Alex Jansen - Bass
Big Balls Stuttgart, Jean Beauvoir, Fox, Hardline
Born and raised in the south of the Netherlands, Alex Jansen discovered guitar playing at the age of 8 after a short stint on drums at the age of 6. Inspired by family and the passion for Elvis Presley and his rock n roll. Alex found out he wasn't going to be the next Edward van Halen and gave up the guitar but fell in love with the bass. He has been glued to it ever since. The usual school bands followed and at the age of 17 he joined his first serious band and set sail into the wide world of music. Resulting in his first shows outside of his hometown and even outside of the Netherlands. Some demo tapes were made and although this band didn't reach world domination the experience was one of a kind.
In between Alex played endless cover gigs before joining Dutch hard rockers Mennen in 1998. With Mennen Alex played the magical Wacken Festival 3 times, recorded three studio-albums, two live-albums. Mennen made several European tours and played tons of shows in the Benelux. Two times the band went across the big pond for shows and recordings. Countless shows with highlights such as Gotthard, Whitesnake, Scorpions, Dio and many more to mention. Mennen disbanded in 2010.
Alex is found on a lot of recordings. Highlights include the Scorpions and Carsten Schulz Syndicate.
Residing in the south of Germany Alex has made himself a household name as a bass player for many occasions. Next to joining Fox in 2013 and 20Dark7 for albums and shows. Main band around is Big Balls Stuttgart, south Germanys best AC/DC tribute band. Alex played 2 shows with hard rocking legends Hardline in 2017 without any time to rehearse but still right on the spot. Alex stepped in in the band of Jean Beauvoir of the Plasmatics and Voodoo X and many many more. Too many sessions or shows played with too many known musicians and still counting. Working on albums and tracks in his own recording facility for anyone who asks.
Alex Jansen is proudly endorsed by Dean guitars where he plays his own signature Hillsboro "AJ" basses, a team that started 10 years ago and is still going strong. Ashdown Engineering provides the amps and the support and goes to the max in doing so. Topped off with the legendary Rotosound strings. As an added flavor joined the ranks of Expandora pedals in 2020 as a proud endorser.