Alex Cuba

Artist bio

lex Cuba is an artist who creates music from dreams that he has made come to life. From his earliest years in Artemisa, Cuba, Alex has been immersed in the music scene. His earliest performance was at the tender age of four, where he was seen on television playing the claves, which is a lively percussion instrument; he played along with a group of musicians created by his music instructor father.

He began to follow his own path after a stint with his brother, Adonis, where they recorded one album as The Puentes Brothers. However, his debut album, Humo de Tobaco, earned him a Juno Award for World Album in 2006, and his third album, Alex Cuba, was a Latin Grammy winner for Best Male Pop Vocal Album, and also nominated for the Best Latin Pop Album Grammy. He has produced a sound and a name for himself that is much like well-rounded musicians such as Jason Mraz, Craig David, and Ron Sexsmith.

In between tour dates and collaborations with artists like Nelly Furtado, Alex Cuba has found the time to record a third studio album featuring new grooves and electric guitar inflections. Alex Cuba receives much praise in regards to his live show. It is a constant success, in which he has been described critically as "explosive." Alex rocks his lovely Gibson ES355 with the heaviest steel strings without a pick, and this explosiveness can be seen within his new video for "Are You."