MBE Investiture

June 17th, 2017

Just had my day at Buckingham Palace!! MBE Investiture on Friday 16 June 2017. Prince Charles presented me with my medal and he was an absolute delight, we had a very friendly chat and a bit of a laugh. It was the most special day and I have to say the spirit of the occasion was a lot of fun with all of the incredible people I met and the welcoming Palace staff. What a lucky man I am. A couple of snaps here, professional photos are on the way.
I shall be writing a full recollection of the day here on my website soon plus reports on the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan website and on LHR – London Hit Radio broadcast across Japan on InterFM 89.7 and Love FM.


British Collectors Market

May 24th, 2017


Everyone is invited to the British Collectors Market at British Made Aoyama shop on Sunday 28 May 2017.

Created by my lovely friends at Watanabe Co. this is the 2nd annual market event based on the concept of Stories of British Life.

The market features some fabulous fashion, antiques and kitchenware plus yummy sweets, bakery and deli foods, tea, beer and cider!!

British Collectors Market
Sunday 28 May 2017
12:00-7:00pm
British Made Aoyama shop
1F Kizuna Bldg. 5-14-2 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo.
Free entry.

More information www.british-made.jp

Special workshop at the market with GLENROYAL British leather goods creating your own keyring!!
12:30pm and 2:30pm cost ¥5,000 per person.

Tokyo International Art Fair 2017

May 11th, 2017

I’ll be DJ’ing and reporting from the Tokyo International Art Fair 2017 and looking forward to seeing what’s happening in the world of contemporary art!!

May 26 & 27 2017, Hikarie Shibuya.

More info www.tokyoartfair.com

Behind The Mic

April 13th, 2017

Read my monthly column Behind The Mic where I share the best (and not so great) moments interviewing some of the biggest names in music and entertainment.

Anecdotes from the archive and new interviews published in Acumen the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan magazine and on line at www.bccjacumen.com

May 2017
Sting

April 2017
The Brand New Heavies

March 2017
Coldplay

February 2017
Paul McCartney

Black Card Cabaret 2017

January 1st, 2017

A huge thank you to everyone who jetted and sailed in to the Black Card Cabaret 2017 – A Night In Monte Carlo, we raised ¥1.2 million for RIJ – Refugees International Japan charity!!

Official photos www.facebook.com/GuyPerrymanOfficial

Official video www.youtube.com/GuyPerryman

You are invited to the BLACK CARD CABARET – A NIGHT IN MONTE CARLO!!

The annual event produced by Guy Perryman in support of RIJ – Refugees International Japan charity.

2017 is the 10th anniversary of the Guy Perryman Black Card so this is a fabulous way to start the celebrations!!

SATURDAY 4 FEBRUARY 2017
6:30-10:30PM

THE CRUISE CLUB TOKYO at TENNOZU ISLE
www.cctokyo.co.jp

IN THE CLUB HOUSE 6:30-9:30pm:
Monaco Grand Prix F1 simulator experience. The fastest lap time driver wins a magnum of Moet & Chandon Champagne!!
Casino Royale Roulette and Blackjack with fabulous prizes.
Cabaret, Burlesque, Live Music, James Bond 007 Performance.

ON BOARD THE LADY CRYSTAL 9:30-10:30pm:
Luxury one hour Tokyo Bay cruise with DJ’s and dancing.

DRESS – James Bond, Bond Girl, Bond Villain, Riviera Glamour!!

LIVE AUCTION
Pair of Business Class tickets Tokyo to Nice Cote d’Azur return on Turkish Airlines!!

LIVE PAINTING
Edgar Lizarazu who uses wine instead of paints will create a piece to be auctioned.

MONACO 3D VISUAL EXPERIENCE
Compliments of Monaco Tourism Bureau.

SILENT AUCTION
Luxury goods, experiences and hotel stays.

LIMITED TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR:
¥15,000. Black Card Members ¥13,000.
Includes free flow bars and canape buffet.

The Black Card Cabaret is a free standing event with everyone welcome to walk around and enjoy all areas. There is seating in most areas. Guaranteed reserved seating in the Club House is first come first served so reserve your table now!!

To purchase tickets and reserve tables please email guy@guyperryman.com with your full name and number of tickets required.

Black Card Cabaret on Facebook

See how your donations are helping people return to their homes and a safe life at
www.refugeesinternationaljapan.org


The Lady Crystal luxury Tokyo Bay cruise with DJ’s and dancing!!


The Club House with free flow bars and canape buffet.







Live auction of pair of Business Class tickets Tokyo to Nice Cote d’Azur return flying Turkish Airlines, with Monacair helicopter transfer from Nice Cote d’Azur airport to Monaco Hotel Hermitage and two night stay!!




