Archive for the ‘Tokyo Direct’ Category

Mini Yancha Art In Shibuya Event

Friday, September 20th, 2013

I created a naughty mix of music for the Mini Yancha Art in Shibuya event for this three day weekend Saturday 9/21, Sunday 9/22 & Monday 9/23 2013.

Take a look at this amazing body painter Alexa Meade – hang out, enjoy some good tunes and get painted!!


Click here for the Mini website event page www.mini.jp

Click here for the Alexa Meade website www.alexameade.com

And here’s a rather fun pic that’s part of the Mini Not Normal campaign!!

Music From UK night at Brooklyn Parlor

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Swing by for a swinging event Tuesday September 17 2013 at Brooklyn Parlor in Tokyo.

Together with Ashley Harvey of Visit Britain I’ll be spinning some smooth, funky London soul, Acid Jazz and new grooves at our Music From UK night at the Good Music Parlor series of DJ events at the very snazzy cafe/bar Brooklyn Parlor in Shinjuku.

And there’s a chance the Brand New Heavies will drop in to say hi!! They’re in Japan for dates at the Blue Note.

Tuesday September 17 2013
7:30-10pm
Free entry
Brooklyn Parlor
Marui Annex B1F
3-1-26 Shinjuku

Click here for more www.brooklynparlor.co.jp

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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Christopher Hanzie

Sunday, June 16th, 2013

My dear darling friend Christopher Hanzie gave me 23 years of friendship, fun and laughs. He was one of the first people I met when I came to Tokyo in 1990, we became great friends and had so many wonderful experiences over the years. Christopher also designed many of my logos, graphics and flyers. Words cannot express my gratitude for his loving, funny, inspiring friendship – thank you Christopher.
Here are some of my favourite pics and designs we worked on together.
And back in 2007 I recorded his brilliant laugh for my podcast Tokyo Expresso – click on the play button below and listen to why Christopher made so many people happy..



















Christopher’s graphic design work..










Click here for Christopher’s laugh!!
13 The Brekky Show Hells Bells

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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 www.tokyo.grand.hyatt.com


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
7:30-10:00pm
Free entry

Brooklyn Parlor
B1F Marui Annex
Shinjuku san-chome
Tokyo
www.brooklynparlor.co.jp

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。
火曜の夜はブルックリンパーラーで、ちょっと贅沢なひとときを。アドミッション・フリーです。

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
東京都新宿区新宿3-1-26
新宿マルイ アネックス B1F
www.brooklynparlor.co.jp

Tokyo International Bar Show 2013

Friday, April 19th, 2013

This weekend Saturday April 20 and Sunday April 21 11:30am-6:00pm at the Tokyo International Bar Show 2013 I’ll MC together with my LHR radio show co-host Maddie – swing by and say hi!!

Featuring legends and rising stars in the world of bar tending:

Mr. Takao Mori – Owner/bartender at Bar Mori in Ginza.

Mr. Peter Dorelli – Formerly Bar Manager of the American Bar at the Savoy Hotel London.

Mr. Fumiyasu Mimitsuka – Chief Bartender at Ginza’s Bar Little Smith and recent winner of the “Best After-Dinner Cocktail” at the International Bartenders’ Association World Championships.

Mr. Jim Meehan – Owner/bartender of Bar Please Don’t Tell in New York and former holder of the American Bartender of the Year title.

Sample tastings of the latest spirits and cocktails, see cocktail making contests, fruit cutting and flare bar tending action and massive live ice sculpting displays.

All info at the website www.tokyobarshow.com


Back in the kilt for a wee dram with Maddie!!

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 www.interfm.co.jp

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!!)..

Jose Parla Interview

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

On March 20th 2013 I had an interview with painter Jose Parla on the opening day of his “Prose” exhibition at the brand new Yuka Tsuruno gallery in Tokyo. We discussed how cities – including London, Paris and Tokyo inspire his work and our shared love of Cuba.

Click on the play button below and join the conversation..

Here are a couple of links..

www.joseparla.com

www.yukatsuruno.com

Jose Parla

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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..