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King Gnu Members Profile

King Gnu Members Profile

King Gnu (キングヌー) is a Japanese band formed in 2013 by Tsuneta Daiki as Srv.Vinci, renamed to King Gnu in 2017. The band made its major debut in September 2018 with the single Prayer X. It consists of four members: Tsuneta Daiki (vocalist, guitarist), Seki Yuu (drummer), Arai Kazuki (bassist) and Iguchi Satoru (vocalist, keyboardist). Their music use elements of a range of genres, such as rock, jazz, jpop and R&B, though the band is usually classified as a rock one.

King Gnu Official Links:
Website: kinggnu.jp
Twitter: @KingGnu_JP
Instagram: @kinggnu.jp
Youtube: King Gnu
Spotify: King Gnu

King Gnu Members Profile:
Tsuneta Daiki

Name: Tsuneta Daiki (常田大希)
Position: Vocalist, Guitarist
Birthday: May 15, 1992
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Hometown: Ina, Nagano

Daiki facts:
– He is the main composer and lyricist of the band.
– Graduated from Tokyo University of Arts, Musical Department of cello. He decided not to continue his education in classical music and focus on starting a band.
– Grew up surrounded by music: his mother is a music teacher, his brother is a violinist and both of his parents often played the piano.
– He and Satoru are childhood friends; they went to the same elementary, junior high and high school and were both members of the school choir.
– Is a fan of Yokohama DeNA BayStars baseball team.
– Won the best artist award at MTV VMAJ 2020 festival.

Seki Yuu

Name: Seki Yuu (勢喜 遊)
Position: Drummer
Birthday: September 2, 1992
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Hometown: Anan, Tokushima

Yuu facts:
– His parents are professional musicians.
– He has been playing drums since childhood.
– As a child, he attended dance classes and wanted to be a dancer.
– Is married; met his wife Hikaru thanks to Kazuki.

Arai Kazuki

Name: Arai Kazuki (新井 和輝)
Position: Bassist
Birthday: October 29, 1992
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Hometown: Fussa, Tokyo

Kazuki facts:
– He started playing bass at the age of 14.
– Graduated from Tokyo Keizai University.
– Was a member of NEWTIDE JAZZ ORCHESTRA jazz group, won the highest award in the Yamano Big Band Jazz Contest.

Iguchi Satoru

Name: Iguchi Satoru (井口理)
Position: Vocalist, Keyboardist
Birthday: October 5, 1993
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Hometown: Ina, Nagano

Satoru facts:
– Graduated from Tokyo University of Arts, Department of Vocal Music.
– Has three older brothers and a sister.
– Hosted his own variety show on Nippon Broadcasting called King Gnu Iguchi Satoru’s All Night Nippon 0 for about a year. Other musicians, including King Gnu members, appeared on the show as guests.
– Also worked as an actor and tv narrator.

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