Enjoy an incredible Monaco 3D visual experience through hi-tech goggles compliments of the Monaco Tourism Bureau!!



Monaco Grand Prix F1 simulator experience. The fastest lap driver wins a magnum of Moet & Chandon Champagne!!


Roulette at the Casino Royale gaming salon.


Blackjack at the Casino Royale gaming salon and onboard the Lady Crystal.


Tokyo Rouge dance the Can Can.


Pussy Willow performs Bond themes, Marilyn Monroe and diamond inspired songs.


The Red Hot Swingers perform French gypsy jazz.



DJ Bambi is our superstar DJ!!




Gorgeous show girls perform at the Black Card Cabaret!!



Steven Haynes brings his dazzling smile and dancing feet again to the Black Card Cabaret!!


Live wine painting show by Edgar Lizarazu.





The Lady Crystal has been freshly painted, her decks scrubbed and is sparkling for the Black Card Cabaret!!



Fabulous luxury hotel stay packages for F1 and gaming salon prizes and the silent auction.

New Year Honour

December 31st, 2016

I am absolutely overwhelmed and seriously humbled to be included in the British New Year Honours 2017 list appointed MBE for services to British music in Japan.

Music is one of the most vital elements of life and I never underestimate its power. I could not live without it. Being able to connect with people through music and interviewing the musicians who create it is ever inspiring and an honour itself.

It has been an amazing journey broadcasting my favourite music on various radio stations around the world since starting out on public radio as a teenager in the 1980’s. The Japan chapter began in 1990 with Virgin Megastores continuing at InterFM, radio:on and DJ In The Sky.

This very special honour is not just for me, but also for my family, friends and colleagues – you are a huge part of this journey.

Thank you so so much.

Wishing you an exceptional new year filled with music!!

大変光栄なことに、これまでの音楽活動に対し、この度British New Year Honours 2017のMBE(大英帝国勲章5等勲爵士)を受勲することができました。

音楽は私の人生の中でも極めて重要な要素の一つであり、音楽の持つ力を信じて活動して参りました。音楽なしの人生など考えることなどできません。音楽を通して人々と繋がることや、ミュージシャンへの取材ができたことそのものが私にとって大変名誉なことです。

1980年代、私が10代の頃にラジオでの音楽放送のキャリアをスタートし、1990年代にはヴァージンメガストアのDJとして日本での活動を始め、これまでInterFMやDJ In The Sky(ヴァージンアトランティック航空機内でのDJ)といった様々な場で大好きな音楽を皆様にお届けし続けることができたことは、本当に素晴らしいものでした。

この特別な栄誉は決して私だけのものではなく、支えてくれた家族や友人、同僚の皆様のおかげです。

この場を借りて皆様に御礼申し上げます。本当にありがとうございました。

それでは皆様、たくさんの音楽で溢れた良い新年をお過ごしください!!

New Year’s Eve Countdown

December 27th, 2016

I’ll DJ New Year’s Eve Countdown at the Peninsula Hotel Tokyo to welcome in 2017.

Join me Saturday 31 December 2016 at the sumptuous Peter Restaurant & Bar with sweeping views over Tokyo and the Imperial Palace gardens.

Restaurant – dinner seatings at 6pm and 9pm, reservations essential.

Bar – free entry, cash bar 6pm-2am, no need to reserve.

Information and reservations www.tokyo.peninsula.com

2017 is the 10th anniversary of Guy Perryman Black Card Membership AND the Peninsula Hotel Tokyo – so this is the perfect way for all of my Black Card members and friends to welcome the new year!!

Festive Season Mixes

December 24th, 2016

Wishing you a wonderful Christmastime!! Here are two music mixes for the festive season – Classical inspired by my Mum and Jazz inspired by my Dad…

www.mixcloud.com/GuyPerryman

Bridge Street Market

October 17th, 2016

A huge thank you to the 30 market stall holders and over 400 visitors who joined Bridge Street Market on Saturday 3 December 2016 – what a fantastic day we had to launch the festive season!!

See the photo album here www.facebook.com/GuyPerrymanOfficial

I think we’ll have to do it again in 2017!!

On Saturday 3 December 2016 I am producing Bridge Street Market – a London market in the heart of Harajku!!

Bridge Street Market コンセプトは、活気と創造に溢れるロンドンのマーケットを原宿の 真ん中に再現し、12月の年の瀬やクリスマスシーズンの到来を軽食やお飲み物、
エンターテインメントとともに皆様にお楽しみいただきます。

At the fabulous BA-TSU Art Gallery space just off Omotesando near the very cool Cat Street.

12:00noon-8:00pm
Open to the public.
Free entry.
Join us to launch the year end festive season at this one day only event.


And it’s the first weekend of the Omotesando Christmas illuminations!!

