Akiko Noma

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Akiko Noma
ノマアキコ
Also known as Akko
Born (1980-02-13) 13 February 1980 (age 37)
Origin Kagoshima-shi, Kagoshima, Japan
Genres J-Pop, Rock
Instruments Bass guitar
Years active 2000–present
Labels EMI Music Japan
Associated acts GO!GO!7188
Website Official Site

Akiko Noma (野間 亜紀子, born February 13th, 1980),[1] best known as Akko, is the bassist, back-up vocalist, and lyricist of GO!GO!7188. She has also released two solo albums under her maiden name Akiko Hamada (浜田 亜紀子). She sings, writes lyrics, and composes music.

In GO!GO!7188, she seems to be the most outspoken member; she does most of the talking during their interviews and live shows.[2]

History[edit]

While in high school she met Yuu, who formed Jellyfish, a JUDY AND MARY cover band made-up of five girls including Akiko.[3] When Jellyfish broke up a few years later, Yuu and Akiko would remain together and in 1998 form the rock band GO!GO!7188. Although Yuu is the lead vocalist of the group her style of performance is somewhat reserved. This goes in sharp contrast to Akiko's energetic dancing and bass playing, making Akiko the most visible personality during the live performances, despite their drummer, Turkey, garnering the label of "leader."

In 2003 she released kirari (キラリ) on the BM Label and in 2005 aru you denai you de, aru mono (あるようでないようで、あるもの) under EMI Japan.[4]

After getting married in October 2006 she changed her surname from Hamada to Noma (野間).

Discography[edit]

  1. Kirari (October 13, 2003)
  2. Aruyoude Naiyoude, Arumono (November 2, 2005)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Her maiden name is Akiko Hamada (浜田 亜紀子, Hamada Akiko).
  2. ^ GO!GO! 7188 Rock Rabbit
  3. ^ Nakashima Yumi
  4. ^ GO!GO!7188、パブリック・ビューイングを開催 (Japanese)

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