Keita Tachibana, born in Fukuoka, Japan on 16 December 1985, is a Japanese musician. He is the lead singer of the jpop boy band w-inds. and is also very involved with their dance sequences. He got his big break when he won the 2000 ASAYAN Idol Contest, beating over 80,000 contestants for the top spot. He joined forces with two dancers from Sapporo, Ryuichi Ogata and Ryohei Chiba, to form their very popular J-Pop band, w-inds..