Ryo Tanaka started to play drums when he was five years old and started his professional career when he was fifteen. His style is based on Rock/Pop but he experienced many styles of music in his early years. In 2003, he was selected for a starting house band member of Rock music bar 08:30, eight thirty, in Tokyo. At the same time, he joined the major pop band Spica. They released five CDs and toured all over Japan many times. In 2010, He quitted the band and enrolled Berklee College of Music to develop his musical skill. He took lessons from Mike Mangini, Dave Dicenso, Rod Mogenstein, Mark Walker, and Terry lynn Carrington etc for drums, and Joe Carrier, Bill Elliott, Tsunenori "Lee" Abe etc for composing and arranging. He graduated as a Summa Cum Laude of a Bachelor of Music in the year of 2013, majoring in Professional Music and minoring in Liberal Arts Global Studies. Also he was selected for Professional Music Achievement Award. Now he works on music in New York. Touring all over US with Peelander-Z since 2015. Cooking lover.