The Astro Droids
Alex St. Kitts is a Toronto born composer and musician, whose main instrument is Bass Guitar. Alex began playing bass at the age of 16 after watching Pat Kilbride, one of Canada’s most prestigious bassists. After only one year of bass study, he auditioned at Humber for the Contemporary Music Degree and subsequently had the honour of studying with the greats such as Mike Downes, Pat Kilbride, Pat LaBarberra, Mark Rogers, Vaughan Misner and many more. Amidst his time at Humber, he has received 3 scholarship awards for excellence and proficiency in Music. He has finished the program and now has a Bachelors Degree in Contemporary Music.
He has had the honour and pleasure of performing with such bands as The George St. Kitts Band, The Sara Dell Band, Dylan Murray, KC Roberts, Brownman Ali’s Electryc Trio, D-Sisive, Purple Revolution and many more. Notable achievements have been playing with such greats as Mike Stern, Chris Potter, and the LaBarberra Brothers.
Alex has been playing around the Toronto scene, in various settings, and has also played in England, And various places in the U.S.. He is currently working on some new projects, including his group “The Astro Droids” with fellow members Robin Claxton and Will Hebbes and “MOONWALKER: The Michael Jackson Tribute”.
The Astro Droids
Formed in April of 2011 in a small Roncesvalles basement, Bassist and lead singer Alex St. Kitts, Guitarist Will Hebbes and Drummer Robin Claxton played the beginnings of what would be the Astro Droids. After months of rehearsals and recording a small 3 track demo, the Droids began playing shows all over Toronto. Joined occasionally by vocalists Cat Lewis, Lydia Persaud and Keyboardist Andrew Kesler, the group is a promising new glint of talent who offers up hard-hitting grooves, catchy melodies and funky overtones over a solid Rock foundation.
Check out the demo tracks (w/ Will & Robin) @ http://stkittstheastrodroids.bandcamp.com/ and some video @ http://www.youtube.com/user/TheAstroDroids. We’ll keep you posted about shows on the gigs page!!