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Yohio

Kevin Johio Lucas Rehn Eires (born 12 July 1995), better known by his stage name Yohio (stylized in upper-case as YOHIO), is a Swedishsinger and songwriter. He is best known for his performances as Yohio, and usually has an androgynous appearance on stage. He is a former member of the Swedish rock band Seremedy, which disbanded in April 2013. Yohio has participated in Melodifestivalen both in 2013 and 2014, making it to the final on both occasions. He has as Yohio released on CD 2 singles, 1 EP and 3 albums (with various deluxe and different editions for all).

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Kevin Johio Lucas Rehn Eires (born 12 July 1995), better known by his stage name Yohio (stylized in upper-case as YOHIO), is a Swedishsinger and songwriter. He is best known for his performances as Yohio, and usually has an androgynous appearance on stage. He is a former member of the Swedish rock band Seremedy, which disbanded in April 2013. Yohio has participated in Melodifestivalen both in 2013 and 2014, making it to the final on both occasions. He has as Yohio released on CD 2 singles, 1 EP and 3 albums (with various deluxe and different editions for all).

Yohio and his band Seremedy gained some recognition in Sweden starting in 2011.The band consisted of SEIKE lead vocals, YOHIO on lead guitar, Ray on guitar, JENZiiH on bass and LINDER on drums. The band released their first EP Seasons Will Change in 2011 and their first album Welcome To Our Madness on July 25, 2012. The band then broke up and made a one time return for a last live and ep Re:Madness on September 20, 2014.

Yohio received special attention for wearing a dress when performing. In 2012 Yohio released his first English song as a solo performer, "Our Story".

In 2013, it was announced that Yohio was lending his voice to a Vocaloid voicebank within the PowerFX range that contains both an English and Japanese vocal. He provided the voicebank for YOHIOloid.

Melodifestivalen 2013 Yohio was one of the contestants in the 2013 edition of Melodifestivalen, the Swedish national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 to be held in Malmö. His song was "Heartbreak Hotel", which he wrote along with Johan Fransson, Tobias Lundgren, Tim Larsson and Henrik Göranson. On 2 February, Yohio qualified for the contest final, where he, on 9 March, finished second but got the majority of the Swedish people's votes. Yohio was the Swedish spokesperson and announcer of the Swedish voting result at the 2013 Eurovision final in Malmö.

Melodifestivalen 2014 Yohio took part in the first heat of Melodifestivalen 2014 at the Malmö Arena with the song "To the End", performing first. Yohio was announced as the first act to go directly to the final at the Friends Arena on 8 March. In the final, he came in sixth place.

At the end of 2015 Yohio released a Christmas album, with many reviews praising his voice.

DISREIGN: Yohio formed a new band that consists of Valentin on guitar, Tias on drums and former Seremedy band mate, JENZiiH on bass. They releasedtheir first single and PV Until The Fade on May 8, 2015 and released the single world wide on August 5, 2015,. The PV was directed b yDie/may band member Riotcolor. This marked Yohio's return to a band and his second song in Japanese since Shiraha in 2015. A second EP was released near the end of 2015.

Producing Career: Yohio has mixed songs for former Seremedy band mate Seike's band Die/May, also for the band LVLUP. Yohio also wrote the lyrics to the song "I'm Sorry" tweeting "Writing some R&B right now for another artist. Not my territory at all, but very interesting to create. Love how you can play with vocals!" The song was sung by Oskar Bruzell. He's also featured on Oskar's cover of Love Yourself by Oskar as a feature. « hide

Similar Bands: Seremedy, Smileberry, Kerbera, DISREIGN, Crestillion

LPs
Snöängelns Rike (The Kingdom of the Snow-angel)
2015

2.5
1 Votes
Together We Stand Alone
2014

5
1 Votes
Break the Border
03/27/2013

3.1
9 Votes
Break the Border (Platinum Edition)
03/01/2013

5
1 Votes
EPs
Heartbreak Hotel
03/01/2013

5
1 Votes
Reach the Sky
04/25/2012

3.3
8 Votes

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