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Happy Halloween Pumpkin Beings

Friday, October 8th, 2021

A positive song and message for the spooky season!!

Happy Halloween by Pumpkin Beings is a theatrical and celebratory Halloween pop song first released in 2020 for your stay home, stay safe or go completely bonkers Halloween party!!

The song’s lyrics encourage young people to “be who you want to be for today and for life” with a sassy attitude and defiant anti-bullying anti-trolling stance.

While DJ’ing for Halloween parties over the years Guy Perryman realised the dance floors needed more Happy Halloween music – he wrote it and here it is…

Happy Halloween by Pumpkin Beings

Available here on all music platforms

Be a Pumpkin Being too and dance to Happy Halloween in Halloween costume and share your photos and videos on social media with the hashtag #pumpkinbeings

And here are the Pumpkin Beings…

YURI – Vocals

Soul diva who was accepted to Berklee College of Music on a scholarship; is regularly in the recording studio and on the live stages of Japan and the US with artists including Chaka Khan, Diana Ross, Toshinobu Kubota, AI and Dreams Come True; has sung on numerous soundtracks and TV commercials and has released her own original songs.

www.instagram.com/divafreshyuri

Endigo – Producer / Vocals

Swedish musician and composer who has released over 100 songs on YouTube, with over half a million subscribers and over 100,000,000 views; featured multiple times by some of the world’s biggest YouTubers including PewDiePie, DanTDM and Ninja; original music ranges from rock to electronic to full-scale big band swing.

www.youtube.com/endigo

Maya Fennec – Visuals / Vocals

Singer and visual artist for several bands in Sweden and Japan; has toured internationally with Japanese singers; currently active as a solo artist in Tokyo and performing with ensembles ranging from classic jazz to modern rock; collaborator with fellow Swedish musician Endigo on multiple releases and creating the artwork and animation for several hit videos on YouTube.

www.instagram.com/mayafennec

www.youtube.com/mayafennec

Guy Perryman – Executive Producer / Songwriter / Voices

Happy Halloween Lyrics

Happy Halloween I’m a Pumpkin Being come out and dance with me tonight

Happy Halloween be who you want to be for today and for life

Trick or treat, have fun be sweet it’s a kooky party scene

Haha Haha Happy Halloween

A holiday with spirits from the past

Light the jack o’lantern let’s have a blast

The beat goes boom, the ghosts go whoo

Costumes and faces, say cheese, say boo

DJ’s spinning Thriller on the killer dance floor

And the Pumpkin Beings scream more more more

Happy Halloween I’m a Pumpkin Being come out and dance with me tonight

Happy Halloween be who you want to be for today and for life

Trick or treat, cheeky peeks it’s a spooky party scene

Haha Haha Happy Halloween

Bullies and trolls get out of my way I’m coming through

And don’t even bother coz we’re not looking at you

This is my day and I’m feeling free

I am now who I want to be, I am me

Imagine yourself under full moonlight

Shining stars on the stage of life

Enjoy the show and spectacular scenes

Because now you’re together Pumpkin Beings

Skeletons, skulls, spiders, spooks

Witches, warlocks, wizards, kooks

Pumpkings, Queens and everyone in between

They are all welcome in this scene

Because it’s a Haha Haha Haha Haha Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween I’m a Pumpkin Being come out and dance with me tonight

Happy Halloween be who you want to be for today and for life

Trick or treat, have fun, be sweet it’s a kooky party scene

Haha Haha Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween all you Pumpkin Beings come out and dance with us tonight

Happy Halloween be who you want to be for today and for life

Scream out loud one more time every Pumpkin Being

Haha Haha Happy Halloweeeeen!!

Tokyotronica Matsuri Music Track Released

Friday, August 27th, 2021

Enjoy a virtual Tokyo matsuri festival with this live Taiko drumming DJ jam with the hypnotic sound of cicadas, the city skyline as the backdrop and the crowd all joining in the Bon Odori dance as the scene morphs onto a nightclub dancefloor!!

The latest release from the soundtrack to Supersonic Cities: Adventure 1 – TOKYOTRONICA – Tokyo inspired musical story written by Guy Perryman.

