Alex started his musical journey at the age of thirteen and hasn’t looked back since. Hailing from a small estate outside Newcastle – upon – Tyne, he has humble beginnings, but has in recent years proven himself to be one of the North Easts finest talents. After completing high school he joined Newcastle College to continue his studies in music and to further enhance his craft.


During his time at Newcastle College he was given the opportunity to meet some of the most famous drummers in the world, such as Aaron Spears, Jojo Mayer & Thomas lang. His two years spent at Newcastle college were monumental.

Alex left Newcastle in 2014 to pursue his aspirations of becoming a working musician, and after two years he has graduated from The Academy Of Contemporary Music, Guildford. Alex was awarded first class honours (BMus) for his degree in Music Performance. 

Under the guidance of industry veterans such as Frank Tontoh (Craig David, Amy Winehouse), and Pete Riley (Guthrie Govan, Rhythm Magazine), Alex has moved from strength to strength. His Youtube channel "AlexBlackDrums" currently has over 300,000 views. Alex is currently working on material with his band XERO, and is a frequent visitor to Metropolis Studios in London.

2016 and onwards will be a key period in Alex's career, as he moves to pursue his goals in and around our nations capital city. 

"Alex Black's attention to dynamic detail, accuracy and groove is to be celebrated. It has always been awesome working with Alex and his band Xero; the way they lock together is outstanding and I would always recommend him for live and studio work as a reliable, versatile and professional standard drummer." - Kieron Pepper (The Prodigy)


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