Virgin Megastores Japan Tribute

September 3rd, 2014

September 2014 is the 24th anniversary of the opening of the first Virgin Megastore Japan in Marui department store, Shinjuku Tokyo – so we’re having a reunion party!!

ヴァージン・メガストアーズ・ジャパン 24周年記念同窓会パーティー!!

All former Virgin Megastore / Virgin Group staff, friends and customers are invited to join the reunion party.

Thursday 9/18
Brew Dog craft beer pub Roppongi
Free entry.
Cash bar and full food menu.

Virgin Megastore DJ’s Guy Perryman and Sayoko Kamei DJ at the party!!

Open to public and everyone welcome!!

Please bring something from your Virgin days – a photo, T-shirt, original goods – let’s share some great times!!

See more on the Facebook events page


場所:六本木Brew Dog Bar




See more on the Facebook events page

In September 1990 I was brought to Japan for the launch of the first Virgin Megastore in Marui department store Shinjuku, Tokyo. I came on a three month contract but was still DJ’ing for Virgin Megastores Japan when the last store was rebranded Tsutaya in December 2008. I started out as Virgin Megastore DJ in Sydney in 1988, so I was a Virgin for 20 years (yeah OK I had to make one virgin joke).

I had some brilliant experiences in those 20 years, including creating the UK Night at Milk Club in Ebisu in the Brit Pop boom of the early 90′s, producing the Virgin Atlantic Airways in-flight J-pop channel, starting Virgin Mega Station cable/satellite radio network in 1997, setting up Virgin club tents and chillout zones at Fuji Rock Festivals, and interviewing hundreds of inspiring artists. I would like to say a huge thank you to DJ Sayoko Kamei, producer Dennis Oliver and my former boss Mike Inman who made it all possible.

Click on the play button below and listen to a few bits and pieces I dug up out of my DJ archive vault..

Oh so young!! Virgin Megastore Shinjuku opening magazine 1990.

Virgin Mega Station flyer 1997.

UK Night At Milk club flyer 1997.

Virgin Mega Station flyer.

Virgin Mega Station page in CAN (Cable Audio Network) magazine.

Virgin club tent at Fuji Rock Festival 1998 flyer.

Gainer magazine DJ article 1996.

Virgin Megastore collaboration event Club Rocket flyers.

Club Rocket membership card.

radio:on DJ’s and Dennis at Virgin chillout zone at Fuji Rock Festival.

Sayoko and Guy say sayonara to Virgin Megastores 2008.

With the boss!!


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Brew Dog Beat 3 & 4.

September 2nd, 2014

Ashley Harvey the Japan Manager of Visit Britain was my special guest music selector at British Beat at Brew Dog pub, Roppongi Tokyo on two Wednesday’s in August 2014 for a musical journey across the UK.

Have a listen to his DJ mixes on my Mixcloud page..

A musical journey across the “sexy south” of Britain

A magical mystery tour across the “naughty north” of Britain

The Visit Britain website

Brew Dog Beat 2.

August 14th, 2014

Here is the second edition of Brew Dog Beat – a mix of music recorded at my British Beat events at Brew Dog pub, Roppongi Tokyo.

On Wednesday August 13 2014 Mike Burns from DJ unit HMS Control joined me and a rowdy bunch for a night of Madchester!!

Brew Dog Beat 2.

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Brew Dog Beat 1.

August 8th, 2014

Welcome to the first edition of Brew Dog Beat – our very own radio program brewed in the creative fermenting Brew Dog Pub, Roppongi Tokyo!!

Every week I DJ at Brew Dog for an evening of listening and drinking pleasure and each week a special guest music selector joins me – it’s a bit like Desert Island Discs. Occasionally we have acoustic live music performances too.

I’ll record the guest interviews, their music selections and the acoustic live performances and produce a short radio program for you to enjoy every week.

Brew Dog Beat edition 1 features the music selected by Japanese DJ and writer Sumire Twee who chose an all British girls selection – enjoy!!

Brew Dog Beat 1.

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LHR – London Hit Radio – On Air Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya!!

August 5th, 2014

From April 2014 join me and Madoka “Maddie” Kato on the air live every Sunday afternoon 3:00-6:00pm for Japan’s only dedicated British music, guests and entertainment radio program.

Broadcast in Tokyo, Yokohama and Nagoya on InterFM

LHR – London Hit Radio has been on air in Tokyo since April 2012 and from April 2014 we expanded our broadcasting reach across Japan.

