Alex Turner is the lead guitarist and vocalist of the famous English band “Arctic Monkeys” whose band members are James Cook, Matt Helders and Nick O’Malley. Alexander David Turner was born on 6 January 1986 in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England to Penny and David Turner. He happens to be a single child of his parents. Both his parents are teachers. His mother teaches German and his father physics and music.
Alex went to Stocksbridge High School from 1997 to 2002. He was exposed to all kinds of music since childhood, courtesy his father. His father was big jazz head and had all the collections of Frank Sinatra, The Carpenters, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Beach Boys, David Bowie and The Eagles. Alex got enrolled in Barnsley College in 2002 where his subjects were English, psychology, music technology and media.
Alex took a year off from his regular studies before applying to universities for post-graduation to pursue his musical ambition. Alex met most of his band members in his school and college. Matt Helders is friends with him since they were seven and went to same primary school.
They met Andy Nicholson in their secondary school and James Cook was his neighbor. They used to write, compose music and jam together on Alex’s father’s Cubase system. The band “Oasis” were their inspiration. In the year 2002, these four decided to make a band and started playing at pubs. The name “Arctic Monkeys” was given by Cook.
Their first gig was on 13 June 2003, at a local pub called The Grapes. From here on Alex role became defined as lead guitarist and vocalist. Earlier for which he was not quite sure of. Cut to the year 2005 Arctic Monkeys signed to the independent label Domino Records after a long struggle.
Their first album is “Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not (WPSIATWIN)”, which released in January 2006.Eventually it became the fastest-selling debut album in British music history. Andy left the band after this. In 2007 they released their second album “Favourite Worst Nightmare”.
Turner has even recorded songs outside his band. He did and album with Miles Kane, James Ford,and Owen Pallett and named it “The Age of the Understatement”. It topped the charts in its first week only in 2008.
Arctic Monkeys third album ” Humbug” was fresh take on music and was released in August 2009. They wanted to follow the uncommon path and reverse the rulebooks. The albums that followed these are AM (2013–2015), Everything You’ve Come To Expect (2015–2016), The Dream Synopsis (2016) which has made hugely popular amongst the current generation.
How much is Alex Turner Net Worth in 2017
Alex Turner net worth is around $27 Million US dollars as of 2017. He keeps a low profile and is not media friendly celebirty. One accolade Alex has to his credit that he was declared Coolest Man On The Planet by NME magazine in December 2005.
Alex has deep and unique sense of humor. His versatility and remarkable understanding of music and spinning of words around simplest of things is praiseworthy.