Born in Binghamton, New York and raised in Athens, Greece, Alexander Vlachos (who goes by the moniker, Greater Alexander) now resides near Detroit, Michigan. He is an Alumnus of Wayne State University and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and a Co-Major in International Studies. During his time at WSU, Alexander studied Music Technology and piano enthusiastically. Alexander started mixing sound for the WSU Jazz Invoice Ensembles and was newly inspired by Bossa Nova and Jazz tunes. While growing up, his parents consistenly played European artists like Georges Moustaki, The Beatles and Cat Stevens around the house. After graduating in 2004, Alexander spent numerous hours in his bedroom honing his guitar picking style and voice skills. He just recently started seeding his own youtube page with cover songs in 2011 and started his own record label called Greater Records.