Archive for the ‘London Direct’ Category

I Love Music & Flying..

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

I just had a rather fab morning at the Virgin Atlantic Airways Clubhouse at Narita Airport. For music and travel lovers I’ll have some very exciting news to announce on Friday August 30 2013.. ladies and gentlemen your (very special) flight to LHR is boarding soon!!

BCCJ Music in Japan Talk Event

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

My fellow Inter FM broadcaster and boss honcho Peter Barakan and I, together with Keitaro Sumii from Warner Music spoke at the British Chamber of Commerce event Music in Japan on Tuesday July 23 2013. We discussed the state of music/media in Japan followed by a Q&A session.

Click on the play button below to listen..

Keitaro Sumii, Lori Henderson of the BCCJ, moderator Graham Davis of The Economist, Peter Barakan and myself.

Click below to listen – apologies the level is a bit low so please crank up the volume..
BCCJ Music In Japan

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The Bootleg Beatles

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

I haven’t met a Beatle yet but I have now met The Bootleg Beatles!! They’ve performed at Buckingham Palace for the Queen and been on tour with Oasis, they’ll perform at Glastonbury Festival 2013 and return to the Albert Hall London in 2014. Their first time in Japan they played the legendary Budokan and now on their return they play for an intimate audience at the Grand Hyatt Hotel Tokyo 10th Anniversary Party on Thursday May 30th 2013.

I had a chat with the fake four a few days before the show – click on the play button below to listen..

For more information and reservations please contact the hotel directly

The Bootleg Beatles

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Music is Great Britain event at Brooklyn Parlor

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

Together with my friends at Visit Britain I’ll be hosting the Music is Great Britain evening at the very cool Brooklyn Parlor cafe/bar in Shinjuku, Tokyo on Tuesday May 21 2013 and you’re invited!!

Join me as I spin some favourite British tunes that suit a London underground to New York downtown scene including Acid Jazz, Art Rock, Glam Rock and more. Enjoy drinks, dinner, deserts or coffee with friends.

Tuesday 2013.5.21
Free entry

Brooklyn Parlor
B1F Marui Annex
Shinjuku san-chome

Books、eats、bar、café、そしてmusic。ブルックリンパーラーでは毎週火曜の夜、世界で活躍する超一流のDJたちが登場するイベント “Good Music Parlor” を開催。

コーヒーを飲みながら静かにくつろぐひと、本を読むひと、お酒や食事とともに会話を楽しむひと、そしてGood Musicに身をゆだねるひと。“それぞれが、思い思いにくつろぎの時間を過ごせる場”というコンセプトはそのままに、超一流DJ陣セレクトのGood Musicに包まれる、みんなが心地よい空間を目指します。

2013.5.21 Tue.  “Music is Great Britain” supported by “VISIT BRITAIN”(英国政府観光庁)
DJ : ガイ・ペリーマン
毎週火曜日 Admission Free(入場無料)
7.30p.m. – 10:00p.m.

Brooklyn Parlor
新宿マルイ アネックス B1F

LHR – London Hit Radio – 2013 Upgrade

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

A huge thank you to my fantastic LHR team Maddie, Yo and Kei for an amazing year of radio!!

From April 1 2013 listen to the upgraded LHR – London Hit Radio – in a new time zone Monday-Thursday 2:00-4:00pm.

Join us for a direct flight to the UK and Europe!!

More details and listen live at the Inter FM website

Have a look at the new LHR website page and blog..

To launch the new LHR our special guest interview on Monday April 1 2013 ia the newly appointed British Ambassador to Japan Mr Tim Hitchens.

Have a look at Tim’s website page, follow his Tweets and read his haiku (Twaiku!!)..

Big British Invite

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

You are invited to the Big British Invite event this weekend at Tokyo Midtown Roppongi.

Visit Britain have created the event to give you a real British experience with travel information, live music, fashion shows and a Beefeater!!

And you have the chance to win a trip flying to London!!

I’ll be there to DJ and MC together with my Inter FM program LHR – London Hit Radio co-host Maddie:
Friday March 1 6:00-10:00pm
Saturday March 2 10:00am-10:00pm

Come by and say hi!!

Click the pic for more details..

Alfred Dunhill Presents The Brit Awards 2013 Special

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

You are invited to join Guy and Maddie presenting the Brit Awards 2013 special radio program broadcasting live from Alfred Dunhill Ginza!!

Saturday February 23 4:00pm-6:00pm

The Brit Awards 2013 were held at the O2 Arena London on Wednesday February 20 and we’ll broadcast all of the live performances – Muse, Robbie Williams, Mumford & Sons, Justin Timberlake, Ben Howard, Emile Sande, One Direction and Taylor Swift.

Plus highlights of the winners receiving their awards – Ben Howard, Emile Sande, Mumford & Sons, Coldplay, One Direction, Adele and more..

Special guests will join us too – Japanese rock superstar Miyavi and electronic genius EP-4.

Come and enjoy the luxury of the Alfred Dunhill store, bar and Aquarium Lounge and listen to the Brit Awards 2013 exclusive broadcast!!

More info

Alfred Dunhill Presents Brit Awards 2013 Special

Sat. 2/23 16:00 ~ 18:00 DJs: Guy Perryman & 加藤円夏 Guests: 雅-MIYAVI-, EP-4(佐藤薫)

2月20日にLONDON O2 ARENAで開催される英国最大の音楽の祭典「BRIT AWARDS 2013」のスペシャルプログラム!MUSEやRobbie Williams、Mumford & Sons、Emeli Sandé、ONE DIRECTIONなど、今年注目のライヴ・パフォーマンス音源や受賞インタビューも交えてお届けします。進行はInterFM随一のUKデイリープログラム「LHR-London Hit Radio」のDJ Guy Perryman & 加藤円夏の二人。ALFRED DUNHILL銀座本店から2時間まるごと公開生放送でお届けします。ゲストには世界に向けて挑戦を続けるサムライ・ギタリスト「雅-MIYAVI-」、さらに1980年代に京都のニューウェイブシーンで活躍し、昨年30年ぶりに復活したエレクトリック・ファンク・バンドの「EP-4」から佐藤薫を迎え、BRIT AWARDS 2013のトピックからUKカルチャーまで幅広くUKシーンを掘り下げます。

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Win A Trip To The Brits In London!!

Monday, January 28th, 2013

The Brit Music Awards 2013 are at the O2 Arena, London on Wednesday February 20th and you (with someone special) could be there!!

Listeners of my Inter FM program LHR – London Hit Radio have the chance to win a PAIR of tickets flying Turkish Airlines to London plus hotel accommodation and tickets to the Brits!!

Listen to LHR for details in Tokyo on 76.1 Inter FM or check our blog

To win email and you MUST know the key word which you’ll find at the British Music In Japan Facebook page

Competition closes 1:00pm Friday February 1 2013.. good luck!!

LHR Xmas Holiday Special

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Join me and Maddie as we broadcast our Inter FM program LHR live from R.Newbold store, Daikanyama Christmas Eve holiday Monday December 24!!

The store will become a British style Christmas home party and you are invited!!

Christmas music
Christmas treats
Special guests:
British/Japanese singer Michi
J-rock band Monobright who performed at The Great Escape in Brighton
All R.Newbold items 10% off – one day only!!

More info

クリスマスホリデー最終日12/24(月・祝)の『LHR』はポール・スミスがディレクションする英国発のカジュアルブランド「R.NEWBOLD DAIKANYAMA」から公開生放送を行います。
公開生放送の会場となる「R.NEWBOLD DAIKANYAMA」 2F Paul Smith BOXではフードとホットドリンクをご用意し、アットホームな雰囲気でリスナーの皆様をお迎えします。
クリスマスショッピングの合間に是非「R.NEWBOLD DAIKANYAMA」にお立寄りください。
12/24(月・祝)のみ、R.NEWBOLD代官山店限定で10% Discountを実施!

Special Guests
85年、イギリス生まれ。2才で日本に戻り幼少時代を神戸で過ごす。 95年、様々な理由から再びイギリスへ。学生時代アコースティック・デュオを結成し、ミュージシャンとしての活動を開始。

日本のロックシーンをはじめ、’08年にはイギリス・ブライトンで開催されたフェス<The Great Escape>にも参加。’10年10月~’12年11月には、元BEAT CRUSADERSのボーカル、ヒダカトオル氏をメンバーとして迎え入れるなど、活動と楽曲の幅・勢いをとどめる事無く展開。’12年12月からは、オリジナルメンバー4人での活動が再スタートとなり、今後披露される楽曲、パフォーマンスにはおのずと注目と期待が集まる。

2つめのコンセプトである、「OLD & NEW」はワークウェアをベースにしています。R.NEWBOLDというブランド名は、創始者であるロバート・ブリュ-スター・ニューボールドが1885年、英国・ダービーに洋服製造の工場とショップをオープンし、軍服、警察や消防、救急隊などのユニフォーム生産を手がけ、シャツの生産を通じてポール・スミスと関わるようになった後、ワークウェアディテールを巧みに取り入れたブランドとして、スタートしました。
R.NEWBOLD Official Website:

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LHR Live From Aoyama

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

My Inter FM program LHR – London Hit Radio – will broadcast live from the Lawrence Watson x Paul Weller photo exhibition “Going Underground” at British luxury brand store Vulcanize London on Koto Dori, Aoyama presented by Mini Monday 2012.10.22 – Friday 10.26 11:30am-1:30pm!!

Guests include some big names in Japanese rock and pop who have connections with the UK:

Monday – Jesse from Rize.
Tuesday – Okamoto’s – support act for Paul Weller’s Japan tour.
Wednesday – Rie Fu.
Thursday – Kaji Hideki.
Friday – Kazuya Miyata from Jun Sky Walkers.

We’ll also spotlight the three London locations that inspired the latest Mini models:

Paul Scaife at Record of the Day talks about Bayswater – click here to listen.
Tom Smith at Japan Underground talks about Baker Street – click here to listen.
Mike Skinner of The Streets and The D.O.T. talks about Highgate – click here to listen.

Come by and say hi and check out the excellent Paul Weller photos – and Lawrence Watson will be at Vulcanize London every day this week and he’s happy to sign purchased prints and chat about his decades of photographing British music legends including Bowie, Morrissey, New Order, Noel Gallagher and of course Paul Weller!!

今月リリースされたMINIのニューモデルのローンチをお祝いして、南青山、骨董通りのブリティッシュ・ラグジュアリーストア、VULCANIZE LONDONから、ロンドンにちなんだ様々なアーティストをお招きして、スペシャル・バージョンで毎日お届けします!
同会場ではニューモデルMINI「Bayswater」の展示、そして写真家ローレンス・ワトソン氏が撮影したポール・ウェラーの写真展、「Going Underground」も開催中!皆様もいっぱいのLondonを感じに是非足を運んでみませんか?