Southern All Stars (サザンオールスターズ) is a japanese soft pop/rock band. In 2003, HMV Japan announced Southern All Stars to be the No.1 Japanese pop artist in its survey of "Top 100 Japanese pops Artists" all-time. The Southern All Stars consists of five members: 桑田佳祐 (b. February 26, 1956 in Chigasaki) is the lead vocalist and plays guitar. He writes most of the lyrics and the music for the band. Yuko Hara (b. December 11, 1956 in Yokohama, nicknamed "Harabo", Keisuke's wife) plays the keyboards.