Rize (stylized as RIZE) was formed in 1997, debuting in 2000 and currently signed with Warner Music Japan. Current members are: Jesse/V&G, Kenken/V&B,& N.K/Dr. Rize music style is a mix of nu metal, alternative metal, alternative rock, punk rock, hard rock and even some reggae flavor, cultivated & created via their real international music DNA. Their natural, overwhelming enthusiasm to music has been inspiring lots of music fans not only Japan, but also Asia, USA, and other countries, especially their solid, driven & incredible powerful sounds performed by this 3 pieces @ live compelling "Rizer" = Rize fans calling themselves without any doubt. "ZERO" from CD album "Experience" has been featured on Coca Cola TVCM in Japan and Asian countries.
Jesse McFaddin – vocals & guitar
In addition to singer/rapper, rock guitarist, he is also proven career as music producer/composer, plus as "Fashion Icon" among youngsters appeared on Sony CM + Vans sponsored their 2009 Live Tour, etc.
Kaneko Nobuaki – drums
He is only signature drummer in Japan by Pearl. Chad Smith from R.H.C.P has been evaluating N.K drum performance.
KenKen – bass
He is 1st ranked, recognized session bass player in various kind of collaborations with famous artists including performing @ Muzikmesse. Also known as professional level of “Gamer” appeared on PSP CM.
Tokie – bass (1997–2001)
U:zo – bass (2001–2005)
Nakao Yoshihiro – guitar (2001–2008)