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UME

Dance performance, Lyrics

IKEDA

4strings guitar, Vocal

JIMA

Keyboards, Vocal

​TAIRA

5strings Bass

Tetsuya Ueda

Drums, Vocal

                                   was formed in 1997 by Ikeda who plays a four string guitar and provides vocals, and Umehara who writes lyrics and dances as an expression from Kochi, Japan, where the last Samurai died out. The lyrics - based the idea of punk spirit as literature and old-fashioned melodies influenced by Japanese traditional music- were composed by the current members, who gathered in 2016. They are very well known and popular in the Japanese live houses, as they have played more than 2200 times in venues and live house all across Japan, and they are considered a very important band of the Japanese underground music culture. 

Above all, this band has unique live performances that are impossible to describe if you haven’t seen them. If you come to see MUSHAxKUSHA live, you will be so overwhelmed by the striking and powerful visual performance that you won’t know where to look and a really tough vertical groove.

It's like a real mixture of Japanese tradition and American HardRock music culture.