Childhood: Naoki was born to a musical family. His father was a Music Professor at a well-renowned college, and his mother taught children to play various instruments. They were older when they decided to have children, despite having gotten married rather young. As they always did, they planned things out well, and talked over it for several years before having a child. When Naoki was born, they put what they'd learned in parenting books and classes to use, only to find that, really, they didn't seem to work for him. He was a rather easy baby, capable of self-soothing, but he didn't act like a proper child should. He wasn't quiet and withdrawn, only speaking when spoken to. He loved to dance and sing in front of people, no matter how many times he was told to be quiet and let the adults speak.
As he grew, he remained like this. No matter how much his parents tried to get him to act proper, nice and quiet, he just kept going. Finally, fed up, and wanted him to get rid of his excess energy, he was put into singing and dancing lessons. He loved these, and would try to go no matter how ill he was. They were unable to ignore the odd happenings that tended to occur around him, and finally found someone who was able to explain that he was a Wizard. He was put into a school for Magical children who were too young to attend Mahoutokoro. At the school, he was entered into the theatre class, and quickly rose to the top. His parents began to enter him into singing contests at his teacher's insistence, and his career started.
Performing: At first Naoki was only in small contests. Child contests and such. However, one of the contests managed to get him noticed, and he ended up getting a Manager. The Manager put in the leg-work, and it wasn't long before he was performing, and getting quite a following for himself.
Mahoutokoro: By the time Naoki was able to attend Mahoutokoro, he had a good-sized cult following. He would be taken from Mahoutokoro on the weekends to do small performances, and as he grew up he was allowed to perform more and more. During one such performance, a talent scout approached his Manager, having realized he would fit the part perfectly for a character in a Musical. The Manager accepted the offer, and Naoki had to balance practices, rehearsals, and performances with his school work. It was worth it, however, as the part got Naoki launched into notice, gaining more of a following.
As Naoki began to start puberty, people worried. What if his voice didn't sound good any more? What if he didn't look good? But their worries proved needless, as his voice sounded even better than before. He was able to perform more and more, and eventually became a household name.
Pre-Tallygarunga: Due to the time needed for performing and traveling, Naoki was pulled from Mahoutokoro, and instead given a tutor. The tutor traveled with him as he traveled the world, allowing him to keep up with his coursework. However, he quickly found himself getting burnt-out. He'd liked performing when it was a part time thing, broken up with schooling. But after it became a constant thing, it was no longer as fun. But he couldn't stop, as he was still in contract with his Manager. So he boded his time, and waited.
Australia: The day his contract was up, he fired the Manager. It took some convincing, but he managed to get his parents to allow him to move to Australia (chosen because he liked the sound of Tally), and attend school there.