„I feel one hundred per cent European.” – Alex Uhlmann has left his mark across Europe; gold and platinum records in Italy, music awards in the UK, and important recognitions for his restaurant in Berlin. He deejays occasionally for AC Milan and is currently the musical director of “The Voice”.
After having lived in London, Paris, Bologna, Berlin and Milan, he can confidently claim to have seen and experienced quite a lot. Throughout his European journey, he has not only been able to develop his skills further, but has also left notable footprints with his music.
Born in Luxembourg, he initially started a career as a tennis player when he was young and competed in several tournaments around the world. But Alex Uhlmann quickly turned out to be a jack-of-all-trades. At a young age, he taught himself to sing and to play the piano as well as the guitar. Over time he exchanged the tennis court for rehearsal rooms and concert halls.
As a Britpop fan, Alex was attracted to the UK and therefore moved to London when he was 18 years old to dive into music. He gained lots of experience by playing at the capital’s many music venues whenever he could.
With the same attitude that let him succeed at tennis matches as a teenager, Alex also quickly became successful with his music.
Be it with the debut album “Tourist In Your Own Town” by his London-based indie rock band “Friday Night Hero“, with whom he won an Indie Music Award for “Best UK Live Act”. Or as the lead singer of the Italian and internationally renowned band “Planet Funk” whose album “The Great Shake” went certified gold. During the course of three years, Alex played over 200 live concerts all over Europe with “Planet Funk”, including shows such at the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Monza, at the Olympic Stadium in Rome and a headline tour through Russia.
After several band projects and collaborations (i.e. currently with DJ legend David Morales), Alex Uhlmann has established himself further as a songwriter, singer, producer and DJ – and now also as a solo artist.
In 2021 it is time for a new chapter: his first solo EP will drop in February, the subsequent album towards the end of the year, including – Coronavirus permitting – a European headline tour.
It’s a very personel song. I actually wrote it when i was looking for the next place to live.I have always been searching for a place where i could feel at home. But in the end this constant journey turned out to be a self-discovery. I came to the conclusion that it doesn’t really matter which city you live or where you are from – what matters is what you do in order to be happy.Alex Uhlmann