GARNiDELiA: AFAID 14 – I LOVE ANISONG
A music unit composed of MARiA, a female vocalist and toku, a music composer.
Toku, a music composer/sound producer who wrote and arranged hit songs of Angela Aki, LiSA, An Café and others. MARiA, an internet born singer who performs with several musicians such as Jin(vocaloid producer), as guest vocal.
The two met each other in 2010 and formed GARNiDELiA.
The videos MARiA has uploaded on the internet have exceeded 2 million views. Her professional skill as a singer cultivates her reputation. Besides, she can also dance and her activities are diverse. Her first video as a dancer “Girls” reached the 700.000 views.
Meanwhile Toku the composer, his signature song “SPiCa” has reached 1 million views on the internet, and the total views of all his songs exceeds 10 million views. Their collaborative song “COLOR” they have made before forming GARNiDELiA was chosen to be the theme song for the famous anime “Freezing”.
While their diverse activities are attracting a lot of attention, their major debut in spring 2014 has been decided with their new single “ambiguous” which will be the opening song of the popular anime “Kill la Kill”.
The origin of GARNiDELiA
The name GARNiDELiA is an anagram of Le Palais Garnier de Maria, which means “Maria’s Opera House, her place to sing” and Cordelia, which is the name of the asteroid discovered in toku’s birth year.
Born March 5 / Blood type O / Height 179cm
From his junior high school days, toku became interested in Italian classical music, and focused his attention on studying vocal music. He then changed his focus to music arrangement in 2001. He has worked on songs such as LiSA’s “oath sign”, “crossing field”, “LOVER”S”MiLE”, and the song from the anime, “Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai. (Anohana)” called “secret base – Kimi Ga Kureta Mono – (10 years after Ver.)”. He has also arranged music for a wide variety of genres including J-POP, Visual-Kei and Anime, and has worked with famous artists such as Angela Aki, LiSA, An Cafe, Kana Uemura and Dir en Grey.
toku currently has around 26,000 followers on Twitter.
Born January 31 / Blood type B / Height 152cm
She began singing and dancing from a young age, and started performing from age 13. Contrary to her cool voice, she has a very energetic and cheerful character. Her appearance makes her look like someone of mixed parentage, but she is purely Japanese, coming from Ibaraki prefecture. MARiA was performing with a 6-member teen Jazz vocal group called Chix Chicks, but they disbanded in 2010. By the age of 21, she has already 11 years of experience as a performer. As a solo artist, she has performed in the concerts of the famous vocaloid producer, Jin at Yokohama Blitz and Zepp DiverCity Tokyo two consecutive times.
MARiA currently has around 40,000 followers on Twitter.
Official Site – http://www.garnidelia.com/
Official Twitter – https://twitter.com/GARNiDELiA
Official Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/GARNiDELiA