Alexander William Gaskarth, born December 14, 1987, is an American singer and composer born in England. Since their inception in 2003, he has been the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and principal songwriter for the American rock band ‘All Time Low.’ He also hosts a podcast. He and his best friend Jack Barakat co-hosted the prestigious Alternative Press Music Awards for two years in a row, in 2015 and 2016. Let’s all get together to honor this rock star.
Alexander William Gaskarth was born on December 14, 1987. His parents are Isobel Gaskarth and Peter Gaskarth. They gave birth to him in Essex, England. His family relocated to Baltimore, Maryland, United States, when Gaskarth was six or seven years. In middle school, he was taken out of his private school and placed in a public school, where he met Jack Barakat, who became his best friend. When they first started high school, they met Rian Dawson and Zack Merrick. On April 9, 2016, Gaskarth married his longtime girlfriend, Lisa Ruocco, a Union3 Event Productions event producer, in Baltimore. He had been dating her since high school; they had been together for 12 years before marriage.
When Gaskarth was a teenager, he began singing pop-punk songs. In 2002, he joined a band named ‘Crew Fighters,’ where he sang cover songs. He quit the crew in 2003, and his friend Jack Barakat convinced him to join the band that would later become known as ‘All Time Low.’ The band began performing ‘Green Day’ and ‘Blink-182’ cover tunes. Zack Merrick and Rian Dawson later joined ‘All Time Low,’ rounding out the lineup. Gaskarth and his buddies got their first Record deal with Emerald Moon Records in 2004 and released their debut extended play album, “Three Words to Remember in Dealing with the End,” in 2005. In 2006, the band launched “The Party Scene,” their first studio album. The band’s prosperity continued. They joined Hopeless Records in 2006, and their platinum hit, “Dear Maria, Count Me In,” was released in 2007; the same year, they released “So Wrong, It’s Right,” their second studio album. In the years that followed, they released successful albums and top-charting singles.
Gaskarth played a variety of Gibson SG-X guitars from 2004 to 2008. Gaskarth began using some custom-made Paul Reed Smith guitars in mid-2013, the most noteworthy of which being the Mira. He said in a Reddit AMA that he gave up the instruments because it was difficult to replace parts while he was abroad. Gaskarth presently plays Fender guitars, particularly the Mustang 90 variants; however, he’s been also sighted playing Telecasters and acoustic models. Gaskarth has also played electric guitars made by Gibson.
‘All Time Low’ is an American rock band from Towson, Maryland, of which Gaskarth is the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and principal songwriter.
Gaskarth and his buddies get their first record deal with Emerald Moon Records.
Their debut extended play album, "Three Words to Remember in Dealing with the End," is released.
“The Party Scene” is released under the Emerald Moon record label.
The band signs with Interscope Records; they release their fourth studio album, “Dirty Work.”
Gaskarth announces his upcoming band formation with Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 called ‘Simple Creatures.’
Why We Love Alex Gaskarth
He loved his brother
His older brother Tom died of alcohol intoxication when Gaskarth was 12. Gaskarth adored his brother and had a rose tattooed on his left hand in his honor. He used the line ‘Rest in peace Tom’ in one of his band's music videos, which they released in May 2017. He wrote the songs 'Lullabies' and 'Therapy' on All Time Low's album “Nothing Personal” in honor of his brother.
He gives good advice
Gaskarth always has good inspirational advice. He says that “There’s nothing worse than giving up on a life of endless potential; so, don't! Tear down what you hate and rebuild.”
He remembers to have a good time
Gaskarth knows how to have a good time and crack jokes. It's admirable that he doesn't give a damn what other people think of him. He simply enjoys himself because his deeds will result in someone's enjoyment. Isn't that all that matters?
5 Surprising Facts
He has two dogs
His two dogs are named Sebastian (Baz) and Peyton.
He has a favorite song
‘Dear Maria, Count Me In’ is his favorite song.
He has a favorite movie
His favorite movie is “The Fifth Element.”
He is obsessed with Pokemon
He can name all 150 of them!
He loves brownies
His favorite junk food is a brownie.
Alex Gaskarth FAQs
Are Alex Gaskarth and Jack Barakat related?
No, they are not related by blood.
Does Alex Gaskarth have a Grammy?
No, he doesn’t have a Grammy.
Is Alex Gaskarth in any movie?
No, Gaskarth is not in any movie.
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