PEARL is a Japanese rock band that debuted in 1987.
- SHO-TA (Vocals)
- Carmine Appice (Drums since 1997)
- Tony Franklin (Bass since 1997)
- KENNY (Guitar since 1997)
- KAZUYA (Guitar from 1987 - 1988)
- MICHIKI (Bass from 1987 - 1989)
- HONEY (Drums from 1987 - 1989)
- Kurita Koji (Guitar from 1988 - 1989, 2007)
The band first formed under the name STEP while SHO-TA, KAZUYA, MICHIKI, and HONEY were in high school. The band then changed their name to PEARL, named after Janis Joplin's last album.
The band debuted in 1987 with the album PEARL FIRST. A year after, KAZUYA ledt the group and Furuta Koji replaced him as the band's guitarist. But, the members soon departed one by one until SHO-TA was the only member left. She continued Pearl, releasing many albums, before she went solo under her real name, Tamura Naomi, in 1994.
In 1997, the band was revived with three new members and Tamura. In the three year career span, the band released two singles, one video, and many albums before the band took another hiatus in 2000. The band would not revive until seven years later when a best album was released in honor of the band's 20th anniversary. Also, the band got back together in 2007 to perform small concert at selected cities.
- [1987.xx.xx] PEARL FIRST
- [1987.xx.xx] PEARL SECOND
- [1988.xx.xx] E=MC2
- [1988.xx.xx] Century Toys
- [1989.xx.xx] She's fresh
- [1991.xx.xx] BORDERLINE
- [1991.xx.xx] NO ONE SEES NO ONE HEARS NO ONE SPEAK
- [1992.xx.xx] JUSTICE
- [1993.xx.xx] WINDOW
- [1994.xx.xx] GOOD TO SEE YOU
- [1995.xx.xx] SIXTEEN GEMS
- [1997.01.15] PEARL
- [1998.06.17] 4 INFINITY
- [1999.12.18] LIVE IN JAPAN
- [2007.12.12] PEARL BEST 〜Diamonds of pearl〜
- [1997.10.08] PEARL LIVE 〜East meets West〜