»music starts where other music ends« (John McLaughlin)
Alex Machecek born and raised in Austria. In 2004 he moved to Los Angeles. Since then he's worked with the "who is who" of the fusion scene: Terry Bozzio, Virgil Donati, Marco Minnemann, Matt Garrison, Scott Kinsey, Kai Eckhardt, Eddie Jobson, Patrick O’Hearn, Jeff Sipe, Gary Novak, Trey Gunn, Tony Levin, John Wetton, Gary Husband, Mitch Forman, to name a few…
Alex was named Guitar Newcomer '98 in an European guitar competition and the following year debuted as a leader with "Featuring Ourselves".
Very soon after he began working with drummer Terry Bozzio and reed player Gerald Preinfalk as part of the trio BPM. This led to an album "Delete and Roll" and followed "Outtrio Live in Austin" DVD (with Terry Bozzio and Patrick O'Hearn.)
From 2006-2013 he taught at GIT, Hollywood. He also conducts numerous workshops/clinics all over the world and wrote guest columns for "Guitar Player Magazine" and "Premier Guitar". Additionally he also released an educational DVD for Lick Library and releases online lessons for MyMusicMasterclass.
After his move to the U.S., Alex Machacek soon became one of the first recording artists on the Abstract Logix label and has since released:
[sic] – featuring Terry Bozzio
Improvision (with Matt Garrison and Jeff Sipe)
The Official Triangle Sessions (with Neal Fountain and Jeff Sipe)
24 Tales featuring Marco Minneman
FAT – Fabulous Austrian Trio – with Raphael Preuschl and Herbert Pirker
Now Gary Husband & Alex Machacek
His solo releases have received accolades such as:
“Alex Machacek’s music starts where other music ends” – John McLaughlin
“You guys are f***ing nuts” – Allan Holdsworth
“I totally lost it when I heard Donna Lee – Easy Viennese Teenage Version.
"This is the most refreshing recording that I’ve heard in the last several years.” – Shawn Lane
Besides his own releases he has played and/or recorded with: Eddie Jobson’s UKZ, Planet X, Virgil Donati Band, CAB, The Scott Kinsey Group, Gary Husband, Jimmy Johnson, Hadrien Feraud, John Wetton, Tony Levin, to name a few.