Yutaka Higuchi (musician)

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Yutaka Higuchi
Also known as U-ta
Born (1967-01-24) January 24, 1967 (age 51)
Origin Takasaki, Gunma, Japan
Genres Rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Bass
Years active 1983–present
Associated acts Buck-Tick, Wild Wise Apes
Website Official website

Yutaka Higuchi (桶口 豊, Higuchi Yutaka, born January 24, 1967 in Takasaki, Gunma), nicknamed "U-ta", is a Japanese musician. Known as the bassist of the rock band Buck-Tick since 1983.[1] He is the younger brother of Toll Yagami, Buck-Tick's drummer.


In 1985, when U-ta and Hidehiko Hoshino graduated high school they moved to Tokyo together, where U-ta started business school. Throughout Buck-Tick's long career, his only writing credit has been lyrics for "Under the Moon Light" (b-side of the "Aku no Hana" single).

U-ta has also performed on Fake?'s Marilyn is a Bubble, Shammon's Lorelei, and on Tribute to The Star Club featuring Hikage.

Wild Wise Apes[edit]

Wild Wise Apes is a side project that U-ta began in 2004. It consists of himself as bassist and Atsushi Okuno as vocalist. They released their first album, 3rd World, on July 14, 2004.


  1. ^ Eremenko, Alexey. "Biography: Buck-Tick". AMG. Retrieved 17 May 2010. 

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