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Horiuchi Takao
堀内孝雄
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Horiuchi Takao, 2018
General Information

Nickname

Beeyan (ベーヤン)

Born

October 27, 1949 (1949-10-27) (age 69)

Origin

Osaka, Japan

Genre

Folk Songs, Enka, Japanese pop

Occupation

Singer-songwriter

Years Active

1971-Present

Agency

UP-FRONT CREATE

Labels

Toshiba EMI (1972-1979)
POLYSTAR (1980-1995)
Y.J.Sounds (1995-1997)
zetima (1998-2004)
Rice Music (2005-present)

Associated Acts

Alice, Signal, Brothers 5

Horiuchi Takao (堀内孝雄) is a Japanese singer-songwriter under UP-FRONT CREATE, as well as a member of the group Brothers 5.

BiographyEdit

1971-1975Edit

On December 25, 1971, Horiuchi Takao got his start with a Japanese folk group called Alice, where he was in charge of vocals and guitar. The group officially had their debut on March 5, 1972 with the single "Haitte Oide Koibito yo". Whilst in the group, he also actively participated in composing some of their songs.

On October 5, 1975, Horiuchi Takao officially made his solo debut with his first album, "Kotoba ni Naranai Okurimono"

1978-1988Edit

In 1978, Horiuchi Takao's single "Kimi no Hitomi wa 10,000 Volts" became his first smash hit. His 1980 single "Minamikaikisen" would also become a smash hit.

In 1981, Alice officially ceased activities due to the members' growing solo careers. The next several years would have Horiuchi Takao's career taking off.

In 1984, Horiuchi Takao joined the Japanese folk group Signal for the release of their singles "Gyakukousen" and "Sentimental Wind ~Kanshoufuu~". His 1986 single "Itoshiki Hibi" would mark his first release under the new folk songs or enka subgenre "New Adult Music". During this time of his life, he also had a few minor acting roles as well.

In 1986, Horiuchi Takao recorded the theme song "Itoshiki Hibi" for the 1986 NTV year-end drama Byakkotai. In 1988, Horiuchi Takao also recorded the theme song "Gaki no Koro no you ni" for the ANB drama Hagure Keiji Junjouha

1990-1999Edit

In 1990, his single "Koi Uta Tsuzuri" won an award at the 32nd Japan Record Awards. His 1993 single "Kageboushi" also would later win an award at the Japan Music Awards.

In 1999, his single "Taketonbo" was certified gold by the RIAJ.

2009-2014Edit

In 2009, in commemoration of all of the original Alice members reaching 60 years old, the group restarted activities in a concert tour that spanned 40 performances across 35 venues. In 2013, released their first album in 26 years, "ALICE XI (Eleven)" and embarked on a tour spanning each of the 47 prefectures in Japan.

In 2014, Horiuchi Takao formed the group Brothers 5 with Sugita Jiro, Banba HirofumiTakayama Gen, and Inaba Akira.

ProfileEdit

  • Name: Horiuchi Takao (堀内孝雄)
  • Nickname: Beeyan (ベーヤン)
  • Birth Date: October 27, 1949 (1949-10-27) (age 69)
  • Birthplace: Osaka, Japan
  • Blood Type: O
  • Western Zodiac: Scorpio
  • Groups:
    • Alice (1971-1981; 2009-present)
    • Signal (1984)
    • Brothers 5 (2014-present)

