Welcome to alexnotch.com
I am a drummer and percussionist, composer and drum teacher since decades. I am based in Hamburg, Germany and have played with different bands in several styles, from Metal to Blues, from Rock to Soul to Electronica, from World and Ethno to Singer-Songwriter and Folk.
Enquiries are always welcome for live and studio support.
First drum aged 3 // started musical education in the age of 6 // played in my first band at 13 // first studio recordings at 16 // studied at Germanys Future Music School with Dieter Steinmann and Claus Hessler // some releases (zyx-music distribution) with X-Vision and Herman d’German // toured Germany and Europe // received "The German Rock and Pop Award" 2013 in 4 categories
Work as a drummer
I played with other musicians:
Andreas Bell, Arny Kay, Burkhard Mildner, Carolyn, Come-Unity, David Hinze, Dietrich Lohff, Doctor Love Power, Franz Schedlbauer, Henning Walter, Herman d’German, Homer Danko, Ina Karian, Janina Lemke, Jerzee, Jonathan Ihlenfeld Cuniado, Mark Bloemeke, Nick Hohepa, Vivek Date, XVision and many more.
My musical respect and thanks goes to the following drummers , who inspired and affected me with their incredible creativity:
Mimo Bonaiuto, Dietrich Lohff, Phil Collins, Tico Torres, Abe Laboriel Jr., Jim Keltner, Jörg Michael with Glenmore, Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, Alphonse Mouzon, Billy Cobham, Charly Antolini, Carmine Appice, Mike Portnoy, Vinnie Paul, Andy Parker, Ian Paice, Dave Lombardo, Vinnie Colaiuta, Dave Weckl, Neil Peart, Simon Philips, Terry Bozzio, Virgil Donati, Ralf Gustke, Jeff Porcaro, David “Fingers” Haynes, Claus Hessler, Dieter Steinmann and countless more
I did a couple of recordings as a drummer over the past several years, spanning genres from Metal to Rock, from Pop to Songwriters, from Reggae to World Music. Here´s a short selection.
Songs and snippets from live- and studiotracks
Please get in touch with any enquiries.