16 Facts About Alex Kapranos


Alexander Paul Kapranos Huntley was born on 20 March 1972 and is a Scottish musician, singer, songwriter, record producer and author.


Alex Kapranos is best known as the lead singer and guitarist of Scottish rock band Franz Ferdinand.


Alex Kapranos has been a part of the supergroups FFS and BNQT.


Alexander Paul Kapranos Huntley was born on 20 March 1972 in Almondsbury, South Gloucestershire, the son of an English mother and Greek father.


Alex Kapranos attended the University of Aberdeen to study Theology.


Alex Kapranos is known to have contributed to the noise act Urusei Yatsura and Lung Leg recordings.


Alex Kapranos makes a cameo appearance in the video for "Our Bovine Public".


In September 2005, Alex Kapranos began "Soundbites", a weekly food column for G2 in The Guardian newspaper, which detailed his culinary adventures as Franz Ferdinand traversed the globe on their world tour.


Alex Kapranos narrated the 2008 BBC Scotland documentary Edwyn Collins: Home Again on the recovery of Orange Juice singer Edwyn Collins.


Also in 2008, Alex Kapranos narrated the BBC Radio 1 documentary The Story of Kraftwerk.


In 2016, Alex Kapranos took part in a documentary about Glasgow music, and Chemikal Underground Records, called Lost in France.


The film features Alex Kapranos playing live with Stuart Braithwaite of Mogwai, and other musicians such as Emma Pollock and RM Hubbert, and Holy Mountain, as well as interviews with Alex Kapranos and his old label-mates.


Alex Kapranos was interviewed for Edgar Wright's 2021 documentary film The Sparks Brothers, centered around the band Sparks, with whom Franz Ferdinand formed supergroup FFS.


From 7 August to 11 September 2022, Kapranos presented a six part Sunday night radio programme titled "The Alex Kapranos Show" on Absolute Radio.


In June 2005, Alex Kapranos was detained for around an hour by officials at Domodedovo Airport in Moscow after being mistakenly identified as belonging on a US "no-fly" list.


Alex Kapranos was released after officials determined that he did not fit Tomlinson's description.