The Adelaide, Australia born and raised drummer Alex Carapetis - who moved to Sydney aged 18 - left to the United States in February 2005.
When he left his backpack containing all his worldly possessions (including his passport) in a cab at Sydney International Airport, he had two choices – give up on his dream of moving to the United States, or get new stuff. He chose to get a new passport and worldly possessions and go anyway.
Alex Carapetis started playing drums at age eleven. After studying Jazz at the Adelaide Conservatorium for 1 year in 2000 he made the move to Sydney to further his music career.
Alex’s talent on acoustic and electronic drums is confirmed by the high-profile list of Australian artists he has toured and recorded with. The last year has seen Alex touring full-time with Jimmy Barnes in Australia and New Zealand. Other artists include Ian Moss, Diesel, Nathan Cavaleri, Richard Clapton, Charlton Hill, Lotel, Emmanuel Carella (X-tina Aguileras Australian tour) and Teenager (Nick Littlemore from PNAU).
Alex Carapetis has also performed with Delta Goodrem.
Since he arrived in the US Carapetis has worked with a studio recording soundtracks for films, including Vince Vaughn's The Wedding Crashers. Plus there's a stable of singers who require his services including hot new talent Nikka Costa, Amel Larrieux from Groove Theory and he recently did one of Lenny Kravitz's demos.
In October 2005 Alex Carapetis was recruited by Nine Inch Nails for the rest of their tour, after a two-show run with session drummer Josh Freese and a discovered heart condition of Nine Inch Nails' regular skinsman Jerome Dillon thet forced him to leave the tour.