MARA PROSE MONDAY EDITION:
It began with one woman’s struggle, a dream, a wish, a vision and is evolving into stardom. Born Alexis Arielle Adrian Williams, she began to hone her performance skills while in high school. In her senior year, she was hailed “musician of the year” and has been making musical strides every since. It comes as no surprise, since Alexis’ (stage name Elexi) very own mother is also blessed with musical brillance, Lisa Adrian, aka Adrian Fairlight.
Elexi’s mother, Lisa Adrian was formerly in a band with Perri “Pebbles” Reid called Software. The band was disbanded when Pebbles decided to pursue a solo career. She was also on the album cover of Vicious Rumors, Timex social club (but not affiliated with the band).
Lisa was later signed to an artist development deal with TouchTone productions and they did a joint venture with JOE AND HARRY GANTZ to make a music video for her song “Bad Dream”. The video was shot at the Federal Building in San Francisco; a famous landmark. At this time, the Gantz brothers were just starting out but they are now EMMY AWARD WINNING film producers who address very serious topics.
Despite all this, Lisa did not get a record deal since labels felt she posed too much of a risk. The labels felt she was too white for the R& B sound. But the dream continues…
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