Lovebites

Lovebites Band Members

Asami

Birth Name: Asami – Singer, Lead Vocals – Birthplace: Japan – Birthday: July 10
Groups / Bands: Live Vocalist VAMPS and UVERworld, LOVEBITES

Asami comes from a R&B and soul music background and likes artists such as Alicia Keys and Aretha Franklin. Starting at the age of two, she performed classical ballet for about 16 years before moving to America after high school to study jazz and hip-hop dance. She later found her path to becoming a singer when she came back to Japan and started as a touring back-up vocalist for Japanese top artists such as VAMPS and UVERworld, and has been support chorus for other artists.

Miyako

Miyako

Birth Name Watanabe Miyako – Guitar, Piano, Backing Vocals – Birthplace: Osaka, Japan – Birthday: April 5
Groups / Bands: DROP OF JOKER, 21g, SONIC LOVER RECKLESS, LOVEBITES

Miyako has played classical piano since she was three and guitar since high school. Having grown up listening to classic rock bands like Deep Purple and Rainbow with her mother, Miyako ended up being very influenced by Ritchie Blackmore. But she has also been influenced by more modern guitarists, such as Timothy Henson and Scott LePage from Polyphia. It was Disarmonia Mundi’s Ettore Rigotti who inspired Miyako to start composing and arranging songs.

Midori

Birth Name: Tatematsu Midori – Guitar, Backing Vocals – Birthplace: Japan – Birthday May 28
Groups / Bands: Gekijo★METALicche, LOVEBITES

Midori started to learn piano at around two years of age and electric organ at eight, but gave up both upon entering university and started to learn guitar at 20. She is a graduate of Musicians Institute Japan in Osaka, and listed Kiko Loureiro, Nuno Bettencourt and Yngwie Malmsteen as her biggest guitar influences. Generally speaking, Midori said that she plays the “flashy and aggressive” guitar solos in the band, while Miyako plays the “slower, more melodic” ones.

Haruna

Haruna

Birth Name: Haruna – Drums, Backing Vocals – Birthplace: Shizuoka, Japan – Birthday: December 30
Groups / Bands: DESTROSE, LOVEBITES

Haruna has played drums since she was thirteen years old, and began writing songs on a keyboard at fourteen. From elementary school up to high school her favorite band was B’z, but she became interested in heavy metal after hearing Helloween’s Master of the Rings. As a result, she stated her basic drumming style is that of Uli Kusch. She met Miho and play drums in Destrose, another all-female metal band that disbanded in 2015.

Miho (Former Member)

Birth Name: Miho – Bass, Backing Vocals – Birthplace: Shizuoka, Japan – Birthday: July 22
Groups / Bands: DESTROSE, LOVEBITES – Miho left Lovebites August 2021

Lovebites was formed in Tokyo in 2016 by bassist Miho and drummer Haruna. The two met while members of Destrose, another all-female metal band that disbanded in 2015. Miho has been strongly into hard rock and heavy metal since junior high, and started playing bass in high school. Her favorite bands are Iron Maiden, Pantera, Mötley Crüe and Anthrax. She referred to her playing as more showmanship than technical, and cited Steve Harris as a particular influence alongside the style of Nikki Sixx.