|Birth name||Teruhiko Kobashi|
|Also known as||Teru|
June 8, 1971 |
Hakodate, Hokkaidō, Japan
Teruhiko Kobashi (小橋 照彦? Kobashi Teruhiko, born June 8, 1971 in Hakodate, Hokkaidō), better known by his stagename TERU, is a Japanese singer and musician. He is best known as vocalist of the rock band GLAY, for which he was initially the drummer.
He also founded the side-band rally, with Hisashi (Glay), Kouji Ueno (The Hiatus and ex-Thee Michelle Gun Elephant) and Motokatsu Miyagami (The Mad Capsule Markets). The band recorded the song "Aku no Hana" for Parade -Respective Tracks of Buck-Tick-, a tribute album to Buck-Tick. They've played in festivals.
Besides singing, Teru is also an artist. He does some design to Glay's products and some non-Glay related campaigns. He's also worked as a narrator for the animated movie "Highway Jenny", in 2006. As a child, he used to play soccer and baseball and believed he could become an athlete. However, as a teenager he became interested in music and started to play the drums.
Teru has been involved in several humanitarian campaigns as the White Band and the Red Ribbon Live. In 2007 and 2008 Teru starred an Ad Council Japan (AC) CM to show people of having the blood tested for HIV awareness.
Teru hosts a radio show, "Teru Me Night Glay", on Bay FM.
Songs by Teru
- ACID HEAD (from single "Zutto futari de...", lyrics written by Teru and Takuro, music by Takuro)
- Hello my life (from single "Winter, again" - lyrics written by Teru and Takuro, music by Takuro)
- Shuumatsu no Baby Talk (from album "BEAT out!" - music and lyrics)
- Little Lovebirds (from single "Yuuwaku" - music and lyrics)
- Rock Icon (from single "Mermaid" - lyrics written by Teru and Takuro, music by Takuro)
- Super Ball 425 (from single "STAY TUNED" - lyrics by Teru, music by Takuro)
- BACK UP (from single "STAY TUNED" - music and lyrics)
- BLAST (from album "THE FRUSTRATED" - music and lyrics)
- I Will~ (from album "LOVE IS BEAUTIFUL" - music and lyrics)
- "Zero Landmine", song by "No More Landmine", with various musicians.
- "Love Clover", by Miho Nakayama
- "Ango", by Yukinojo Mori (álbum "Poetic Evolution")
- "Migratory Bird", by the Taiwanese band Mayday
- "Fuyuu no Etorage", by Misia (album "Singer for Singer")
- "Say Something", by Kyosuke Himuro (album "In The Mood")
- "Red Ribbon Spiritual Song: Umare kuru kodomotachino tameni", with Kazumasa Oda, Takuro, Miliya Kato and others
- "Still Love", by rapper MCU
- http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Arena/4919/teru03.html/-[dead link] Teru's interview for Groovy Magazine.
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01u40XXaeb0 Teru's AC CM about HIV Test