History

March

  • Esprit D’Air announce new single, Guiding Light
  • Headline show at O2 Academy2 Islington, London

April

  • Esprit D’Air support Courtesans at The Ruby Lounge, Manchester
  • Single Guiding Light released and featured on TeamRock

May

  • Album Constellations announced for 30 June

March

  • Esprit D’Air perform at a one-off fundraising event to raise money for an orphanage in Fukushima.

June

  • Esprit D’Air returns after three years.
  • Kai becomes lead vocalist.

July

  • Esprit D’Air perform at HYPER JAPAN mainstage.

October

  • Rebirth single release date announced.

December

  • Rebirth released worldwide on 14 December.
  • Esprit D’Air support ALYS at famous Le Trianon, Paris on 17 December.
  • Rebirth single launch party at Zigfrid von Underbelly, London on 18 December.

Inactive period.

Inactive period.

January

  • Yosh departs from band due to personal reasons and musical differences and returns to Tokyo.

February

  • Shizuku becomes first Japanese-language track to appear on Xbox 360’s Rock Band 3.

March

  • Coma and Hakuren join the band.

June

  • Coma and Hakuren perform their first show with Esprit D’Air at the New Empowering Church in London.

September

  • Esprit D’Air perform final show at Brighton Japan Festival.
  • Coma returns to Tokyo. Esprit D’Air decide to disband.

February

  • Band releases The Hunter on 29 February 2012.

June

  • Band releases Shizuku on 29 June 2012.
  • Band performs at a live showcase in Proud Camden, London.

July

  • Esprit D’Air announces Shizuku will appear on Xbox360’s Rock Band 3 as the first Japanese-language track on the videogame.

September

  • Yosh returns to Japan. Esprit D’Air go on indefinite hiatus due to personal reasons.

November

  • Shizuku and The Hunter become frequently-played tracks on RockRadio’s metal radio stations.
  • Shizuku featured in Argentinian label ‘Jrock Records’ 2012 compilation.

December

  • The Hunter became #2 in Electric Bloom Webzine’s Top 5 Singles of 2012.
  • Band is nominated for the JMA 2012 Awards for Best Singles of 2012 for Shizuku and The Hunter.
  • Shizuku is featured in this year’s compilation created by Jrock Radio.

March

  • Yuki leaves Esprit D’Air due to personal commitments.
  • Yosh hosts and performs at charity events for Japan’s Touhoku earthquake and tsunami.

April

  • Kai, Erisu, Yuki and Daishi met in a concert in London and formed Esprit D’Air.

May

  • The band made their debut at the Comedy Pub in London on 24 May 2010.

October

  • Released their first EP Deai, self-produced, mixed, mastered at Sarm East Studios on 29 October 2010.
  • Video interview with Nico Nico Douga.
  • First performance in Spain – Malaga, Madrid, Barcelona, Jaen, Granada and Valencia.

Line-up History

Rebirth Line-up (2016 – present):

Kai – Vocals & Guitar
Ellis – Bass
Daishi – Drums

Original Line-up (2010 – 2012):

Yosh – Vocals
Kai – Guitar
Ellis – Bass
Daishi – Drums

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