‘He is constantly getting national radio play. He came joint fifth place, alongside hip-hop collective WSTRN, in the BBC Music Sound of 2016 – and he was nominated for an Ivor Novello Award for his song Love$ick, which reached number one on the Spotify Viral Charts in both the UK and the US,’ said his nominator for the Moonpig-sponsored Arts Contribution of the Year Award.
Alex also co-wrote the track First Things First on Stormzy’s Gang Signs & Prayer, which entered the UK album chart at number one in March 2017.
‘He’s headlining a show at 02 Academy Brixton in October and his self-titled debut album is out on 14 July,’ the nominator added.
Alex is the son of the late George Crossan, one-time bass-player with popular local group The Difference.