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HOSHI★FURU is a rock band from the GTA, Ontario, Canada heavily influenced by Japanese pop and rock. Formed in 2008, the band's line-up consisted of vocalist Maria, guitarist Nan, bassist Roma, keyboardist Kayla, and drummer Peter. Most of the year contained little to no activity from the band apart from a performance at Northern Anime Festival in Oshawa, Ontario. Eventually, Kayla, Peter, and Roma would depart, leaving HOSHI★FURU as a duo.

In 2009, the duo released their first demo entitled "First Demo CD" and then re-recruited Roma (now on guitar) and drummer Umar. As for a bassist, the band went through support members for live performances while Nan performed the duties on recordings. Notable appearances from this year include live performances at Dotcon in Mississauga, Ontario and Night It Up! in Markham, Ontario.

In 2010, Roma and Umar parted ways with the band, which once again left HOSHI★FURU as a duo. The duo was only able to release one demo entitled "Sono Hibi Deshita", which featured ex-member Peter performing the guitar solo.

In 2011, the duo released two demos ("Ne" and "Yorokobi Jinsei") early on in the year and then spent the rest of it inactive until November where they made a successful comeback at N2U in Ottawa, Ontario.



Convention Guest Appearances:
   Northern Anime Festival 2008 - June 28-29 in Oshawa, ON
   DotCon 2009 - November 13-14 in Mississauga, ON
   Naru 2 U 2011 - November 18-20 in Ottawa, ON
   Emiko's Mini Convention 2012 - January 20-22 in Kitchener, ON
   Nadeshicon 2012 - April 21-22 in Quebec City, QC
   Anime North 2012 - May 25-27 in Toronto, ON
   Ochiba~Con 2012 - September 29-30 in Oshawa, ON
   Naru 2 U 2012 - November 16-18 in Ottawa, ON
   Nadeshicon 2013 - April 26-28 in Quebec City, QC
   Anime North 2013 - May 24-26 in Toronto, ON
   Ochiba~Con 2013 - October 5-6 in Oshawa, ON
   G-Anime 2014 - January 24-26 in Gatineau, QC
   Anime North 2014 - May 23-25 in Toronto, ON
13 guest appearances

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