Tomiko came from her native town
Kumamoto to Tokyo, in order to make fashion studies. But she was soon
noticed by Lavenus, a glamorous hair-products brand, and that company
choosed her for promoting its products.
On top of that, one of Van’s neighbours secretly sent her profile
to the Avex company, that soon fell under her spell, and the company
called her the next day, telling her she has been chosen for joining
a band composed by a new composer called Nagao DAI(34) and a talented
guitarist named Ryo Owatari(34).
As soon as Do As Infinity was created, a single was edited and the
band performed in Shibuya. The band also performed on the streets,
so that Van could become familiar with the singing.
After the fifth single We are., Nagao decided he wouldn’t appear
neither in band promotional campaigns nor in CD booklets anymore.
He liked better doing his composer’s job by writing his songs
away from the spotlights. Indeed, with all the TV shows and concerts,
Nagao couldn’t find any more time to compose, which could have
meant the near ending of the band.
Do As Infinity has thus become a famous
Jpop/Jrock band but after 5 years of success and the release of their
best-of album DO THE A-SIDE , the group decided to disband the 29