Debuted in 1990 as TOKYO No.1 SOUL SET.
In 1995, made a major debut with the album "TRIPLE BARREL" (Edoya Records / BMG).
Ingenious sound that incorporates various genres and is not captured by established concepts attracts support from a wide range of people.
In 1997, he appeared at the first FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL.
In 2002, in parallel with the activities of TOKYO No.1 SOUL SET, he started his activities as a solo unit, THE ZOOT16, as a place to try his own musical curiosity and adventure. To date, five original albums including mini albums have been announced.
She also participates in a collaboration single with “Kate Niyagare” “Kate Niyagare + THE ZOOT16 / Burfried Stomp” and a session album with THE MODS tribute album, RICO RODRIGUEZ.
In 2004, the Jazz Compilation CD [BRUSHING WORKS Inter Play] series (all 4 titles / VICTOR), which was started by the unrivaled Jazz lovers, one of the unknown aspects of Toshimi Watanabe, is a stereotypical world. It is a song selection that is different from the general jazz view and club jazz perspective, and has succeeded in unraveling new ways to enjoy Jazz for young listeners.
At the same time as various projects, Kawamura Kaori, jazz vocalist akiko, Toki Asako, 2BACKKA, Cypress Ueno and Roberto Yoshino, etc. Music production and production of the TV Tokyo drama "Week Maki Yoko", planning of the movie "Moteki" Performs a wide range of music activities, including providing music for CDs.
In April 2009, he was in charge of the main VJ of the SPACESHOWER TV program “MUSIC UPDATE”. From April 2010, he was in charge of the main personality of the Tokyo FM program “DOCOMO LOVE Family”.
In September 2009, in the name of TOKYO No.1 SOUL SET + HALCALI,
NISSAN CUBE released a TVCM song “Tonight is Boogie Back” and recorded a smash hit.
In 2010, TOKYO No.1 SOUL SET celebrated its 20th anniversary, and the 20th anniversary best album “BEST SET” was released in February.
In October of the same year, a 20th anniversary live performance will be held at Hibiya Outdoor Music Hall (Tokyo) and Namba Hatch (Osaka).
In February 2011, Kyoko Koizumi, Yoshie Nakano (EGO-WRAPPIN '), Yoko Maki and other collaborative cover albums featuring female vocals were released.
The band “Inawashiro Lakes” (Toshimi Watanabe) was formed in 2009 by Takashi Yamaguchi (Sambo Master), Shinji Matsuda (THE BACK HORN), Michihiko Hatauchi (Wind and Rock) and musicians and creators from Fukushima. Was in charge of BASS), and after the Great East Japan Earthquake, Fukushima Prefecture Reconstruction Support Charity Song “I love you & I need you Fukushima” was released on Tower Records only single. (All proceeds from CD sales were donated to Fukushima Disaster Response Headquarters).
On December 31, the same year, Inawashiro Lakes participated in the 62nd NHK Red and White Song Battle.
In 2012, from January 14th to February 26th, Toshimi Watanabe will hold his first solo exhibition “Sobakas” (venue: Kachidoki brf).
On February 8th, THE ZOOT16's first best album “Z16” was released.
Next week, on February 15th, the latest selection of the “BRUSHING WORKS INTER PLAY” jazz compilation CD “BRUSHING WORKS INTER PLAY”, which had released 4 titles in the past, was released as “BRUSHING WORKS INTER PLAY My Favorite Swings”.
In addition, on March 14th, TOKYO No.1 SOUL SET will release its original album for the first time in about three years.
Scheduled release. Further activities are planned in the future.
1997 / FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL (TOKYO No.1 SOUL SET)
1998 / FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL (TOKYO No.1 SOUL SET)
2002 / RISING SUN ROCK FESTIVAL (TOKYO No.1 SOUL SET)
2004 / RISING SUN ROCK FESTIVAL (THE ZOOT16)
2005 / FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL (TOKYO No.1 SOUL SET)
2005 / RUSH BALL
2006 / SUNSET LIVE
2006 / ARABAKI ROCK FEST
2007 / ARABAKI ROCK FEST
2007 / COUNT DOWN JAPAN07 / 08
2008 / RISING SUN ROCK FESTIVAL (TOKYO No.1 SOUL SET)
2009 / ARABAKI ROCK FEST
2010 / RISING SUN ROCK FESTIVAL (TOKYO No.1 SOUL SET)
2011 / LIVE Fukushima Kaze to Rock SUPER Nomaoi (TOKYO No.1 SOUL SET / Toshimi Watanabe)