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Alex Turner (musician)

musician, guitarist, pianist and composer

Alex Turner (born 6 January 1986) is a British musician. He is the lead singer and guitarist of the Arctic Monkeys. He is also a member of The Last Shadow Puppets. He was born and raised in Sheffield. His father was a music teacher and his mother was a German teacher.

Alex Turner
Alex Turner Playing at MSG.jpg
Background information
Birth nameAlexander David Turner
Born (1986-01-06) 6 January 1986 (age 33)
High Green, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
GenresIndie rock,[1][2][3] post-punk revival, psychedelic rock, garage rock, experimental rock, art rock, baroque pop, spoken word, movie score
OccupationsMusician, singer-songwriter
InstrumentsGuitar, vocals, bass guitar, keyboards, drums, percussion
Years active2002–present
Associated actsArctic Monkeys, The Last Shadow Puppets, Miles Kane, Reverend and The Makers
Notable instruments
Fender Stratocaster
Fender Bronco
Fender Jazzmaster
Ovation Viper
Gibson Les Paul

The Arctic Monkeys have released 5 studio albums. The first was Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not. The second was Favourite Worst Nightmare. The third was Humbug. The fourth was Suck It and See, which was released late in 2011. The fifth was "AM", which was released in 2013.


  1. . Q Magazine
  2. "BBC - Seven Ages of Rock "What the World Is Waiting For"". Seven Ages of Rock. 2007. Retrieved 2 March 2011.
  3. "Arctic Monkeys - Intelligent indie-rock from Sheffield". Clash. Retrieved 11 March 2011.