Alexander George Gut (born March 15, 1988, Poughkeepsie, New York) is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist from New York. Goot grew rapidly through the channel lists YouTube Top 200 with his covers of famous songs and his original songs such as his song "Sensitivity". His channel, GootMusic, is one among the over 1000 channels with most subscribers on YouTube. He plays acoustic guitar, bass guitar, piano, drums and other instruments.
Biography and careerEdit
My goals have been to reach as many people as possible with my music, and enhance peoples' lives by making music that they can enjoy any time.
Goot began recording music in 2004 at the age of 16 and since then has gained popularity from his profiles on various social network sites, as well as his own website, from which he distributes some of his music and provides news and regular updates. His time is almost all spent in his home studio self-producing all audio and video for his releases, or touring the world.
Goot released his first studio album In Your Atmosphere, which was made possible by his fans via an extremely successful Kickstarter campaign. He is the example of celebrity in the YouTube age; self-driven, self-promoting, aside from his musicianship, relying on modern messaging and technology to get heard. His YouTube channel has about 2,000,000 subscribers and his videos have been viewed over 330 million times. His celebrity rank has fallen and he is now ranked in the 400's among subscribers and 800's in views.
According to Goot, his inspiration is to show the love he has for music. He further states that he "had no plan B".
After he recorded his music as well as videos for many years in his home studio in Poughkeepsie, he moved in early February 2015, immediately after his European tour in January 2015, to Los Angeles.
Goot has made several videos in collaboration with other artists such as We Are the In Crowd, Kurt Hugo Schneider, Megan Nicole, Sam Tsui
Goot has released four volumes of Songs I Wish I Wrote with most of the versions of his channel on YouTube.
As of July 3, 2015, Goot is engaged to his girlfriend of two years, Elle Fowler. He proposed on the beach, wrote the song "Unstoppable" about her, and played it during the proposal.
Studio albums of original songsEdit
2005: 158 (released under the artist name "Goot") 2008: Arranged Noise (released under the artist name "Goot") 2012: In Your Atmosphere 2013: In Your Atmosphere (Deluxe Edition) (4 additional tracks) 2014: Wake Up Call
Studio albums of cover songsEdit
Songs I Wish I Wrote 2010: Songs I Wish I Wrote 2011: Songs I Wish I Wrote, Vol. 2 2012: Songs I Wish I Wrote, Vol. 3 2014: Songs I Wish I Wrote, Vol. 4 2015: Songs I Wish I Wrote: Unplugged
Alex Goot & FriendsEdit
2012: Alex Goot & Friends, Vol. 1 2012: Alex Goot & Friends, Vol. 2 2014: Alex Goot & Friends, Vol. 3 2015: Alex Goot & Friends, Vol. 4
2007: Asleep At The Wheel (released under the artist name "Goot") 2008: Progress - EP (released under the artist name "Goot") 2009: Take Cover (released under the artist name "Goot") 2009: Read My Mind (released under the artist name "Goot") 2010: Sensitivity EP 2014: Wake Up Call Singles Edit 2010: Breathless 2010: Next Christmas Eve 2011: Pretty Eyes 2011: Sensitivity 2011: We Could Love 2012: Bright Lights (Fly) 2012: The Real You 2012: Lightning 2013: We Could Love 2013: Secret Girl 2013: Living Addiction 2014: Just To Shine 2014: Wake Up Call 2014: Right Where I Belong
Awards and nominationsEdit
Year Award Category Work nominated Results Sou. 2011 MTV O Music Awards I Best Fan Cover "Hold It Against Me" (Britney Spears) Won 2013 3rd Streamy Awards Best Original Song "Lightning" Nominated