Alex Prol was born in 1979 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, such as Joe Stump, Jon Finn, Michael Farquharson, Jim Kelly, Suzzane Dean and also with Brazilian jazz singer Luciana Souza. He also worked professionally while studying at Berklee as a session player and played at Guitar Night 1998 – a concert sponsored by Berklee for its top 5 guitar players of the year.
Short after moving back to Brazil, Alex has worked composing and recording jingles for radio and TV as he has done back in Boston and began playing gigs with local artists. A couple years later, he started touring with major artists 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 late 2011, he made an important career decision moving to New York City and immersing himself in the music mecca of the world.
Alex toured the US on the Guitar Gods tour 2014, opening for artists Yngwie Malmsteen, Bumblefoot (Guns ‘N Roses) and Gary Hoey as a hired gun.
Alex has shared the stage with the following artists throughout his career: Taylor Dayne, Maria Gadu, Fagner, Cidade Negra, Gary Douglas Band, Kiddo, Sonia Rao, Clara Lofaro, Erasmo Carlos, Itaal Shur, Mauricio Pessoa, Tom Acousti, Meghann Wright, Kerry Leigh, Ethan Kray, Odetta Hartman, Jon Bell, Hugh Trimble, Robyn Payne, Nathan Zanagar, Hamin Reed, Robert Gaulke, A is For Atom, Marcelo Bonfa, Thais Gulin, Pedro Moraes, Claudia Leitte, Vitor & Leo, Leo Gandelman, Suely Mesquita, Beatrice Mason, Edu Krieger, Luxúria, Ras Bernardo, André Ramiro, Daniel Tendler, Paulo Ricardo, Jorge Mautner, Nelson Jacobina, Tamy, José Augusto, Michael Sullivam, Paulo Cesar Pinheiro, Chico Roque, Baia (Baia & Rockboys), Luis Carlinhos, Bruno Ceará, Alexandre Pessoal, Trilogia Carioca, Marechal, Zé Ricardo, Rodrigo Shá, Christiaan Oyens, Gugu Peixoto (Playmobille), Leandro Leo, Varandistas, Sideral, Juliano Cortuah, Apoena Frota, Renata Gebara, Max Viana, Ana Ratto, Jay Vaquer, Davi Moraes, Dado Dolabella, Lia Sabugosa, Linox, Os Gurus, Liah, Barbara Mendes, Raphael Gemal, Qinho (Qinho & os Cara), Zanna and Ana Elle among others.
Performed with the following musicians: Gary Grainger, Bryan Percivall, Mike Visceglia, Mark Berman, Clifford Carter, Lee Nadel, Sean Dixon, Mike Messer, Sean Michael Murray, Cesinha, Gastão Villeroy, Maycon Ananias, Mathias Kunzli, Ben Zwerin, Jordan Scannella, Josh Dion, Scott Chasolen, Jeremy Goldsmith, Larry "J Phoenix" Loftin, Tabitha Fair, Adam Minkoff, Chris Infusino, David Bailis, Brian Killeen, Sarah Wise, Brittany Anjou, Jim Robertson, Craig Wilson, Josh Giunta, Patrick Firth, John Lang, Shawn Best, Aron Marchak, Aaron Whitby, Sean-David Cunningham, Fred Maxwell, Janifer Epic-Win Cheng, Janie Jj Loo, Tammy Thomas Iroku, Shane Considine, Michelle Young, Dave Keen, Eva Lawitts, Andrew Nesbitt, Simon Strauss, Michael Hunter, Justin Williams, Rick Cragin, Eric Bell, Christiaan Oyens, Alberto Continentino, De Palmeira, Humberto Barros, Marcelo Vig, Chiquinho Chagas, Simone Giuliani, Alex Hernandez, Darci Trombone, Jorge Continentino, Davi Vieira, Ze Grey, Klaus Mueller, Tato Yayo Serka, Fabricio Belo, Marlon Sette, Leandro Joaquim, Rodrigo Villa, Thiago Ozorio, André Carneiro, Claudio Bezz, Fred Nascimento, Leo Fernandes, Lui Coimbra, Felipe Pinaud, Rodrigo Pacato, Caio Barreto, Daniel Lopes, Bruno Migliari, Jongui, Joao Bittencourt, Lancaster, Glaucio Ayala, Mac William, Diogo Gameiro, Rick de la Torre, Alexandre Fonseca, Joao Viana, Alexandre BG, Raphael Miranda, Fernando Monteiro (Frado), Thiaguinho Silva, Raphael Rocha, Bruno di Lullo, Rodrigo Nogueira, Coruja, Elcio Cafaro, Jorge Ailton, Marcio Biaso, Nassif, Mila Bartilotti, Henrique Price, Renatinho Fonseca, Sergio Brandao, Rogerio Bassani, Joao Calmon, Carlos Trilha, Percy, Filhos de Judith, Claudio Mendes, Nailson Simoes Jr (Naife), Marcelo Caldi, Marcos Maia, Vitor Gonçalves, Jhonson de Almeida, Ivo Senra, Jam da Silva, Uemerson Gamarra and others.
