Alex started his musical journey in the west end of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne at the age of thirteen and hasn’t looked back since. 


After receiving private tuition at his high school, Alex decided to continue his music studies at Newcastle College. This is where he found a true passion for music and performing. In 2014, Alex left Newcastle College after being accepted into The Academy Of Contemporary Music, Guildford to further enhance his studies at degree level and to pursue his aspirations of becoming a professional musician. Under the guidance of industry veterans such as Frank Tontoh (George Michael, Amy Winehouse, Craig David), Pete Riley (Guthrie Govan, Rhythm Magazine) he graduated from ACM in 2016 with first class honours (BMus). 

Post graduation, Alex began teaching drums privately, recording and performing across the UK with various acts, as well as continuing to post covers, lessons, transcriptions and playthroughs on his Youtube channel "AlexBlackDrums" which currently has over 300,000+ views collectively. 

He also continued recording and touring with originals band XERO, which he joined in 2015. They recently performed at the world acclaimed Bloodstock Festival in 2019. Their latest single "Saints" has been receiving regular airplay on Planet Rock's New Rock Show as well as being featured in Metal Hammer magazine in the UK. 


Alex’s career has gone from strength to strength, as he moves to pursue his goals and give back to others, what he has been so fortunate to receive himself.  

"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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