Sunday September 7

Dirty Loops
– the Swedish power pop trio guest interview.

Sunday August 31 an 80′s flashback..

an interview with Martyn Ware of The Human League and Heaven 17!!

Sunday August 24 a purrfect combination of guest interviews..

Neko Punch join us in the studio and..

Rie Fu chats with us from her new hometown Singapore.

Sunday August 17 Summer Sonic special..

an interview with Simian Mobile Disco and..

live music from Kraftwerk’s performance at Sonic Mania!!

Sunday August 10 one of our favourite regular guests..

Bluey from Incognito is back in Japan for sold out shows at the Blue Note!!

Sunday August 3 an inspirational interview with..

Nigerian singer Ayo who’s lived in London, Paris and New York.

Sunday July 27 it’s Fuji Rock Festival weekend!!

Interviews with..

Basement Jaxx..


Goldie and.. Jungle – who don’t like getting their pic taken!!

Sunday July 20 getting in the mood of the three day “Ocean Day” weekend with..

an interview with Captain De Stefano of the Silver Sea cruise liner Silver Shadow.

Sunday July 13 listen to my interview with..

Bombay Bicycle Club recorded when I was in London recently at their studio just off Edgware Road.

Sunday July 6 we chat with..

Club music loving producer JJ.

Sunday June 29 features a summer’s day in London with..

A private tour of Wimbledon, one week before the 2014 Championships with All England Lawn Tennis Club Commercial Manager Ashley Jones and..

a sneak preview of the Paul Smith Spring/Summer 2015 shoe collection at the Hauser and Wirth Gallery, Saville Row!!

Sunday June 22 features recordings from my trip to London including..

an interview with Captain Benny Ball onboard Virgin Atlantic Airways flight VS901..

highlights of my DJ In The Sky..

and inflight karaoke!!

plus an interview with Matt Bianco.

Sunday June 15 features an interview and studio live performance with..

Dutch musician Wouter Hamel.

Sunday June 8 features an interview with British boys..

The Vamps!!

Sunday June 1 features an interview with British milliner to the stars..

Stephen Jones who has recently designed hats for Mick Jagger and his world tour with the Rolling Stones.

Sunday May 25 features an interview with British dance company Motion House director Kevin Finnan..

Scattered is the Motion House production coming to Japan in June 2014.

Sunday May 18 features an interview with British jazz funk band The Baker Brothers..

They’re not bakers and they’re not brothers but here they are with Guy, Maddie and Ashley Harvey from Visit Britain.

Sunday May 11 features an exclusive recorded message from..

Sir Paul McCartney!!
And an interview with..

British psychedelic rock artist The Horrors.

Sunday May 4 features an interview with legendary British band..


Sunday April 27 features guest interviews with..

Jake Bugg and..

British Ambassador to Japan Tim Hitchens who will phone us live from Tokyo Rainbow Pride..

Guy at the British Embassy booth at Tokyo Rainbow Pride 2014.

Sunday April 20 is the InterFM 24 Hour Live Special. On LHR we feature live performances from..

Brian Eno & Karl Hyde and..


Sunday April 13 program is a Paul Smith Festival!!

British fashion legend Sir Paul Smith and..

Paul Smith of Maximo Park.

The re-launch program on Sunday April 6 looks at upcoming summer festivals Fuji Rock and Summer Sonic with excerpts of interviews with British artists coming to the festivals including..

Manic Street Preachers


Arctic Monkeys

Little Mix

Interact in real time..

Euro Fest 2014

August 4th, 2014

I’m DJ’ing at Euro Fest, Yoyogi Park on Saturday August 9 2:30-4pm.

It’s the first ever Euro Fest for Tokyo featuring live music, DJ’s, food, drinks and cultural stalls – come on!!

More info on the Facebook Page..

British Beat At Brew Dog

August 1st, 2014

You’re invited to go a bit bonkers every week at British Beat music nights at the brand spanking new Scottish craft beer pub Brew Dog in Roppongi, Tokyo!! The event was launched in April 2014 on Sunday evenings – we now change the day on a monthly basis.

Every Thursday 8-10pm in September 2014.

I’ll spin the best of British music – iconic legends from 60′s & 70′s, 80′s New Wave, Punk, Ska, Mod, Madchester, 90′s Brit Pop, Acid Jazz and new releases.

And I want your British music requests!!

Post your favourites on my Facebook Page or bring on USB on the night!!

