Alex Spanidis (Drummer/Songwriter) was born in Thessaloniki-Greece in 7th June 1976. Thanks to his father’s passion for music and also seeing his older brother playing piano, Alex started playing drums at the age of 12. He played 4 years as a self-taught drummer with some local bands and then he decided to join concervatory in his town, called New Concervatory Of Thessaloniki (N.C.T.), taking lessons from Christofer Baka in Drums & classical percussion. In 1996 he finished his studies in the drumset and gave some exams for getting into State Concervatory Of Thessaloniki (S.C.T.) for classical percussion only: marimba, timpani, vibes, snare drum, , etc.
In 2003 he finished his studies with highly-up grades prof. Anastasis Vasileiadis). Also in 2002 he had started taking lessons in the section of orchestral and Big Band Direction at S.C.T. He finished in 2005(prof. Kleanthis Zarimbas). He’s been in several clinics taking lessons from great drummers such as :
Kenwood Dennard, Lenny White, Peter Erskine, Dave Weckl, Jim Chapin, Billy Cobham, Alexander Mashin, Jacubu Griffin, Nikos Kapilidis, Kostas Anastasiadis, and marimba player- Gergely Nagy.