Japanese Bass legend Takumi "FIRE" Matsuda spent his youth in Nara, and began playing the bass at 16. Aged 20, hr enrolled in the Osaka School of Music, Japan.
Afterwards he studied jazz abroad in L.A for a year, but also played rock. After returning to Japan, he was both a research student and a lecturer at the Osaka School of Music, and soon moved to Tokyo.
Playing in many bands FIRE lives for SUGIZO and Namie Amuro.