Ellegarden is a Japanese rock group that formed in December of 1998 in Chiba, Japan. It includes drummer Hirotaka Takahashi, vocalist Takeshi Hosomi, guitarist Shinichi Ubakata, and bassist Yuichi Takada. Ellegarden has a sound strikingly similar to some American Pop Punk bands, and sings in both Japanese and English.
Ellegarden has been compared to famous artists of similar style, most notably Sum 41 (Ellegarden was the band's opening act on February 2005 during the Sum 41 Japan Tour 2005), Blink 182 and Good Charlotte.
Following a brief break due to vocalist Takeshi Hosomi's throat problems, the band has announced several appearances at summer music festivals in Japan and is presently in the studio working on their fifth full album.
== Discography =
Japan: *Ellegarden (mini-album) May 23, 2001 *Don't Trust Anyone but Us - April 3, 2002 *My Own Destruction (mini-album) - October 16, 2002 *Bring Your Board!! - July 2, 2003 *Pepperoni Quattro - May 26, 2004 *Riot on the Grill - February 26, 2005
U.S.: *Riot on the Grill - March 14, 2006
*My Own Destruction Tour Bootleg VHS ...
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