Alex Kapranos Net Worth

Alex Kapranos Net Worth

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Alex Kapranos net worth: Alex Kapranos was born in Almondsbury, Gloucestershire, England in March 1972. Before becoming a musician he was employed as a chef, driver, music advocate, and welder. Franz Ferdinand formed in 2002 in Glasgow. They released their self-titled debut studio album in 2004 which reached #2 in Ireland and #3 in great britain. The group also had success by making use of their records Tonight: Franz Ferdinand in 2009, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action in 2013, and FFS in 2015. The group’s most successful single is “Take Me Out” which reached #3 on the United States Alternative and UK charts. In 2005 Kapranos was suspected of being a true secret agent and detained by Russian authorities. He also makes tracks and records for artists like The Cribs, Citizens!, and RM Hubbert.

Quick Facts

Birth date: March 20, 1972
Birth place: Almondsbury, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
Height:5' 11" (1.8 m)
Profession:Soundtrack
Education:University of Strathclyde, University of Aberdeen
Music groups:Franz Ferdinand, FFS, The Yummy Fur, The Karelia
Nominations:NME Award for Hottest Man, Shorty Award for Best in Weird, NME Award for Best Dressed
Movies:9 Songs
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Met drummer Paul Thomson while in the band The Yummy Fur.
2Met keyboardist and guitarist Nick McCarthy at a party in 2001. The two got into a brawl at the party, but ended up getting a drink together the following day.
3Was the music programmer at The 13th Note Cafe in Glasgow prior to forming Franz Ferdinand. That was where he met bassist Bob Hardy.
4Girlfriend is Eleanor Friedberger from the band The Fiery Furnaces. The song "Eleanor, Put Your Boots Back On" is about her.
5Authored a book about the foods he ate while on tour with Franz Ferdinand entitled "Sound Bites: Eating on Tour With Franz Ferdinand.".
6Was a part of the bands The Karelia, The Yummy Fur, and The Amphetameanies prior to Franz Ferdinand.
7Franz Ferdinand's "Take Me Out" won the 2005 Ivor Novello Award for Best Contemporary Song.
8He has lived in Scotland since 1978
9Born to a Greek father and an English mother. As a child he went by his mother's maiden name, Huntley, to avoid possible discrimination.
10Lead singer & guitarist of the group Franz Ferdinand.


Quotes

#Quote
1[on a common misconception that youth originated rock'n'roll] It's a misinterpretation of what rock'n'roll is. You can trace that to the very beginning, right back to Bill Haley who invented rock'n'roll. Even in the psychedelic era Timothy Leary was a middle-aged man who probably had more influence than Roger Daltrey. It's not the age, but it's the vividness of ideas
2While you may come to a point in your life when you have consciously rejected belief systems, you still have the spiritual urge or desire to have it all explained to you. There are various different ways in which the landmarks of our life change. It happens throughout your life.
3Relevancy is a phrase I can't really comprehend. The people who struggle with it most are people who define their selves by their age. When I look at the front row of audiences and I see they're thick with people in their mid-teens, I'm fascinated by it because I think, 'Wow, you can't be here because you bought our first record because you would have been five'.
4Why play a chord when you can play one note?
5You can only begin to be great when you embrace a sense of your own ridiculousness.
6You really only understand whether a song's good or not when you properly play it out in public for the first time.
7Although they might not admit it, I think girls are very aware of the impact that they're having. But they never feel it themselves, and it's impossible to explain. It's like trying to tell a blind person what yellow is.
8Cinema, which is influenced by every single part of life, is direct and reaches you immediately. And writing - the best writing is complex ideas communicated concisely. And music - if it's a good tune, make sure people can bloody hear it.
9Glasgow's not a media centre. When you're there, when you're hanging about, you feel quite detached from musical movements or fashions or anything like that. You do feel quite alone, in a good way.
10I really want it to have an impact on the world. I want to be in a town on the other side of the world, and somebody walks up and says, 'That music you made in Glasgow, I listened to it every day, and it moved me.'
11Maybe 'Can't Stop Feeling' and 'Turn It On' we'll just release as singles. It's a thing The Beatles used to do which I really loved, the idea of releasing something as a single completely on its own.
12Of course, there's a certain type of person who feels that anything which becomes mainstream has to be rejected immediately. And that's part of the indie-alternative snobbery and hierarchy and elitism.
13I'd rather eat a cow-pat on a bun than a bloody McDonalds.
14I'm not a food critic, and I'm not really an authority to write anything on food.
15Ideally, musicians belong outside the Establishment. When they cross that line, it's like something in them has died.
16If I was a fan of someone as a teenager, then it's OK for me to feel completely in awe when I meet them.
17If success had come along when I was 17 it would either have killed me or sent me completely mad.
18It doesn't matter how adventurous you want to be, you've still got to contain your identity.
19It's very rare that a song falls from your mind complete.
20Men behave very oddly in the company of attractive women.
21People's musical tastes are fickle, and music can be a fashion.
22Surely every band wants to be a pivotal point in history.
23The best songwriting comes from being as creative as you can and editing it down to the good bits, essentially.
24The internet is like a gossipy girls' locker room after school, isn't it?
25There are loads of bands I'd love to produce.
26There's a character that I play onstage, and I can't let him loose in the supermarket when I'm buying my beans on toast.
27Traditionally, lots of vagrants and unemployable characters wind up working in kitchens.
28A lot of bands have the enthusiasm kicked out of them by playing really dreary pub venues that just churn bands through.
29A lot of food criticism has a similar flavour to it, and I'm probably going to write about it in a different way.
30Ambition is sneered at by some bands. It seems like a pretty good thing to me.
31Being in a band didn't buy me my beans on toast!
32Boho to me is a first-year student who's just discovered the tie-dye shop.
33Boredom or being sick of what you've done before is a big part of being in a band.
34I didn't grasp the basic principle of being a promoter, which was: Put on music but also generate an income. I was on the dole most of the time.
35I think a lot of bands are creatively knackered when they come off tour.
36I think in the world of indie music there's this sort of false modesty.
37I want to make music that will make the blood surge in your veins, music that will get people up and dance.
38There's a difference between expectations and aspirations.
39Arty. To me the word's got as much venom associated with it as 'wacky'.
40No matter what you do, if you're trying to create something new, your environment has a massive impact on you.
41It's easy to be lazy when there's food lying around backstage or there's a fast-food joint a couple blocks away. But if you walk a little further, ask around a bit, of course there are exciting things to discover.
42Just because you can leap off a drum kit doing a scissors kick while hitting a chord, people expect you to be an extrovert socially. But I'm not always comfortable with the idea of small talk at a party.
43I adore the flamboyance of Freddie Mercury, the riffs and beats of Led Zeppelin and what Pete Townshend "did with his legs as he held his guitar". I prefer singles to LPs. I unashamedly love a good pop tune from "Blitzkrieg Bop" to "Push the Button" or Nelly Furtado's amazing new song, "Maneater". I despise ELP (Emerson Lake and Palmer), Yes and Marillion less for their unrestrained self-indulgence than for just being boring.
44It's rotten news about Bo Diddley. When I heard it I put 'Road Runner' on the record player. What a riff. What a guitarist - totally revolutionised the way the instrument was played with that loose sexy rhythm.


Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rock'n Roll2017writer: "Take Me Out"
Formula 1: Ten Sport2016TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Music for Misfits: The Story of Indie2015TV Mini-Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Wimbledon2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dumb and Dumber To2014writer: "Right Action" - as Alexander Paul Kapranos Huntley
Endless Love2014writer: "Right Action" - as Alexander Huntley
New Girl2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
20 to 12011TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Lady Rouge: The Eyes of Mars2010Video short writer: "Eyes of Mars"
Glastonbury 20092009TV Series writer: "The Dark of the Matinée", "Do You Want To", "Michael", "Walk Away", "Take Me Out"
The Inbetweeners2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Chuck2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore 22008Video Game writer: "Take Me Out" - as Alexander Huntley
Madden NFL 20092008Video Game writer: "Lucid Dreams"
SingStar Pop2007Video Game writer: "Take Me Out"
Hallam Foe2007writer: "Hallam Foe Dandelion Blow" - as Kapranos
Australian Idol2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
CSI: NY2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guitar Hero2005Video Game writer: "Take Me Out"
Saturday Night Live2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Paradise Kiss2005TV Series lyrics: "Do You Want To" / music: "Do You Want To"
Entourage2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
9 Songs2004performer: "Michael", "Jacqueline" Live - as Alexander Kapranos / writer: "Michael", "Jacqueline" Live - as Kapranos
Gilmore Girls2004TV Series writer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Life in the Death of Joe MeekDocumentary post-productionHimself
Lost in France2016DocumentaryHimself
Lennon or McCartney2014Documentary shortHimself
¡Atención obras!2013TV SeriesHimself - Franz Ferdinand
MSN Exclusives2012TV SeriesHimself (2013)
Artworks Scotland2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Lady Rouge: The Eyes of Mars2010Video shortHimself - Franz Ferdinand (uncredited)
The Greatest Songs of the Noughties2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Kyocera's All Access @ Virgin Mobile Freefest2009Documentary short
No disparen al pianista2009TV SeriesHimself
Later... With Jools Holland2006-2009TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee / Himself - Interview
Comic Relief 20092009TV SpecialHimself - Franz Ferdinand (uncredited)
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway2009TV SeriesHimself - Franz Ferdinand
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2009TV SeriesHimself
Pop Britannia2008TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Musikprogrammet - programmet om musik2004-2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Festival Internacional de la Canción de Viña del Mar2006TV SeriesHimself
Brain Fart2005TV MovieHimself - Franz Ferdinand (uncredited)
UK Music Hall of Fame2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live2005TV SeriesHimself - Franz Ferdinand
CD:UK2005TV SeriesHimself - Franz Ferdinand
Ivor Cutler: Looking for Truth with a Pin2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Brit Awards 20052005TV SpecialHimself - Franz Ferdinand (uncredited)
Jools's Hootenanny2004TV SeriesHimself - Franz Ferdinand
SingStar Party2004Video GameHimself - Franz Ferdinand (uncredited)
The Frank Skinner Show2004TV SeriesHimself - Franz Ferdinand
Paskvil2004TV SeriesHimself
MTV Backstage Pass: Franz Ferdinand2004TV ShortHimself
Glastonbury 20042004TV SeriesHimself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2004TV SeriesHimself - Franz Ferdinand
9 Songs2004Himself - Franz Ferdinand (uncredited)
The Late Late Show2004TV SeriesHimself - Franz Ferdinand

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Video on Trial2005TV SeriesHimself - Franz Ferdinand
The Fall: The Wonderful and Frightening World of Mark E. Smith2005TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)

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