Hailing from Santiago, Chile, Alejandro Vega’s introduction into music started with his passionate pursuit on the drum kit. His professional musical career began at the age of 16 in South America, with television appearances and tours. In an ironic twist, Alejandro’s career in percussion only began when he pursued a musical career in Australia. He is now regarded as one of Australia’s leading percussionists with a strong and varied repertoire.
Career highlights include touring with the original voices and creators of the Little River Band. In 2010, Alejandro toured with The Motown Event, allowing him to perform with legendary artists such as Mary Wilson, Martha and the Vandallas, The Temptations, The Four Tops and The Miracles. He is best known as the long-standing main percussionist for Australia’s Dancing with the Stars. Alejandro has also had the opportunity to perform with notable artists such as, Kylie Minogue, Olivia Newtown John, Michael Buble, Sara Bareilles, James Blunt, Jennifer Hudson and Michael Franti.
In 2013, Alejandro was selected as the main percussionist in Australia’s ground breaking original musical production of King Kong. His involvement with the production gave him the opportunity to work under the close musical direction of Marius de Vries. Alejandro is curretly working in the musical production of Strictly Ballroom, under the direction of world-renowned director, Baz Lurhmann.