DiscographyEdit

Studio Albums
  • [1975.10.05] Kotoba ni Naranai Okurimono (言葉にならない贈り物)
  • [1977.03.05] Wasure Kakete ita Love Song (忘れかけていたラブ・ソング)
  • [1978.09.05] Aitsu ga Shinda Ban (あいつが死んだ晩)
  • [1979.09.05] Song Forever (ソング・フォーエバー)
  • [1980.06.25] Delacine (デラシネ)
  • [1982.04.05] DAY BREAK
  • [1983.05.25] I A.M. P.M.
  • [1984.05.01] CANES -ON THE SAME ROAD-
  • [1986.10.25] Brown (ブラウン)
  • [1987.03.01] Itoshiki Hibi (愛しき日々)
  • [1987.11.25] Fall In Love Again
  • [1988.05.25] DEAR FRIEND / BEST SONG
  • [1988.12.01] BEST OF BEST
  • [1989.06.01] HELLO FORTY
  • [1990.05.25] FIRST
  • [1990.10.25] New Best (ニュー・ベスト)
  • [1991.06.01] Gents (ジェンツ)
  • [1991.06.05] Tasty (テイスティー)
  • [1992.05.25] Cappuccino (カプチーノ)
  • [1993.05.26] Kageboushi (影法師)
  • [1994.04.25] Yume no Michikusa (夢の道草)
  • [1995.05.25] Tokyo Hatsu (東京発)
  • [1996.04.25] Yoi Renbo (酔いれんぼ)
  • [1997.04.25] Ai ga Miemasu ka (愛が見えますか)
  • [1998.03.30] Taketonbo (竹とんぼ)
  • [1999.04.14] Seishun no Shippo (青春のしっぽ)
  • [2000.04.12] Kaze no Legend (風のレジェンド)
  • [2001.04.11] MOON
  • [2002.04.10] Eien no Natsu (永遠の夏)
  • [2003.04.23] Kawa (河)
  • [2004.09.09] Enishi (縁)
  • [2005.07.13] Otoko-tachi no Lullaby (男達のララバイ)
  • [2006.05.31] OLD&NEW
  • [2007.06.27] Itsumade mo Love Song (いつまでもラブソング)
  • [2008.05.21] OLD FRIENDS
Compilation Albums
  • [2001.06.20] 30th ANNIVERSARY BEST
  • [2010.08.04] Thank you! ~Ai Subeki Otoko-tachi~ (Thank you!~愛すべき男たち~)
  • [2011.10.26] 40 Shuunen Kinen Best Selection ~Toki no Nagare ni~ (40周年記念ベストセレクション~時の流れに~)
  • [2016.10.26] 45 Shuunen Kinen All Single Collection (45周年記念オールシングルコレクション)
Collaboration Albums
  • [1998.05.21] Hagure Keiji Junjouha Shudaika Best (「はぐれ刑事純情派」主題歌ベスト)
  • [1998.05.21] Tanimura Shinji Horiuchi Takao Super Best (谷村新司 堀内孝雄スーパー・ベスト)

