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Herefordshire musician who mixed the Nick Clegg Apology Song
NEARLY two million people have viewed the Nick Clegg Apology Song, but not everyone knows it was made by a Herefordshire musician.
The remix is of the deputy PM saying sorry for his Liberal Democrat party backtracking increasing university tuition fees.
“As soon as the Liberal Democrats released the video, The Poke got in contact with me saying I had to do it,” said Alex.
“I got the demo to them at 3am the next morning and I think by seven or 8am they put it online. It instantly got a good reaction and a lot of people were talking about it.
“By lunchtime, it had been on Loose Women and This Morning, which is just ridiculous.
“I was told that Nick Clegg was seen laughing at it in the Liberal Democrat offices and he was also shown it live on the Andrew Marr Show.
“He seems to have taken to it OK and been a good sport.”
The song was so well received after the video was uploaded to YouTube it was also released as a charity song with Mr Clegg's approval.
It debuted at number 143 in the UK charts and reached number 34 in the iTunes list.
Twenty-eight-year-old Alex, who studied at John Kyrle High School, first started remixing videos a year-and-a-half ago, including doing a take on the Jeremy Kyle Show and Downton Abbey.
“I normally do them on the side of my work with my band Goldman,” said Alex.
“I don’t intentionally do political videos, but the YouTube stuff works well because you just take something of someone talking and rearrange it.
“I’ve had some stuff off the back of the Nick Clegg video and will be working with Channel 4 news during the party conferences.”
You can watch Alex's remixes online at youtube.com/alexvegas.