Alex Gaskarth Biography

Alex Gaskarth is an English-American singer, musician and lyricist. Check out this biography to know about his childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about him.

Alex Gaskarth
Quick Facts

Birthday: December 14, 1987

Nationality: American, British

Famous: Rock Singers American Men

Age: 31 Years, 31 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Also Known As: Alexander William Gaskarth, Alexander William Alex Gaskarth

Born Country: England

Born in: Essex, England

Famous as: Rock Singer

Height: 6'0" (183 cm), 6'0" Males

Family:

Spouse/Ex-: Lisa Ruocco

father: Peter Gaskarth

mother: Isobel Gaskarth

City: Essex, England

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Alex Gaskarth is an English-American singer, musician, and lyricist who became popular as the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and lyricist of All Time Low, an American rock band, which was formed in 2003 by him and his three friends. Alex is also a podcast host. He hosted the prestigious Alternative Press Music Awards on two consecutive years—2015 and 2016—along with his best friend Jack Barakat. Alex’s musical career started in 2002, at the age of 15, when he joined a band called Crew Fighters. His career touched greater heights with the band All Time Low. Till date, All Time Low has released seven studio albums, the latest being on June 2, 2017. He and his band-mates work very hard on every song and album, which reflects in their popularity and success. As of today, they are one of the most famous bands in the world of punk-pop.

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Alex Gaskarth
Career
  • Alex Gaskarth started singing pop punk songs when he was a teen. In 2002, he joined a band called Crew Fighters, where he performed cover songs. In 2003, he left Crew Fighters, and his friend Jack Barakat, persuaded him to join what would eventually become known as the All Time Low band. The band started performing cover songs of Green Day and Blink-182. Later Zack Merrick and Rian Dawson joined All Time Low and completed the band. In 2004, Alex and his friends signed their first record deal with Emerald Moon Records, and released their first extended play record—‘The Three Words to Remember in Dealing with the End.’ The next year, they released their debut studio album ‘The Party Scene.’
  • The success of the band continued. In 2006, they signed with Hopeless Records, and in 2007, they launched a Platinum single—‘Dear Maria, Count Me In.’ The same year, they launched their second studio album—‘So Wrong, It's Right.’
  • The success of the band continued. In 2006, they signed with Hopeless Records, and in 2007, they launched a Platinum single—‘Dear Maria, Count Me In.’ The same year, they launched their second studio album—‘So Wrong, It's Right.’
  • All Time Low’s sixth studio album ‘Future Hearts,’ released on Hopeless Records on April 7, 2015, peaked at the top of the album charts in UK. On April 29, 2015, Alex and Jack premiered the first episode of their podcast—‘Full Frontal.’ It is about music, pop-culture, TV, and movies. ‘Full Frontal’ became the number 1 music podcast, and peaked at the 5th position on the iTunes Podcast Charts.
  • In 2016, the band released ‘Straight to DVD 2: Past Present and Future Hearts,’ a sequel to ‘Straight to DVD.’ It covered the past four years of the band. In 2017, the band left Hopeless Records and joined hands with Fueled by Ramen, and launched a new song, ‘Dirty Laundry.‘
  • Alex has also written songs for other bands like McBusted, 5 Seconds of Summer, and Simple Plan. Till mid-2013, Alex used a number of Paul Reed Smith guitars, particularly Mira. But due to certain problems, he now uses Fender guitars, especially the Telecaster Deluxe models. He also uses Starcaster, and Gibson electric guitars.
  • The band’s latest album, ‘Last Young Renegade,’ was released on June 2, 2017, with Fueled by Ramen. To celebrate the release of their seventh studio album and to promote the new record, the band released some limited edition jackets based on the styles they wear in the music videos.
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Personal Life
  • Alexander William Gaskarth was born on December 14, 1987 in Essex, England, to Isobel Gaskarth and Peter Gaskarth. He had two half-sisters and a half-brother, Tom. Alex and his family moved to Baltimore, Maryland in the US, when he was six or seven.
  • When he was in middle school, he was taken out of his private school and put in a public school, where he met Jack Barakat, who became his best friend. When they moved to high school, they became friends with Rian Dawson and Zack Merrick.
  • When Alex was 12, his brother Tom, who was 21, died due to alcohol poisoning. Alex loved his brother a lot, and made a tattoo on his left hand—a rose—dedicated to him. He had also phrased 'Rest in peace Tom' in one of his band's music videos, which was released in May 2017. In his brother’s memory, he penned a song ‘Lullabies’, and another, ‘Therapy’ on All Time Low's album ‘Nothing Personal.’
  • Alex married his longtime girlfriend Lisa Ruocco, an event producer with Union3 Event Productions, on April 9, 2016 in Baltimore. He dated Lisa since high school, and they had been together for 12 years at the time of their wedding.
  • He has two dogs, Sebastian (Baz) and Peyton. His favorite song is ‘Dear Maria, Count Me In.’ He loves fantasy novels, comics, and video games, and his favorite movie is ‘The Fifth Element.’ He is obsessed with Pokemon, and can name all 150 of them! His favorite junk food is brownie.
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