Growing up in the UK, Alex was fascinated by music from the States – Creedence, Dylan, Guns N Roses, Nirvana – so when the opportunity came to tour the US with his band, it was a no-brainer. They went on tour with Toto and suddenly went from playing for fifty people to playing for ten thousand people! When that band split, Alex ended up playing up and down the West Coast, hanging out with Queens of the Stone Age.

Being a family man, Alex has commitments that sometimes take him away from the music, but they also inspire the music, so he has to find a balance between being a driven musician and spending time with his family. Alex is still striving for that perfect song, that perfect lyric, that perfect melody. Keeping it creative is a calling, one that he can’t switch off.

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