Reno promoting ViViD's 5th major single「REAL」(2012)
Reno (零乃) (born June 4th, 1987; Japan) is a Japanese artist member of the popular JRock band ViViD. He is ViViD's leader and one of the band's guitarist. Also he is the composer of some of their songs.
Reno's first known band was NoveLis, who also gained popularity quite quickly in their time. Just like so many other bands in this scene, however, NoveLis wasn't around for a very long time; they were formed in February 2007, and went on activity pause in September 2008. All the members except for the keyboard player 櫻 (Sakura) left the band, which resulted in an indefinite activity pause. Despite the short-livedness of the band, however, they released three maxi-singles, two one-song singles, and a full album.
After NoveLis, Reno was active in a session band called 株式会社タスキンコ (Kabushikigaisha Tasukinko) under the name 佐藤 (Satou), and played in some other session bands such as IV宮Ko-kiの憂鬱 (IV miya Ko-ki no Yuuutsu). For a couple months around December 2008, Reno was also the support guitarist for Hi:BRiD, a band formed by former members of GHOST. Reno left Hi:BRiD to join ViViD in March.
Reno is a very enthusiastic and joyful person. He is very appreciated by fans and members because of his crazy and hilarious personality.
He is also very authentic and shows himself exactly as he is. He doesn't like to pretend.
Reno's skills in guitar are praised. His fingers are said to be 'magical'.
Reno's hobbies include darts and alcohol.
Reno at ViViD TOUR 2012 「Welcome to the ROCK★SHOW」in Tokyo International Forum Hall A
His favorite artists are SIAM SHADE, Haruhata Michiya, Steve Vai, Gary Moore, Eric Clapton and Dream Theater. And he loves Jazz and R&B.
Reno's profile message to fans is "I'll arouse you with my guitar".
Reno with fellow ViViD member Shin
Reno promoting ViViD's 1st album「INFINITY」(2012)