Alex likes to balance his web work with live sound engineering and recording, and has been actively working with music professionally for over 20 years. He likes to work with creative music played by listening musicians.
The total list of people that Alex has worked with would be excessively long. Here is a taste of some of the musical projects that he has enjoyed working with...
Beats & Pieces Big Band, Bol, Elephant 9, Food, The Grit Orchestra, Hidden Orchestra, Humcrush, Icarus, Leverton Fox, London Symphonietta, Ma, Melt Yourself Down, Mr McFalls Chamber, NeWt, Puma, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Shooglenifty, Sons of Kemet, Strobes, Spunk, Suns of Arqa, Trianglehead, Troyka, Troyk-estra
Frøy Aagre, Poppy Ackroyd, Steve Arguelles, Ollie Bown, Sam Britten, Iain Ballamy, Phil Bancroft, Alex Bonney, Sam Britton, Matt Calvert, Tom Challenger, Trish Clowes, Audun Ellingsen, Mathias Eick, Sidsel Endresen, Peter Erskine, Tim Giles, Paul Harrison, Jim Hart, Arve Henriksen, Shabaka Hutchins, Martin Kershaw, Oren Marshall, Øystein Moen, Dan Nicholls, Gard Nilssen, Paal Nilssen-Love, John Patittuci, Stu Ritchie, John Scofield, Dave Smith, Ståle Storløkken, Thomas Strønen, Andreas Ulvo, Bugge Wesseltoft, Stian Westerhus, Freddy Wike and many many more...
Alex has worked as house engineer for numerous venues in Edinburgh including La Belle Angele, Henry's Cellar Bar, The JamHouse, The MashHouse, The Venue, The Voodoo Rooms and Wilkie House, and as a result has been exposed to many styles of music thereby giving him a wide palette of past sounds and styles to draw upon.
He has travelled widely, and some of the venues that Make Him Happy are the Bimhuis in Amsterdam, Village Underground in London, L'Olympique in Nantes and Voor Uit in Gent.
"...A word too for the sound, which was a master-class in balance and perfection..."
review of McFall's Cycles
"...The third album from these two excellent musicians was recorded live at various European venues, although the high level of musicianship, focus on detail and high recording quality could easily lead you to think it would be a meticulously assembled studio recording..."