“Think about the toughest times in your life. Usually in those times you go to a good movie, song, or book… you confide in those things that artists create to get you through the hardest times in your life- and they shape the way you look at the world.”- Eternal Optimist, Alex Bondarev.
Music was always the dream for today’s guest, who shares his story of being a refugee from Chechnya, immigrating to India and then the United States as a child. With music as his anchor, Alex is the lead singer of “A Moment’s Worth” along with his four best friends. AMW won the Elfenworks Social Justice Award for their uplifting song “Dedicate” and partnered with this non-profit group. Alex discusses the secrets behind their success and longevity in the music industry.
With nearly two decades as a musician, Alex has invaluable tips for balancing passions with responsibilities, becoming more disciplined in your creative process, and how to overcome the fear of releasing your work into the world.
Speaking of new work, his solo project is called “Conversing with Oceans” and is quickly making waves- landing a one-on-one showcase with Randy Jackson at SXSW. His second single features a collaboration with the Grammy-nominated John Forté, who co-wrote and produced Fugees’ groundbreaking LP The Score. Alex uses his art to help others in need by volunteering with the non-profit “Musicians on Call” and inspires me to think about how my art can be of service to others. I hope he does the same for you.
Conversing with Oceans: www.conversingwithoceans.com
A Moment’s Worth: www.aMomentsWorth.com
Elfenworks Social Justice Award: www.elfenworks.org/amomentsworth
Musicians on Call: www.musiciansoncall.org
Photo Credit: Rosemarie Elizabeth Photography
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