The market is a bridge between Japan and the world with Christmas gifts, fashion, jewellery, home ware, art, food, drinks and afternoon tea.

Live entertainment:
1pm Nature Airliner guitar vocal duo.
2pm Robert Taira Wilson solo guitarist/vocalist.
3pm Tokyo Bees children’s drama school mime and Christmas song.
4pm Interview talk show with British Ambassador to Japan Tim Hitchens CMG LVO.
4:30pm Kamakura Women’s University taiko drumming group Okinawa Dance.
5pm The Watanabes acoustic guitar vocal duo.
6pm Andrew Sloman solo guitarist/vocalist.
6:30pm DJ Fiveoclockhero.
7pm Icon Girl Pistols acoustic guitar pop.





BA-TSU Art Gallery 5-11-5 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo.
www.ba-tsuartgallery.com


Covent Garden is just one of the many London markets inspiring Bridge Street Market.


British Ambassador to Japan Tim Hitchens CMG LVO will join Bridge Street Market for an interview talk show with Guy and LHR – London Hit Radio co-host Madoka “Maddie” Kato at 4pm!! We’ll be discussing Mr Hitchens’ past four years in Japan just before he returns to London.


The British Council join Bridge Street Market with an interactive booth.
ブリティッシュ・カウンシルは、教育機会と文化交流を目指す、英国の公的な国際文化交流機関です。1934年より世界中で活動を広げ、現在100以上の国と地域で展開。日本では60年以上の歴史を誇り、教育と文化を通じて、英国と日本を結ぶ架け橋になることを目指しています。
Bridge Street Marketでは英語を使ったゲームを用意しています。チャレンジしていただいた方には、オリジナルグッズをプレゼントしますので、ぜひお立ち寄りください。
The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. In Japan, the British Council opened its first office in 1953 and has been active in the country ever since. Currently the British Council operates in over 100 countries worldwide.
In the Bridge Street Market, we will play fun English games and have little gifts to you.

Here are all of the brands participating..


British Made
Luxury British leather goods and accessories.
英国のクラフトマンシップから生まれたブランドストーリーを、日本や世界のお客様に語り伝えていきたいと考えています。流行に左右されず、定番で永く愛用できるモノが多い英国ブランドは、作り手の想いや様々なストーリーが溢れています。彼らのストーリーテラーとして、英国のクラフトマンシップに宿る想いと共に、使い続ける喜び、育てる楽しみをお届けします。





Candlewick
This creative and marketing communications agency bring some of their fabulous brands including AnieR candle oil concentrate, de Mamiel organic essential oils and Cubetto wooden robot toy.


5 Senses
Customised ikebana displays and installations for hotels, events, corporate or private parties, adding a touch of modern European flair to traditional Japanese art. Now introducing the first collection of 100% wool scarves, designed and produced by 5 Senses K.K. All original designs feature elements of 5 Senses ikebana artwork. Made in Japan.
5 Sensesでは、生け花のディスプレイや空間演出のフラワーアートをカスタ ムメイドでご提案しています。ホテルの装花やイベント、パーティーなど、それぞれの空間にナチュラルに寄り添い、テーマをより印象的に演出する独 創的な作品を数多く発表しています。 このたび、これまでに創作した生け花アートの数々を、グラフィック化した デザインストールをつくることになりました。日本の伝統芸術にヨーロッパ の感性をプラスしたモダンな生け花アートデザインを、ウール100%のぬくも りとともにお楽しみください。日本製。


Paper & Pearls
Beautiful hand made jewelry inspired and created using Japanese cotton pearls and decorative papers.


Paradiddle
Paradiddle is an international furniture and decor online shop based in Tokyo, Japan. At our shop, we sell products that are carefully designed and selected to meet functional means in urban or outdoor spaces and to fuel our customers’ passion to live stylishly.
Paradiddleは、東京を拠点とする世界中から集めた家具と装飾品、アイデアに溢れた面白い製品を扱うオンラインショップです。私たちのショップでは、丁寧に設計され、都会または野外空間において高い機能性を持つものとして厳選され、そしておしゃれな生活をしたいというお客様の熱い気持ちを盛り上げるような商品を販売しています。


Choosee
Organic food and drinks including Clipper Tea and Whole Earth Peanut Butter at special market day sale prices!!



Swan & Lion
Classic British delicacies including fabulous Christmas puddings, brandy butter, mince pies and onion jam and piccalilli chutney!!



Cuphana
Original sake cup flower pots.



YScreations
YScreationsは、2009年に日野嘉子が立ち上げた、 “Create happy life Your Self”をサポトートするハンドメイドオリジナルジュエリーブランドです。 この名前の大文字は、Your selfと製作者Yoshiko HinoのYSが貴方と一緒に夢をサポートする製作者の思いも込められています。
YScreations was created by Yoshiko Hino in 2009. It is an original handmade jewelry brand that supports the idea of “creating a happy life yourself”. The name stems from the word “yourself” and the owner’s name, Yoshiko Hino. The concept is to support the brand idea together with the customer.



