Alex is a multi-instrumentalist, currently based in Dublin, Ireland. Growing up in New Zealand, he spent his early years studying jazz trombone, receiving multiple awards at national jazz competitions, and performing with New Zealand’s premier big band, the Roger Fox Big Band. After studying at the New Zealand School of Music, Alex discovered Irish traditional music and picked up the banjo.
Since relocating to Ireland, Alex has dug out his niche in the local music community, performing regularly with groups such as indie-folk group The Young Folk, contemporary Irish ensemble The Irish Memory Orchestra, urban/trad group Aldoc, and Jamaican ska band Interskalactic. He has opened for Imelda May and South African legend Hugh Masekela, and shared the stage with musicians such as Lisa Hannigan, Martin Hayes, Villagers and Jape. Alex has toured internationally throughout Europe, Asia, North America, Australia, and New Zealand.
Alex also works as a recording engineer and producer, and is the house engineer at Grouse Lodge Recording Studio in Westmeath. When not working at Grouse Lodge he works as a freelance engineer/producer in Dublin..
Alex was invited to become Principal Trombonist of the Memory Orchestra after successfully completing the 2013 Apprenticeship Scheme.