椿屋四重奏 (Tsubakiya Shijuusou or Tsubakiya Quartette) is a Japanese rock band, which was started in the year 2000, in the city of Sendai, Japan, by Nakada Yuuji. After many changes in the line-up, in 2002 the band settled with Nakada on vocal and guitar, Nagata Takashige on bass and Kodera Ryouta on drums. In 2005, they were joined by guitarist Yasutaka Takurou, who left the band in 2010. They continued as a three-piece band until announcing their disbandment on January 11, 2011. Nagata is now retired from his career in music, while Nakada and Kodera are expected to continue musical activities separately.
中田裕二 (Nakada Yuuji) - vocal, guitar, songwriting
永田貴樹 (Nagata Takashige) - bass
小寺良太 (Kodera Ryouta) - drums
安高拓郎 (Yasutaka Takurou) - guitar
Their style has been described as varying "from melodic hard rock to jazz-flavored rock to ballads to something more mainstream".
Their discography is as follows:
Indies (DAIZAWA RECORDS／UK PROJECT)
Tsubakiya Shijuusou (mini-album, 2003.08.27)
Shinkou Naru Shouzou (album, 2004.04.21)
Ajisai / Rasen Kaidan (maxi single, 2005.06.08)
Bara to Diamond (album, 2005.09.14)
Genwaku (single, 2006.06.07), and
Towa (2006.09.06, their last indie single).
RED BEST (indies best-of album, 2008.03.19)
Major (WARNER MUSIC JAPAN)
LOVER (single, 2007.05.09)
Koi wazurai (single, 2007.08.08)
Fujichaku (single, 2008.01.23)
TOKYO CITY RHAPSODY (album, 2008.02.06)
Umbrella (digital single, 2008.08.13)
Cinderella (digital single, 2009.07.22)
CARNIVAL (album, 2009.08.19)
Ibara no michi (single, 2010.05.26)
Kodoku no Campanella wo narase (album, 2010.08.04)
Material (single, 2010.11.24)
BEST OF WARNER YEARS (compilation, digital release 2011.04.06)
BEST MATERIALS (compilation, 2011.04.06)
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