Takahiro Yamada (musician)
Takahiro Yamada (山田 貴洋 Yamada Takahiro, August 19, 1977) is the bass player and backing vocalist of the Japanese rock band Asian Kung-Fu Generation. Yamada met fellow band members Masafumi Gotoh and Kensuke Kita while attending a music club of Kanto Gakuin University. The three formed Asian Kung-Fu Generation in 1996, with drummer Kiyoshi Ijichi joining the band shortly after.
|Birth name||Takahiro Yamada|
|Born||August 19, 1977|
|Genres||Indie rock, alternative rock|
|Occupation(s)||Bassist, vocalist, backing vocalist, songwriter|
|Associated acts||Asian Kung-Fu Generation|
While Gotoh acts the main songwriter of the band, Yamada has composed music for certain songs, such as After Dark, Re:Re:, Siren and Sore dewa, Mata Ashita. He retains a degree in literature and his favourite bands are The Beatles, Oasis, The Smashing Pumpkins and Pet Shop Boys. The band once had the opportunity to meet the Gallagher brothers while opening for a tour Oasis once held in Japan. The brothers turned out to be quite nicer than they expected. Noel Gallagher in particular reportedly told AKG to, "Keep rocking."
- "ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION: Biography". ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION Official Website. Ki/oon Records Inc. Retrieved 2008-10-09.
- Asian Kung-Fu Generation Fansite Flash Back! - Profile Archived 2008-10-14 at the Wayback Machine
- Hoban, Alex (2009-03-10). "Turning Japanese: On the Road With Asian Kung-Fu Generation". guardian.co.uk. Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 2009-03-11.