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Alex Alexander
Alex Alexander
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Artist Biography

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  • Band/Affiliation: Dido / Independent
  • Country: United States

Alex is a session drummer/percussionist residing in New York City who plays drumset as well as African and Latin percussion. 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.

Alex has performed and recorded with Dido, Eminem, Chaka Kahn, Joy Askew, Ritchie Blackmore, Bernie Worell, The Association, Toots and the Maytalls, Sophie B. Hawkins, Julia Fordham, Lucy Woodward and many more. He has performed on the "Tonight Show", "Conan O'Brian", "The Jon Stewart Show, "MTV" and "Live at Five" with many of today's pop artists. Among them Montel Jordan, Dougie Fresh, Adina Howard and The Barrio Boyzz. Alex has also worked on and written music for the off Broadway play "Gravity" and the underground cult film "Whatever Happened to One Eyed Jimmy?" starring-Steve Buscemi, Ann Meara, John Turturro and Samuel Jackson. He has also played and recorded with some top notch musicians and producers, among them: Nile Rodgers, Hiram Bullock, G. E. Smith, Phil Ramone, Andres Levine, Carmine Rojas, Larry Mitchell, David Morales, Bob Clearmountain, Brian Hardgroove, Phillip Hamilton, Paul Schaeffer, Gordon Gaines, Jim Campagnola and Leon Pendarvis.

Here's what's keeping Alex busy in 2009;

Musicians Sans Frontiers (World Soundtrack music, I Co-Produced & Mixed their New Record!)

Danielia Cotton (Great RnR Singer touring the USA)

Gigi Fouquet (a new young artist found by G.E. Smith, I am also the MD)

Taylor Barton (Made a third record with her and her husband G.E. Smith)

Eljuri (Starting a Mexico Tour on Sept 1 besides U.S. dates earlier this year)

Earthdriver (Finished my second record with them and touring on the East Coast so far)

Deadbeat Darlings (Great India based RnR band)

Pete Miser (Rap artist and worked on a few of his artist productions)

Sanjaya Malakar (recorded on the American idol finalists forthcoming record)

Nanny Assis (Performances with the Great Brazilian Artist)

Amanda Homi (World Music & Drumgirl Productions)

New York University Plays (Recording and sound design for various in-house Performances)

Mike Kehr (Amazing RnR singer from the 80's band Urgent)

Guy Sebastian (Australian Idol Winner, Sony Records)

Lucy Woodward (Pop Singer, Atlantic Records)

Toni Blackman (World Rap Pioneer)

Mike Harvey (Former Steely Dan background singer, writing and recording)

Morley (World Pop Singer, Universal Records. Also done some co- writing with her)

Randi Driscoll (Los Angeles based Singer-songwriter, Live recording)

Larry Mitchell (Grammy Award Winning Producer 2008)

Bob Brockmann (Grammy Winning Producer)

Maya Solovey (Currently working on her first record, Amazing sounding record produced by Bob Brockmann).

Brad Roberts (The Crash Test Dummies singer's side project, upcoming shows)

Katrina Train (made some drum tracks for her acoustic live show)

Toto La Momposina (Afro Colombian Pioneering singer, helped on her new live DVD)

Wayne Cohen (Multi-Platinum selling producer, working on in-house artist productions)

Spiros Exxaras (Classical Greek Guitarist)

Gregor Huebner (German Jazz Violinist, Recorded on his NY Lounge Jazz CD)

Dave Eggar (Grammy Nominated Cellist, Presently mixing a a trio Recording with Dave and Thomas Simon)

World Peace Organization- Mark Lesseraux (Co-Writing music for the World Peace march to take place at the end of this year. Tracks will also be on the forthcoming World Peace Double Cd to be released in December by Sony Records.)

Chinese MegaStar Artists Concerts in Atlantic City- Most notably Harlem Yu, Jason Chan, Rene Liu and Ocean.

I have also been doing my on going series "Duets" (performances on the Electric Djembe, a drum I invented, with artists like: Everett Bradley, Spiros Exxaras, Amanda Homi, Emre, Beledo and with visual artist- Z Collective).

Alex Loves his Zildjian Cymbals: "Zildjian makes the best sounding cymbals in the world. I don't leave home without them."

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