Kiyoharu Mori (森 清治, Mori Kiyoharu?, born 30 October 1968), better known by his given and stage name, Kiyoharu (清春, Kiyoharu?) is a Japanese singer, songwriter, and guitarist, known for his vocal work with Kuroyume and Sads. In 2003 he began his solo career, performing as both a singer, and guitarist.
After SADS decided to break in 2003. He announced his solo in mid of the year and released Aurora single. And soon released several singles before he released his first solo album Poetry. But his solo sound is not like SADS, it's more jazzy and bluesy, although it could found a bit on softer Kuroyume's song. His way of singing is wild with a lot of vibrato technique. He influenced many vocalists like Dir en grey's Kyo and Merry's Gara.
Independent career and Kuroyume (1980's - 1999)
Kiyoharu's musical career began in the 1980s as a member of independent bands, Sus4 and later Garnet. After the disbandment of Garnet in 1990, Kiyoharu, as well as former Garnet bassist, Hitoki, formed Kuroyume. Kuroyume began in the beginning days of the visual kei movement. They progressed from a typical dark image and sound, to a heavy sound influenced by punk rock. The band ended as only a duo with Kiyoharu and Hitoki remaining. After tension on how the band should be managed and health problems for Hitoki, the duo ended the band in 1999.
Sads and Fullface establishment (1999-2003)
Kiyoharu picked up again with his musical career, forming Sads in 1999. Sads produced a post-punk sound with a heavy surf rock influence. The band eventually formed their own record label, Fullface Records, in 2001, releasing their own material on the label. The label would sign its first act outside Sads, Merry, for their first album Gendai Stoic.
Sads' bassist, Eiji Mitsuzono announced his departure from the band in 2003, leaving the band on an indefinite hiatus.
Solo career (2004-present)
After the pause in Sads' activities in 2003, Kiyoharu began releasing solo work. His debut album, Poetry, was released in 2004, showcasing not only his vocal skills, but his talent as a guitarist as well. He has collaborated with many artists, including Pierrot frontman, Kirito, for a coupling tour in 2005.
In 2006, Kiyoharu released two singles, as well as a new album, Vinnybeach -Kakuu no Kaigan-, followed by two long, promotional tours. The following single, "Slow", was featured as the opening song for the anime series The Wallflower.
He released another studio album, Forever Love, in 2007. Kiyoharu released "Aibu" in early 2008, and in May the next single, Samidare, was released.
Aside from his work at Fullface Records, Kiyoharu is also a fashion designer, designing his own clothing, accessories, and jewelry.
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