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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 mona-records.com 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 
下北沢Monarecordにて 
17:30オープン 18:00スタート 
チケットは¥1500+1ドリンクです 

出演 
信國美乃里と黒いパセリ 
ウメダジュンペイ 
TakerTom 
&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‼️ 

Musicians:
WeeDram 
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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Gig at BrewDog, Roppongi - Feb 26th 

After an unexpected trip home and missing the last gig at Papera, I'm looking forward to playing The Shoestring Sessions hosted by Iain Naughton at BrewDog Bar Roppongi. Don Cosgrove on bass, will be joining me. 
I love the line up I get to play with as well. A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon/evening. I hope you can join us all. 

The Shoestring Sessions

The Shoestring Sessions Featuring 
Rock’n’Flow, Salmon Sperm Sparxxs, Kate Beck, Grant Rolls, Matty B, Koji Tamura (D.O.G.S.) plus Pie'n'Beans (DJ Set). 

ALL FOR FREE 
4PM START 

The ShoeString Sessions returns this month with a heady mix for you. This month features Chiba noisy boys Rock’n’Flow make a long awaited return, songstress and lovely lady Kate Beck, the gentleman of many voices and top bloke Grant Rolls, one man wonder and podcast entrepreneur Matty B, gravel throated and mostly shirtless Koji Tamura (D.O.G.S.), and I am very very happy to announce the madness and sonic whirlwind that is Salmon Sperm Sparxxs will make their acoustic debut where almost anything could happen. Plus birthday DJ sets from the legend that is Chiharu Withers (plus her bearded Iron Bru fuelled husband) as Pie'n'Beans.

Gigs for June-Sep  

Starting to piece together the next set of gigs with a holiday to NZ in the middle. 
June 23 - Pink Cow, Roppongi
June 26 - Papera, Shinjuku
Aug 11 - Anga Live, Chiba
Aug 18 - What the Dickens, Ebisu (with Chris from Liquid Courage)
Sep 9 - What the Dickens, Ebisu (TELL Event)

Hopefully see you at some of these...or all (I'll buy you a beer if you make all of them!)
 
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TELL NIGHT GIG - May 7th 

On May 7th, TELL Vol. 18 will be happening around Japan. 

I'll be playing Hobgoblin in Shibuya from 10pm. I hope you can make it down to me or anyone of the other venues. 

Four cities, 9 venues, and 45 bands and artists performing in support of TELL’s mental health care services, in English. Band Night For TELL Vol.18 is coming! Shows to be held at for 19:00 at the following venues (artist names below). 

KOBE 
Iznt 
(http://iznt.net/) 

KYOTO 
The Gael Irish Pub 
(http://www.irishpubkyoto.com/en/) 

OSAKA 
Murphy’s Irish Pub 
(https://www.facebook.com/murphysirishbar.osaka/) 

The Blarney Stone (Shinsaibashi) 
http://www.the-blarney-stone.com/shinsai/index.php) 

TOKYO 
Crawfish 
(http://crawfish.jp/) 

Hobgoblin (Shibuya) 
(http://www.hobgoblin.jp/shibuya/tabid/120/language/en-gb/default.aspx) 

The Pink Cow 
(http://www.thepinkcow.com/) 

Ruby Room 
(http://rubyroomtokyo.com/) 

What The Dickens 
(http://www.whatthedickens.jp/) 

Date: Saturday May 7th 

Start: 19:00 

Admission: Free (Donations Appreciated) 

Learn more about TELL at www.telljp.com/ 

*Special thanks to the venue, artists, TELL volunteers, attendees, and individual venue producers. 

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TELL is a not-for-profit organization 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. 

東京英語いのちの電話(TELL)は、国際化に伴って発生するこころの問題に対し、ハイレベルのカウンセリング・サポートの提供を目指すとともに、日本において高まっているメンタルヘルスケアへの必要性に応えていくことを目的として設立された非営利団体です。 

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KOBE 
******* 
IZNT 
L.W. George 
ILWL 
Tender Armstrong 
Alcohol Apology 
Okan 

OSAKA 
********* 
MURPHY'S IRISH PUB 
Dan Kane 
Flashback 

THE BLARNEY STONE (Shinsaibashi) 
Asiabrown 
DJAMRA 
Soul to Soul 
Ichigo Ichie 
*MC: Shu Naka&Jennifer Wint 

KYOTO 
******** 
THE GAEL IRISH PUB 
Adam Bretherick 
Slinky Tips 

TOKYO 
********* 
CRAWFISH 
7:00 Haru 
7:45 The Flint Hearts 
8:30 Sawas Phool 
9:15 The Dave Juteau Band 
10:00 Arthur Pentameter 
*MC: John McGowan 

HOBGOBLIN (Shibuya) 
7:00 Ian Gronow 
7:45 nature airliner 
8:30 Mickey Acorn 
9:15 Mana Hardcore 
10:00 Grant Rolls 
*MC: Ian Gronow 

PINK COW 
7:00 Misoshiru Family 
7:45 The INAGEYA 
8:30 The Complaints Department 
9:15 The Goood Things 
10:00 The Oyajis 
*MC: Nate Gildart 

RUBY ROOM 
7:00 Los Yoyoguiris 
7:45 Curry Ramen 
8:30 Rob de Band 
9:15 San Danesins 
10:00 Negative Zero 
*MC: TBA 

WHAT THE DICKENS PUB 
7:00 Last of the Mojitos 
7:45 The Speshulls 
8:30 Tokyo Cover and the Bootleg Affair 
9:15 Strawberry Jam 
10:00 Woad Wocket 
*MC: TELL