Do As Infinity

1. Band Profile
Do As Infinity is a Japanese Group band consisting of Van Tomiko on Vocals/Lyrics and Ryo Owatari on Guitar/Chorus/Backup Vocals, also their former member, Dai Nagao on Composer/Guitar, who have strengthened the group from 1999 to 2005. This band formed on September 29, 1999. Do As Infinity is usually abbreviated as D.A.I., revealing that Do As Infinity was named after the band's guitarist and composer.

Dai Nagao started out as a composer for an amateur band. After its disbanding, Nagao continued composing songs, sending demo tapes to more than fifty record companies in Japan. Nagao was eventually hired by Avex Trax to work as a composer. He was immediately given a task to compose songs for Ayumi Hamasaki and Hitomi.

The remainder of 1999 was spent performing both on the street and at in-store concerts at CD stores across the country. They also took part in choice events nationwide, including a festival in Tomiko Van's native Kumamoto prefecture. Their legendary streak of street concerts ended at one hundred, with a free concert for their fans, held at Shibuya Kokaido. Photos of some of their street performances were compiled into a PV for the song "Field of Dreams" which can be seen on the PV Collection 8 as well as in the background of the Live in Japan during a performance of the song.

In 2002, their next single, "Yesterday & Today" was chosen as the theme song for the drama series Nisennen no Koi, which starred popular actors Miho Nakayama and Kaneshiro Takeshi and was given the primetime slot. The c/w-track, "Raven", was used as the ending song to the horror movie Uzumaki, which gathered more mainstream audiences for the band.

Tomiko Van, the lead singer, pursued a solo career and debuted on March 29, 2006 with her album, Farewell. Ryo Owatari, the guitarist, worked with his band, Missile Innovation, and released their first single on February 1, 2006. Owatari also worked with other Avex artists such as Ayumi Hamasaki, Ai Otsuka and AAA. Dai Nagao went on to work with Amasia Landscape and other artists under the True Song Music label, writing songs for various artists.

Do As Infinity debuted their song "Everything Will Be All Right" on December 24, 2009 as the official 2010 promotional theme song for professional Kyōtei boat racing. "Everything Will Be All Right", as well as three other songs, was included on the band's 23rd single, "∞2", released on June 16, 2010. Do As Infinity released their 24th single "Jidaishin" on September 29, 2010. The single commemorated their 11-year anniversary and the physical copies were exclusively sold on the online music retailer Mu-mo, where they subsequently sold out. Do As Infinity held their 11-year anniversary live convert at Shibuya AX on the same day. It was broadcast live via Internet streaming through Nico Nico Douga for free. The band announced they will release their eighth studio album Eight on January 19, 2011.

2. Members Profile
 (lyrics, vocals)
Real Name : Van Tomiko(伴都美子)
Nickname : Ban-chan
Birthplace : Yamato, Kumamoto, Japan
Birthday : 09 January, 1979
Zodiac : Capricorn
Blood Type : A

 (lyrics, guitar, backup vocals)
Real Name : Ryo Owatari
Birthday : April 4, 1971
Birthplace : Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture
Height: 180cm
Favorite Artists : Jimi Hendrix, Radiohead

 (composition, guitar)
1999 - 2005
Real Name : Nagao Dai 長尾 大
Also known as : D.A.I
Born : March 28, 1971 (age 39)
Origin : Chiba, Japan
Genres : J-Pop
Years active : 1999 - Present
Labels : Avex Trax, True Song Music

3. Latest News
This band which had ever disbanded in 2005, has released 8 studio albums, 6 compilation albums, and 24 singles.

Their latest studio album was Eternal Flame, which was released after their reunion on September 30, 2009 under Avex Trax music label, and peaked at #9 on the Oricon.

Then, on January 19, 2011 they will release 8th album, titled Eight.

Followed by their 2010 singles, "Kimi ga Inai Mirai", "∞2", "Jidaishin". That will be included into Eight album.
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