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Alex Kapranos
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Birth Date:March 20, 1972
Astrology Sign:Aries
Chinese Sign:Rat - Yin
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Occupation:Rock/Pop singer

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Alex Kapranos

Biography:Alex Kapranos Alexander Paul Kapranos Huntley (born March 20, 1972 in Almondsbury, England) is the guitarist and lead singer of the Glaswegian band Franz Ferdinand. He was born to a Greek father and an English mother.

Kapranos spent his early childhood in Sunderland and South Shields, his mother's home town, and spent most summers in his father's native Greece. Huntley is the name of his father's aunt. His mother insisted on the middle name Paul, because of a long-term crush on Paul McCartney.

In 1980, he moved with his family to Edinburgh, then to Glasgow in 1984. At the age of seventeen, Kapranos attended the University of Aberdeen to study theology. He continued his studies at several different universities, including the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. From the early 1990s, he was a fixture of the Glasgow music scene, running live nights at the 13th Note, most notably The Kazoo Club (where bands such as Picnic, and The Oddballs were regulars). While working as a chef, bartender, lecturer in IT at the city's Anniesland College, and other various jobs, he played in some of Glasgow's popular bands, including The Blisters, long-standing ska stalwarts The Amphetameanies, The Yummy Fur, Quinn and The Karelia (Band) (formerly known as The Blisters). He is also known to have contributed to Urusei Yatsura recordings.

Eventually, after dropping "Huntley" from his name, he formed a new band in 2001 with old friends and new acquaintances called Franz Ferdinand, which has received international attention. The band comprises of Alex, Nick McCarthy (guitar, vocals), Paul Thomson (drums) and Bob Hardy (bass). Five singles and an EP have charted in the United Kingdom to date, and their eponymous debut album won the 2004 Mercury Music Prize, two Brit Awards, a Breakthrough Video MTV Award and an Ivor.

Kapranos has asthma and is allergic to animals and peanuts, which he likens to arsenic.

In September 2005 he began Soundbites , a weekly food column for G2 in the Guardian newspaper, which details his culinary adventures as Franz Ferdinand traverse the globe on their world tour.

Chinese Horoscope for Alex Kapranos
Includes characteristics and Vices
Alex Kapranos's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 15, 1972 - February 02, 1973
Birthday: March 20, 1972

The Rat is a Yin,
and is the First sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Intellectual Skill
Thirst for Power

Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Alex Kapranos's Personality Tarot Card The Lovers - Personality Card

Birthday: March 20, 1972

A relationship or love affair with a trial or choice involved.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Alex Kapranos's Growth Tarot Card The Empress

Birthday: March 20, 2023

Abundance, fruitfulness and fertility; perhaps marriage or children.




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