Reuben Alexander

Live drums/Melodic harmonicas

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3xGrammy winner John Hudson, the legendary Nick Launay, Hall of Famer George Young, Ratcat, Ben Folds, William Crighton, Shelley Harland are just a few of the wonderful artists and producers I've worked with that have taught me the importance of passion, versatility, originality and communication, be it on drums or harmonica, touring or recording

I strive to play for the song, 100%, no ego, to produce drum tracks that become part of the song and enhance it from within without distracting. Feel free to reach out with any questions, I'd love to work on your project..!

I’ve played an eclectic mix of genres from precise click driven drum n bass to sweet melodic folk/soul to haunting sound effects on murder ballads to visceral punk rock.

I play and have played on many tours through the USA, Europe and Australia sharing the stage with the likes of Aerosmith, Sonic Youth, Elvis Costello, Stone Temple Pilots, Kid Rock, INXS, Nine Inch Nails, Violent Femmes, The Veronicas, Def Leppard to name a few.

Made records with an array of great producers including:
Triple Grammy winner John Hudson (U2, Tina Turner, Brian Adams, David Bowie, Pink Floyd)
Nick Launay (Nick Cave, Kate Bush, Public Image, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Arcade Fire)
George Young (Easybeats, AC/DC, Vanda & Young)
Tim Carr (Jay-Z, Flea, Julia Stone...)
Tony Cohen (Kylie Minogue, Nick Cave, Paul Kelly, Mick Harvey)
Wayne Connolly (Silverchair, The Vines, Sarah Blasko, You Am I)
Colin Wynne (INXS)

Check out my drumming and harmonica playing in the sample which features:
Sound Casino-Marching on
Stick Figures-Number One
Shelley Harland-Stay
Jo Meares-Birdsong Bells
Ahlia Williams-I'm Your Man
Ben Thatcher-On My Mind
Falls-Better Way To Go

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3 Reviews

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  1. Review by Colin Wynne
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    Reuben is an outstanding musician. His technique is coupled with a deep knowledge of many styles and genres, together with the gift of knowing where and when to use them. I recommend him very highly. We have worked together on quite a few projects and he has always brought some magic (rhythmically and melodically), to the tracks that wasn't there before. Professional, friendly and a master of his craft. It is a pleasure to work with him.

  2. Review by Sean Ballenden
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    I recently had Reuben at my studio Triple Three Records to record 12 tracks for an album.
    Reuben is a dedicated musician absolute pleasure to work with and has loads of studio experience.
    His ability to play for the song with awesome dynamics and groove is really impressive.
    We also recorded some incredible spaced out psychedelic harmonica with great melody.
    Reuben has a great range of gear diverse influences and sounds and was also able to record and deliver professional quality drum stems with great communication throughout the whole project.
    Absolute legend highly recomended.

  3. Review by Shelley H
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    Reuben is the magic glue you need to make your track sound incredible! We have worked on various projects for years and he always brings humble sensibilities that take the music that bit further. He plays for the song with great dynamic and groove as well as great melodic ideas with the harmonica. He always delivers top quality stems. He’s a legend to work with. Friendly, great communication… a total pro. Look no further.

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I was the Drummer, Percussionist and Harmonica player in this production

GenresSounds Like
  • Mitch Mitchell
  • Levon Helm
  • Doug Clifford
Gear Highlights
  • I use a selection of vintage and modern gear including Ludwig/John Grey/Drouyn & Drouyn/DW/Pearl/Slingerland/Tama drums.Paiste/Zildjian/Sabian cymbals. Hohner harmonicas. Electro Harmonics/MXR analog effects. Top quality recording gear.
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