Born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1951 Alex started playing harmonica at the age of five and left Glasgow for London in 1967, becoming immersed in the exciting era of popular music at the time.

Drawn to the black music of soul, R&B, reggae and the blues; his festival performances range from the East Coast Blues and Roots Festival in Byron Bay, Australia’s biggest blues festival, through to Brisbane’s steel guitar festival, even the famous Edinburgh festival.