Producers Choice Award 2008 la music awards
Alestar Digby exemplifies powerful vocals, evocative lyrics and a larger-than-life stage-presence. Alternating between hard-driven beats and explosive guitar riffs, Alestar’s music is an exhilarating classic rock experience. The stage show is unmatched for its intensity and crowd appeal.
Awarded Best Modern Rock Band of 2007 by The Rock City News, Alestar was also recognized as Best Songwriter of 2006. His self-titled release, Alestar Digby won 2008 Rock Album of the Year at the Rockies and “Jackie” won Rock Single of the Year at the Los Angeles Music Awards.
A prolific song writer, Alestar is lead singer and alternates between lead guitar, rhythm guitar and keyboards. The band is rounded out by first rate musicians: Denis Phares on lead guitar and back-up vocals, Vinny Giglio on bass guitar and back-up vocals and David Aaron on drums. The band’s musical influences include Led Zeppelin, The Doors, The Who and The Beatles.
Prior to Los Angeles, Alestar was the object of a sizable fan base within the live music scene of Austin, Texas, where his band Gentleman Jake and the Beat Elite achieved significant media recognition and radio play. There he successfully wrote and produced his first album, Black Spot, followed up by Et Tu Brute?.
Classically trained as well as experienced in soul, blues and funk, Alestar was a child prodigy on piano at age 6 and on the drums by age 10. Originally from New Jersey, Alestar attended the Manhattan School of Music on a talent-based scholarship, where he studied classical piano composition. He left classical music behind and began creating his distinctive style of rock and roll the day he plugged in his first electric guitar.