Hiroaki "TOMMY" Tominaga
Hiroaki Tominaga (富永 弘明), known by his stage name, Hiroaki "TOMMY" Tominaga (富永TOMMY弘明) or TOMMY is a Japanese singer and the lead vocalist of the Japanese rock band BLUFF. He made his solo debut performing "JoJo ~Sono Chi no Sadame~", the first opening theme song for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: The Animation and has since then become an active member of the JoJo-based vocal unit, The JO☆STARS.
TOMMY formed a soul band while studying at Toyo University and began performing at Tokyo live houses in 1986 when he was 22 years old. In New York he won the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, which aired on Fuji TV. Three years later after graduating, he formed a funk band. In 1990, the band disbanded and he joined a South Korean band called Be Brothers. He also appeared as a regular reporter in a Japanese TV documentary series called Earth catch me (地球キャッチミー).
- In 1998, TOMMY formed the vocal group BETCHIN' with m.c.A.T and JIN. They performed in many Da Pump tours and released two albums.
- In 2006, he formed his own band TOMMY CHILDE and performed at various places in Tokyo.
- In 2008, TOMMY formed the brass rock band BLUFF with former members of Spectrum.
- Along with performing activities with BLUFF, sessions as TOMMY, commercial singing and narration, he also does vocal teaching.
In 2015, TOMMY, Coda and JIN used the pseudonym JO☆STARS to sing JoJo Sono Chi no Kioku ~end of THE WORLD~, the second opening of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders and the fourth opening of the anime overall.
The JO☆STARS returned as JO☆UNITED among THE DU, batta, Karen Aoki, and Daisuke Hasegawa to sing Great Days -Units Ver.-, featured in the final episode of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable.
|Cover||Album / Single Name||Artist||Use||Release Date|
|1||JoJo ~Sono Chi no Sadame~
|Hiroaki "TOMMY" Tominaga||Episodes 2-9||November 21, 2012|
|2||JoJo Sono Chi no Kioku ~end of THE WORLD~
(ジョジョ その血の記憶～end of THE WORLD～)
～TOMMY, Coda, JIN～
|SC Episodes 25-48||January 28, 2015|
|3||JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: The anthology songs 1
(Fire of Soul, GO WEST, Mirai e no Isan -Jonathan's Ballade-)
|Hiroaki "TOMMY" Tominaga||Image songs||April 22, 2015|
|4||Great Days -Units Ver.-||JO☆UNITED
(Hiroaki "TOMMY" Tominaga, Coda, Jin Hashimoto, Jun Shirota, Taisuke Wada, Jeity, Tatsu Hoshino, Karen Aoki, Daisuke Hasegawa)
|DU Episode 39||December 24, 2016|
- Tommy's favorite character in season one was Will Anthonio Zeppeli. His favorite scene in particular was the ending of Episode 6 where Zeppeli walks to Tarkus to face his fate.