Tokyo Bees
Children from Tokyo Bees drama workshop will be performing their own original mime piece at the market at 3pm.



Walk Japan
Pioneers of off-the-beaten-track walking tours in Japan will have a stall at Bridge Street Market showcasing their spectacular walks.


Brew Dog
Scottish craft beer stall.


Design by Henna
Artisan jewellery from polymer clay. ポリマー粘土職人のジュエリー.


Premium Beverages
Bringing a taste of unique American craft spirits to Asia.



Bikudesigns Jewellery
Silver, resin, found materials, vintage kimono fabric and kimono accessories.


The Botanist Gin
アイラ島、初にして唯一のジン“ザ・ボタニスト”。クラシカルな9つのボタニカルに加え、アイラ島原生の22種類ものボタニカルを使用したプレミアム・ジンです。ヘブリディーズ諸島のアイラ島に自生している”野生”のボタニカルを手で”採取”し、島で丁寧に”蒸留” してつくられるザ・ボタニストは、この荒々しい島の自然と文化、造り手の哲学と情熱が詰まったエッセンスです。
The Botanist is a gin of layered complexity distilled using 22 local botanicals, a progressive exploration of the botanical heritage of our isle of Islay. Wild, foraged, distilled. This first and only Islay Dry Gin is a rare expression of the heart and soul of our remote Scottish island home.



Spinningdale
British artisan jewellery will be on sale exclusively at Bridge Street Market.
Spinningdale は、日本に英国職人が作っている高品質の作品を紹介することを目的とした会社でございます。



Necklush
Infinity scarves, the perfect winter accessory on sale at the market.



Selection K+
One and Only kimono fabric bags and accessories.



Grand Aroma
Essential oils created just for Christmas.


Joseph’s Driftwood Workshop
An alchemist who changes unused items into objects. Please enjoy time travel with magical goods.
ガラクタをオブジェにする魔術師。不思議なオブジェで時間旅行を楽しんで下さい。




Kinu Outfitters
Vintage kimono fabric ties, bow ties and bags.


Tiernan’s Spiritual Art and Readings
U.K.-trained fourth-generation Canadian psychic medium Laurier Tiernan will give individuals readings, as he and photographer E.H. Tiernan sell their spiritual art and handicrafts.
英国で学んだ4代続く家系のカナダ人サイキックミディアム ロリエ・ティエナンによるミニリーディングと彼のスピリチュアルアート、その他ハンドクラフトやビンテージアクセサリの販売をいたします。



Kodomoparadis
Art T-shirts for kids & family.
私は日本で生まれ育って、この国の文化や風習をとても素晴らしいものだと誇りに思っています。もっとそのかっこよさを沢山のひとに伝えたい。そんな思いから、手頃な値段で販売できるオリジナルな子どもTシャツを手作りしてみました。こどもの頃から、手を使ってなにか作ることが大好きです。手から何かが生みだされる楽しさ、ものが形になっていく喜びにいつもわくわくしています。私の作ったTシャツがあなたのお気に入りの一枚になってくれたら。。こんなにうれしいことはありません!



ANIKO
Contemporary bling handcrafted and endowed with quirk & playfulness. Each piece is completely unique. The brand is a special collaboration between emerging artist/designer/makers Eriko Matsuda and Anna Okamoto who are both active in Japan and internationally.
ANIKO は遊び心に溢れるコンテンポラリー BLING作品は全てユニークな一点物国内外で活動をしている若手アーティスト/デザイナー/作家である松田英理子と岡元アンナのコラボ・ジュエリー・ブランドである.



Ayuna
Mongolian cashmere gloves, scarves, sweaters and cardigans are coming to Bridge Street Market keeping you cozy and warm for winter!!

May The Fast Be With You!!

October 9th, 2016

I am going hungry and would love your support.

On Thursday October 13 I’m joining The Refugee Experience: 24 Hour Fast. No food or drink (except water) for 24 hours. I need your encouragement and hopefully donations raising funds and awareness for RIJ – Refugees International Japan.

All you have to do is email me guy@guyperryman.com and tell me your pledge. Just the amount one meal costs would be greatly appreciated!!

When I have finished the fast after October 14 I’ll mail you and let you know how I did. Then please bank transfer your donation directly to RIJ.

You too can join the fast and our Break-Fast event on Friday October 14 6pm at Alishan Organic Center, Daikanyama Tokyo.

More information www.refugeesinternationaljapan.org

Thank you and may the fast be with you!!