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Tengu Band (天狗バンド)
SPACE SHOWER MUSIC
They were also known as "Tengu Band" (天狗バンド) due to every member's face being obscured by tengu masks.
Past Members[edit | edit source]
- Kato Kouban/Watanabe Junnosuke (Vocals)
- Hitoda Unzen (Guitar)
- Kisu Richa (Guitar)
- Jinshi Mozu (Bass)
- Jou Nima (Programming)
- Shadou Sumi (Drums)
History[edit | edit source]
this is not a business were formed in 2013. In August, they released their debut album, 10 goods.
In 2014, this is not a business released two albums, WELCOME TO THE TENGU WORLD, and DEATH MARCH. In July, they, alongside pla2me, were the first artists to be signed to their manager, Watanabe Junnosuke's newly-formed music production company, WACK.
In January 2015, this is not a business signed with the major label, Nippon Crown. In a signing ceremony outside Yokohama Arena, members signed the contract using their noses. During this time, Shadou Sumi took a break from the band due to a hernia and began working as a staff member for Nippon Crown instead.
Kato Kouban left the band in July, and auditions for a new vocalist was held. The following day, Watanabe appeared on stage and announced that he was the "first-generation Kato Kouban" and took over as the band's vocalist. In September of 2015, a new vocalist, described as the "third-generation Kato Kouban" made his debut.
On November 24th, 2015, this is not a business suddenly announced that they were disbanding. One of the reasons given was "we are not a business, but I want to do business things". Afterward, WACK became a company that produced exclusively female idols.
Discography[edit | edit source]
Albums[edit | edit source]
- [2013.08.21] 10 goods
- [2014.01.08] WELCOME TO THE TENGU WORLD
- [2014.05.04] DEATH MARCH
- [2015.03.11] THIS IS NOT A BUSINESS
- [2015.08.05] O, Nedan Ijou. Tengu
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Was the first all-male group to ever exist within WACK. The only other unit of its kind is Beat mints boyz.