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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!!
All former Virgin Megastore / Virgin Group staff, friends and customers are invited to join the reunion party.
Brew Dog craft beer pub Roppongi www.brewdogbar.jp
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 www.brewdogbar.jp
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!!
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.
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..
A quick chat with Sam and Tom of British psychedelic rock band Temples backstage before their live show at Fuji Rock festival 2014.
I had a wonderful adventure on Saturday May 3 2014 touring the Silver Sea cruise liner Silver Shadow while in port in Tokyo.
I met up with Captain Cataldo Destefano for a quick chat about life at sea. Click on the play button below to listen..
See more pics on my Facebook page www.facebook.com/GuyPerrymanOfficial
I’m now inspired to get my sea legs and get back onboard a cruise liner for more adventures!!
Get inspired too www.silversea.com
Captain Destefano with Guy.
With the very sad news of the loss of Frankie Knuckles I’ve reposted this interview to the top page of my website.
It was such a pleasure to meet up again with Frankie Knuckles the Godfather of House during his February 2009 Tokyo trip where he was DJ’ing one of his legendary long DJ sets at Ageha.
Click on the play button below for the conversation..
With Frankie Knuckles 2009.
And here’s a flyer from the New Year’s Eve countdown party in Sydney 1989 where Frankie played. I was one of the opening DJ’s and this was the first time we met.
It was a thrill and a great honor to have Paul McCartney call me live on the air!!
Sir Paul held only one radio interview in Tokyo during his Out There tour in November 2013 – here it is!!
Click on the play button below to listen..
I had the most fascinating conversation and interview with Richard Collasse the President Representative Director of Chanel Japan in September 2013. We talked a lot, but the most memorable thing he said to me after the interview was “I am an imposter”. It’s the opening line of his first novel, but it’s also what he says he believes about himself. I believe him. Most people are always trying to prove they are something, he is trying to prove he’s not. Inspiring!!
Click on the play button below to listen to our chat..
Here’s a photo of us in the Chanel building in Ginza in front of a wonderful piece by artist Vik Muniz simply titled “Coco Chanel”, it’s a photograph of thousands of real diamonds!!
I met up with legendary rock star Tomoyasu Hotei in a cool cafe on Kensington High Street, London in September 2013 for a chat about his music, British music and why he loves London.
Click on the play button below to listen to the Electric Samurai conversation..
Click here for the Hotei website www.hotei.com