Recorded and/or performed live with the following producers and sound engineers: Christian Lohr, Itaal Shur, Robert L Smith, Ze Luis Oliveira, Kari Steinert, Chris Jordao, Clara Lofaro, Pat Kelly, Doc (Angelo Velasquez), Timothy Marchiafava, Victor Chicri, Anthony Ruotolo, Carlos Trilha, Rodrigo Kuster, Alexandre Rabaço, Guto Dufrayer, Raoni Monteiro, Jobson Oliveira, André Rafael, Leo Shogun , Enrico De Paoli, Burja (Jorge Drexler), Rodrigo Delacroix, Clemente Magalhaes, Gabriel Martau, Renatinho Alscher, Rodrigo Vidal, Carlos Martau, Didiê, Éber Pinheiro, Nilo Romero, Fabiano França, Daniel Cheese, Damien Seth, Vanius, Eduardo Souto Neto, Nanau, Jonathan Vergara, Carlos Fuchs, Germane, Vicente, Fausto, Fernando Fichgold, Rodrigo Buzum, Sketch, Marcelo Froes, Rodrigo Lopes, Sergio Lopes, Felipe Magrinelli, Andre Dias, Flavio Senna, Maycon Ananias, Marcelo Ferraz, Marcelo Passos, Joao Damaceno, Bigú, Martina, Pedro Paulo Canongia, Paulo Aiello, among others.
Recorded with the following artists and musicians: Jack Daley, Steven Wolf, Shawn Pelton, Clifford Carter, Lee Nadel, Steve Grand, Cidade Negra, Fagner, Milton Nascimento, Toquinho, Ivete Sangalo, Elis Regina, Laura Pausini, Caetano Veloso, Leila Pinheiro, Cassia Eller, Renato Russo, Katia B, Fernanda Takai, Leoni, Leo Jaime, Joao Donato, Ivan Lins, Paula Morelenbaum, Isabella Taviani, Zelia Duncan, Christiaan Oyens, Kleiton e Kledir, Manitu, Ramirez, Maria Gadú, Érika Martins, Itaal Shur, Jonathan Maron, Yuval Lion, Nunzio Signore, Henrique Band, Lucy Woodward, Everett Bradley, Ben Zwerin, Shawn Thwaites, Mathias Kunzli, Ze Luis Oliveira, Adam Minkoff, Ethan Kray, Justin Williams, Clara Lofaro, Jordan Scannella, Gary Douglas, Jeremy Goldsmith, Scott Chasolen, Josh Dion, Chris Infusino, Brian Killeen, Typical Friday Night (TFN), Kevin Cerovich, Alex Hernandez, Kenny Grohowski, Victor Chicri, Mike Truccillo, Erin Pellnat, Magdalena Garbalinska, Adriana Molello, Jonathan Weber, Jiliane Russo, Sean Dixon, Hamin Reed, Michael Hunter, Reuben Blades, James Seely, Silvia Machete, Célia Porto, Ronaldo Bezerra, Arthur Maia, Fernando Caneca, Cesinha, Stephane San Juan, Nicolas Krassik, Kiko Horta, Eduardo Souto Neto, Gabriel Melo, Gabriel Pensador, Zeca Baleiro, Marcos Ariel, Natasha Miroslav, Liminha, Marcelo Vig, Valdi Afonhjah,Twiggy, Dado Dolabella, Carmem Manfredini, Linox, Marquinhos Moletta, Thiago Silva, Lui Coimbra, Franco, Lau Gomes, Edi Junior, Ale Di Vieira, William Santos, Eddy & Gil, Gurus, Bruno Ceara, Toby Holguin, Luen, Gian Fabra, Claudio Bezz, Georgeana Bonow, Daniel Tendler, Clemente Magalhaes, Ronin, André Carneiro, Fred Nascimento, Rick de la Torre, Altair Martins, Marlon Sette, Dadi, Alex Fonseca, Junior Tostoi, Sasha Amback, Bruno Migliari, Raphael Miranda, Toninho Van Ahn, Marcio Biaso, Fernando Monteiro, Paulo Sergio Valle, Leonel Villar, Adal Fonseca, Leo Fernandes, Fabrizio Iorio, Andre Gomes, Marcelo Costa, Bruno Egler, Lelei Gracindo, Juju Gomes, Nilo Romero, Rodrigo Santos, Gastao Villeroy, Lincoln Cheib, Eugenio Dale, Maycon Ananias, Joao Viana, Lancaster, Jeff Pinas, Wlajones Carvalho (Pacote), Leandro Leo, Leo Verao, Paola Vegas, Lucas Duque, Garrafa, Luiza Souto, Thiago Antunes and others.