While living in Japan, Tsugumi was a producer, composer and singer in a Japanese girls’ electronic band, PINE*am. With PINE*am Tsugumi toured and performed in Japan, Germany and the US. They released several albums and also contributed their songs to various compilation albums. During this time, Tsugumi also contributed to various other artist’s projects as a singer, or a remixer.
After moving to New York, she joined Brooklyn based rock bandOld Monk as their bassist in 2011. She continues to contribute both her bass performance skills and recording experience to the band, and is credited as a producer on their 2nd album, ‘Posing as Love.’
In 2015, she started a new electronic collaboration called Kalappo.