Jan 24, 2010

New Concert Series

Though being away from stage for a while, the band starts a new concert series on this January, entitled Another World Of Hikashu.

It is a live showcase event, aimed for introducing solo activities of the members to Hikashu audiences. Also the event would feature some guest performers. For the first round, the drummer Sato Masaharu's group, Bokura No Shizen No Bouken ("Our Adventure In Nature") would appear. The guest is Makigami Koichi on voice and theremin.

Sato is a veteran musician, started performing professionally being still quite young. Notably, one of his earliest careers is the Japanese progressive rock band, Bi Kyo Ran. He joined the band before he turned 20. After that, he led the band called Adi and recorded three albums in 1990s. Besides performer and session work, he has also been active as composer and arranger for years.

Bokura No Shizen No Bouken is one of many groups he currently participates in. It is a trio with Fukamachi Jun (keyboards), and Konta (vocal, soprano saxophone). Fukamachi is one of the forerunners of synthesizer music in Japan. Konta is a member of the popular group called the Barbee Boys and has also a career as solo artist.

Another World Of Hikashu #1:
Bokura No Shizen No Bouken
Sato Masaharu (percussion, voice), Fukamachi Jun (keyboards), Konta (vocal, soprano saxophone)
guest: Makigami Koichi (voice, electronics, jew's harp)
on January 27th, 2010
@ Aoyama CAY, Tokyo
open 18:00, start 20:00
advance 3,500 yen - at door 4,000 yen

Aoyama CAY website

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