VIDEO: Young drummer duets with Take That's Gary Barlow

A young drummer who caught the attention of Take That’s Gary Barlow has fulfilled a dream by duetting live with the star online.

Friday, 24th April 2020, 1:29 pm
Updated Friday, 24th April 2020, 1:30 pm
Gary and Alex performed a duet.

Due to his mother’s love of the boyband, 12-year-old Alex Hemingway has learned the beats to each of their songs which attracted the attention of both the group’s frontman Gary, and fellow member Mark Owen, when the youngsters’s videos were uploaded to the web.

But more recently, Alex was selected to perform with Gary online as part of his weekly ‘Crooner Sessions’ in which he sings daily duets with famous people and rising stars.

Alex, who is from Ryhill, drummed along while Gary sang his solo single from 2013, Let Me Go.

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Alex’s mother Sharon explained: “Gary Barlow placed a post on his social media a couple of weeks ago on asking if anyone had any budding stars in their homes who would love to sing along with him.

“Alex wasted no time at all when I told him and quickly began to rehearse, before submitting his video entry the next day.

“Alex had the biggest surprise of his life, as he was selected for the first ever fan performance.

“The amount of views, shares, likes and comments from all over the world are just incredible. Gary Barlow has expressed that he looks forward to meeting him one day and has said Alex’s

Alex has been playing for six years.

performance was just unbelievable!

“Alex is so proud to have been chosen to perform with his musical hero. He is beaming with pride.”

Alex, who attends Crofton Academy, has been drumming since he was six and attends weekly lessons at Mike’s Drumming School in Wakefield.

He was inspired to become a drummer by his uncle Anthony Oxley, who was a Drum Major in the Yorkshire Regiment, but who sadly died in a motorbike accident in 2016.