Having studied Jazz at Middlesex University and Electric Bass with UK's leading solo bass guitarist, Steve Lawson, Alex has built up his reputation as a session musician working with many different artists and producers both live and in the studio.
Most recently seen supplying the low end for UK hip-hop superstar Roots Manuva on his UK tour, busy session man Alex can also be found performing live with CBeebies’ “Mr Bloom”, recording and performing regularly with the Stardust Big Band and is part of the in house rhythm section at Pana Studios. He also spends time in pit bands for musicals across the country.
As well as this he has recently launched his new YouTube channel, MTBassCovers;
a collection of bass covers of popular Musical Theatre hits.
Alex has Qualified Teacher Status and provides music instrument lessons in Junior and Secondary schools, as well as private tuition from his own studio.
"Alex is not only a fantastic musician but an amazing asset to have on any project you have in mind, he is diligent, enthusiastic, professional, creative and calm and I guarantee that once you use his services he will become your go to, first call contact."
- Guy Cresswell, Managing Director at Promus Productions Ltd.
"If you ever need a bass player that is willing to put the work in and is very easy to work with then Alex is your man. Well rounded solid bass playing."
- Brian "Cookie" McCook, Producer / Drummer / MD
"Alex is without doubt one of the most well rounded and adaptable musicians I've ever had the pleasure of working with. His cross-genre knowledge and general musicianship is at high-end industry standard. Most importantly he's a really nice guy and very easy to work with!"
- Jonny Amos, Producer/A&R, The SongLab
"Alex is a great bass player and is a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual. He is professional and communicates well and has excellent musical abilities. I look forward to working with him further in the future."
- Kate Barker, Director - Divinyl Music Ltd.
"Alex is a fine musician, very adept at all styles, a consummate professional and a pleasure to work with."
- Ian Titchener, Managing Director, The Music Consultancy
Winston Churchill Theatre, Ruislip
Springtime Live, Harrogate
Arts Depot Theatre, Finchley
Newark Bestival, Newark
Camp Bestival, Dorset
Standon Calling, Hertfordshire
Big Jam Sandwich, Southend
Millennium Square, Leeds
Beautiful Days Festival, Devon
Gloworm Festival, Sherwood Forest
Winston Churchill Theatre, Ruislip
Having earned a B.A. in Jazz Music Alex trained as a secondary school Music Teacher and achieved Qualified Teacher Status. Since then he has gone onto providing musical education at both Junior and Secondary schools teaching Keyboard, Guitar, Ukulele, Piano, Bass Guitar, Recorder, running Choirs, Orchestras, Jazz Bands and Singing Assemblies as well as Percussion and Music Education workshops.
Currently Alex focuses on Guitar (Classical, Acoustic and Electric), Bass Guitar, Piano (Classical and Jazz) and Keyboard working from the Rockschool and Trinity syllabi at four schools as well as privately from his studio in Ruislip, HA4.
All lessons are tailored to the student, addressing their strengths and weaknesses but most importantly what they are looking to achieve from their playing. Areas covered include technique, reading (tablature and standard notation), music theory, ear training and styles.
Private lessons are £15/half an hour.
Alex is Enhanced DBS checked and has taken the latest Child Protection Training.
Contact Alex for further details.