Name Masami Tsuchiya
Instruments Guitars, violin
|Years active 1979–present|
Associated acts Ippu-Do
|Website Official Website (Japanese)|
Albums Swan Dive, Life in Mirrors, Rice Music, Tokyo Ballet, Lunatic Menu
Genres Avant-garde music, Pop music
Record labels Epic Records, Bertelsmann Music Group
Similar People Mick Karn, Steve Jansen, Richard Barbieri, David Sylvian, Akira Mitake
Music group Ippu-Do (1979 – 1984)
Masami tsuchiya saijokai no butterfly
Masami Tsuchiya is a Japanese singer-songwriter and musician, coming to prominence in the late 1970s as the lead vocalist and guitarist in the group Ippu-Do. His subsequent output includes solo work and collaborations. Tsuchiya has worked with artists as diverse as English new wave rockers Japan and Bill Nelson, Japanese electronica composer Ryuichi Sakamoto, Duran Duran side-project Arcadia, and Japanese rock band Buck-Tick.
- Masami tsuchiya saijokai no butterfly
- Masami tsuchiya night in the park
- Solo and collaborations
- Other work
- Masami tsuchiya perfect days
In March 2008, Tsuchiya formed the rock band Vitamin-Q along with Kazuhiko Kato, Gota Yashiki, Rei Ohara and Anza. However, after Kato's suicide on October 17, 2009, the fate of the group is uncertain.
In June 2010, following news of former collaborator Mick Karn's (former Japan bassist) cancer diagnosis, Tsuchiya reunited with former bandmates Gota Yashiki, Vivian Hsu, and Masahide Sakuma (of Japanese new wave group Plastics) and recorded two songs for a proposed September 2010 release to raise funds for Karn and his family. The musicians had recorded together as The d.e.p. in the early 2000s, releasing the album "Shinkei Stop" in 2001.