suGar Yoshinaga

suGar Yoshinaga is a musician/ composer/ lyricist/ producer, most notably as the guitarist/ voice of Buffalo Daughter which releases 7 original albums worldwide from its 1996 debut on Beastie Boys’ US label Grand Royal.  She was born in Fukuoka and raised in Tokyo in the family who loved music, and started playing the piano at the age of 4.  Her parents’ choices of jazz and classical music might have been her musical influences at the early age but American and British rock music became hers as she grew up.  At the age of 11, she got her first acoustic guitar to play those rock music to, and bought an electric when she was 12 to start playing in the band.  Music had been always essential part of her everyday life and it eventually led her to pursue music career.  Beside playing in her own band – Buffalo Daughter, Metalchicks and Halo Orbit,  she appears in recording/ live sessions with variety of artists such as Air,  Sean Lennon, Arto Lindsay, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Towa Tei, Cornelius, etc.  She also constantly works on composing for commercial, film/TV soundtrack, and computer game music.