The family of Alexander Holmes and the Cultural Center of Cape Cod have made a commitment to honor Alex’s memory through two incredible resources for young musicians:
1. The Alexander D. Holmes Recording Studio, which is free for young musicians who cannot otherwise afford to create high-quality demos and albums. The Cultural Center also provides a sound technicians to assist the artists.
2. A four-year music scholarship for a musician from Cape Cod.
The family and the Center work together to raise funds to support these initiatives.
Alex was killed in a fatal car accident on May 22, 2014, at the age of 26. Affectionately called “Alex of the Ocean” by his family, Alex was born and raised in North Falmouth. He had recently returned to Cape Cod after living in Boston and Western Massachusetts, and in Oakland, California.
According to his cousin, Melissa Hatton, “The Alexander D. Holmes Memorial Fund is in loving memory of the musician whose endless imagination continues to inspire us. Alex Holmes was a talented guitarist and musician; a soft-spoken and hilarious; a loyal and beloved son and grandson, brother, cousin, nephew, and friend. Alex forged his own path in life and in music.”
In a Facebook post on April 19, just one month before his death, Alex wrote about the state of the Cape Cod music scene for young musicians: “Remember what it was like? We all had someone to inspire us. . . . I want to do something about this. I would like to have a hand in inspiring people. It’s a reason for doing awesome work.”
“With this fund,” Melissa says, “we aim to honor Alex’s wishes, his life’s work, and his memory—and to spread his inspiration and positive impact further beyond those who were fortunate enough to know and love him.”
We thank you for donations to this fund, which are fully tax deductible.