Alex Tramble (Bass) – On Christmas of 2003, Alex Tramble received his first bass guitar. Excited to finally own a musical instrument like his older brother, Justin, he walked down the hall with a new Ibanez over his shoulder and accidently slammed the neck of the bass into a wall. Luckily, the instrument remained in-tact and Alex was able
to begin the pursuit of his new passion that very day.
He spent a lot of time looking up tablature for 90’s rock songs and jamming with Justin in the basement of his family’s Marietta, Georgia home. They wrote many tunes together and spent hours improvising as a duo, featuring Alex moving in between low end bass lines and high end lead guitar distorted melodies. This freedom of musical space encouraged Alex to learn the importance of melodic playing amidst the necessary responsibility of maintaining a rhythmic groove.
Soon, Alex and Justin joined Dylan Burke on guitar, Paul Stevens on keys, Marshall Sanchez on drums, and Garrett Kamins on percussion. The new friendship continued into high-school and in late 2004 the first incarnation of Lingo was born. The initial line-up represented what the band still stands for today: an
attempt to balance songwriting and improvisational jam. Alex has always valued this balance, as it emphasizes the importance of creating dynamic music and dynamic shows featuring various levels of volume, tempo, feel, and emotion. He credits this value to his passion of literature. Alex is currently pursuing a degree in English Education at Kennesaw State University and although the juggling act of being a full time student and full time musician is strenuous, the existence of dynamics in literature has helped enforce the notion of creating music that flows and captivates, changing direction at the proper time like an entertaining novel, poem, or short story.
8 years after receiving his first bass guitar, Alex is ecstatic to be a part of such a motivated group of musicians dedicated to creating dynamic music and passionately working to continue the story of Lingo.