ABOUT

London based bass player specialising in pop, rock and funk with reliable transport/equipment available for live and TV/Radio work as well as one on one tuition.

Deep background in playing for live audiences in both original and cover bands over the last fourteen years as well as working with top music producers such as Chapel Studios owner Steve Williams (Sting, Britney Spears, Eric Clapton) and Vada Studios owner Matt Terry (The Enemy, One Night Only). Capable of providing minor backing vocals and programming using Logic Pro X. 

 

Currently playing for;

BASHEBA                            basheba.tumblr.com
Brooke Borg                        brookemusic.com
Portia Emare                       portiaemare.com
Charlie Rhymes                  charlierhymes.com
Tiger Lilly                            tigerlillymusic.co.uk
Soul Direction                      souldirection.co.uk

 BIO

Alex grew up in Stratford upon Avon and started playing bass at the age of 13 when a couple of friends were in need of a bass player for their Nirvana/Blink 182 cover band. Although he didn't even know what a bass guitar was at the time let alone how to play one he decided to give it a shot and has never looked back since. From that moment on he was instantly hooked and spent the rest of his teens constantly playing live with various bands around the country and often found himself in the recording studio working with Matt Terry (Noisettes, The Enemy). 

After completing High School, and in keeping with this family's 7-generation tradition, he took to sea and joined the Royal Navy serving as a Weapons Engineer Submariner responsible for firing Spearfish torpedoes and Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles. Despite the busy schedule and unpredictable nature of the work, his bass playing didn't stop as he played for live cover bands as well as doing season work whenever he knew he could be spared. It was during this time he got the opportunity to work with Steven Williams (Sting, Britney and owner of Chapel Studios) on a music video for a track that he himself had produced. Alex also used this time productively to attempt to "master" his instrument by covering aspects he had neglected during his early years to make him as versitile as possible and has now written music articles for a number of online resources including a featured article for Ultimate Guitar.

Since leaving the Navy he has gained Diploma Popular Music Performance and BTEC National Diploma in Music qualifications from Tech Music School, become a live musician for several up and coming artists and been interviewed by Ibass Magazine.