Alex Jolly was born and raised on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, where he currently resides and performs. He began playing drums 14 years ago in 2003, at the age of 10 in the middle school band, and continued performing in every band class he could take all the way through high school including marching band, concert band, jazz band, and some music theory. Alex’s father Chris who was also a performing drummer in Cincinnati, Ohio continued Alex’s drumming education nearly everyday after school on a full drum kit. Alex also joined his church’s worship band at the age of 14 and played alongside his father for 5 years at Nags Head Church. The passion for drumming grew and he was accepted into Berklee College of Music but could not attend at the time. Years of playing went on, and now, at the age of 23 has received a Specialist Certificate in Drumming through Berklee’s online certificate program. He is most known for playing and recording with local favorite Jonny Waters and Company. He currently plays with talented musical acts such as Jared Place, Fixture, and The Hot Signals. Alex also plays whenever he can filling in for his drummer buddy’s on any gig that comes his way. When he is not gigging around with his friends he his teaching drum lessons to any and all ages willing to learn! His main goal is to continue growing as a musician, challenging himself in any way he can musically, building friendships through music, and to never lose the love of drumming that his father instilled in him at an early age.
21” Natural Ride
15" Vintage Old School 1964 Hi-hats
14” Natural Hi-hats
17” FXO 6 Crash
18” Gospel Crash
8” Vintage Splash
16" Natural FXO 6 Crash (Stacked Over) 14" Vintage Old School Patina FXO 6 China