[Alexandros] is ready to rock your little worlds every Wednesday from 8pm on SBS PopAsia radio. Why don't you get to know the boys before you tune in!
[Alexandros] (previously known as [Champagne]) was initially formed by vocalist Yoohei Kawakami in 2001 and bassist Hiroyuki Isobe. Being brought up in Syria, Yoohei speaks fluent English with unique Middle Eastern accent. He sings both in English and Japanese, not only aggressive rock numbers but sweet and mellow tunes he create. Hiroyuki, spending most of his childhood in the US contributes to the band‘s sound that stands out from the other Japanese local bands. These two young talents got together to form what is to become one of the most original bands to emerge from the land of the rising sun.
YOOHEI KAWAKAMI - 川上洋平 Vocals & Guitar
HIROYUKI ISOBE - 磯部寛之 Bass & Chorus
MASAKI SHIRAI - 白井眞輝 Guitar
SATOYASU SHOUMURA - 庄村聡泰 Drums
1. Favourite [Alexandros] track:
Yoohei Kawakami: “untitled”
Hiroyuki Isobe: Every newest song is the best song!
Masaki Shirai: “kiss the damage”
Satoyasu Shomura: “famous day”
2. Favourite Asian rock track:
Yoohei: “innocent world” by Mr. Children
Hiro: “HOWEVER” by GLAY
Masaki: “Akai Tambourine” by Blankey Jet City
Satoyasu: “forever & ever” by Luna Sea
3. Bands that have influenced your music:
Yoohei: oasis & primal scream
Hiro: PRIMAL SCREAM, Oasis, Coolio
Masaki: Blankey Jet City, Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers
Satoyasu: Luna Sea
4. Favourite venue to play at:
Hiro: Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury
Masaki: anywhere except cold places
5. Favourite anime character / cartoon character:
Hiro: Sendou of Slam Dunk
Masaki: Baki Hanma
Satoyasu: Ginji Itada (Gintama)
6. Favourite Asian pop star / celebrity:
Yoohei: Takeshi Kaneshiro
Hiro: Shinichi Tsutsumi
Masaki: Jackie Chan!!!
Satoyasu: Stephen Chow
7. Favourite dance move:
Yoohei: moon walk
Hiro: moon walking
Masaki: I can't dance
8. Favourite food:
Hiro: YAKITORI, or basically anything that matches with liquor.
9. Favourite movie:
Yoohei: I cant choose coz there’s too many
Hiro: Unable to pick one, but probably Star Wars or Back To The Future or Gran Torino…
Masaki: Jackie Chan movies, The back to the future, Dark night, Ted
Satoyasu: Tetsuo: The Iron Man
10. Favourite guilty pleasure
Yoohei: ramen at midnight, watching movies at midnight
Hiro: Drinking when too tired, and it's worse when I eat ramen noodles after drinking.
Masaki: Seeing YouTube all day long on my day off.
Satoyasu: Ramen Jiro