Alec Marken, long time singer/songwriter/guitarist/actor/dancer/choreographer/ballroom instructor/aerialist/model/emcee/concert producer/activist, believes in mixing arts and activism. Some of his tunes touch on his hopes for a world with more peace, justice, and awareness...such as the a capella song Rescue My Family, a plea for compassion and for recognition of human rights.
Alec leads Deep Stirrings, an eclectic Folkrock band, with 7 members (lead vocals, backup vocals and harmonies, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, acoustic bass, keyboard, fiddle/violin and African drum), who loves to play everything from their originals - which cover a range of style and dynamics- to favorite Folk, R&B, Jazz, Pop, Swing, Rock, Blues, and Irish covers. They're fun!!!
Favourite performances have included Folklife (Seattle), Bands & Bellies Peace Concerts (music/Bellydance showcases), international festivals, Denis Kucinich presidential campaign, World March For Peace (SoCal main event in downtown LA), Costa Rica, Ireland, and many festivals/causes/cafes/pubs/interesting venues around Southern CA.
Find Deep Stirrings on Youtube, Facebook, Myspace, Fanbridge, and our band's website!