|Name||Date of Birth||Instrument
||12 August 1971
||1 September 1971
||18 March 1972
||27 May 1974
||6 October 1971
SOPHIA is a rock band. The name of SOPHIA means"philosophy".
SOPHIA has five members: Mitsuru Matsuoka(Vo), Kazutaka Toyoda(Gt), Yoshio Kuroyanagi(Bs), Yoshitomo Akamatsu(Dr), Keiichi Miyako(Ky). Matsuoka is very cool, so he is very popular with women. He is also capable as songwriter.
SOPHIA was formed in 1994 June. They went to Tokyo from Osaka towards their major debut. They debuted in 1995 October. Their debut mini album is "BOYS". After they released it, they released a new mini album,"GIRLS". The next year they released their first single "Himawari". Himawari is sunflower in English. That song is still very popular among SOPHIA's fans , but their most famous song is Machi.
They have released thirteen singles and three albums and three mini albums. Four singles of their released singles are maxi singles.
They did a New Year's concert in Osaka Castle Hall in this year. I wanted to go to that concert. They are visiting some places in Japan for their new concert, "TOUR 2000".
|Himawari||22 April 1996|
|Early summer rain||21 May 1996|
|Believe||11 November 1996|
|Little Cloud||19 February 1997|
|Machi||9 July 1997|
|Kimi to Yureteitai||27 November 1997|
|Gokigentori||22 April 1998|
|Kuroi Boots||26 November 1998|
|Beautiful||25 March 1999||RELEASED MAXISINGLES|
|Place||4 August 1999|
|OAR||15 December 1999|
|Misaile||2 Febrary 2000|
|WALK||18 October 2000||RELEASED MINIALBUMS|
|SOPHIA||21 March 1995|
|BOYS||2 October 1995|
|GIRLS||1 November 1995|
|Kiss the Future||1 July 1996||RELEASED ALBUMS|
|Little Circus||23 April 1997|
|ALIVE||20 May 1998|
|Material||14 April 1999|
References: Minna no SOPHIA
Reported by: Takayuki Fukano
Data verified by: Keisuke Suzuki
Date of Report: December 2000
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