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Tomoko Kawase : biography

February 6, 1975 -

Tomoko Kawase is a Japanese singer, song-writer, producer, actress, and model from Kyoto, Japan. She rose to fame as the lead singer of the alternative rock band, The Brilliant Green. She also has a successful solo career under the alter-ego pseudonyms Tommy february6 and Tommy heavenly6.

Discography

With The Brilliant Green

  • The Brilliant Green (1998)
  • Terra 2001 (1999)
  • Los Angeles (2001)
  • The Winter Album (2002)
  • Blackout (2010)

As Tommy february6

  • Tommy february6 (2002)
  • Tommy Airline (2004)
  • february & heavenly (2012)
  • Tommy Candy Shop (2013)

As Tommy heavenly6

  • Tommy heavenly6 (2005)
  • Heavy Starry Heavenly (2007)
  • I Kill My Heart (2009)
  • february & heavenly (2012)

Other activities

In addition to her own solo singing career, Kawase has produced and written songs for the idol group Tommy Angels, as well as making a protégé of current Hinoi Team member, Asuka Hinoi.

In October 2002, Tommy february6 released a photo and journal book titled Tommy february6 + Hawaii. It is presented in a mock travel guide format, including features such as restaurant reviews, sightseeing hotspots and cultural information. In keeping with the character's outwardly cute personality, crude outline sketches of animals and fairies litter the pages (as seen on the cover) alongside thought bubbles gracing many of the pictures, which have the distinct appearance of doodles.

Kawase has also made an appearance as the voice of Pikki in the anime series Piroppo, briefly modelled for Italian fashion house Fiorucci and for a period of time hosted Break Down, an MTV show. She also worked as a producer on the Takashi Fujii single, entitled Oh My Juliet.

In October 2005, an exclusive Tommy February6 Blythe doll was released.

In 2012, she produced Japanese model duo, Amoyamo's pre-debut EP, "AMOYAMO", as well as their debut single, "LET'S GO OUT!".

Concert tours

With The Brilliant Green
  • There Will Be Live There Tour (1998)
  • Terra 2001 Tour (1999)
Solo Tours
  • Heavy Starry Tour (2007)

Life and career

1975–1994: Early life

Tomoko Kawase was born on February 6, 1975, in Kyoto, Japan.

1995-present: The Brilliant Green

In 1995, after bassist Shunsaku Okuda and guitarist Ryo Matsui heard her sing in an amateur talent contest, Kawase was asked to join The Brilliant Green as the lead vocalist.http://www.thebrilliantgreen.jp/biography.html The first two releases from The Brilliant Green were non-album singles "Bye Bye Mr. Mug", and "Goodbye and Good Luck" which received moderate success. Their break came in 1998 when their third single, "There Will Be Love There" was chosen as the theme song for the popular Japanese Drama Love Again, and as a result went straight to the top of the charts. After another number one hit with "Tsumetai Hana" they released their self-titled debut album which sold over one million copies in just two days. On the back of this success their first national tour, titled "There Will Be Live There," sold out across Japan in only three minutes.

The Brilliant Green went on to release five singles, before releasing their second studio album, Terra 2001 on September 8, 1999. The band then toured for Terra 2001 before releasing two more single, followed by their third studio album, Los Angeles. In 2001, Time magazine chose The Brilliant Green as one of the top ten contemporary acts outside the U.S. for their "Los Angeles" album. After the release of three more singles and their fourth studio album, The Winter Album, in 2002, the band members moved on to solo projects, but the group never officially broke up. On November 22, 2003 Kawase announced her marriage to band mate, bassist Shunsaku Okuda. Due to her marriage to Shunsaku, her legal name changed to Tomoko Okuda. However, she is still credited under Kawase Tomoko.

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