Toshitaka Shibata

Toshitaka Shibata (Piano and Keyboards)

Toshitaka Shibata was born on November 2, 1983 in Hokkaido, the northern most part of Japan. His father is a professional base player.

He started playing the electric organ when he was 3 years old.

Then he started playing the piano when he was 5 years old.

He jammed with his father and father’s friends playing Blues and Jazz when he was an elementary school student.

After he graduated from a high school affiliated with a college of music, he was discovered by Shuichi “PONTA” Murakami, the best drummer in Japan. Then he joined NEW PONTA BOX, when he was 20 years old. At the same time, he played with various bands, like the house band “Clam”. He also became the bandleader for Jazz singer akiko’s tour ”Best Release”.

During the special concert “Celebrating the Music of Michael Jackson Live in Japan” in April 2011, he played in a band consisting of foreign artists as an only Japanese member.

In November 20, 2016, he released his second solo album “Piano Solo Vol.2”.

 

ERYCA

ERYCA (Saxophone and Vocals)

ERYCA was born on August 11, 1981 in Oshu City, Iwate, Japan. She started playing the piano when she was 3 years old and stared playing the saxophone when she was 10 years old.

When she was in a high school, she started her career of a professional saxophone player.

After she graduated from a high school, she entered VANTAN Art Academy in Tokyo and played for many concerts and recordings of various bands.

She returned to her hometown, Iwate in 2004.

Her concert in Los Angeles in 2005 was a great success.

She also works as a radio personality in a community radio broadcast station, Oshu FM, and she has been acting as a main personality of the radio program “SUN DELICA” since 2007.

She played with Shuichi “PONTA” Murakami, the best drummer in Japan, for the first time in August 2009. Then they started “ERYCA BAND”. They formed another band named “Sylf” later and toured all over Japan.

She is also showing her various abilities as a newspaper columnist and a fashion model.