VOX AMPLIFICATION has featured long-time DIRTBAG Endorsed Artist ALEXX CALISE in their "Women Who Rock VOX" series on YouTube. In this well-made artist highlight, get to know Alexx, and what makes her musical passion tick.
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The unapologetically herself rock guitarist, Alexx Calise, of BATFARM joins us in celebrating . Growing up in a family of musicians, from violinists to luthiers, meant that Calise was no stranger to the greats of the industry! Inspired to start playing music from listening to her father's epic renditions of ""Michelle"" by the Beatles, & The James Bond theme song, Alexx felt music in her blood & bones and by age 11 she picked up the guitar and ran with it. During the late 80s & early 90s, the grunge era emerged & became one of the biggest genres to impact the world of music. From Soundgarden to The Toadies, the raw edginess of the genre stood out & Alexx couldn't get enough!
Aside from Joan Jett & Nancy Wilson, Alexx wished there were more female musicians she could have looked up to growing up, however, today, Alexx is thrilled to see the increased number of female artists dominating the industry such as Lizzy Hale, & Tash Sultana as well as Laura B. Whitmore, a veteran marketer of the musical instrument and audio industries & founder of The Women's International Music Network! Alexx is an ambitiously raw singer/guitar player who saw being a female rocker as something different in a good way, and as an up-and-coming musician, used it to her advantage! She didn't let anyone get in the way of her true passion & career goals. Bottom line, there are no excuses, just absolutely bring it & be you!
Originally a fan of Fender, Alexx had picked up a Gibson guitar and fell in love. For an amp, the VOX AC30 became her go-to for its natural distortion as a stand-alone amp as well as the tremolo for the sound it gives on recordings you can't find in any other amp!
We are very excited to see what 2023 has in store for Alexx Calise as well as her band Batfarm, who is releasing a new single called ""3”