多くの夏祭りが開催されない2021年の日本。和太鼓とDJのjamに重なり合う蝉の声と、続々と盆踊りに参加していく観客。東京の街並みを背景にしたこのダンスフロアで、バーチャルな夜を楽しみませんか?

Guy Perryman作の東京を舞台とするミュージカルストーリーSupersonic Cities: Adventure 1 – Tokyotronicaのサウンドトラックに収録される楽曲の1つがリリース。

Where You’re At (Tokyo) [Matsuri mix]

SUPERSONIC CITIES CREW

Available here on all music platforms

People ask – where are you from? The Supersonic Cities Crew answer – it’s not where you’re from, it’s where you’re at…

SUPERSONIC CITIES CREW are a group of musicians, singers, voice actors, track makers, producers and remixers captained by Guy Perryman creating the soundtrack to the Supersonic Cities stories, with music genres as diverse as the crew and destinations.

Remixer: K – track maker who has released music under various names, produced game music and radio jingles.

Taiko Drums: British Embassy Tokyo Taiko Team – David Mulholland and James Carter.

Yakimo Singing Vocals: Mari Stone – soulful diva.

Executive Producer: Guy Perryman MBE – radio DJ, voice actor, event producer and writer.

TOKYOTRONICA soundtrack launches the music genre Edotronica – mixing traditional Japanese instruments with electronica. Edo being the original name of Tokyo.

More music and audio show coming soon…

Behind The Scenes Of The Matsuri Mix Photo Shoot

Thursday, August 26th, 2021

Welcome to the Supersonic Cities Studios soundstage for a behind the scenes look at the photo shoot for the cover artwork of Where You’re At (Tokyo) [Matsuri mix]…

Desktop extendable mini soundstage and wooden box scenery backdrop fly tower.

Sound stage studio backdrop floordrop.

CD case cityscape scenery backdrop.

Toy Taiko drum prop.

The cicada movie star Sumi the semi and stunt double Sami the semi.

The Taiko drumming cicada photo shoot.

The photos are sent to the Supersonic Cities digital art department for the final “re-animation”!!

With thanks to the Supersonic Cities Studios creative team. No animals were hurt in this photo shoot.

40 Years On The Air

Sunday, August 15th, 2021

After re-discovering my old diaries I recalled all sorts of moments…

15th August 1981 my radio career began when I stepped into the studio for my first training session. Now as I write this on 15th August 2021 I am still madly in love with the medium, the music and the community of listeners. Thanks to all from behind the mic!!

Guy Perryman Radio Show Behind The Scenes Video

Monday, August 2nd, 2021

People often ask me how do I prepare my radio show – join me behind the scenes and in the studio with this video…

https://www.youtube.com/GuyPerryman

Honda Safety Video Narration

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

Have a look and listen to this Honda safety video narrated by Guy Perryman…

YouTube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgsPKsNU4Es

I Miss Flying 747 Tokyo-Sydney

Saturday, January 2nd, 2021

Have a look at my video on YouTube with no snazzy camera work, editing or music – just window seat views, the roar of the engines and flying for fun on my favourite jet the 747.

A few HND QF26 & SYD QF25 overnight flights, including a couple of re-scheduled daytime flights towards the end of the video.

www.youtube.com/GuyPerryman

GPS New Flight Time 2021

Thursday, December 31st, 2020

Preparing for a smooth flight around the world of music on the first Guy Perryman Show of 2021 – take off Friday 1st January 6:00am!!

www.interfm.co.jp

Christmas Hummingbird

Thursday, November 26th, 2020

When we can’t be together for the festive season Christmas Hummingbird delivers the joy!!

Harmonious acoustic pop song by The Watanabes with melancholy lyrics, soaring strings, angelic choir and heart-warming spirit.

A new Christmas classic is here…

Christmas Hummingbird began its journey as the folk inspired song Hummingbird by The Watanabes (British brothers Duncan and Selwyn Walsh) on their 2017 EP Spoiled and Nostalgic.

