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Alex James - Bit of a Blur

Alex James - Bit of a Blur
'Dad opened the piano lid and raised his eyebrows. There was a slight but deliberate dramatic pause. Then he slammed into the keys and rattled out some rock and roll. It was amazing. I'd never heard him play. I had no idea that he could. I hugged him, pushed my sister out of the way and demanded to be shown how to make a noise like that.'

For Alex Dames, music had always been a door to a more eventful life: a way to travel and meet people. But as bass player of Blur - one of the most successful British bands of all time - his journey was more exciting and extreme than he could ever have predicted