It’s Ernie here again to answer a question from one of you! I know I haven’t been very good at answering your inquiries lately, but so many of them have just lead to dead-ends! (And I don’t mean the band!) Today, I actually have good news for our question-asker, Elisabeth, so let’s get to it.
Did any of the members of kelli ever get in new bands after the disbandment? Are they still active in the music scene?
Yes!! Almost all of them! They’ve actually been pretty busy since kelli broke up.
Vocalist Toshimune first hopped to a band called All dirty, which I sadly can’t find much information about, aside from that they disbanded in Osaka on July 29, 2010. Then, he moved to the band Sicks, which has been around at least since 2012. He’s still there, now! If you’re a fan you can also check out his blog. (As a side note, Sicks’ website is very out of date, but Toshimune’s blog has evidence that the band is indeed still active!)
erize, one of the guitarists, was also in All dirty, then moved to RUDE and changed his name to Mello. In May of 2012 he started activities as the lead guitarist of Limited of Kurono, which turned into RoNo☆Cro, and that’s his current band! You can also find him on Ameba and Twitter!
kelli’s other guitarist, marhi, also went into All dirty, and from there simply joined LOGiQ as Mahiro, which is where he is now as the only guitarist.
Bassist Shio is actually the only member of kelli’s final lineup who didn’t join All dirty,! And unfortunately, it looks like he’s also the only one who didn’t continue in the industry. Though kelli never blamed disbanding on any particular member, it’s not hard to get the impression that Shio was a little left out!
Lastly, drummer Yami also, of course, went to All dirty, and then Sicks — the same band as Toshimune! He changed his name to 834, and then… vanished from the band! (Actually, I don’t know what happened, but his official blog no longer exists!) Anyway, now he’s in JACKMAN under the same numeric name. You can see him on Ameba!
I’m glad we finally had a positive question! It’s sad, but so many band men disappear after their bands break up and it gets really hard to find out what they’re doing now. But, kelli’s former members look to all be doing pretty well for themselves.
Do you have a question you want me to check out for you? Send it my way!