My name is Dennis Alexis Hellström and I was born on June 25, 1984. I grew up in the countryside outside the Swedish small-town Storvik. I'm currently living in Sandviken, a town not far from Gävle. People usually describe me as a social, creative and honest person, with a burning passion for music, movies and writing.
In 2002, I started recording music using the ironic alias Bimbo Boy. In 2005, the song "Drama Queen" was submitted to Melodifestivalen, the Swedish pre-selection to the Eurovision Song Contest. It didn't make it to the big show but "Drama Queen" was one of the final one hundred songs considered for the semi-finals.
"Drama Queen" was released as a single in 2006 and became a minor club hit, also charting at number three on CDON's singles chart. In 2012, my italo disco single "Die From A Broken Heart" was released, accompanied by a gay themed anti-bullying video that has over 26,000 views on YouTube.
In 2013, me and my dear friend Larry Forsberg started the synthpop project Eurotix where I'm the lead vocalist. We are currently working on our fourth album. Both Larry and I love eighties music so our sound is inspired by the synthpop and dance music of that era.
I'm also working on a couple of book projects. One of them is an autobiography where I share my experience of panic attacks, bullying and low self-esteem, and also about having an alcoholic father. I hope to help others by telling my story and sharing the strategies that helped me through it.
I love plastic dance, synthpop and disco music, especially from the eighties. I'm also a big fan of soap operas, horror movies and classic films, mainly made between 1930 and 1950. To me, kitsch isn't a bad word and I don't mind people thinking I have "bad taste". There is no right or wrong when it comes to music, just different opinions.
Some people see me as a kind of stereotype because of my interests and say that I give gays a "bad reputation". But it's not like I woke up one day, realised I was gay and thought I have to start listening to disco music and like the colour pink. I'm just being myself, as I've always been.
Read more about me on DennisAlexis.com.