Alex has been a freelance musician and teacher for the past twenty years. He took his music PGCE at Birmingham City University and teaching certificate at City of Bristol college. He worked at HCA for two years as a volunteer and ran the Saturday Music Club, before becoming a lecturer on the course.

Alex plays Trumpet, Guitar and Keyboards and gigs regularly with folk, punk, ska and Mexican bands Culture Shock, Citizen Fish, King Prawn, Heed the Thunder, Sproatly Smith and Los Squideros. He has toured with Beirut and Beth Orton.