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Ex-College Student Achieves 125 Million Streams on Spotify

An ex-Coleg Menai Music Technology student is in dreamland after his musical creations have racked up more than 125 million streams on Spotify!

Alex Stephens, who is originally from Caernarfon, also goes by the name ‘Strawberry Guy’. One ‘hifi symphony’ - as he calls his tracks - particularly lit up social media, gaining 83 million streams on TikTok alone!

After completing his Level 3 studies at the college, he gained a place at Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA).

2022 will be a busy year of touring for Alex: he will perform high-profile concerts in California before returning to his homeland to play at the Green Man Festival in the summer.

Alex describes himself as a ‘one-man impressionist, painting majestic soundscapes, blending truthful lyrics with lush arrangements to conjure new emotive worlds’. He is inspired by composers of the Romantic period, as well as Debussy, Ravel, and other classical artists from the 1800s.

He said: “My innocent uploads of 'Without You’ and ‘F-Song’ comfort two million Spotify listeners a month. ‘Mrs Magic’ has received 30 million streams to date, landing at number 13 in its chart, and countless fan-created videos have also appeared on YouTube.”