|Native name||山下 亨|
|Birth name||Yamashita Tōru|
|Also known as||Toru|
|Born||7 December 1988|
|Website||ONE OK ROCK official website|
Toru was born in Osaka, Japan before moving to Tokyo. Ryota Kohama, a fellow member from ONE OK ROCK, and his childhood friend. With two others, Kohei and Takuya they formed a hip-hop dance group called HEADS when they were fifth and sixth-graders. They participated in dance competitions around the years of 1995–1999.
They debuted with a single entitled "screeeem!" in July 2000 and followed with "Gooood or Bad!" in November, produced for Amuse, Inc.. The group performed every weekend in Osaka's Kyoubashi and Tokyo's Akihabara, shopping and amusement districts.
HEADS disbanded in 2002 and in 2003 they took a break to improve their abilities. They merged into a new group with seven other members and were called GROUND 0.
In 2005 Toru took a main role in TV series Shibuya Fifteen. He contributed a cameo as a high school student in Kamen Rider Hibiki. That year, he invited Ryota, their upperclassman Alex and his friend Koyanagi Yuu to form a rock band. Later, Toru become the leader of this band, later named ONE OK ROCK. He met Takahiro Moriuchi when he performed with his previous band and insisted that he join ONE OK ROCK, despite repeated rejections. After Alex quit the band, Yamashita took his place, playing lead-guitar.
Toru often uses various Gibson Les Paul guitars in ONE OK ROCK. Recently he frequently used PRS Guitars. He started out with a Gibson Les Paul Standard Black and then purchased a Les Paul Custom Alpine White in 2009. Four years later, this guitar was signed by the members of Fall Out Boy on the front side and Avril Lavigne on the rear side. Toru first seen using PRS Guitars during the band's final tour at Nippon Budokan in November.
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