ABOUT

With his father being a guitarist and passionate music enthusiast Alexander „Drummie“ Domhoever got in touch with art at a very tender age.  Intrigued by the players of instruments the young fan found himself drumming for the first time in grade one. After six years of steady and diligent practice, and playing drums and percussion in several school orchestras and samba/afro ensembles, Alex got deep into the one drop grooves of Carlton Barrett at the age of 16. Especially the complex Hi Hat patterns of the Jamaican drummers fascinated the teenager. 

 

For four years he studied drums with the focus on Pop music at the ARTeZ Music College in the Netherlands to eventually earn his Bachelor Degree in 2011. He continued his academic career in 2013 with a Master program Jazz & Pop. His final thesis, a 60 minute in depth documentary on Jamaican musicians, styles and drum patterns entitled The Anthology of Reggae Drumming was extremely well-received worldwide and earned the student excellent final grades with highest marks. The movie features some of the most famous drummers such as Sly Dunbar, Santa Davis, and Kirk Bennett, recorded at Anchor studio in Kingston, Jamaica. Alex Drummie worked on the project not just as the director and producer, but also as composer and arranger of the soundtrack. His very own riddims were recorded at Tuff Gong, Mixing Lab, and Shengen studio with some of the most prolific members of the Reggae music fraternity like Flabba Holt and Alborosie. The film helped not just for his maker to improve his skills and enhance his knowledge but also followed his desire to highlight the works and influence of Jamaican drummers on the global music scene. 

 

Alex was always involved in various bands and projects. With the Dutch combo Bo In The Box he played Soul and Pop, while Bantaba was a highly acclaimed Reggae group he participated in. As studio musician he played for many international producers such as Rory Stone Love, Alborosie, Fatta Pottinger and members of Gentleman’s Evolution band. At the moment his main focus is on Jamaican Pop sensation OMI and backing artists with several bands such as The Magic Touch and Rockaz Supreme, as he has done previously with Assassin, Max Romeo, Earl Chinna Smith and Kenny B. As an educator Alex teaches both his craft drumming as well as song writing at Academy Deutsche Pop. 

 

Alex created his own unique, powerful drum fusion that combines the big fat sound of Rock and Pop with the sharp and steady precision of Reggae and Dancehall. He is always greatly appreciated by his fellow band members for being a team player, holding it together with an ever consistent groove and providing singers a sense of security they can build their performance on.

 

 

Artists, musicians, producers and engineers Alex Drummie has worked with throughout the years on stage and in studio:

 

- Admiral Tibet

- Alborosie

- Anthony Locks

- Assassin aka Agent Sasco

- Azizzi Romeo

- Bantaba

- Barnabas

- Bitty McLean

- Black Kush McAnuff

- Black Prophet

- Bo In The Box

- Courtney McLaughlin

- Computer Paul

- Crosby

- Danny Bassy

- Dave Primetime Green

- Dillinger

- Donovan Josef

- Earl Chinna Smith & Inna De Yard

- Echo Minott

- Evolution Band

- Delroy Fatta Pottinger

- Fyah T

- Flabba Holt

- Franklyn Bubbler Waul

- GanjaMan

- Guillaume "Stepper" Briard

- G Whizz

- Helmut Philipps

- Jahmali

- Jah Mason

- Jahcoustix

- Jamaica Papa Curvin

- Kenny B

- Kirk Bennett

- Leroy "Heptones" Sibbles

- Mad Turkey

- Magic Touch

- Maher Zain

- Mark Wonder

- Marla Brown

- Max Romeo

- Mellow Mark

- Mesut Curtis

- Next Generation Family

- OMI

- Owen Casey

- Prince Alla

- Ras Flabba

- Rogier Grosman

- Rory Stone Love

- Roughhouse

- Saad Chemmari

- Santa Davis

- Schwarzpaul

- Sebastian Sturm

- Sly Dunbar

- Step By Step Band

- Stylo G

- U Son

- Uwe Banton

- Voicemail

- Teacha Dee

- Xana Romeo