Major Singles
  • [1978.08.05] Kimi no Hitomi wa 10,000 Volts (君のひとみは10000ボルト)
  • [1979.09.05] Wasure na Toki (忘れな詩)
  • [1980.04.25] Minamikaikisen (南回帰線) - with Taki Tomoharu, Suntory Beer CM song
  • [1980.09.05] Delacine (デラシネ)
  • [1980.12.20] Hadakagi (裸樹) - theme song for Hongou Kikuzaka Akamon Doori
  • [1981.04.05] Seishun Mayoi Hito (青春まよい人) - Jintan Supekkii CM song
  • [1982.04.05] Don't Stop My Love - Koa CM song
  • [1982.12.05] Fuyu no Chou (冬の蝶)
  • [1983.03.25] Shounen-tachi yo (少年達よ) - theme song for Shousetsu Yoshida Gakkou
  • [1983.07.10] Fushigi na Partner (不思議なパートナー) - with Okuno Atsuko
  • [1983.08.21] I LOVE OSAKA - indies single sold only in Osaka, Osaka 21st Century Plan campaign song
  • [1984.04.21] Gyakukousen (逆光線) - with Signal
  • [1984.10.25] Sentimental Wind (センチメンタル・ウインド) - with Signal
  • [1985.12.01] Akogare Asobi (憧れ遊び) - theme song for Chuushingura
  • [1986.05.25] Iifuru Sarete mo (言い古されても)
  • [1986.06.21] Hanriira (ハンリーラ) - with Kurahashi Ruiko, theme song for Kinchan no Dokomade Yaru no 
  • [1986.10.25] Itoshiki Hibi (愛しき日々) - Hokuren '86 campaign song
  • [1987.11.25] Haruka na Wadachi (遥かな轍) - theme song for Tabaruzaka
  • [1988.12.01] Yarou-tachi no Banka (野郎たちの挽歌) - with Cho Yong Pil, theme song for Sasurai Keiji Ryojouhen
  • [1990.01.01] Aisazu ni Irarenai (愛さずにいられない) - theme song for Sasurai Keiji Ryojouhen II, Hokuren '89 campaign song
  • [1990.01.01] Kawa wa Naiteiru (川は泣いている)
  • [1990.03.25] Kyou mo Saikou ya nee! -Naniwa ni Yume no Kaze ga Fuku- (今日も最高やねェ!-浪花に夢の風が吹く-)
  • [1990.12.21] Seishun de Sourou (青春でそうろう)  - theme song for Katsukaishou
  • [1991.12.01] Koibumi (恋文) - theme song for Minamoto no Yoshitsune
  • [1991.12.01] Tooki Hi no Shounen (遠き日の少年) - theme song for Tenka no Fuku Shougun Mito Mitsukuni Tokugawa Gosanke no Gekitou 
  • [1993.12.01] Nami no Shirabe ni (波の調べに) - theme song for Tsuruhime Denki -Koubou Setouchi Suigun-
  • [1994.08.25] Eien ni -Tsubasa wo Ageyou- (永遠に―翼をあげよう―) - indies single sold in only in the Kansai region
  • [1995.01.25] Yume Yoi Makura (夢酔枕) - theme song for Hagure Ishao Inochi Azukarimasu!
  • [1995.10.25] Kanashii Kanpai (悲しい乾杯) - with Saito Keiko
  • [1997.11.06] Sakamichi (坂道) - theme song for Akahige
  • [1998.11.21] Karasu no Nyoubou (カラスの女房) - self cover of Nakazawa Yuko's version
  • [2007.06.13] Otoko ga Kakaeta Sabishisa (男が抱えた寂しさ)
  • [2008.04.23] Okitegami (置き手紙) - released at the same time as Fujimoto Miki's version
  • [2009.03.25] Daiji na Hito (大事な人)
  • [2010.04.23] Ai Subeki Otoko-tachi (愛すべき男たち)
  • [2010.10.27] Shiawase no Motome Kata (倖せの求め方) - with Tomochika
  • [2011.04.27] Omokagebashi / Toki no Nagare ni (面影橋/時の流れに)
  • [2012.05.09] Warau wa Kusuri (笑うは薬)
  • [2015.03.18] Jinsei Ame Nochi Tokidoki Hare / Sakamichi no Mukou (人生雨のち時々晴れ/坂道のむこう)
  • [2016.04.20] Utsusemi no Ie / Ishi wo Tsuranuku Shizuku de Are (空蝉の家/石をつらぬく滴であれ)
  • [2017.01.25] Utsusemi no Ie / Hijiribashi no Yuuhi (空蝉の家/聖橋の夕陽)
  • [2018.08.22] Minna Shounen Datta (みんな少年だった)
Hagure Keiji Junjouha Theme Song Singles
  • [1988.05.25] Gaki no Koro no You ni (ガキの頃のように)
  • [1989.05.25] Joudan Janee (冗談じゃねえ)
  • [1990.04.25] Koi Uta Tsuzuri (恋唄綴り)
  • [1991.05.25] Sayonara Dake no Jinsei ni / Far away (さよならだけの人生に/Far away) - Tanimura Shinji cover ("Far away" only)
  • [1992.03.11] Tokai no Tenshi-tachi (都会の天使たち) - with Kye Eunsook
  • [1993.04.25] Kageboushi (影法師) 
  • [1994.03.25] Yume no Michikusa (夢の道草)
  • [1995.04.26] Tokyo Hatsu (東京発)
  • [1996.03.25] Yoi Renbo (酔いれんぼ)
  • [1997.02.26] Ai ga Miemasu ka (愛が見えますか)
  • [1998.03.18] Taketonbo (竹とんぼ)
  • [1999.03.20] Enishi Taketonbo -Seishun no Shippo- (続・竹とんぼ ―青春のしっぽ―)
  • [2000.03.23] Iinjanai (いいじゃない)
  • [2001.03.23] Jidaiya no Koi (時代屋の恋)
  • [2002.03.20] Kakurenbo (かくれんぼ)
  • [2002.10.30] Tomoshibi (灯(ともしび))
  • [2003.03.19] Kawa (河)
  • [2004.04.28] Karasu no Nyoubou (New Version) (カラスの女房(ニューバージョン))
  • [2005.04.20] Futari de Ryouma wo Yarou Janai ka (ふたりで竜馬をやろうじゃないか)
  • [2006.04.26] Shinobazu no Koi (不忍の恋) 
Best Coupling Series
  • [2009.10.28] Itoshiki Hibi (愛しき日々)
  • [2009.10.28] Gaki no Koro no you ni (ガキの頃のように)
  • [2009.10.28] Koi Uta Tsuzuri (恋唄綴り)
  • [2009.10.28] Kageboushi (影法師)
  • [2009.10.28] Taketonbo (竹とんぼ)

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