Alex McVey

Independent

Alex McVey

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About

Paiste Artist Since
September 2017

Nationality
United States

Main Affiliation
Independent

Other Affiliation
We Are Messengers

„I’ve played many different cymbals in my lifetime and career. I never truly found my sound until I started playing Paiste. Their versatility and musicality make my job easier! I'm constantly getting compliments from FOH engineers, studio engineers, and producers. Paiste cymbals rise above the rest! Their customer service and artist relations is hands down the best!“

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Biography

Alex McVey grew up in the small town of St. Albans, WV in a house filled with the sound of his father’s piano. From violin at the age of 3, classical piano lessons and picking up guitar, Alex learned many instruments growing up. But having always loved the sound of the drum line in parades, it wasn’t until he joined the marching band at St. Albans High that he found the one instrument he really connected with. Alex studied music at Liberty University, graduating with a BS in Music and Worship Studies. During his time there, he continued with the marching band and began collaborating with other musicians and artists who performed in the local music scene. Soon realizing that his passion was making and performing music, he moved to Nashville, TN four days after graduating. Alex has had the privilege of playing with many bands and artists both in performance and recording environments. His goal as a musician is to play what is most complimentary to the song and artist. Currently, his main focus is playing for We Are Messengers who are signed with Word Entertainment. When he isn’t on the road with We Are Messengers, he enjoys writing/producing, working with other artists, and being home with his wife.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 20", 22"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark, warm, smoky, breathy. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft feel with a quick response. Very well crashable. Controllable, peppery stick sound over a dark layered oriental, smoky wash. A ride cymbal that can easily be used in a small jazz club setting and flourish in other styles such as blues or country music.

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  • Details

    Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19", 20"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark, warm, smoky. Medium wide range, complex mix. Buttery, soft feel with quick response. Rich, dark, mystical crash sound with tender clarity. Extremely lively cymbal for broad accents and crashes in intimate to semi-loud settings. Well suited for delicate ride patterns or mallet swells. «For those guys who really appreciate just having a cymbal that can do everything, the larger Dark Crashes can do anything. Very crash-able, and if you want to ride on them, they will give you all the ride patterns in the world.» - Gregory Hutchinson

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