There's something special about a 23-year-old with two first names who's already appeared in 150 shows on Broadway. Then again, that's Graham Alexander for you.

There's something special about a 23-year-old with two first names who's already appeared in 150 shows on Broadway. Then again, that's Graham Alexander for you.

The New Jersey singer-songwriter will headline and debut at the Kennett Flash on Saturday, accompanied by his four-piece band — pals he's been performing with since middle school. In addition to Alexander's original music, he may also introduce covers of Prince, The Beatles and Bob Dylan since he's a glowing fan of the kingly trio.
Alexander the Great
The 23-year-old made heads nod and feet tap with his sizzling pop-rock single "Biggest Fan" off his self-titled debut EP released in December. The critically acclaimed song (ranked number six on Spotify's top tracks from 2011, selected by users) earned him multiple viral music videos and garnered attention from major record labels, of which one expressed interest in singing him.
"We had 300,000 hits on Spotify overnight — it was unbelievable!" beamed Alexander, a pianist and guitarist.
Gloom and tune
Alexander says "Biggest Fan" is song about a contentious relationship.
"You're in a relationship and for some reason you really like this person and they may not be good to you, but you still like them," he explained, adding the song draws from a culmination of previous relationships he's been in.
For his self-titled EP, Alexander found himself penning most of the songs from a desolate, shadowy corner in his heart. At that time, he experienced a number of life-changing events, such as he and his then fiancé calling it quits. He was also having to adjust to relocating to New York to tour on Broadway in "Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles," in which he assumed the role of Paul McCartney.
"I find that certainly your brain gets going more with sorrow," recalled Alexander of when he was writing songs for his EP. "It's definitely more inspirational and that was a good time to write because the music reflects it."
IF YOU GO
WHAT Graham Alexander in concert
WHEN 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10
WHERE Kennett Flash, 102 Sycamore Alley, Kennett Square, Pa.
COST $12 advance; $15 door
INFO kennettflash.org or (484) 732-8295