ALEX HENRY FOSTER (AHF; Foster) is a Canadian musician, singer-songwriter, author, producer and composer known as the front man of the Juno Awards nominated post-rock / noise band Your Favorite Enemies (YFE). With his band "the long shadows", he creates intense and brute sound worlds on stage in combination with deep lyrics that cast a spell on everyone.
FOSTER is not only an expressive performer, but also a passionate defender of human rights. In the last ten years he has been very active, dealing with racism, the spread of street gangs - among which he spent his teenage years -, the resurgence of populism and identity extremism. In this context, he joined forces with Amnesty International for several campaigns. In 2004, he founded the non-profit group Rock N Rights, drew attention to the fate of child soldiers, created "The Hope Project" after the Japanese tsunami in 2011, and was recently involved in putting pressure on the Canadian authorities regarding the Saudi blogger Raif Badawi.
FOSTER is also known as a pioneer of a new generation of independent artist-entrepreneurs, as he is not only the owner of the prestigious Hopeful Tragedy Records label together with his band mate Jeff Beaulieu, but also co-founder of the Upper Room Studio in a former Catholic church that has been transformed into a multimedia complex. AHF also founded the conceptual creative group "The Fabrik", which has produced several fashion collections and a special jewelry line, Red Crown Crane, in collaboration with YFE's keyboardist and art designer Miss Isabel.