This band is another example of Japanese bands and their creative penchant to create musical groups that have a creative aesthetic to their appearance and sound. The band, called Kishidan (meaning "The Knights" in Japanese) They dress in uniforms that are modeled after the short and long coats of the Bōzōzoku (motorcycle gang) versions of the gakuran (school uniform). The musical style is a bit of a mix between big-band,50's rock, and alternative/punk, with a bit of light rapping, also it should be mentioned that there is a bit of a comedic twist to the way the represent themselves, which I feel works well with their performances.
The group formedin 1997 and has a total of six members. Show Ayanocozey (綾小路 翔 Ayanokōji Shō) [Vocals, Dragon Voice, Emcee and Guitar], Hikaru Saotome (早乙女 光 Saotome Hikaru, Hikaru) [Dance and Scream], Hitomi Saionji (西園寺 瞳 Saionji Hitomi, Tommy) [Guitar],Hoshi Grandmarnier (星 グランマニエ Hoshi Guranmanie, Ranma) [Guitar], Shouchikubai Shiratori (白鳥 松竹梅 Shiratori Shōchikubai, Matsu) [Bass guitar], and Yukinojoe Shiratori (白鳥 雪之丞 Shiratori Yukinojō, Yukki) [Drums & drunk].
I feel that as a whole this band has a lot to offer, in their energy, talent, and they way that they carry themselves that they deserved a bit more attention outside of Japan. If any of this sounds interesting, I will as per usual put the pertinent links at the bottom of the page. Hope you enjoy the music, and let me know what you think of it.
Kishidan Official Webpage: http://www.kishidan.com/index.html
Kishidan (staff) Twitter: https://twitter.com/kishidan_staff
Kishidan (Ayonokoji Shō) Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShowAyanocozey