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2010 g. ashie, a. yamaguchi (re: PAu003499816 / 2010-06-09)
Adya was born and raised in Chiba, Japan, which is about 50 minutes from Tokyo by Train. At the age of three she began her musical journey taking piano lessons. As she reached nine years of age, Adya merged into classical piano training.
Listening to English pop records allowed her to develop her vocal capabilities naturally; being eager to sing along to her favorite tunes. Experiencing this musicianship lead her to study voice at Berkeley School of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
Upon her return to Japan from the U.S., Adya started performing with her own jazz quintet in Tokyo and Chiba. It wasn’t until 2009, when Adya met music producer G. Nii Amon Ashie while performing at a hotel piano bar singing Carole King songs, flawlessly. Nii Amon took Adya under his wing and began to co-write with her, where they both arranged six songs geared up for her freshman album release. After a year of development, Adya’s first single titled ‘Long Goodbyes’ was chosen and introduced in November of 2012 on her label’s compilation album ‘Obonu Music: Urban 1.0’. Adya’s album titled ‘Girl’ is scheduled for a spring 2013 release date. Adya continues to actively perform in Tokyo, with frequent visits to the US.