I thank the Lord for the day I met Marré and Kumiko. It was an appointment scheduled by God.
I feel like they're my children. Their love has been engraved in our heart and there to stay. Every time we meet, we are like family.

I'm excited about being a part of HEAVENESE. Their music is so different and innovative, but so fresh and cool. It's true worship. We pray that no one misses it.




Heavenese leader, vocal, piano, song writer, and composer.

In his teens, Marré started the first free school of Japan-an alternative to traditional Japanese education that caters to at-risk youth. He became an activist and a pioneer in the free school movement that counters the uniformity of Japanese traditional educational system.

At the age of 20, following the death of his girlfriend, Marré embraced the message of the gospel. He traveled to the US, where he was baptized. On his return to his mother land, he served as a music director, led a church choir and resumed his music activities.

In 1991, he released his first major album from a Polydor-related label. His song, "Pool of Siloam," was chosen as one of the top ten Valentine's Day special dedication songs.

In 1995, in order to support the victims of the Kobe earthquake, Marré held a charity concert which he called, "Gospel Fest." This festival used the unique power of music to reach out to the people of Japan, and formed the foundation of what eventually became "Committed Japan," the faith community where Marré now serves as pastor.

In 1998, he started a multi-dimensional venue called "Kick Back Cafe."In 2000, he authored his first book, Is This Really the Person for Me?, which became a best seller. With over 170,000 copies sold, it remains one of the more popular books in its field.

Currently, in addition to being a musician, Marré pastors and leads worship services at Kick Back Cafe, writes books, provides marital counseling, and performs seminars. His seminar,"The Difference Between Men and Women, The Psychology of Relationships" has received acclaim.



As a 15 year old, Kumiko went to the US.  She sang in her high school's choir and began dancing.  With hip-hop as her main genre, she was mentored by and worked alongside the renowned Regina Williams, and went on to pursue a career as a dancer and a fitness-instructor in Japan and the US.  

Since marrying Marré in 1996, she has worked alongside him, appeared in his concerts as a vocalist and assisted in his counseling.  In 2005, she was called by Kaori Nara Turner to be part of the Living History of Kimono fashion show in Hollywood.