Alex Weir

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Alex Weir
Alex Weir Blam Tour.jpg
Background information
Origin United States
Genres Funk, pop, R&B, soul
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar
Labels Homespun Video
Alex Weir on Guitar 1980's, The Brothers Johnson.jpg

Alex Weir is an American guitarist.

He came to prominence in the 1970s with the funk/R&B band The Brothers Johnson. He went on to work with the bands Talking Heads and the Tom Tom Club on their albums, and in concert. He appears in the critically praised 1984 concert film, Stop Making Sense.

Additionally, Weir has worked as a session musician with a variety of artists, including Toni Childs and Jerry Harrison.

Solo release[edit]

Year Video Label Additional info
1991 Great Rhythm Grooves for Electric Guitar Homespun Video 80-minute instructional video, with special guests Louis Johnson and Tetsugi Ogawa ( lead guitar). Alex Weir teaches guitarists how he got the driving sounds that contributed to the sounds of Talking Heads, Brothers Johnson, and Tom Tom Club, offering advice on pick speed, tonal variations, rhythmic development, hand/wrist positions, timing and more.