still waiting.... 

Although some musicians are back playing, I'm still waiting for the numbers here in Tokyo to drop (or vaccinations) before getting back out to the clubs to play. 

In the mean time, I have been working on some new music and am hoping to release in the near future. 


Thanks for checking in and see you soon!


Hi all, 

Well, during COVID-19, and no chances to play live, I decided to challenge myself to one take sessions. 

This is where I record myself playing, one shot and then forcing myself to upload them - mistakes and all. It's not the best way to create content I know, but I could have spent hours rerecording the same song and killed the enjoyment for myself. 

I thought this way, it is more like listening to me live but without all the wait time in between. 

I'll be trying to post one or two of them a week, so as to not oversaturate my HUGE fanbase ;)

I hope you enjoy. 

Here's the first two: Someone You Loved by Lewis Capaldi

and Father and Son by Cat Stevens.

TELL Vol 28 - 29 Feb @ Hobgoblin 

Join us for this awareness and fundraising event for mental health care and suicide prevention NPO, TELL. Free entry, donations appreciated. 

TELL is “...dedicated to providing world-class, effective support and counseling services to Japan's international community and helping to address the country's growing mental health care needs.” Learn more at, find us on Facebook, or on Twitter @TELLJapan. 

19:30-20:00 - Haru 
20:15-20:45 - Ian Gronow 
21:00-21:45 - Non-Step Bus 
22:00-22:45 - Grant Rolls

Saturday, 29 February 2020 from 19:00-23:00

Hobgoblin Pubs Japan (3F, Ichiban Building, 1-3-11 Dogenzaka, Shibuya, Tokyo) 

3F, Ichiban Building, 1-3-11 Dogenzaka, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0043

Gamuso Live - is Back! 



Gamuso Live - is back! 
Started in 2010 It was the first regular event where bands could play, and fans could watch, all for free. 
Icon Girl Pistols played at that first ever show and we are delighted they will be playing this first revival! Also with Koji Tamura, Sunbringer, and Grant Rolls! 
There is a door charge that is split between the musicians!!! 

Doors open 19:00 
Show starts 20:00 

Koji Tamura Solo 

Grant Rolls 

Sunbringer (& friends) 

Icon Girl Pistols 

charge: 1000 yen +order 

See you there! 

2010年から始まった、阿佐ヶ谷GAMUSO(我無双) 初めての定期的なイベントが、今年再始動します。 
久しぶりにそのパフォーマンスが待ち遠しい結成10周年Icon Girl Pistols、D.O.G.Sでも活躍中のKoji Tamuraはソロで参戦。 
芳醇な歌声のGrant Rolls、そしてオープンマイクでもパワフルなギターを披露してくれるVikash率いるSunbringer! 

Doors open 19:00 
Show starts 20:00 
charge: 1000 yen +order

Taker Tom - Album Release Party - April 27th 

I just got asked to play the Release Party for swingin' soul band, Taker Tom on Friday, April 27th.

The gig is in Shimokitazawa at Mona Records. Shimokitazawa is the hipster area of Tokyo with great cafes and shops.

Doors open at 5:30pm, show starts at 6pm.

1500yen +drink for advanced door sales (2000yen on the night).

Either go to or contact me and I will put you on the list.

This will be my first time with these musicians and venue. It's going to be a fun night!


akerTomの1stアルバム『It has just begun』リリースパーティー 

4月27日 金曜日 
17:30オープン 18:00スタート 

&special guest!!


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9th Anniversary for the Lighthouse in Kokubunji! 

Hi all,

I had a great time playing Gamuso with Kevin Johnston and Kate Beck  last Friday. Last night was a lot of fun also at the new Pink Cow in Akasaka. Robert Taira Wilson and Kate Sikora joined me and it was a true pleasure to listen to them play.

This week (Saturday, April 7) at The Lighthouse Pub in Kokubunji, I will be playing with Robert Taira Wilson and Weedram for their 9th Anniversary Party. Wee Dram are an irish 7 piece band, Robert Taira has to be seen to be believed on guitar and I will round out the night with a bunch of covers - maybe even 99 Luftballoons....maybe.

This will be great fun with Hana and her team providing a very special offer. 999 yen all you can drink cocktails, plus 1000 yen including German lager beer , and another 1000 yen extra ALL otheirdraft (strongbow , Guinness , London Pride , hoegaarden and German lager ).

9周年のライトハウス! 9人のスタッフが活躍中! 9組のカップルが生まれ! 999円〜で飲み放題! 

さらに9人のミュージシャンも駆けつけてくれます 一緒にお祝いしましょう‼️ 

9 years Lighthouse! 9 staff members! 9 couples! 999 yen〜 all-you-can-drink! 

Come and celebrate this special night with us and 9 musicians‼️ 

Robert Taira Wilson & 
Grant Rolls

Lighthouse 9th Anniversary Party

If you want to be kept up to date with gigs, please send me your email and I will add you to the mailing list.  

Thank you. 

Thanks and Upcoming Gigs 

Thanks to everyone who came to listen, Haru, and the crew at Shimokitazawa Breath for last nights gig.

I had a fun time and hope you all did too. 

If you couldn't make it down, I hope you can make the next couple coming up. 


March 6 at What the Dickens. I'll be playing all night with a mix of original and covers. 

April 7 at The Lighthouse Pub in Kokubunji. I will be playing with Robert Taira Wilson and Weedram for their 9th Anniversary Party. 

If you want to be kept up to date with gigs, please send me your email and I will add you to the mailing list. 


Thank you. 

Playing vs Listening 

What would you do? Play or Listen?

I often wish I could do more of both. The more I hear live acts, the more inspired I get to improve my performance and also write more.

Next week I get to do this. 

I can't wait to go and listen to Zane Carney on Sunday January 21st. This guy is super talented.

Later in the week I am playing in Shimokitazawa Breath (January 25th) with some great acts. 

Maybe I will see you there. 


TELL Vol 22 Gig a Great Success! 

Well done to TELL for another great event to raise funds for Tokyo Lifeline. 

TELL Vol 22, saw a bunch of fun bands and solo artists come together in support of this great cause.

The crowd were great all night and supported strongly by dipping into their change and donating over 1000 dollars. 

I was giving away CD's if you donated on the night but ran out. I will be playing at What the Dickens again on November 21. Please come down and let me know if you donated. I will give you a free CD if you did. 

Thanks to Hiromi, John, Nate and everyone else involved with this event. 

Thanks to Shoestring Sessions 

We had a great night at BrewDog Bar in Roppongi last night. There was a great crowd and the place was buzzing. Thanks to all who came down to see Don and I play. That was the first outing for Don Cosgrove and myself as a duo. It was a lot of fun having some bass added to the bottom end of the songs and Don did a great job. 

Thanks to Iain and Mark for organizing, to Ian and the bar staff at BrewDog, thank you for great service and product.

Don and I will be playing again on March 19, at Papera Restaurant in Shinjuku, if you would like to come and see us again.




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