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|Place of birth: Matsushima, Miyagi prefecture, Japan|
|Date of birth: 1970-08-02 (age 49)|
|Company(ies): Sega of Japan|
|Role(s): Composer, Musician|
|Education: Aoyama Gakuin University (Economic Science) (1993)|
Jun Senoue (瀬上 純) was born and raised in Japan. He started playing piano at the early age of 3 and became devoted to rock music while living in Panama at the age of 12. He tried to play keyboards and bass, but finally he got his first electric guitar at 15, rocking to records and the radio. He joined and formed several bands in Japan. Since the debut album from Hardline was released in 1992, Jun has dreamt of teaming up with a singer like Johnny.
After graduating from college in 1993, Jun joined Sega as a music composer for video games. As the sound producer and main music composer of the video game Sonic Adventure, he was able to contact Johnny Gioeli through Doug Aldrich and they tracked their 1st song, "Open Your Heart", in Los Angeles. The relationship between Jun and Johnny was born as they kept in contact, creating more music for the arcade game NASCAR Rubbin' Racing (released as NASCAR Arcade in the US), which they released in the album Thrill of the Feel under the name Sons of Angels in 2000 from JVC records for Japanese market. They later wrote the song "Live & Learn" as the main theme of Sonic Adventure 2 in 2001 and performed it under their new band name Crush 40 (as the Norwegian band named Sons of Angels had reformed).
His specialty for Sega's sound production is coordinating vocal talent for Sonic games, as well as being the go to guitar player.
- Jun Senoue interview by Sonic Channel, part one (October 2, 2006)
- Jun Senoue interview by Sonic Channel, part two (November 1, 2006)
- Jun Senoue on Twitter
- Jun Senoue's 1st Wave Master profile (2001-2004) on archive.org
- Jun Senoue's 2nd Wave Master profile (2004) on archive.org
- featuring Takushi Hiyamuta