Singer, actor, and philanthropist, Alex Harris was born the middle child of eight, on September 9th in the quiet town of Manchester, Georgia. Fathered by James Harris, a pastor at the local church, and his mother Carolyn Harris who was a teacher, there were no indications that Alex would be musically inclined. Young Harris had limited opportunities to indulge his hunger for rhythm and yet he sought out every chance to perform.
Their father was quick to notice the talent that his children had and swiftly brought them in to sing at his church. At the age of 7, Alex was the lead singer of the new family band; the A-Boys, later reinvented as A7, six kids with all their names starting with an A, and the seventh member being the presence of God. With the rise of their success, the brothers began touring North America during the summers when they were out of school. While they shared a passion for music, each brother made academics their top priority throughout high school, college, and even graduate school. After graduating high school, Alex enrolled at LaGrange College, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Human Services and Psychology. He then went on to receive his Master’s in Theology and Social Work from Boston University, did an extended graduate study in Adolescent Counseling at Harvard University, and recently finished his doctorate in Organizational Leadership at Nova Southeastern University in Florida.
Alex is no stranger to the entertainment scene. He started his entertainment career at the tender age of 7 years old, traveling throughout the southeast region with his siblings. As his artistry developed from 7 years old until this present day, his audience continues to expand along with his gifts and talents. Alex Harris has a growing following world-wide that are captivated by his electrifying and soulful performances. His polished lyrical styling and dynamic energy is a breath of fresh air with a very earthy twist that transcends time and musical genres. Harris has performed at two of the Presidential Inaugural Galas, for the Premier of Bermuda Gala, Prime Minister of Ireland Gala and many other prestigious galas, schools, colleges, corporate events, and festivals world-wide.
Alex Harris has not only headlined his own shows, but has graced stages with entertainers and actors, such as Al Green, Aretha Franklin, Bobby Rush, Eric Benet, John Legend, Kirk Franklin, Lamman Rucker, Leon and many others.