Kyounosuke (杏ノ助), born Yoshitate Kyounosuke (佳館杏之助, Kyounosuke Yoshitate) is an utaite and freelance singer most known for his "Kayoukyoku" (Showa era pop) style of singing.
He often sings anime songs and VOCALOID songs as well as traditional-style songs, with the latter also being arranges of VOCALOID songs, like the traditional-Japanese-style arrangement of "Senbonzakura". In a tweet replying to a fan, he stated that he started his singing career when he was 15.
He has a wide vocal range spanning over 3 octaves and often uses different styles of vibrato, for example a wavering one, such as in "TOKIO FUNKA" or a fast one, like in "Kamisama Nejimaki".
Kyounosuke is noted to have a feminine timbre and great vocal ability, his mellow voice going well with traditional sounding songs, such as in the traditional arrange of the Touhou song "Bad Apple!!", his powerful and solid voice fitting fast songs well, such as his collab cover with Hashiyan, "Odoroshi Rider" or his cover of "Jiyuu no Tsubasa", and also being good at singing in a feminine soothing tone as in "Onzou Sanatorium".
Another remarkable ability of him, is his proficiency in rolling his tongue which he often employs for more upbeat songs, most prominently seen in his cover of "Babylon".
There have been a confusion over the gender of Kyounosuke. He has stated on all of his media’s that he is male, and even his personal blog and Bangetu Tei blog says so.
He is member of a unit with his sister, Bangetu Tei, where he provides the vocals. He is the voice provider for the VOCALOID Nekomura Iroha as well