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2017 All England Masters International Champions

 MILNROW BAND

alex smith

Alex Smith - Kit/Percussion

Alex started drumming at just 7 years old, joining Milnrow band part-time at 9 years old. He remained with the band as they progressed from the 4th section to the 2nd section, where they were placed 2nd at the National Finals.  

 

Alex left the band in 2001 to go to university in Barnsley, studying Music Technology.  He then went on to set up two bands - Catch-it Kebabs (ska/punk/swing) and Mighty Vipers (Reggae /funk /latin), with whom he has been touring the UK and Europe for the last 16 years.  The bands have released 3 studio albums, and played alongside Ska legends such as The Specials, Selector and The Beat.  Alex has also toured as a member of the rhythm section of USA Ska band The NY Toasters.  

 

 

 

 

Alex was a member of Littleborough Brass Band for 4 years, as well as working with the big band 'Little Jazz Funk Orchestra' on guitar and drums, occasionally playing with the Jäger Maestros and various other Rochdale covers bands.

 

Fun fact... Catch-it Kebabs once did 10 gigs in separate counties in a 24 hour period, sponsored by Relentless!