Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Ben Babylon Band (I): Alex Andrews, drummer

To play with a genious like Ben, you need to be so good, almost to reach his level. And Alex does. His passion on music started long time ago: "Since I was young, I've always loved to play drums. I started playing when I was 2, and I got my first drumset when I was 3. Throughout the year, I have enjoyed it more and more, and this is definitely what I want to do with my life". He has it clear. I like that guy, he's a very good drummer. "I love playing drums and I will always work at being a famous drummer when I grow up". Sure! Let's know a little bit more Alex and his job in the Ben Babylon's Band.

Which are your influences, Alex?

When i was young i was influenced by jazz fusion, Jazz, Rock and Roll, and Funk. At 10 years old, i started to enjoy more hard rock music. Finally to this day (which started at 12), i really enjoy progressive rock, progressive metal, Progressive jazz metal, jazz, pop, and ADORE short ambient pieces of music that just make you want to go into another world. I love very quiet music, and very loud music. Depends on my emotions at the time. 

How's Ben as an artist and his best abilities?

Ben has so many ideas, and so many interesting things that he has shown us. His best abilities are his piano, because he just absolutely kills at it. He has played possibly the best piano solos I've ever heard in a long time. His vocals add to the experience that he creates in his music. He is an amazing musician. Ben is extremely talented and I'd definitely call him an artist

Completely agree! I coudn't say it better! And which song of the set you're playing do you like most to play?

I think Dorky Loves Doughnuts and Different Meanings are two amazing songs that will go far. 

Great! Finally, some words to Ben for Xmas:

Hey Ben! Have a great christmas, hope you get lots of presents, hope to see you gain sometime, MERRY XMAS!

Thanks so much, Alex, and Happy Xmas for you both, guys!

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