Formed in Osaka in 1993. A Godfather band that boasts absolute charisma and prominence in the Kansai Seoul scene. The style that “Sad Phantom” and Hachihiro Ando (vocal) sings a unique world view on the thick groove centered on Soul Blues Funk is said to be unique.
In particular, the overwhelming staging in line with the social manner that four people unfold is a must-see.
Sometimes a cloak show, sometimes bloodshed from the forehead, and sometimes a mackerel dances on stage (!?).
Such a live show was also shown at the Fuji Rock Festival (04.06.2009), and after responding to three encores, applause did not stop and the performance stopped.
So far four albums, two 7-inch singles and two documentary videos have been released. He has been a member since 2011, when he was 18 years old.
Vocal: Hachihiro Ando
Guitar: Shinji Yamaguchi
Base: Okouchi Potato
Drum: Masa ☆ Yoshinaga
Formed in Osaka in 1993. Vocal Ando used to be a pin entertainer with the stage name “Ando-an” in Yoshimoto Kogyo (NSC 8th grade).
1999 Announcement of the album “Takotsubo”
2003 2nd. Album “Fonck Brothers” released.
2004 First appearance at Fuji Rock Festival
Appeared at Tezukayama Music Festival in 2005. First West Japan tour.
2006 3rd album “Nice Middle” released. Release commemorative tour (Tokyo / Osaka)
2006 Fuji Rock Festival performance. "Spring first" appearance. Minami Wheel appeared.
In 2007, “Tako Fes” was held six times a year (Shinsaibashi Club Jungle). Minami Wheel appeared.
In 2008, the maxi single “Changja & Kimchi, or DIE !!!” was announced. MV directed by Kakuei Shimada. (Great Giutao friendship appearance)
2008 Appearance at Takatsuki Jazz Street Festival
2009 4th album "Better Songs" released. Performed at Fuji Rock Festival.
In 2010, Ando appeared in the movie “Destroy Vicious” (Director by Kakuei Shimada).
2012 In charge of opening and ending songs for NHK E-TV "Barbara" (broadcast until March 2016)
2013 5th. Album “Tako Space” released. Performed at Fuji Rock Festival.
2013 The 20th anniversary outdoor festival “The Tako-san's Infinity Day” was held at Mita Athletic (Mita City, Hyogo).
Appeared in NHK E-TV “Barbara” live broadcast special program in 2013.
In 2014, “The Tako-san's Infinity Day 2” was held at Hattori Ryokuchi Outdoor Music Hall. "Infinite Day 2 Pursuit Battle" was held at Shibuya Quattro.
In 2015, “The Tako-san Infinity Day 3” was held at Hattori Ryokuchi Outdoor Music Hall. "Infinite Day 2 Pursuit Battle" was held at Shibuya Quattro.
Appeared in Fuji Rock Festival in 2016. 6th album “Chiropractic Funk No.1” released.
In 2016, “The Tako-san's Infinity Day 4” was held at Zepp Namba. “Infinity Day 4 Pursuit Battle” was held at Shibuya Quattro.
The song “Cool from Okay” from the 6th album “Chiropractic Funk No.1” was adopted for the TV commercial song of TOYOTA's project “WHAT WOWS YOU.” (On Air March 7th ~)