Musician of the Week: Alex Figura

Alex Figura
Alex Figura

YEAR: Third (Transfer)

MAJOR: Spanish

MINOR: Music

HOMETOWN: Skaneateles, N.Y.


What’s your instrument of choice and why?

Guitar. I started playing when I was 14 because the guitar was in my house.

Who are your biggest influences?

Jimi Hendrix. But, everything. Classical, jazz, rock.

Who have you been listening to lately?

Reggae. John Brown’s Body.

What are you involved with musically on campus?

I’m auditioning to be a music major. Other than that, I formed a band last semester, Suspiciously Crispy. We have shows coming up. We’re like jam rock.

What’s your plan for the future?

To put out an album in the next year.

Any advice for aspiring musicians?

Call your friends up and play music with them. You learn the most from other people.