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.
Independent career and Kuroyume (1980's - 1999)
Kiyoharu's musical career began in the 1980's 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.
* Poetry (7 April 2004), Universal Japan
* Mellow (30 March 2005), Tokyo Rips Pro
* Kannou Boogie (7 December 2005), Bouncy
* Vinnybeach (12 July 2006), Bouncy
* Forever Love (14 November 2007), Mid Field
* "Emily" (9 February 2004), Universal Japan
* "Last Song" (16 February 2005), Fullface
* "Horizon" (16 March 2005), Tokyo Rips Pro
* "Layra" (20 July 2005), Bouncy
* "Bask in Art" (9 November 2005), Bouncy
* "Wednesday" (30 November 2005), Bouncy
* "Seiza no Yoru/Cyclamen no Kahori" (8 March 2006), Bouncy
* "Kimi no Koto ga" (17 May 2006), Bouncy
* "Slow" (22 November 2006), Bouncy
* "Carnation" (13 December 2006), Bouncy
* "Tattoo" (22 August 2007), Mid Field
* "Rinne" (19 September 2007), Mid Field
* "Melodies" (31 October 2007), Mid Field
* "Aibu" (23 January 2008), Mid Field
* "Samidare" (14 May 2008)
* Tribute Spirits (1 May 1999)
* Aurora (30 October 2003)
* Daisan no Tobira (7 April 2004)
* Kagefumi (15 September]] 2004)
* Tenshi no Uta (20 July 2005)
* Mellow (31 August 2005)
* Groover (February 2006)
* Tenshi no Uta '06 'Travel'" (24 January 2007)
* Untitled (February/March 2007)