Formed in 2012 in Nagoya, Japan, identical twins Mana (voc/keys) and Kana (gt./cho.) would ask fellow high school classmate, Yuna (dr./cho.) and later, college acquaintance, Yuuki (ba./cho.) to join what we know now as CHAI.
CHAI independently released (2) EP's titled, Hottaraka Series (meaning "irresponsible series") and Homegoro Series prior to signing with Sony Music Entertainment (Japan), Inc.
As apart of entry into the SXSW, "Japan Nite" showcase, CHAI outperformed numerous Artists in Japan, subsequently securing their first US performance in SXSW 2017. In continuation of the "Japan Nite" showcase, CHAI participated in a 7-city mini tour throughout the US, including New York, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
Returning to the US for their 2nd time, CHAI will now be gracing Burger Records' BURGERMANIA VII stage at SXSW 2018 as well as headline performances in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Long Beach, and San Diego.