|Birth name||森内貴寛 (Moriuchi Takahiro)|
|Also known as||Taka|
April 17, 1988 |
|Genres||Alternative rock, post hardcore|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, lyricist, composer|
|Years active||2003 - present|
|Associated acts||NEWS (2003)
Chivary of Music (2004)
ONE OK ROCK (2005 - present)
|Website||ONE OK ROCK official website|
Takahiro Morita (森田 貴寛 Morita Takahiro?, born Takahiro Moriuchi (森内 貴寛 Moriuchi Takahiro?), April 17, 1988 in Tokyo), better known as his stage name Taka, is a vocalist in the Japanese rock group ONE OK ROCK. Prior to this he was in the boyband NEWS throughout 2003 until he left the group together with the agency.
Morita was born on April 17, 1988, son of famous Japanese singers Masako Mori and Shinichi Mori. He signed with Johnny's Entertainment in 2002 and joined the boy band, NEWS, in 2003. He left in 2004 to "focus on his studies". He was in a band called Chivalry of Music before joining ONE OK ROCK in 2005.
In 2005, he changed his last name from Moriuchi (森内) to Morita (森田) due to the divorce of his parents. In 2005 he also joined Japanese rock band, ONE OK ROCK, invited by guitarist/leader, Toru Yamashita. They released their first independent CD in 2006 and were signed by Amuse, Inc., whom they made their major debut with.
Taka has a little brother named Hiroki who is the lead singer of the band MY FIRST STORY.
In 2015 Taka was featured as a guest vocalist on the track "Dreaming Alone" by Against the Current.
His greatest influences are Linkin Park, Good Charlotte, Issues, and Simple Plan. He has also cited Chester Bennington from Linkin Park and Kellin Quinn from Sleeping With Sirens as his inspirations to switch from pop music to rock music.
- "森進一長男Takaがメジャーデビュー". Daily Sports Online (in Japanese). Kobe Shimbun. March 10, 2007. Archived from the original on March 12, 2007. Retrieved February 20, 2011.
- An Interview with Taka from ONE OK ROCK at jame-world