STEVE ALEXANDER

STEVE ALEXANDER

 

Basic Background Info

 
Birth: November 20, 1962
Location: Wales, United Kingdom
Band: Brother Beyond, Duran Duran, Jeff Beck
Genres: Rock, Pop
Instruments: Drums
Occupation: Musician, Instructor
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Biography

 
 
Born in Wales, Steve Alexander moved to London to attend University College London and to benefit from the city's musical heritage. Steve Alexander graduated with a degree in psychology, but began working as a studio drummer. After paying his dues performing with a wide variety of bands, Steve Alexander began regularly recording on film, television, commercial sessions, and with the BBC radio orchestra.

In the 1980s, Steve Alexander highlighted his skills in his work with pop band Brother Beyond. Initially, they hired him as a temporary drummer, but before long, he became the regular drummer. With Steve Alexander in the drum seat, Brother Beyond recorded two albums that went platinum in Britain and two singles that became Top 20 hits in the U.S. After three years, the band dismantled, and Steve Alexander returned to freelance studio performances. Once again, skilled drumming got him gigs in many genres including fusion, pop, and World Music. Steve Alexander's performance with Zaire's Papa Wemba on Voyageur garnered many awards.

In 1995, Steve Alexander began performing with the lively and unpredictable Duran Duran. Steve recorded and toured the world with the band for five years. Steve Alexander put his own spin on the band's prior work and often played their old music with compelling new twists, much to the delight of fans. During his tenure with Duran Duran, Steve Alexander also worked with Jeff Beck on the record 'Who Else!' and toured the U.S., Japan, South America, and Europe. In 2005, Steve Alexander released Flashman--a project where Steve played all the featured instruments, joined by London singer/songwriter Renn on vocals, and featured a guest appearance from Jeff Beck.

Steve Alexander is also a composer and has written music for stage and television. As a clinician for Zildjian, Steve has toured Europe, South America, and Asia.
 
 

Discography

 
 
Album Year Album Name Album Band
1987 Ambition Tommy Shaw
1993 Midnight Sun Maggie Reilly
1997 Medazzaland Duran Duran
1998 Isometric Steve Alexander
1999 Who Else! Jeff Beck
2000 Pop Trash Duran Duran
2001 You Had It Coming Jeff Beck
 

Noise

 
 
  • Steve co-wrote the theme music for the FA Cup on SKY television in the U.K.
 

Instruments of Choice

 
 

Drums


Drums: Sonor
Cymbals: Zildjian
Hardware: Gibraltar
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Electronics: Akai, Kurzweil, Emu, Nord, Yamaha
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