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TAMA TSUBOI
TAMA TSUBOI

Born in Auckland, New Zealand of 1991. Born on March 6th 1991, in Greenlane Hospital in Auckland City located in the North Island of New Zealand. When he was 2 years old he move to japan and due to his parents divorce he, his younger sister and his father moves to Nepal a city called Pokhara. He moves to Japan when he is 4 years old and spends 2 years in japan. At 6 years old Tama and his family moves back to Auckland New Zealand and attended Silverdale Primary School, then at 9 years old, him and his family moved to the South Island Motueka where he attended a freedom school near the mountains of Kahurangi National Park, a school with 20 students. During this time, Tama`s parents rented an old house by the river with a up-right piano, and that was Tama`s first instrument. Interest grows as he goes through and listens to his mothers music collection such as Keith Jarrett, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Mozart, Paco De Lucia, Sting, Sade.... Traveling around the world due to his parents lifestyle, which kept him from playing the piano, so by the time he was 13, he was playing the guitar; simply because it was a reasonably small instrument and easy to carry around. In 2002, Tama and his family moved to Nelson Bays where he attended the Golden Bay Intermediate School and moves back to Japan in 2005, and by the age of 16 with a dream of becoming a musician, he left home to live and see what he can find in Tokyo. In 2007, he attended the MI Musicians Institute in Tokyo Shibuya but considering the fact that the school was based on Rock & Metal, and his taste of acoustic alternative background differed from their style, without being able to find his place he quit after a year and started writing music on his own. After meeting and working with many artists in Japan he gets offers to play at live gigs in venues, events and Japanese live festivals such as Hikarimatsuri, Tenku-Matsuri, Aloha Sunset, Forest Jam etc. By 2010, he met Sean Harada from the band, (The Stone Sun) where he took the offer of becoming the lead guitarist. He reunited with Naoki Kawashima (percussionist) and in 2011, the three started an acoustic, latin, alternative, reggae band called "SHAMANZ". In the same year, he travels to Souma, Fukushima, Kesennuma Sendai with the SHAMANZ and plays at charity concerts for the earthquake victims. And in 2013 SHAMANZ go to Hokkaido Sapporo and plays at The RISING SUN festival. And currently SHAMANZ does regular performances in tokyo and yokohama area such as Super Deluxe, Thumbs Up, Quarter House..etc

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