Midori (ミドリ) was a four member jazz-punk fusion band formed in 2003 in Osaka, Japan.
Mariko Goto (後藤まりこ) (guitar and vocals)
Keigo Iwami (string bass)
Hajime (HAJIMETAL) (keyboards)
Yoshitaka Kozeni (drums)
Their sound is a mixture of jazz and hardcore punk mostly, with diverse vocals ranging from baby-pop melodies to insane screams and growls. Their lyrics, often irate or solemn descriptions of love, frequently incorporate elements of kabuki and enka, paired with the wild beat of a traditional Japanese street festival.
Their disbandment was publicly announced by vocalist Mariko Goto on December 25, 2010, with their last show titled "Sayonara, Goto-san" being played on December 30.