About Alex

Mandolin, Tenor Banjo, Electric Guitar, Vocals

Born: 1991

Hometown: Laggan, ON

Musical Influences:

  • Trampled By Turtles
  • Dropkick Murphys
  • Tom Petty
  • The Gaslight Anthem
  • The Glorious Sons
  • Flogging Molly
  • The Mahones

First Musical Story:

I began playing guitar when I turned 14. My parents bought me an Alvarez acoustic guitar. I remember learning The Joker and Damnit as my first songs.

When I turned 18 I bought myself a Washburn mandolin. I shortly found myself become a member with Band On The Ear as a mandolinist

I was 24 when I bought my first tenor banjo. The similarities between mandolin and the tenor made it simple to learn.

Current Instrument(s):

  • Gold Tone IT250 with Kavanjo Pickups (tenor banjo)
  • Godin A8 (mandolin)
  • Hagstrom Viking (Electric Guitar)
  • 1981 Washburn stk-1019 (Electric Guitar)
  • Vox AC 15C1 (amp)
  • Fishman Aura DI, BBE Acoustimax DI, Poly Tuner, Boss tu3 Tuner, EH Soul Food Overdrive

(main pedals)

Favourite Beer: Murphys, Beau’s Brewing Company, (Muskoka’s) Mad Tom IPA, Rurban Brewing Company

Favourite Food: Steak, Salmon, Hummus, Asparagus