Ray Alex was born in Huddinge Stockholm in 1963 as Reine Alexandersson. He started to gain interest for playing guitars at the age of 11. He later recorded his first record a (single) at the age of 14. In 1979 when Ray was 16 years old he teamed up with one of his best friends and his brother Rowland and formed Warreins which 1.5 years later changed name to Neptune. After the departure of Neptune, Ray played in various bands as Glory (1988-89) West End (1989-90) and JAR which existed on and off between (1990-2005) Ray has always been an energetic song and lyrics writer and have written songs in many band constellations. Today, after Neptunes reunion late 2017, his will for creating songs have continued with no reduction of his “call” to write songs. He also have a passion for “Ravens”.
Rowland Alex – Bass
Roland Alexandersson was born in 1967 in the southern part of Stockholm. When he was 12 years old, his brother put an ugly red bass in his hand and told him to play! After a few weeks he joined his brothers band – Warreins. When Warreins ended, he started the pop band Dead End. The longing for tougher music made Neptune to be formed in the early 80’s with his brother Ray Alex, Tommy and Johnny. After Neptune officially quitted in 1987, he played bass and made songs with some other musicians. After a year, the bass was laid on the shelf and he became a singer in the band Back Draft. Back Draft ended in the early 90’s. Then, until the resurrection of Neptune 2017, it was only time for sparingly songwriting. So in 2017, Neptune was brought to life and then the burning interest in metal music and the wonderful wooden thing with 4 strings came back in his hands once again.
Anders Olsson was born in the mid 60’s in the southern part of Sweden. He bought his first guitar right after he got his hands on the first Van Halen’s album and did everything to copy the song Eruption not by note. Anders played in a couple of obscure local bands during the latter part of the 70’s and started up the band Excetra, which was the band that later played as a support act for Neptune. The rest is history. After Neptune ended in 1987, Anders started the band Unicorn (1987-88) where Tosh Ason played drums. Other bands that Anders participated in are In Time (1989-90) and JAR (1990-2005). He put the guitar on the shelf after Jar and has showed a great interest in photography, which is used from time to time in Neptune as well.
Jonas Wikström was born in southern Sweden in the 60’s. The music and drums came early, and the first drum set was in the form of pots was taken in 1970.
The first band (Elektron) that Jonas played on “real” drums was back in 1974. Since then, Jonas has played in many bands over the years.
Except for Neptune in the middle of the 80´s is the most well-known of them BALANCE (US) with Bob Kulick, Doug Katsaros and Peppy Castro where he was part of their reunion. Then he became their drummer during the” Balance Sweden Reunion Tours 2014” Jonas loves the sea and Aston Martin.
Anders Lindqvist – Guitar
Anders was born 1964 in Stockholm. He started playing guitar in the age of 3. But it was first in 1976 when he moved to Täby north of Stockholm it all started. Some friends in school wanted him to play bass in a band, but soon he quit the bass for electric guitar. The winter of 1977 Anders heard Van Halen´s first album and the track Eruption. From that moment everything changed. He played in the band Nightfall which recorded an album and had many gigs around Stockholm. In early 1987 Anders quit the band and started again to play in different heavy metal bands around Stockholm. In 1994 he meet his old friend Staffan Öfwerman that just recently quit Roxette. Anders and Staffan started the band Band 4 Fun and the drummer Isak Isaksson from Highway Stars joined the band. In 1997 Band 4 Fun turned into Nattugglorna wich was a tribute-band to famous Swedish artist Magnus Uggla. End of 2018 he got phone call and was asked to join Neptune. The rest is as you say history.