The youngest of a generation of musical Friths from Bermuda, Alec was inspired to play bass at a young age by the music of Bob Marley, as well as the South African sounds of the Paul Simon album, Graceland. A long trip to the Caribbean on a boat as a kid, and the influence of his cousin and Reggae singer, Mishka, solidified his love of roots music. Spending his high school years on a farm in St. Ann’s, Cape Breton, he taught himself to play many styles of music on guitar and bass, which led to him studying music in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he received a degree in bass performance. He has participated in some amazing musical groups over the years and playing with Jah’Mila has been a great opportunity to mix his love of roots music with his love for executing complex arrangements.
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