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Session Drummer, Percussionist, Programmer, Producer, Composer, DJ, Electric Djembe Inventor, Sky Diver, Photographer, World Record Holder
Alex is a first call session drummer/percussionist residing in New York City. He has performed and recorded with many artists, among them: Dido, Eminem, Chaka Kahn, Ritchie Blackmore, Joy Askew, Bernie Worell, The Association, Toots and the Maytalls, Sophie B. Hawkins, J.C. Chasez(NSYNC), Montel Jordan, Dougie Fresh, Julia Fordham, The Barrio Boyzz, Youssou N'Dour, Bebel Gilberto, Eljuri, Willie Nile, Bruce Springsteen.
He has played on many soundtracks for films, mostly notably: -The cult hit!- What Ever Happened To One Eyed Jimmy -Multi Award winning HBO film-Liberty Kid -Academy Award Soundtrack- Born Into Brothels -HBO award winner "Forged"
He plays Drum Set as well as All World Percussion and he plays ALL styles of music authentically: Rock, Pop, Funk, Hip-Hop, Singer-songwriter, Metal, Latin, Country, Soundtrack, Jazz and more!
Alex has invented an instrument called the Electric Djembe. Using African Djembes, Ethnic Percussion, Shure Wireless Mics and custom Guitar F-X Pedals and Loop Boxes allows him to create sounds that range from drum machine emulation to ambient keyboard pads and washes. These sounds are perfect for singer/songwriter trios or movie soundtracks. These are totally analog organic sounds never heard before and create a terrific atmospheric vibe. His unique blend of hand percussion and guitar effects pedals can be heard on television and film soundtracks, which he composes through his company, Perpetual Motion Productions.
He endorses Zildjian Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks, Brady Snares, Protection Racket Cases, Remo Drumheads, Magbana Djembes, Shure Wireless Systems, Roland & Boss FX Pedals, Digitech Customized Pedalboards, Logic Audio Software, Apple Computers, ibo Udus, RhythmTech Percussion, HipTrix Glow Products and, he loves Yamaha Drums.
Alex is currently accepting recording projects via the internet! Send in your tracks and get professional, grooving drums and percussion tracks on your records. send requests to: iAlexAlex@mac.com