Alex Larke wants to represent Greece; we are absolutely sure who’s laughing right now at ERT headquarters
UNITED KINGDOM – Greek descent representative of the United Kingdom in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest expressed his wish to represent Greece in the Lisbon Eurovision edition. We are absolutely sure the old blond lady at ERT is laughing right now (she needs a joke to sparkle her empty life anyway).
During an interview to Greek fan site he expressed his wish to represent Greece in Eurovision despite his 2015 venture didn’t end up quit well and he is totally unknown to the Greek audience / viewers. Of course when you are interviewed by a Greek Eurovision fan club it’s one of the natural things to say and Alex is anyway keeping ties with Greece by visiting many times a year.
Of course such a scenario wouldn’t get Greece in Lisbon with a vintage tune as the singer is going into sounds of the 60s and 70s which are quite fashionable to Europeans (not really to Greeks, which you need them as supporters in the very end, you know).
Alex Larke is a British singer/songwriter that represented the United Kingdom with duo, Electro Velvet, in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 with the song “Still in Love with You”. For the majority of his career, Alex has been a solo artist, although some of his other musical endeavours have been varied, working with British rock bands, X and Manimal, before later collaborating with electronica act, Teflon Child and Big Beat pioneer, Cut La Roc. Larke has released two solo singles, Shine On, and Belladonna.
Born in Welwyn Garden City, Larke was raised, with his sister Anna, by father Jerry, a motorcycle racer, and his Athens, Greece born mother Penelope, a seamstress. Living in a council house, Larke had a very modest, but happy working-class upbringing in a home that forever had music playing on the stereo. Bands such as The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Police and Elvis Presley, would provide him with the basis of his musical influences that would endure through his career.