Ilja Alexander was born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Always musically gifted, Ilja studied the piano and developed a consummate skill in playing and performing. His true passion to be an artist/songwriter was birthed during his childhood. As he grew in his education, life took him into a different path. He started a profession as a full-time IT project- and programme manager, guiding companies to solve their everyday IT-related problems, and by doing so his music career took a backseat. The challenge of working full-time and pursuing his passion in music proved to be a challenge, yet Ilja found a way to make it work.