Instrument: electric guitar
Role: producer and live electric guitarist
Alex Katchkan has been playing lead guitar and performing for over 13 years. His main musical influences are players like John Petrucci, Joe Satriani and Nuno Bettencourt, just to name a few. He is constantly participating in various musical projects to expand his musical vocabulary in terms of style and technical skills. Alex primarily plays a seven-string axe with piezo system and uses a Mesa Boogie Mark 5 as his main live amplification. He has released 3 CDs with a well known Vladivostok progressive band and is currently working on two other studio releases in Toronto.
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Alex Zeta Reticuli thanks:
The one who has constantly shown her love, patience, and support – Natalia Katchkan; my wonderful daughter Eva, my Mom & Dad – Natalia and Sergey Katchkan, all my friends on both sides of the Earth, Mario LeBlanc for his patience and professional attitude, Josh Pivato for breathing in life into the songs. Special thanks to: Natalia Ledyaeva, Alexander Kavetskiy, and Sylvie Roy.
Alex uses: Music Man Guitars, Ibanez Guitars, Martin Guitars, Mesa/Boogie Amplifiers, Fractal Audio Systems – Axe-Fx II, Morley Pedals, Ernie Ball Pedals, Dunlop Effects, Radial Effects, T-Rex Effects, Chicago Stompworks, Woodoo Lab Pedal Power, ART Pro Audio Power Conditioner and Surge Protector, GHS Electric Guitar Strings.