With their mix of silly and serious, happy and sad, acoustic and electric, and a highly distinctive sound all their own, Tama was one of the most idiosynchratic and original major label bands of the 90s. Comprising Toshiaki Chiku (vocals, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, recorder), Koji Ishikawa (vocals, percussion, recorder), and Yoichiro Yanagihara (vocal, keyboards, guitar, accordian, recorder), Tama was formed in 1984 in Tokyo, later adding Koji Takimoto (vocals, bass) in 1986. Chiku, the de facto... read more

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