Takahiro Morita

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Taka
森田貴寛 (Morita Takahiro)
Birth name 森内貴寛 (Moriuchi Takahiro)
Also known as TAKA
Born (1988-04-17) April 17, 1988 (age 26)
Origin  Japan Tokyo
Genres Alternative rock, post hardcore
Occupations Singer, lyricist, composer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2003 - present
Labels A-Sketch
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.[1]

Career[edit]

Born on April 17, 1988, son of famous Japanese singers Masako Mori and Shinichi Mori. Signed into Johnny's Entertainment in 2002 and joined boy band, NEWS, in 2003. He left in 2004 to "focus on his studies".[2] He was in a band called Chivary 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.[2] In 2005 he also joined in Japanese rock band, ONE OK ROCK, invited by guitarist/leader, Toru Yamashita. They released their first Indies CD in 2006 and got signed by Amuse, Inc. whom they made their major debut with.

Taka has a little brother whose name is Hiroki who is the lead singer of the band 'MY FIRST STORY'

In March 2013, Simple Plan announced a new featuring of their song, Summer Paradise with Taka ONE OK ROCK only for Japan Release.[3] Then they performed together at Punkspring 2013.

Taka helped Pay money To my Pain to sing one of their songs on tribute album "Gene" after their vocalist died due of heart failure.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.oricon.co.jp/prof/artist/336858/?t
  2. ^ a b "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. 
  3. ^ http://www.simpleplan.com/news/summer-paradise-ft-taka-one-ok-rock-339521
  4. ^ http://www.jpopasia.com/news/pay-money-to-my-pain-unveiled-lyrics-pv-rain::15091.html

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