Kazu Makino

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Rock Singer
Date of Birth December 31, 1969
Place of Birth Japan
Age 51 years old
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Kazu Makino

Kazu Makino is a Japanese vocalist, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist known for her work as vocalist and guitarist in the New York-based alternative rock band Blonde Redhead. Since forming Blonde Redhead in 1993 with twin brothers Simone and Amedeo Pace, Makino has released nine studio albums with the band.

Born: 02, 1973, Kyoto, Honshu, Japan
Genres: Alternative rock, noise rock, indie rock, dream pop, psychedelic rock, nu-gaze, experimental rock
Occupation(s): Singer, songwriter, musician
Instruments: Vocals, guitar, bass, piano, keyboards, synthesizer
Labels: Smells Like, Touch & Go, 4AD
Associated acts: Blonde Redhead
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About Kazu Makino

Singer-songwriter and guitarist who formed the indie rock band Blonde Redhead with twin brothers Amedeo and Simone Pace in 1993. She and the band are best known for albums like 2004's Misery is a Butterfly.

Before Fame

She was born in Kyoto and formed an all-girl band while still in elementary school.


She required reconstructive facial surgery after being trampled by her horse, Harry, in 2002.

Family Life

She married Blonde Redhead bandmate Amedeo Pace.


She and Blonde Redhead have been signed to Smells Like Records, founded by Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley.

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Latest information about Kazu Makino updated on February 26, 2021.

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