Mikio Shirai

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Mikio Shirai
白井 幹夫
Also known asMickey
Born (1950-05-31) May 31, 1950 (age 73)
OriginMinato, Tokyo
GenresRock music
Instrument(s)Piano, keyboard
Years active1990–present
LabelsCicada Peaks
WebsiteOfficial Site

Mikio Shirai (白井 幹夫, Shirai Mikio, b. May 31, 1950) is a Japanese keyboardist who was born in Tokyo's Minato ward.

Personal History[edit]

In the late 1980s and early '90s, he worked as a support member for The Blue Hearts and played the keyboard for them on their tours. After The Blue Hearts broke up, Shirai joined with the band's two lead members, Hiroto Kōmoto and Masatoshi Mashima, to form a new group, The High-Lows, in 1995.[1]

Shirai left The High-Lows in 2003. While embarking on a solo career, he also joined with a third former member of The Blue Hearts, Tetsuya Kajiwara, to form another band, The Big Hip.


  1. ^ Nippop | The Blue Hearts | Profile Archived 2008-12-21 at the Wayback Machine. Nippop. Accessed February 6, 2008.

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