Alex Alexander – Recording Artist & Touring Artist
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, Ritchie Blackmore, David Bowie, Jimmy Cliff, Youssou N’Dour, Joy Askew, Rickie Lee Jones, Bernie Worrell (P-Funk), The Association, Toots and the Maytalls, Sophie B. Hawkins, J.C. Chasez (NSYNC), Montell Jordan, Willie Nile, Bruce Springsteen, Dougie Fresh, Julia Fordham, The Barrio Boyzz, Bebel Gilberto, Eljuri, Chaka Kahn, Buddy Miles, and many, many more…
He has played on many soundtracks for films, mostly notably:
-Cult Classic- “The Search For One-Eye 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.