Keiichi Suzuki

Date of Birth: August 28 1951 Birthplace: Tokyo Japan Wiki jp Wiki en Keiichi Suzuki is a Japanese musician singer songwriter and record producer who cofounded the Moonriders a group that became one of Japans most innovative rock bands. He is known to audiences outside Japan for his musical contributions to the video games Mother 1989 and EarthBound 1994 both of which have been released on several soundtracks. He has also composed scores for films such as The Blind Swordsman: Zatichi 2003 Tokyo Godfathers 2003 Uzumaki 2000 Chicken Heart 2009 as well as Takeshi Kitanos Outrage trilogy. He is the son of actor Akio Suzuki and has a younger brother Hirobumi Suzuki. In the early 70s Suzuki became involved with the Japanese band Hachimitsu Pie who released one album in 1973. Later in the 70s Suzuki functioned as the occasional leader and regular singer of the Moonriders the groups first album was in fact credited to Keiichi Suzuki and the Moonriders. The band included his brother Hirobumi on bass. Afterward he collaborated with Yellow Magic Orchestra cofounder Yukihiro Takahashi as the duo The Beatniks. He was also a member of the trio Three Blind Moses. In 1989 Suzuki cowrote the soundtrack to the video game Mother. In 1994 he would write more music for the games sequel EarthBound. A few years after EarthBound Suzuki provided the music for the audio game Real Sound: Kaze no Regret. His song Satellite Serenade was remixed by The Orb and was later featured on Sasha Digweeds Northern Exposure and The Orbs Auntie Aubreys Excursions Beyond the Call of Duty compilation. In February 2008 Suzuki released a new solo album Captain Hate First Mate Love in collaboration with Keiichi Sokabe touring together in late spring 2008. The followup Pirate Radio Seasick appeared in 2009 and the third part In Retrospect in January 2011. Suzuki has cited John Lennon of the Beatles the Beach Boys Van Dyke Parks Andy Partridge of XTC Godley Creme Miklos Rozsa and Harry Nilsson as influences particularly on the tracks he composed for the Mother series. Source: Wikipedia