Alex Gonzalez was born on February 24, 1969, in Miami, Florida. Alex Gonzalez was born to parents of Cuban and Colombian descent. In 1985, Alex Gonzalez joined the Latin rock band, Mana. Alex joined at a time when Mana was relatively unknown and turned the band into a Latin American sensation. In turn, Alex Gonzalez's rise to fame resided with the band. Mana began playing in the United States in 1993, and has had notable success in growing their fan base outside of Latin America.