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Alex Reeves

Alex Reeves is a freelance musician. Therefore he has performed live and in the studio with artists as diverse as Dizzee Rascal, Nick Cave, Nas, Bobby Womack, Ms Dynamite and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Furthermore he has played headline slots at all the major UK festivals. This includes also televised appearances on Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage, Oxygen Main Stage and T In The Park. International TV performances also include Live on MTV, the Jools Holland Hootenanny and The BBC Electric Proms with Dizzee Rascal, songs from which feature on the re-issue Tongue N Cheek.

On stage Alex has played with artists who have scored number one singles and albums all over the world:

  • The Jones Girls (US #1 with Do You Get Enough Love)
  • Johnny Hates Jazz (US#1 with Shattered Dreams)
  • Dizzee Rascal with (4 UK#1s).

Alex has also been Musical Director for Island Records' Cocknbullkid, produced an album for Lotte Mullan. Furthermore he played as a sideman with Mercury nominated rapper Ty, American Blues legend Earl Thomas and singer-songwriter Ezio.

Alex Reeves has recorded in all the major studios in London including Abbey Road, Angel and Rak and runs his own private drum studio from East London's Fortress complex. Particular recorded highlights at The Drum Fortress include the top 5 single Shine with the Lovefreekz, UNKLE's collaboration with Nick Cave and the beat for American rapper Nas's single Nasty. He has also played drums and percussion on major TV adverts for companies. Among others for McDonalds, X-Box and Toyota. He provided beats for computer games like Sega Rally 2 and Shellshock 2, and mimed many TV and film appearances including the major release of Brideshead Revisited.

Alex writes a regular tuition column for Drummer magazine and a monthly tuition video on iDrum online magazine. In addition, he has written a book with accompanying DVD, recorded a 1960s funk breaks sample CD, and occasionally teaches when there's time.

Find more information about Alex Reeves on his official website: www.alexreeves.co.uk

Watch here the Youtube video Alex Reeves playing a SONOR Vintage kit!