Alec Bio


Alec Fraser Jr bio. 

Born in Glasgow,Scotland and immigrating in 1967, Alec Fraser Jr has been playing bass fifty years in Canada and around the world. He has played bass with international artists such as Bo Diddley, The Drifters, Kim Wilson, Ian Gillian (Deep Purple), Muddy Water’s drummer Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Ray Benson (Asleep at the Wheel), Ben. E King, Walter Trout,Ron Sexsmith,  and Mel Brown as well as Canadian artists like Jeff Healey, David Wilcox, Jack de Keyser, Morgan Davis,Randy Bachman, Steve Strongman, Danny Marks, Jerome Godboo, Rick Fines, Jimmy Bowskill, Powder Blues Band, Downchild Blues Band and Gospel singer Danny Brooks and Newfoundland singer/songwriter Ron Hynes.  These credits have helped earn him the 2004 and 2009 Maple Blues Bassist of the Year award as well as the MBA Lifetime Achievement nomination for several years in a row. 

As a producer and engineer his productions and bass work have won 23 awards ranging from Junos to the American Blues Foundation in the blues but also jazz, bluegrass,rock and roll, country, celtic and reggae. Currently playing in his own coop band with guitarist Mike Daley they have attained success in the private house concert circuit in Ontario where he features his invention and a technique of playing seven drums attached to his upright bass using a brush between his fingers. 

With five decades of bass knowledge he is in constant demand “live” and in the studio. Check out his new solo record and website  and for music and videos.