Alex Chakour is musician, composer, producer and engineer from Western Massachusetts who currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. Born into a musical family, Alex was exposed to a wide array of artists and genres from an early age. At 15 years old, he won Downbeat Magazine's first-prize award for High School Blues, Pop, Rock Performance and went on to win awards in the same category three years in a row.
Alex spent a few years on the New England circuit, playing with various bands and at special events, before moving to New York. Now a seasoned New Yorker, Alex has spent the last five years on the road as lead guitarist for Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, producing and engineering records in his time off. He has also performed as a member of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Howard, The Eric Krasno Band, Antibalas, Sam Cohen, and The Alecia Chakour Band, among others.
Alex has performed in 25 countries across 4 continents and has played Glastonbury, Lollapalooza, Coachella, Primavera, Pukkelpop, and countless venues around the world. He has appeared on The Today Show, Conan, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and CBS Saturday Morning.
As a composer and producer, he is adventurous, innovative, and attentive to detail. He has produced and mixed songs that have appeared on NPR and Stereogum, and that have cumulitavely amassed over 10 million streams on Spotify.