Beautiful Hummingbird (ビューティフルハミングバード) is an acoustic folk rock duo from Japan composed of Mitsuko Koike (小池光子, vocals) and Nobuaki Tabata (田畑伸明, acoustic guitar). They began playing together in 2002 and have been releasing albums since 2003. They also perform live shows on a regular basis.
Originally from Fukuoka, Inotomo (イノトモ) moved to Tokyo when she was 18, soon after she started attending music school while working as an assistant at a live house, as well as doing some behind-the-scene work for a theatre troupe. Throughout all these experiences she had an awakening and shifted focus on singing and started working the jazz club circuit as a singer.
There are at least two artists by the name of Predawn: 1. Guitarist and singer-songwriter Miwako Shimizu began her solo project Predawn in 2008. The name was inspired by Mimei Ogawa (1882-1961), the father of modern Japanese children's literature. Predawn is based in Tokyo but she has performed at many festivals in Japan including Fuji Rock Festival and apbank fes in 2009 and 2010.