Official Site : http://tanakarika.net/
Biography | Profile
Born in Hiroshima, she moved to the Kansai area to attend university and started singing there. After graduating from university, she played shows at livehouses and hotels while working for a trading company. In 2001, she won 2nd place at the 'Kobe Jazz Vocal Queen Contest'. After this achievement she quit her job and pursued a career as a professional singer. In 2004, she released her first album 'On Green Dolphin Street' and went on a nationwide tour. After this, based back in Kansai, she performed across the country, from Kyushu to Hokkaido. Her major label debut came in July 2009 when she released the album "Colors" on Pony Canyon. Her brand new album "When She Flows" will be released on February 16th 2011 after which she will embark on a nationwide CD release tour from April until June. Word of the quality of her live performances has spread far and wide, leading livehouse tickets to often sell out - she is also known for being an artist with a very wide fanbase, stretching from young women to middle aged men. She is without doubt, one of the most sought after quality vocalists on the circuit.
“On Green Dolphin Street”
“When She Flows”