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Atsuo Okamoto
drums & vocal


Born in Maizuru, Kyoto in 1955 Sagittarius A type


Encounter Group Sounds when in elementary school

A junior high school student who started playing the folk guitar and formed a band with Jiro's, Garo, etc. as a repertoire group was in charge of the guitar

Started drums in high school and formed a hard rock band

The teachers are Takeshi Inomata and Masaharu Inose.

His  favorite drummers are John Henry Bonham and Jeff Porcaro, Vinnie Colaiuta

 

1973 Enrolled in Nem Music Academy

1975 Professional debut with "love guy" with Shogo Hamada participating

After that, support Chiharu Matsuyama, Akira Fuse, Hideki Saijo, Tsuyoshi Nagabuchi, etc.

 

1979 Brass rock band with Ichiro Nitta and Naoki Watanabe

Formed "Spectrum"

79 years "SPECTRUM"

80 years "OPTICAL SUNRISE" "TIME BREAK"

1981 "Second Navigation" "SPECTRUM BRASSBAND CLUB" "SPECTRUM FINAL Budoukan Live Sept. 22,1981" released

 

After that, participated in numerous albums as a studio musician

 

Participated in a national tour and 5 albums, forming AB'S after participating in Fujimaru Yoshino's solo album

 

1997 Participated in Masahiro Kuwana's "TRIPLE X" Live activity

1998 "WE ARE THE TRIPLE X"

1999 “Lolita Complex”

2001 "Lesson of Life" released

 

National tour since 2007 with "BLUFF"

Released "β (BETA)"

 

Participated in "SHOGUN" in 2009 Live activity

13 years "SOUND SPLASH" "The Road of life"

"Chase the way" release

 

Live support in addition to A.O session live

Active in studio work

Meanwhile, he has been leading the AB'S session live with AB'S fans for many years.

Have been

 

YAMAHA LIVE CUSTUM end user

 

Serving as a drum teacher at Tokyo Jiyu Gakuin

 

Favorite food
All kinds of sake Delicious snacks Curry and rice