Gaining attention from reaches of the globe far from Japan, Kiyoshi’s musical journey is gaining steam more than ever before.
As with most children growing up in Osaka, Japan, the scope of Kiyoshi’s musical world as a young girl revolved around Japanese pop music and Anime theme songs. She took piano lessons regularly from a budding age and would contently sing along with her favorite songs on the TV and radio when she wasn’t immersed in her studies. Her modest taste in music, however, took a vast turn when she turned 15 and learned about the exploding alternative rock scene of the ’90s that was going down in America. All of a sudden her taste in music shifted from regional genres to the booming music of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against The Machine, Mudvayne, Fishbone, 311, and especially Primus. Realizing that a common theme among these bands was their prominent use of bass, Kiyoshi quickly ditched her piano studies and bought a 4-string that became her new obsession. She submersed herself into the instrument, and by learning songs by the bands she adored, including the slapping and tapping lin