Alexander David Turner is the singer, lead guitar player, and songwriter for English rock band Arctic Monkeys, as well as a solo artist and a member of The Last Shadow Puppets. Inspired by The Strokes and The Libertines, after receiving his first guitar in 2001, Alex and his bandmates formed the Arctic Monkeys in 2002. In 2005 they signed with Domino Records, and in early 2006 they released the fastest-selling debut album in British music history.
Alex seems to prefer Fender and Gretsch electric guitars, Gibson acoustic guitars, and pedals from Boss and Electro-Harmonix. He also plays keyboards on a Vox Super Continental Organ. Alex’s gear is eclectic and varied, but his performance style is distinctly his own.