Halloween Party 2015 With Japanese Music 18+
An evening of live music and fancy dress!
Date: Thursday 29th Oct 2015
Venue: BETHNAL GREEN WORKING MEN’S CLUB 42-44 POLLARD ROW LONDON E2 6NB
Time: Opens 7:30pm Starts 8pm til 1am
Price: ADV £4 / DOOR´£5
ADV ticket link: http://buytickets.at/workingmens-club/36550
What do you do on Halloween these days? Join us this event, come down in interesting costumes, you can be a Japanese Ghost, Micky Mouse, Spiderman or any Characters you want to be on this night. We will entertain you with some typical Japanese music with great acts and performers.
COLORS are a UK-based J-Rock outfit originally from Japan and date back to 1988. The band reformed in London in July 2010. COLORS have already had a sold-out mini album and have re-recorded their anthem ‘Hello G’ with an official video to critical acclaim. With new material showcasing their unique blend of punk rock juxtaposed with eastern melody, the band will be rocking the stage at Halloween Party 2015!
Hibiki Ichikawa – Master of Tsugaru Shamisen (Japanese three-stringed instrument)
Hibiki Ichikawa is the only professional player of tsugaru shamisen; a traditional 3-stringed instrument played using a large pick called a bachi. In recognition of his great skill, he has been qualified to perform under a “Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa”, which is granted only to the most proficient artists. Hibiki frequently performs at festivals and formal occasions, including the Japan Matsuri in Trafalgar Square, and at the Japanese Emperor’s birthday celebrations at the Japanese Embassy, and has also participated in a theatre production at the Edinburgh Festival.
Akari Mochizuki – Professional Japanese folk & blues singer
Akari is from Iwakuni in Yamaguchi prefecture. When she was 3 years old, she started singing enka (a variety of traditional Japanese music which often takes the form of sentimental ballads) thanks to the influence of her father, who was a great fan of the genre. Akari studied drama in Cambridge and modern music in London, and started working as a professional singer in 2009. She has performed as an enka and minyo (Japanese folk music) singer for numerous occasions, including WOMAD 2010, Hyper Japan and Japan Matsuri.
Hidè Takemoto, guitar
Hidè started playing the electric guitar at 15. He switched to the classical guitar when he was 19 and was taught by Keigo Fujii, one of the greatest guitarists in Japan. At this time he also began studying composition at Osaka College of Music, Japan.
In 1999, Hidè took up a scholarship to study guitar at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama under Robert Brightmore, where he also studied composition (with Daniel Schroyens and Judith Bingham), counterpoint and orchestration.
After he graduated from the Guildhall School as a Bachelor of Music, with Postgraduate Diplomas in Music Performance and Composition, Hidè’s debut concert was at St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London, where he premièred his composition “Forest Gates”, for solo guitar, and his guitar concerto “Gion”, one of the highlights of his repertoire.
Inspired by his guru, the great virtuoso and composer Keigo Fujii, Hidè’s guitar technique can be traced back via José Luiz González, Andrés Segovia, Miguel Llobet to the great Francisco Tárrega. Hidè’s wide influences come from classical, rock, Indian and Japanese music, giving him a unique and original style of performance and composition.
Musical cocktail served to you in a pop glass accidentally by Jap girls and a raccoon… on a roller-coaster – “There’s a girl group on stage – and Japan certainly seems to be their point of origin – but do human beings this uncomplicated really still exist?” – Ric Rawlins
miro (sundayMusiq) – a musical project focused on selected music. vinyl only selections for particular situations in particular spaces. Unlimited music genre agenda focused on people “here and now”.
And now seriously.
miro is a dj. he does it for nearly 20years now. started in early years of post communism in small slovakia. through moments in Prague and back home in Slovakia he ended up in east London. from being first musical director of infamous Nu Spirit bar in Bratislava to simplified life and enjoyment of playing records with true belief in yourself is importance; as real DJ’s do, with LOVE
-ANIMATION DANCE PERFORMER-蛮-bang-
He is a Japanese Solo Dance Performer / Artist of a unique dance form called Animation Dance.
In 2002 he performed as the lead vocal in a Gothic music band providing powerful performances as the front man.
Gradually, he moved to solo performance, involving Animation dance. He was attracted by its free style, creativity, and flexibility, and because he could make use of my gymnastic skill and singing experience. His style varies from catchy numbers to a more dramatic style.
He has his own crew, called Bang Family and we provide big performances using the original method of Space Screen Art which does not involve any lighting of the venue. (But does make use of moving image effects created by the crew.)
In Japan, I have been widely acclaimed for my original Gothic style dance, which has been recognised as powerfully expressive and creative, and makes audiences feel at one with the performance as in live rock concerts.
Formal, casual, celebrity party, fashion show, Corporate party, nightclub, all of the stage.
He can be sure to entertain.
Apollo Theater Amateur Night WINNER
Registered member of Cirque du Soleil.
2015 Given Special award at Move it, the biggest dance contest in the UK
Officially approved entertainment performer by Osaka city, Japan.
2014 Speech at TEDx Sannomiya, Kobe, Japan.
2013/14/15 Solo show tour throughout Japan for two consecutive years.
Desigual Osaka opening party guest performance.
SHERE SPIRIT wear model and performance. (Fall 2013)Appeared in a variety of media events such as TV, radio, newspapers in Japan.
Participated in joint sessions with artists in different genres of entertainment and music.
Offering guidance to young artists of the same genre and more…
-Face painting artist-
London based face painter and body painter
Available for any occasion
FLYJAM Creative Agency:
The London Japanese Language Meetup Group