Rowland Alex – Vocal
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 brother’s 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 ’80s 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 ’60s 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, note by note. Anders played in a couple of obscure local bands during the latter part of the ’70s 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 shown 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 ’60s. 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 ’80s 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 was born in 1964 in Stockholm. He started playing guitar at 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 meets 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 which was a tribute-band to famous Swedish artist Magnus Uggla. End of 2018 he got a phone call and was asked to join Neptune. The rest is as you say history.
Jan Tosh Ason was born in 1969 (Virgo) in Älvsjö, southern Stockholm, as Jan Andersson. He studied drums already at the age of nine until the teacher was out of notes, and put together his first rock band (1978 -1986), later known as Line Out. Tosh also played in other Swedish hard rock bands as Unicorn (1987-88), In Time (1989-90), JAR (1990-2005)
John Rosth was born in 1966 and grew up in Tumba in southern Stockholm. He studied piano early and met Tosh in the early 80’s when they started playing in the same band (Line Out), and since then they have always written a lot of music together.
Rosth was also a keyboardist in the band It’s Alive (1985-1995) with Max Martin and toured with Kingdom Come in Europe. Rosth was initially called as a studio musician for Neptune’s singles and EP’s, so he naturally became a welcome and new member of Neptune.