Tomo Asaha

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Tomo Asaha (浅葉 智 Asaha Tomo : stage name Ley -麗-, born September 29 in Tanba, Hyogo, Japan) is a Male Japanese guitarist and composer. He has written many songs and performed with many musicians. Now he is making music with “echostream”. And new Jpop/Jrock Project “Alias” will start on July 2009.

Career

Tomo began playing guitar in high school and soon rose to the top of the music scene in Osaka, Japan. His first visual rock band, Voyage, was produced by Mr. Aki, the manager for Dir en Grey. On the verge of being signed to Scube records, the band split up, and He made another visual band,If. After this band, Tomo soon moved on to help found NIL, another visual rock band that sold out show after show. After NIL split up, Tomo joined a pop band named Piece, which he had helped as a support guitar member since April, 1999. After Piece broke up, He began working with Tony, and they soon formed Unknown Frequency, an electronic rock band signed to GIZA Music. During this time, Tomo and Tony, along with Ryoko, also began working on ideas which would soon become echostream. He also worked on a musical project named Chocolate syrup (pop band), played guitar for Rina Aiuchi (top selling artist from GIZA studio), and The Gemaniac (a pop band made by GIZA studio producer, Deron Reynolds). From 2004, Tomo started working as a live guitarist with Zoey who is a singer from Colombia Records. In 2006, Tomo relocated to the New York area to bring his unique vision to the United States. It his here where echostream has found it’s voice. They have released two albums, Identity, and The Duality of Courage, and have been featured on the FX channel.

Biography

2003-

Began musical activities with echostream

Performed lives in Osaka, Japan

2005

Moved to the USA

Performed at some conventions and events in the USA and Europe

*Onicon 2005, Europe tour 2007 (Spain and UK), ACE FilmFestival 2007, Anti-Feminism and Hagakure US tour 2007, Genericon 2008 and 2009, BLOOD US tour 2008 and 2009, Katsucon 2008, New York Anime Festival 2008, Summer Matsuri 2008, Another Anime Convention 2008, Nekocon 2008, AnimeDay @ Kinokuniya 2009.

Released in total 2 albuma, 3 compilation albums and one single

Discography

Identity (2005) – Album (SOLD OUT!!)

Dragon (2008) – Single

The Duality of Courage (2008) – Album (SOLD OUT!!)

The Duality of Courage Re-master Version (2009) – Album

TV:

Dirt, Season 1 (FX Channel)

  • Shadow on the Cloud
  • One Last Cigarette
  • Simplify

Compilations:

Silent Wonder (Sony BMG Greece, 2007) – Dali Thought

Sirenes (Neurodisc Records, 2008) – One Last Cigarette

Paris Derniere vol. 6 (Ardison Records, 2008) – Creep


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