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Biography

Keita Tachibana, born in Fukuoka, Japan on 16 December 1985, is a Japanese musician. He is the lead singer of the boy band w-inds. and is also very involved with their dance sequences.

He got his big break when he won the 2000 ASAYAN Idol Contest, beating over 80,000 contestants for the top spot. He joined forces with two dancers from Sapporo, Ryuichi Ogata and Ryohei Chiba, to form their very popular J-Pop band, w-inds..

He is extremely famous for his extraordinary vocal range - he can hit notes 6-8 chords higher than the average male.

He also has a very large fan-base for his looks. In his spare time, he enjoys playing rounds of pool or soccer. He is also capable of playing various musical instruments; piano, guitar and bass guitar.

He has an older brother, Yuta Tachibana, and two younger sisters, Mai Tachibana and Mio Tachibana, who is currently a model and part of the group Soran Happies to Neko Hiroshi.

He is currently married to singer Autumn.

Keita Tachibana has now got his own solo career as well as being in a band. His debut single "Michishirube", released on the 18th October 2006, and his solo album "Koe", released on 29th November 2006, debuted at #3 and #5 on Oricon Chart on their first week release.

Although he is a solo artist now, he mentioned that w-inds. is a big part of him. It is most likely that w-inds. will not be disbanding.

On May 2, he will be releasing his 2nd solo single, Friend. It will be used as the opening theme song for an anime, Blue Dragon.

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