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Alex Goodyear

Alex Goodyear is a Reading based Drummer, Bandleader and Composer. Since graduating from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 2019, he has become a regular of the UK and International Jazz scenes, working with artists including Joss Stone, Seamus Blake, John Law, Simon Spillett, Iain Ballamy, Joe Webb, Sam Crockatt, Alex Merritt, Steve Fishwick, Greg Abate, Jake McMurchie, Denny Ilett, Alan Barnes, Huw Warren, Rebecca Nash, Libor Smoldas, and Henrik Jensen. "Alex Goodyear is one of the finest young drummers to emerge for many years..." - The Bebop Club "Swinging, tasteful, and his contribution is sublime. He’s a musician's drummer. There are drummers with the chops flying everywhere but getting in the way of the music... here we have a player who could do all of this but chooses to play the music. Enhancing those around him. Adding colours and being a voice in the perfect conversation." - Jazz in South Wales Alex’s current projects include: • John Law’s “Re-Creations” Quartet • “Yetii”, a Classical-Jazz fusion project co-led by Alex Veitch and Ashley John Long • “Energizer” Trio, co-led by Alex Merritt on sax and Ashley John Long on bass. • “Bluprint”, a funk trio led by Daniel Newberry, featuring Guy Shotton on Organ. Other regular collaborators include Dave Jones, Jonny Bruce, Dave Cottle, Greg Sterland, Craig Crofton, Victoria Klewin, Adam Stokes, Jack Mac, Gareth Roberts, Nick Kacal, Guy Shotton and Sarah Meek.