ONE OK ROCK was started in mid-2005 by Toru with Alex and Ryota. Taka later joined the group and they started playing lives in the Kantou region. Their first indies release was in mid-2006 with Tomoya playing drums, though he didn't officially join the band until 2007, just before the first major label single. The band's name (pronounced won okku rokku) came about as a play on words about what time they usually got together to practice- 1:00.
Taka (森田貴寛 Morita Takahiro) - lead vocals
born April 17, 1988, in Tokyo, blood type A
• former member of the JE group NEWS, but left shortly after the release of their first single
• his given family name was Moriuchi (森内), but he changed it to Morita after his parents' divorce
Toru (山下亨 Yamashita Touru) - guitar, vocals
born December 7, 1988, in Tokyo, blood type O
• was in the hip-hop group HEADS, which had six singles and an album before they disbanded in 2002
• the one who brought the band together and is the leader even though he's one of the youngest
Ryota (小浜良太 Kohama Ryouta) - bass
born September 4, 1989, in Tokyo, blood type B
• was once part of HEADS along with Toru
• didn't start playing bass until he joined the band
Tomoya (小柳友 Kobayashi Tomo) - drums
born June 27, 1987, in Tokyo, blood type A
• played drums on the indies releases but didn't officially join until 2007
Alex (鬼沢礼門 Onizawa Reimon (Alexander)) - guitar [no longer active]
born March 19, 1988, in Tokyo, blood type B
• is also a model under GIG MANAGEMENT JAPAN
• left the band officially as of May 2009
If you'd like to send the band fan mail, please use the following address:
〒150-8484 チアリングハウス内 OO宛
In place of OO, indicate the recipient. ex. 'ONE OK ROCK宛' or 'ONE OK ROCKのTAKA宛'
Please do not send food or packages as they cannot be delivered, only envelopes.