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Alexandra Jennifer "Aly" Tadros (born November 1986)[1] is an American singer-songwriter[4] known for her self-taught finger-picking style[5][6][7] and her fusion of folk, pop, Mexican, and Middle Eastern influences.[8] She has performed across the United States and in France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.[9]

Aly Tadros
Aly Tadros performing at the New Leaf Cafe on March 8, 2013
Aly Tadros performing at the New Leaf Cafe on March 8, 2013
Background information
Birth nameAlexandra Jennifer Tadros[1]
BornLaredo, Texas
GenresIndie folk[2]
InstrumentsSinging, guitar, vihuela, ukulele
Years active2009–present[3]
LabelsLost Ridge Records
Associated actsThe Sweetness, Chloe Charles



Tadros was born in Laredo, Texas[4][8][10] Her father is Egyptian[6][7] and her mother is Texan of Irish ancestry.[11] Tadros traveled internationally at age 17 to Turkey, Spain, and Egypt[7] before studying Middle Eastern Studies at Sarah Lawrence.[12] She bought a guitar at 18 and taught herself to play.[9] At 21, she moved to San Antonio[9] and then Austin, Texas, and began her career as a singer-songwriter.[7]

Tadros also volunteered with Care Communities in Austin, Texas and continues to include performances at retirements centers and assisted-living homes.[2]

In June 2018, Tadros described a brief BDSM relationship that she had been in.[13]


  • Hungry Ghost (2016)[14]
  • The Fits (2013)[4]
  • Whim (2013) Single (w/ Ben Balmer) [15]
  • What's it like to be a sprinkler, I wonder? (2011, with The Sweetness)[16]
  • Live at Eddie's Attic (2011, with Chloe Charles)[17]
  • Things Worth Keeping (2009)[8]


  1. ^ a b J. Hunter Johnson (May 31, 2013). "Interview with Aly Tadros on Her Midwest Spring Tour". Retrieved June 1, 2013.
  2. ^ a b Kyle Cunningham (November 12, 2010). "More than melodies". The Battalion. Archived from the original on 2013-04-11. Retrieved March 11, 2013.
  3. ^ "Aly Tadros ofrecerá concierto en Laredo". Laredo Morning Times (in Spanish). April 9, 2013.
  4. ^ a b c Jenna Hally Rubenstein (February 1, 2013). "New Video: Aly Tadros, 'Sweet on Me'". MTV Buzzworthy. Retrieved March 11, 2013.
  5. ^ James Courtney (February 4, 2013). "Aly Tadros: 'The Fits'". San Antonio Current.
  6. ^ a b "Fusion that provides rich entertainment". Nottingham Evening Post. April 23, 2011. p. 12.
  7. ^ a b c d "Aly Tadros About". Retrieved March 11, 2013.
  8. ^ a b c Sarah Carlson (October 3, 2012). "Tadros blends world's music to create a sound all her own". San Antonio Current.
  9. ^ a b c
    • Jack W. Hill (March 12, 2013). "Aly Tadros headlines singer trio". Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
    • "Aly Tadros". UrbanMainstream Magazine. October 2010. p. 96.
  10. ^ Andrew Shaw (November 27, 2012). "Speed Date: Biting into the Big Apple & Making Everything 'Sweet on Me'".
  11. ^ J. Hunter Johnson (July 23, 2013). "Aly Tadros and Jus Post Bellum Interview, Part 2". Retrieved July 23, 2013.
  12. ^ Christopher McCurry (January 28, 2010). "Singer-songwriter adds Turkish touch to Texas music scene". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
  13. ^ Tadros, Aly. "I Wanted to Be Dominated. But Not Quite Like That". New York Times. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  14. ^ Aly Tadros "My Third Album"
  15. ^ Aly Tadros & Ben Balmer
  16. ^ James Lizzard (July 22, 2011). "The Sweetness: What's it like to be a sprinkler, I wonder?". Cashbox Magazine Canada. Retrieved March 11, 2013.
  17. ^ "Chloe Charles & Aly Tadros Live at Eddie's Attic". Retrieved March 11, 2013.

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