Okamoto's

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Okamoto's
Origin Japan
Genres Rock, garage rock, rock & roll
Years active 2006–present
Labels Ariola Japan
Website www.okamotos.net
Members Shō Okamoto (vocals)
Kōki Okamoto (guitar)
Hama Okamoto (bass)
Reiji Okamoto (drums)
Past members Masaru Okamoto (bass)

Okamoto's (stylized as OKAMOTO'S, オカモトズ) is a Japanese rock band. They made their major debut in May 26, 2010 and were signed by Ariola Japan Inc.

Members[edit]

Shō Okamoto (オカモトショウ, Okamoto Shō) – vocals

Real name Shō Īmura (飯村 翔, Īmura Shō). Born October 19, 1990 in New York City. Former member of Zutto Zuletellz (ズットズレテルズ, Zuttozureteruzu) and children's performance group Precoci. Son of American jazz saxophonist Scott Hamilton.[1]

Kōki Okamoto (オカモトコウキ, Okamoto Kōki) – guitar

Real name Kōki Hayashi (林 幸希, Hayashi Kōki). Born November 5, 1990 in Nerima City, Tokyo, Japan.

Hama Okamoto (ハマ・オカモト) – bass

Real name Ikumi Hamada (濵田 郁未, Hamada Ikumi). Born March 12, 1991 in Tokyo. Former Zutto Zuletellz member. He is the eldest son of Masatoshi Hamada and Natsumi Ogawa.

Reiji Okamoto (オカモトレイジ, Okamoto Reiji) – drums

Real name Reiji Miyake (三宅 零治, Miyake Reiji). Born January 9, 1991 in Futako-Tamagawa, Setagaya, Tokyo. Former Zutto Zuletellz member. He is the eldest son of the Japanese rock band The Privates lead singer Tatsuji Nobuhara (延原達治, Nobuhara Tatsuji). In his childhood he made child role dramas.

Former members[edit]

Masaru Okamoto (オカモトマサル, Okamoto Masaru) – bass

Left the band in 2009.

Band history[edit]

Okamoto's is a psychedelic garage rock band made up of four 19-year-olds from Shinjuku, Tokyo, who first got together while still in middle school. Fans of influential Japanese avant-garde artist Tarō Okamoto, the members took a cue from The Ramones and adopted stage names.

Okamoto's made their recording debut with an appearance on the Columbia compilation "Here Come the Modernity" in February 2009. Gaining acclaim and respect unheard of for bands their age, they followed it up in June with their debut album, "Here Are Okamoto's" (June 14, 2009) soon after Masaru Okamoto left the band and was replaced by Hama Okamoto. In support of the album, they unleashed a touring blitz, starting with a sold-out solo performance to commemorate its release. Playing over ten shows a month, they managed to perform over one hundred times in 2009.[2]

In March 2010 they performed at the South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival held in Austin, Texas and also performed in 6 other cities around the United States.

In May 26, 2010 they made their major debut under the Ariola Japan label which is an affiliated label of Sony Music Entertainment Japan. It was announced that Okamoto's major debut single, "Yokubō o Sakebe!!!" (欲望を叫べ!!!, "Shout Out Your Desires!!!") would be chosen as the 18th ending theme of the hit anime series Naruto: Shippuden.

Discography[edit]

Album[edit]

  • Here Are Okamoto's (June 3, 2009)
  • 10's (May 26, 2010)
  • Okamoto's ni Muchū (オカモトズに夢中, Okamotozu ni Muchū) (November 3, 2010)
  • Yokubō (欲望) (September 7, 2011)
  • Okamoto's (January 23, 2013)
  • Let It V (January 15, 2014)
  • OPERA (September 30, 2015)

EP/Mini album[edit]

  • Count 1000 EP (December 22, 2009)
  • VXV (August 27, 2014)

Single[edit]

  • "Yokubō o Sakebe!!!!" (欲望を叫べ!!!!) (August 3, 2011)
  • "Majime ni Nattara Namida ga Deruze" / "Aoi Tengoku" (マジメになったら涙が出るぜ / 青い天国) (July 18, 2012)
  • "Love Song" / "Kyōhansha" (ラブソング / 共犯者, Rabusongu / Kyōhansha) (October 31, 2012)
  • "Live Rare Trax" (July 24, 2013)[3]
  • "Joy Joy Joy" / "Kokuhaku" (告白) (October 31, 2013)
  • "Sexy Body" (November 6, 2013)
  • "Headhunt" (February 4, 2015)
  • "Zeroman (Movie Ver.)" (March 1, 2015)[4]
  • "Dance With Me" / "Dance With You" (June 17, 2015)[5]
  • "Beautiful Days" (November 25, 2015)

Radio[edit]

  • Radio Dragon Monday (May 2010) 20:00-21:55/Tokyo FM
  • School of Lock!/TOKYO FM, May 24, 2010 (guest appearance)

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