Sukima Switch is a J-pop duo consisting of core members Takuya Ōhashi, born May 9, 1978, and Shintarō Tokita, born February 25, 1978. Ōhashi’s musical duties include vocals, guitar, and harmonica while Tokita’s duties include piano/keyboard, numerous other instruments and overall production. Most of the other instrumentation heard on their albums is handled by guests and studio musicians. In this sense, their band structure and chemistry are very similar to that of the American group Steely Dan.
Their style is very heavily-jazz influenced (another similarity with Steely Dan), yet it retains core pop elements and catchy melodies that have catapulted them into the limelight of Japan’s new, sophisticated pop scene.
Offical Website: http://www.office-augusta.com/sukimaswitch/
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