Jake stone garage
Drum – Hideaki Iwanaka
Bass – Tsukasa Nishi
Vocal & Guitar – Satoshi Watanabe
Jake stone garage, formed in 2002. With additions in 2004, of drummer Hideaki Iwanaka, and in 2011, bassist Tsukasa Nishi. Recording under A-CUE RECORDS, a.k.a. CREATIVE OFFICE CUE’s music label, the stylish and dynamic guitar riffs, thunderous drum rythyms, accompanied by the overwhelming vocals will attract you to their style. Their latest album released in 2011 called “ROCKS” shocked the market.With the new release, Jake stone garage played in RISING SUN ROCK FESTIVAL 2011 and BIG FIELD ESTIVAL in Korea.In October of 2011, Jake stone garage played as the headliner at Shibuya O-NEST in Tokyo.In the midst of their touring, they released their mini album “FEELS” in Feb 2012.
Their Youtube video of “Himitsu (Secret)” (the lead song of the mini album) recorded 10,000+ number of views in it’s first week. This gained them prominace on AIR-G (FM Hokkaido), and also with their first broadcast on MTV Japan. The 2012 national tour (in Sendai, Tokyo, Nagoya, Tokyo, Osaka and Fukuoka) drew more fans. Heading back to Shibuya O-NEST in Tokyo, drew record crowds again. Produced by Motoaki Fukanuma of Mellowhead/ PLAGUES/ GHEEE. Drummer, Hideaki Iwanaka is also part of BORZOIQ (with Motoaki).
Visit them at http://www.jakestonegarage.com
Chihiro Yamazaki + Route 14 Band
A new-generation instrumental group. Route 14, who have produced music and musical events, and Chihiro Yamazaki a.k.a Anna,who plays trumpet in the well know brass band group “Tokyo Brass Style”, have sold over 20,000 CDs during their indie era and now records with Universal Music Label. Their unique sound “Singing Instruments” comes from a fusion of Jazz, Classical, Rock and other styles. Within their first year of Live performances (2011), Chihiro Yamazaki was cast as the heroing of the live action movie “Rat”. Live appearances include The Park Jazz Live Contest in Japan (Final Round) and Sumida Street Jazz Festival.Their soon to be released classic cover album “The Nutcracker/Tchaikovsky” party was at the Tenku Theatre with Tokyo Adachi city’s. Chihiro Yamazaki + Route 14 Band is one of the most remarkable bands not only in Japan but
Pirates Canoe began performing together in the summer of 2009 in the
Kansai area of Japan. Although the members come from all sorts of
genres (bluegrass, folk, Irish, jam, soul, rock, etc.), the band
focuses on Americana and roots-based music.
But they aren’t afraid to have fun with different sounds!
All songs are original, yet sound like they could have been around for
a while, managing to create a traditional but fresh sound.
They currently tour across Japan and are planning to take on the
international market some time soon.
The Japan Nite 2013 Tour will feature their trio line-up, but in Japan
they often perform as a six-piece band–with dobro, drums and bass.
Within Japan they have opened for acts such as Tim Easton, David
Bromberg, and “Last Show,” a legendary folk/bluegrass band in Japan.
They were also featured in a Shiseido smartphone app and have appeared
on Japan’s national NHK TV and radio.
- Got together in 2009
- Released first self-titled EP in May 2011
- Released second EP Pirates Canoe, Too in June 2012
- Released full album “Sailing Home” and started their own record
label in December 2012
- Have a monthly show at Coffee House Jittoku, Japan’s oldest live house.
Kenta Hayashi – Guitar & Vocals
Yusuke Ikegaya – Bass
Likes: Tennis, Fishing
Four Minutes Til Midnight is a unique funk/rock group comprised of members from Japan
(Kenta Hayashi-guitar, Yusuke Ikegaya-bass) and the U.S.(Eli Taylor-vocals).
The band was formed in Hollywood in 2005 when Kenta Hayashi and Eli Taylor met at Musician’s Institute in L.A. Their common passion for music overriding the language barrier that separated them, the two quickly became close friends communicating through the universal language of sound. By 2009 the band had put out two self produced albums “Oak Tree” and “Find My Way” and toured extensively throughout California, Arizona, Texas and Japan to promote the records. By the end of 2011 both albums had sold over 20,000
copies in the U.S. and Japan, as well as the bands first single “Cold Lonely Train” reaching the top of the Japanese radio chart. After having accomplished this amount of international success in dependently the band began to attract attention from larger labels. In 2012 FMTM was selected to cover the song “Lounge Act” by Nirvana Nevermind Tributealbum released by Universal music Japan; the album featured other famous
Japanese artists such as BONE OK ROCK, and Parabellum Bullet. After the release of the Nevermind Tribute album, FMTM was signed to Universal music Japan and released their first major debut self titled album on May 16th 2012. The band is currently in the process of writing/recording a follow up album due out November 2014 and will be set to tour for most of the year.
With an estatic love for the Doors and MGMT, these four girls first met each other at a club in Shinjuku Tokyo.
Finding their mutual admiration, they formed JOSY in the spring of 2010. When they played their first gig at Shibuya Milky Way in July of 2010, their show was sold out to a standing crowd only. Upon this success, they entered the Studio Penta’s 30th annual band competition, beating all the odds and taking first prize. Getting immediate notoriety, they were invited to play at the Japan Nite US tour 2011 with Mo’some Thonebender, Zukunasisters, Hystoic Vein and Lolita No.18 in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
“Charan-po-rantan” means sloppy or irresponsible in Japanese, and obviously
the name of this free-wheeling sister duo is a wordplay of the phrase.
19 year old vocalist, Momo, and 23 year old accordion player, Koharu who have won several awards. CHARAN-PO-RANTAN formed in 2009.
Their music is a melting pot of Chanson, Gypsy music, Japanese popular
music from the 50s/60s, etc. The young duo’s live performances at concert
venues as well as on the street are entertaining and explosive for all ages.
A band from Japan which creates an extremely original performance of beauty, passion. They perform songs with Tsugaru-Syamisen, Shakuhachi, and Acoustic Guitar, twin vocal of man and woman, and Japanese-Sword dance. Their style is a fusion of Japanese tradition and modern rock music.
Kaori, Jack and Shuji started Kao=S in April 2011 in Tokyo. Kaori Kawabuchi(vocals/sword dancer) is an actress, and a sword performer. She has performed as a motion actor in the FINAL FANTASY Video Game series. Jack(Tsugaru-Syamisen) is a player of Tsugaru-Syamisen in Rock style and calls himself a Syamisenist. He has performed in many countries, which include North America, Europe and Asia.Shuji Yamagiri(vocal/guitar) is a leader and main songwriter in Kao=S. He plays the acoustic guitar and sings with a wide voice.
Kao=S appeared in [JAPAN NITE] in SXSW 2012 and were credited with much praise from the audience This success led to their photograph was placed in the SXSW official magazine “SXSWORLD”. In 2012 Kao=S joined JAPAN NITE and toured in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas.Shakuhachi player Daisuke Kaminaga joined U.S tour 2012 as a support member (Los Angeles and Las Vegas). After returning in Japan, he joined Kao=S. In Nov.2012, Kao=S passed the second audition of SXSW for 2013 and will join JAPAN NITE for 2013. Watch for the Kao=S new album soon! And manga comic of Kao=S is on sale in Kindle store USA and iBooks store.