Mad Hatter’s Rock Party Hosted by Gakunowa

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GAKUNOWA’s last  event was so much  fun I found out about another FREE installment on Denmark St at Alleyway in the Westend.

Five bands performed, including musician playing Japanese traditional music and a band all the way from Japan. Hibiki Ichikawa who is known as a famous shamisen featuring backing from the talented Digereedoo/drum player Chapa.

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The lineup:

[19:00-19:30] 蜜柑 – Mikan

Lovely singer from band Tito performs with new sound and lots of vigour.

Subscibe to Mikan’s youtube channel:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5AT_n7SfoA

[19:40-20:10] めくりくる – Mekurikuru (from Japan)

Great vocals and guitar moves and the drummer was really getting into it. I don’t know how they all kept their cool wearing jumpers on stage.

[20:20-20:50] だにえる – Daniel

Did a number of covers by Adele, Gotye and even a popular Japanese song.

[21:00-21:30] The Common Sense

Indie Japanese band based in London are back to rock the stage  with help of the lovely singer of Mikan.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thecommonsenselondon and YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXsI54xVbTg

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[21:40-22:10] 一川響 – Hibiki Ichikawa feat. Chapa

The popular and top Shamisen player returns with backing given by unusual digereedoo/drum player chapa and the addition of Hibiki’s best friend, Keisuke Moriya, on drums. Was a spectacular end to the night.

Follow Hibiki on FB to see more of his performances: https://www.facebook.com/hibiki.ichikawa

See Chapa’s  preformances on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Chapa+Didgeridoo

 

More of Keisuke Moriya performances online:

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Keisuke+Moriya

 

[22:10-late] DJ Highpriest

Now becoming a tradition a member of Gakunowa celebrated their birthday with a guitar shaped cake.

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About 樂ノ輪 Gakunowa:

GAKUNOWA is a London-based music community with the aim to expand and develop the music network hosted by Japanese musicians.

樂ノ輪とは、音楽好きの音楽好きによる音楽好きのための日本人ミュージシャン応援コミュニティです。現在ロンドンに滞在している日本人を中心とした音楽好きな人々が集まり、音楽の話をし、親睦を深め、その輪を広げていこうという目的のもとに活動をしています。

More information: http://www.gakunowa.com/

Follow them on Facebook for more news of upcoming events: http://www.facebook.com/Gakunowa

Poster Design by Carley Radford

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