Name: Alex Slade
Qualifications & Place of Study: 1st class honours degree in music from Leeds Beckett University
Distinction in music BTEC from Huish Episcopi Academy
Grade 5 in music theory
Favourite show played: Headlining my local festival in front of 1500+ people with ska band Fast Decline!
Desert Island Disc: Red Hot Chili Peppers – Stadium Arcadium
What you love about music: Music brings people together more than any other art form! Every single person in the world has a favourite tune or beat that you can learn to appreciate
Motto: If you don’t care enough to fail, then you’re not trying hard enough!
Biography: I’m a guitarist, bassist, drummer, and producer from Glastonbury, Somerset. My main musical interests are all things funky and I currently reside in a ska-punk band called Duvet. Over the years I have played in many musical projects ranging from a 3 piece rock trio to a 24 piece jazz swing band! I studied music at GCSE, BTEC, A Level, and degree level so consider myself to be pretty well educated when it comes to music! I have had the opportunity to support some great acts in Leeds, and to play some of its most prolific venues such as Brudenell, Verve, and The Lending Room. I have worked with bands of all different genres and am always excited to explore new musical opportunities.
Joe Goodwin and The Lost Souls: (I played bass for this whole E.P): https://open.spotify.com/artist/5o7HQvEohqD95ldal4K572
Dukes: (I co-wrote, played guitar, did backing vocals, recorded and produced this tune)
The Frets: (My college band that I wrote, recorded and produced this song for)