Great 3 (1994 - 2003, 2011-) are a Japanese Indie Band with three members:

片寄明人 Katayose Akito / Vocal, Guitar
高桑圭 Takakuwa Kiyoshi / Bass
白根賢一 Shirane Kenichi / Drums

Their debut was released in 1995 on the Toshiba EMI label. Since then they have released 7 full-length albums in addition to numerous singles. The group had gained a reputation of putting on very strong live performances. In 1999 they established their own label, Bodicious.

Chicago-based musician John McEntire (member of The Sea and Cake and Tortoise) produced the last three albums (“May and December”, “When you were a beauty” and “Climax”).

Vocalist Katayose Akito released a solo album in 2000 and is now still active as a musician with his wife as Chocolat & Akito.

Drummer Shirane Kenichi released some electronic music as LasVegas.

Edited by kugayama on 17 May 2013, 14:59

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