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WANDS

WANDS in 2019.

WANDS is a Japanese rock group formed in 1991 and disbanded in 2000. The group returned in 2018.

Members

First Formation (1991-1992)

Second Formation (1992-1997)

Third Formation (1997-2000)

  • Kimura Shinya (木村真也; Keyboard, Lyrics, Composition, Arrangement)
  • Waku Jirou (和久二郎; Vocals, Lyrics, Composition)
  • Sugimoto Issei (杉元一生; Guitar, Lyrics, Composition, Arrangement)

Fourth Formation (2018-2019)

Fifth Formation (2019-)

Information

WANDS was formed in 1991 with Ohshima, Uesugi, and Shibasaki as the first generation of the band. Before the year was up, the group released their first single, "Sabishisa wa Aki no Iro", in December. Two years later after the release of their third single, Ohshima left the group to join the music unit SO-FI, leaving the band to replace him with Kimura Shinya to start the second generation.

The group's first hit was the single "Sekaijuu no Dare Yori Kitto" with Nakayama Miho and later the album Toki no Bira, which sold over a million copies. By 1993, the group became one of the top artists of Japan by selling over 7 million copies of their singles and albums by the end of the year. They also scored their first award at that year's Japan Record Awards.

The group started to write, compose, and arrange their music in 1995, starting with the album PIECE OF MY SOUL. A year later after the release of their eleventh single, Uesugi and Shibasaki left the group and later form the unit al.ni.co. The group hired Waku and Sugimoto to replace the two and start the third generation of WANDS.

In 2000, the group disbanded for unknown reasons in March.

Shibasaki, Oshima returned to stages in 2018 with a new vocalist, Uehara under D-GO label.

Discography

Studio Albums

Best Albums

Singles

Video / DVD

Compilations / Others

External Links