Born and raised in the south of the Netherlands, Alex discovered guitar playing at the age of 8. Inspired by family and the passion for music, he worked hard to make sure his fingers knew every grip on the guitars neck. However, after a couple of years he lost interest in the guitar as he definately found out the wasn’t going to be the new Edward van Halen.
He switched to bass and has been glued to it ever since.After playing in several school bands, his playing progressed and his ambitions grew even faster. At the age of 17 he joined his first real band and made his first steps on stages out of his hometown. With several cover bands he played local festivals, bars and clubs.
His big desire to play original material came with the years too and so he joined his first band that played only originals. Resulting in his first demotapes and soon after his first record contract. Of course the band made it to world fame in a second… the band never made an album though… they made one but it has never seen the light of day.
Our brave boy struggled on and joined several successful (and some less successful) bands before joining the dutch rockers of Mennen. Alex recorded three studio albums and two live records with Mennen. Besides the recording, Mennen toured all over Europe and did two mini tours in the USA.
Mennen played Wacken Open Air 3 times and were special guest or support act for legends like Molly Hatchet, Gotthard, Dio, Whitesnake and the Scorpions to name a few. Alex is also found on the Scorpions Unbreakable record and too many to name other productions. Mennen disbanded in 2010 and Alex moved to the south of Germany.
Now, in 2013, Alex is back on the road, playing with FOX from Switzerland. The band have a new album coming out on the 30th August, and are touring from August through to December.