb 2007. A brief faerie story. The Heather Alexander Songbook was released in past due 2007. It offers lyrics and music for the ocean Open fire Productions albums from Wanderlust through Everafter.

Guest appearances

This consists of compilations and backing appearances for other artists. Arrive Discover Me, Fox Amoore, 2014. Appeared for the monitor Kellashee. Thirteen, Vixy & Tony, 2008. Performed fiddle and percussion for the monitor Apprentice. Gaia Circles, Gaia Consort, 2000. Performed fiddle of all of the paths. Firestorm: Tracks of the 3rd World Battle, Leslie Seafood. Sings for the monitor Much better than Who. The Constellation, Hank Cramer, 2003. Roundworm, different performers, 2000. (Tune parodies by Bob Kanefsky.) Sings Dec of Cambreadth, a parody of March of Cambreadth, and Something's BENEATH THE Bed, a parody of Up In The Loft.

See also

Faerie Queen (melody) The Stolen Child