Alex Prol (Alexandre Prol) was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He began playing guitar at the age of 10 and for the following 7 years took private lessons with renowned music teachers in Rio. At the age of 18, Alex moved to Boston, to study at the prestigious Berklee College of Music and improve his guitar skills.
In Boston, he honed his craft under the tutelage of a number of great musicians. He also worked professionally while studying at Berklee as a session player and played at Guitar Night – a concert sponsored by Berklee for its top 5 guitar players of the year.
Shortly after moving back to Brazil, Alex worked composing and recording jingles and soundtracks for radio and TV and began playing gigs with local artists. A couple years later, he started touring with major artists – many of them Grammy Nominees and/or Grammy Award winners, all over Brazil and South America.
While playing big and renowned venues, music festivals and music awards with major artists for over a decade, he has solidified his reputation – but was eager for more.
In 2012, he made an important career decision moving to New York City and immersing himself in the music mecca of the world.
He soon began performing and recording with local artists and world renowned musicians in top-notch studios such as the legendary Avatar Studios and playing renowned venues all over the city and the US – some of them during the Guitar Gods tour 2014 which featured artists such as Yngwie Malmsteen, Bumblefoot (Guns ‘N Roses) and Gary Hoey.
Among the many artists, producers and musicians Alex has either played live shows and/or recorded with throughout his career are: Maria Gadu, Fagner, Cidade Negra, Erasmo Carlos, Marcelo Bonfa (Legiao Urbana), Claudia Leitte, Victor & Leo, Elan Atias (The Wailers), Milton Nascimento, Toquinho, Ivete Sangalo, Laura Pausini, Caetano Veloso, David Bryan (Bon Jovi), Bob Bandiera (Bon Jovi), Leila Pinheiro, Cassia Eller, Renato Russo, Fernanda Takai, Leoni, Leo Jaime, Joao Donato, Ivan Lins, Paula Morelenbaum, Zelia Duncan, Eric Zayne, Steve Grand, Brendan Adams, Gabriel Pensador, Zeca Baleiro, Itaal Shur, Alvaro Alencar, Christian Lohr, Robert L Smith, Ze Luis Oliveira, Victor Chicri, Carlos Trilha, Rodrigo Vidal, Nilo Romero, Eduardo Souto Neto, Maycon Ananias, Mike Visceglia, Mark Berman, Clifford Carter, Shawn Pelton, Lee Nadel, Steven Wolf, Jack Daley, Jonathan Maron, Shawn Thwaites, Mathias Kunzli, Ben Zwerin, Lucy Woodward, Tabitha Fair, Simon Strauss, Simone Giuliani, Jorge Continentino, Cesinha, Gastao Villeroy, Christiaan Oyens, Alberto Continentino, De Palmeira, Humberto Barros, Marcelo Vig, Chiquinho Chagas, Marlon Sette, Leandro Joaquim, Altair Martins, Andre Carneiro, Claudio Bezz, Fred Nascimento, Lui Coimbra, Felipe Pinaud, Rodrigo Pacato, Bruno Migliari, Jongui, Lancaster, Joao Viana, Diogo Gameiro, Rick de la Torre, Alexandre Fonseca, Raphael Miranda, Fernando Monteiro (Frado), Raphael Rocha, Bruno di Lullo, Rodrigo Nogueira (Suricato), Elcio Cafaro, Jorge Ailton and many others.
Alex is featured on the soundtrack for the Sundance Film Festival 2014 audience award winner documentary “Alive Inside”.
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