The name of the group, went of the hour they arrive at the studio to recording, in japanese is “wanokurokku” who look like at “one o clock” in english.
The group started when Toru Yamashita was in high-school.
He and Ryota were part of the group Heads.
He wanted to create a music band. He asked to Ryota Kohama to form the group with him and also to Alex and Tomo other school friends.
Soon after, Taka Morita join the group has a singer.
2 albums went out in 2006 under independent label.
They gave their first performance as the Main star at the “Loft Shinjuku” a famous theater in Japan.
via : www.loft-prj.co.jp
Tomo the drummer, left the group in 2006, to become an actor.
In march 2007 Tomoya Kanki joined the group. At this time the group has recording the album “Naihi Shinsho” with the label “Amuse record” , the come out was the 25th of April.
The 13 of may 2009 Alex left the groupe, because in march he touch leg a wooman of 21 years in the train without is permission, the ad has been publicated on the page officel of the group.
In autumn 2013 the group carry out a tour in Europe and U.S.A, renewed in 2014.
A DVD documentary on the in Europe and U.S.A in 2013, "Fool Cool Rock !" went out in 2014.
One Ok Rock will accompany Yellowcard in their tour at the US as a guest to the 06 at the 17 of april.
The group will started a tour through Japan between the 09 of may at the 12 of july 2015 for the promotion of the new album 35xxxv. They will perfom at "Yokohama Arena" the 23 and 24 of may.
Takahiro Morita (Taka)
Takahiro was born the 17 of april 1988 in Tokyo, it is the singer of One Ok Rock before of the group NEWS. When his parents decided to divorced, he took the name of his mother Morita. He had 2 brothers, Tomohiro 23 years and Hiroki he was a member of Jonnhy's and actually he is singer of My First Story group of rock.
Taka is very near of Lee Hongki of FTISLAND.
During many years he did many emissions for the Jonnhy's, at the end he join the group NEWS in September 2003. He left the group, the 18 of December 2003, before to enter en staff, for fully involved in his studies. There is a lot of rumors on the departure of Taka of the News, some gossip said his departure is not voluntary but forced because he has been photographed with a woman by magazines.
In 2004 One Ok Rock is created. He sing but he played piano, guitar and battery too. He is the principal composer of songs and music of the group.
He admire groups like ELLEGARDEN and THE HIATUS
He is an amator of R&B and pop, he listen often Rihanna Ne-Yo or groups like 30 Seconds to mars, Coldplay, Attack Attack !, Destrage ect ...
For him the currency of the group who was “Live for today” change for “Live today so that you can live tomorrow” after the earthquake who sake a part of Japan, that remember him the future is uncertain and fragile.
He think the style of his group is rock with a mixture of “Beepy sounds”.
He sing a song of Takeshi of the group Yamaarashi who called “Let life be with”
When he was in group NEWS in 2003, he said he would improve his rap to have a level as one of Tanaka Koki.
He never separated from his ipod, he has in songs of the group. He like imagine and write melodies in the train. If he is a good musician he prefer sing free and don't play an instrument. When he was with News, fans note Taka is not very tall, and when there is a photo of group is difficult to distinguish him between the other Jonnhy's.
Taka has colaborate with Simple Plan for the song "Summer Paradise" for the release of their album "Get your heart on !" in Japan. Taka has colaborate too with the group famous on youtube Against The Current for the song "Dreaming alone" on their EP "Gravity" who get back in frebrary 2015.
Yamashita Toru (Toru)
Toru was born the 7 of december 1988 in Osaka, his favorite color is black and his favorit sport is footbal, he like the group Rize.
He is the guitarist and he do the chorus and rap too.
When he was 12 years, he was in the group Heads a group pop-rap with Ryota. He is the leader of One Ok Rock. Toru creat the group with Ryota and Alex a friend of school.
Kohama Ryota (Ryota)
Ryota was born the 4 of september 1989 in Osaka, his favorit color is red and black, his favorit food is rice with eggs, he like the body in mouvment and acrobatics.
When he was younger he was in group Heads with Toru. When he go to be bassist of the group, he coudn't play bass. Toru ask him to learn bass because he need a bassist. At the begenning he hate that but when he watch the DVD of live Red Hot Chili Peppers he said "bassist are very cool, I want to become this caind of bassist". After that he become to work.
Kanki Tomoya (Tomoya)
Tomoya was born the 27 of jun 1987 in Hyogo.
After the high school Tomoya settle to Tokyo, he played in a group and at the same time study in a university technical. Over there he had a friend who was teacher at the university, who played often with the One Ok Rock, at this time there is not drummer in the group. This is how his friend present him to the group. He played with the group but not as a full memeber, he join them in 2007, he was 20 years.
He is the oldest of the group, but when we see him we is the youngest. His favorit bands music are The Used, Yhe Killers and Muse. Tomoya has an accent very funny when he speak english. He put often update the blog officiel of the group.
There is fans said there concert are beautiful, and magical. There fans who make things for them and gifts. I think Taka receveid a guitare of a fane I'm not sure but is probably true.
Taka testifies he juste would sing. He left everything for his dream. But when you want to be singer, you want to integrate the arts you must be with the Johnny's and takes singing lessons at this agence if not does not otherwise squeezed rélisable. He join the Johnny's agence, my parents were so helpful, all the answers was negative except for the Johnny's Jimusho. I pass the audition of the Johnny's under a fals name because my parents was is the showbiz and I would do my name alone. When my dad know that he scolded me very hard. When I left the News, I left the school and my parents disinherited me. I lost everything, I carry on but it was really hard and I did not trust anything. After I promised I will do my best for all persons I disappointed. A day when a was at a live, Toru told me to do a group. Is like I become to be the singer of One Ok Rock. I often think I was alone but is because I doesn't open my heart, and now there is people who like or music is really great. I am not alone anymore, there the group the fans and all people are around us.