Alex Briley – Soldier


The Original Soldier of Village People.

Alexander Briley was raised in Harlem and then Mount Vernon, New York. Son of a minister, he has been singing in church all his life.

He studied voice at the University of Hartford and is able to perform a wonderful diversity of styles. Alex has sung with jazz flautist Bobby Humphrey and was featured in the Off-Broadway shows Music Magic and Althol Fugard’s drama A Lesson From Aloes.

Mr. Briley was brought to Jacques Morali by Victor Willis because they had done a show together. Alex had a call back for another show and had to decide which to go to. Luckily he chose VILLAGE PEOPLE.

Alex has arranged most of the vocal arrangements and harmonies that the group uses. He originally performed in just jeans and a t-shirt. As the group developed, it became obvious that he needed a character, so when the group recorded In the Navy, Alex became a sailor for that number and a soldier the rest of the time.

Alex loves shopping and enjoys most kinds of music. He likes reading and is a concerned observer of life with an incredible memory.

Currently, he resides in Westchester, New York and is a member of the Board of Directors of Sixuvus Ltd. (the VILLAGE PEOPLE corporation).