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DELAY
DELAY

V. YAFUMI / G. Kazuki / B. YOUTARO

Mysterious band that was announced with fanfare, but never released anything. Supposedly played “cool music.” Later abandoned VK and renamed to JELLY→ (ゼリ→).

band active signed


Label history

FULL FACE RECORDS
EMI major
AOZORA RECORDS major
VELVET SNOOZER
VELVET SNOOZER
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AMUSE SOFT ENTERTAINMENT major
Lineup
Former members

Biography

1994

1994-04-00

DELAY is formed by vocalist YAFUMI and guitarist Kazuki (一輝), after the disbandment of their respective former bands.

1994-04-00

lineup

V. YAFUMI / G. Kazuki (一輝) / B. ?

1995

1995-04-00

Drummer KOHHEI joins.

1995-04-00

lineup

V. YAFUMI / G. Kazuki (一輝) / B. ? / D. KOHHEI

1996

1996-00-00

release DELAY

1996-01-00

First live is held at Nagoya (名古屋) HEARTLAND. The band continues at a leisurely pace, playing about 1 show per month at the same venue.

1996-07-00

Then-current bassist (name unknown) secedes.

1996-07-00

lineup

V. YAFUMI / G. Kazuki (一輝) / D. KOHHEI

1996-08-00

Guitarist YOUTARO joins. Unnamed support bassist(s) is/are recruited.

1996-08-00

lineup

V. YAFUMI / G. Kazuki (一輝) / G. YOUTARO / Support B. ? / D. KOHHEI

1996-09-00

DELAY joins Soleil.

1996-10-00

Guitarist YOUTARO changes position to bassist.

1996-10-00

lineup

V. YAFUMI / G. Kazuki (一輝) / B. YOUTARO / D. KOHHEI

1999

1999-00-00

lineup

V. Yafumi (ヤフミ) / G. Kazuki (カズキ) / B. Youtaro (ユータロー) / D. Kohei (コーヘイ)

1999-00-00

Under the guidance of new producer KIYOHARU (清春) (of KUROYUME (黒夢)~SADS fame), DELAY moves activities to Tokyo (東京), and renames to JELLY→ (ゼリ→) (as chosen by KIYOHARU (清春)). The band members also change their names at this time, and eschew their visual kei roots for a punkish style. (The new band name is said to refer to their style, “which is formless, like jelly”―and also to sexual lubricant. Keeping with the theme, the band's first demotape includes a condom, and the members play nude at their re-debut concert.)

1999-11-00

JELLY→ (ゼリ→) joins EMI and goes major.

2000

2000-01-00

Fanclub ROCKERS opens.

2002

2002-01-00

JELLY→ (ゼリ→) changes their name to Jelly→.

2002-05-00

Jelly→ transfers labels to AOZORA RECORDS.

2002-06-00

During a live, vocalist Yafumi suffers a major fall and fractures both of his legs. Jelly→ cancels their remaining lives and pauses activities. At the same time, AOZORA RECORDS terminates their contract with the band and closes the band's fanclub, ROCKERS. Jelly→ reverts to indie status.

2002-06-00

Jelly→ pauses activities

2004

2004-00-00

Jelly→ revives, under their own independent label, VELVET SNOOZER.

2007

2007-00-00

Jelly→ once again goes major, this time under AMUSE SOFT ENTERTAINMENT (アミューズソフトエンタテインメント).

2007-06-23

Fanclub ROCKERS reopens.

2008

2008-11-16

On November 16, drummer KOHHEI (who at that point has a wife and two young daughters of his own), is arrested under suspicion of having performed indecent acts on a 9-year-old girl. Jelly→ immediately kicks him out of the band. (In February 2009, KOHHEI was found guilty, and was sentenced to around 8 years in prison. It seems he was also ordered to pay 2,000,000 yen to the family.)

2008-11-22

As the result of various discussions with staff, Jelly→ disbands via an announcement on their website. Their upcoming fanclub-only events, planned for November 24 and December 7, are cancelled.

2008-11-22

Jelly→ disbands