We’ll also have guest music selectors every week and the occasional acoustic live performances.

There’s loads of stunning British craft beers, Scotch whiskies, London Sipsmith gin and a menu of classic British food.

Free entry.

9月毎週木曜日 20:00-22:00 Brew Dog RoppongiのUKフィーチャーが加速!!

インターFMのカリスマDJ (!!) ガイ・ペリマン が 60&70年代の王道ロックから、パンク、90年代ポップス、アシッドジャズ、最新のリリースまで、フルレンジのUKミュージックをブラストアウト。

合わせるのは10種類のBrew Dogビール、それから我らがビア・ギークの選んだUKクラフトビールのラインナップ。毎週変わるから要チェック!!



Here’s the line up of guest music selectors and music performers at British Beat:

Thursday September 11.

Harry Sugiyama
– media star and Goodwill Ambassador for the Food is Great Campaign by the British Embassy in Tokyo.

Wednesday August 20 and 27.

Ashley Harvey
– the Visit Britain Japan Manager takes us on a musical journey across the UK – on Wednesday August 20 we explore the Sexy South and on Wednesday August 27 we explore the Naughty North!!

Wednesday August 13

HMS Control
– the British DJ unit spin a night of classic Madchester!!

Wednesday August 6

Sumire Twee
– the British music loving Japanese DJ and writer joins Guy to spin a night of all British females – from the 1960′s girl groups to todays best women in music.

Sunday July 27

Robin Rastenberger
– performs an acoustic live set of original songs with his guitar.

Sunday July 20

Anna Mackie – infamous British singer joins me to perform live and select her favourite tunes.

Sunday July 13

Jun Takano
– a man who has wonderful taste in music and I think a lot of ska will be in the mix!!

Sunday July 6

DJ Duck Rock
– one of my favourite British music loving DJ’s returns by popular demand.

Sunday June 29

The Watanabes
– perform their popular acoustic live set again!!

Sunday June 22

Angela Ortiz
– one of the Knights In White Lycra (or rather a Dame!!) who rode her bicycle 500km to Tohoku for charity.

Sunday June 15

Nature Airliner
– the perfectly named duo for my DJ In The Sky bon voyage party, perform an acoustic live set and choose their favourite British “flying” music!!

Sunday June 8

Nick Taylor
– Japan Manager of Virgin Atlantic Airways. We’ve just announced the next DJ In The Sky with Virgin Atlantic and Nick is coming in to select his fave British tunes to get us in the mood for the June 16 Tokyo to London inflight DJ experience. Here’s a pic of him listening to my DJ’ing In The Sky on board VS901 from Tokyo to London in September 2013!!

Sunday June 1

Edward Crawford
– Brew Dog’s Scottish chef is pairing his menu with favourite British music!!

Sunday May 25 2014

Aya Fukuta
– radio programme director and British music encyclopedia!!

Sunday May 18 2014

Bill Benfield
– British guitarist plays a mini acoustic live with..

Donna Burke
– gorgeous vocalist!!

Sunday May 11 2014

Rob Williams
– one of the Knights In White Lycra – Brits riding 500km’s to Tohoku!!

Sunday May 4 2014

Jane Best – from RIJ
– Refugees International Japan and Fuji Rock Festival fish & chips Queen!!

Sunday April 27 2014

Duck Rock
– legendary British music spinning Tokyo DJ.

Sunday April 20 2014

Lori Henderson MBE
– Executive Director of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ).

Sunday April 13 2014

Ashley Harvey
– the music loving Japan Manager of Visit Britain.

Sunday April 6 2014

The Watanabes
– British musicians performing an acoustic live with toy piano!!

Goldie Interview Fuji Rock Festival 2014

July 28th, 2014

I bumped into British Drum’n'Bass legend Goldie backstage at Basement Jaxx live show at Fuji Rock Festival 2014 a couple of hours before his DJ set.

Goldie FRF 2014.

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Jungle Interview Fuji Rock Festival 2014

July 28th, 2014

A quick chat with Tom of British new soul duo Jungle backstage before their live show at Fuji Rock Festival 2014.

A lovely gentleman who likes to chat – but not get his pic taken..

Jungle FRF 2014.

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Temples Interview Fuji Rock Festival 2014

July 28th, 2014

A quick chat with Sam and Tom of British psychedelic rock band Temples backstage before their live show at Fuji Rock festival 2014.

Temples FRF 2014.

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