There are 2 bands with this name. To keep them distinct, fotr japanese one USE this tag ザ･ブーム: 1) ザ･ブーム (The Boom) is a Japanese rock band. Its members are Miyazawa Kazufumi (vocals), Kobayashi Takashi (guitar), Yamakawa Hiromasa (bass guitar), and Tochigi Takao (drums). Vocalist Miyazawa Kazufumi who is the composer and lyricist for The Boom was inspired by the music of Okinawa. A single CD Shima-uta was released in 1993 with high sales, which reached approximately 1.5 million and brought fame to the band, around the world as well as at home.