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Biography
Formed in 1985 by ASA-CHANG (who left the group on 1993) and some of his high school friends, the Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra has been growing in size and notoriety from the minute they stepped on to the scene. Many members have joined and left but a few of them have been present and active since TSPO’s initial inception as a cult underground band – YUICHI OKI, GAMO, TSUYOSHI KAWAKAMI, ATSUSHI YANATA and TATSUYUKI HIYAMUTA are core members that cement the foundation of the band.

After releasing their 8th studio album, FULL-TENSION BEATERS in Europe, December 2000, TSPO set out on their first European tour - a 12 day (11 venue) tour-de-force of France, Belgium, Holland and Germany - completely overwhelming skinheads throughout the continent in a tour which culminated in a millennium countdown performance in Berlin. Since August 2001, TSPO have released 3 singles, 2 albums proper (scoring a #1... read more
Author: mikki last update: 2010-01-20
General
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra
東京スカパラダイスオーケストラ

Status:  Major - active
Period:  1989 - present
Genre:  ska

Member:
Trumpet : Nargo
Trombone : Kitahara Masahiko
Saxophone alto : Hiyamuta Tatsuyuki
Saxophone tenor : Gamo
Saxophone baryton : Yanaka Atsushi
Ba : Kawakami Tsuyoshi
Gt : Kato Takashi
Piano : Oki Yuichi
Perc : Omori Hajime
Dr : Motegi Kin-ichi