Alex started off as a trumpet player at age 8.

He then performed through his grammar & middle school years at various school & sporting events.

    At age 14, he found his true calling in the guitar.

    Alex has studied under such masters as, Chet Lichaj, Joe Chesnas, & the amazing Al Ferrante (former guitarist for Edgar Winter).  

    Alex in the past, has played with these local bands: 

    Pocket Full of Soul, Top Dead Center, Fast Lane, Funk Out, & Group Therapy.

    As the lead guitarist for Parkway Diner, Alex is enjoining the opportunity he has to show his versatility as a polished performer.

Alex Banlaki