Guy started spinning Hummingbird every December thinking the song had a Christmas feel and in early 2020 approached The Watanabes with the remix idea – adding festive flourishes, tweaking the lyrics and re-releasing as a Christmas season tune.

The brothers agreed and asked their regular studio collaborator and producer David Naughton to re-work the track and “Christmas Hummingbird” was on its way.

Guy brought in composer Nicholas Buc, who has conducted for many major international symphony orchestras, to write the string arrangement; Naughton recruited his three young children (locked-down at home) as the Christmas carolling choir with an arrangement by musician Matt Hogan; the final mix was mastered at Abbey Road Studios.

The result is a Christmas classic to enjoy season after season!!

数年前 The Watanabes がリリースした楽曲 “Hummingbird” を聴くたびに、いつもどこかクリスマスの雰囲気を感じていました。そこで制作チームが集結しクリスマスバージョンとしてリミックス。これからのホリデーシーズンにぴったりの “Christmas Hummingbird” として各音楽配信プラットフォームにて配信がスタートしました!!

Now available on all music platforms including:

Amazon Music

Apple Music

iTunes Store

Spotify

YouTube

The Band: The Watanabes

British brothers Duncan and Selwyn Walsh formed The Watanabes in the summer of 2005 while living in rural Ehime prefecture in Japan. Watanabe is a common family name of the region, so with a touch of whimsy they chose the name, alluding to British band The Smiths, while also being inspired by Toru Watanabe the protagonist in Haruki Murakami’s novel Norwegian Wood.

The Watanabes jangly pop sound has drawn comparison to melodious artists including Belle and Sebastian, Pale Fountains and Crowded House, while Time Out have called them “Tokyo’s answer to The Smiths”.

Other founding members of the group and a number of diverse musicians have contributed to the band’s recordings and live performances through the years.

The Watanabes have featured regularly on the BBC Introducing Series in the UK and in 2017 they performed live from Tokyo as part of BBC Introducing’s 10th Anniversary celebrations.

www.thewatanabes.com

The Producer: David Naughton

From Glasgow, Scotland and currently living in Japan, Naughton has worked as producer, technician, studio musician, live performer, writer or arranger for an array of artists including Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue, Teenage Fanclub, Belle and Sebastian, Stephen Duffy & The Lilac Time, Nick Carter, Busted, Will Young, Geri Halliwell, Rachel Goswell, Mojave 3 and many others. He has produced for The Watanabes since their second album You’re Dancing I’m Absorbed released in 2011.

The Strings Arranger: Nicholas Buc

Australian composer, conductor, arranger, violinist and pianist whose commissioned works have been premiered by the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, The Australian Voices, and the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra with selected works screened at festivals and theatres around Australia, Asia and the US. Buc has written for film and television; conducted live-in-concert world premieres of Star Wars, Close Encounters of the Third Kind,The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast and Harry Potter; worked with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Chris Botti, Amanda Palmer, Ben Folds, Tina Arena and Nick Cave; written arrangements for Missy Higgins, Passenger, Eskimo Joe and The Whitlams; and worked on five seasons of The Voice Australia.

www.nicholasbuc.com

The Carolling Choir Arranger: Matt Hogan

Boston based musician, arranger and former member of The Watanabes.

The Visual Artist: Marina Elphick

The Walsh’s cousin Elphick is a professional visual artist specializing in batik art for over 30 years who’s work, including painting and drawing has been regularly commissioned for portraits and book covers. With her love of flora, fauna and mythical themes the hummingbird is a regular motif in Elphick’s work and a detail of one of her paintings was reimagined with a wintry effect for the Christmas Hummingbird artwork.

www.marinaelphick.co.uk

The Graphic Designer: Hitomi Tsuchiya

The Watanabes white and red text logo was created by Tsuchiya in 2009 and has been used on all The Watanabes releases since.

www.kinokodokukinoko.com

The Executive Producer: Guy Perryman

Bio link

Christmas Hummingbird

Lyrics:

If I were a hummingbird, I would cross the sea and I’d fly to you

Sail across the open fields, land upon your window and sing for you

Soaring the skies with wide open eyes, deep into the blue

Braving the seas, take wing with the breeze, come calling to you

And if you listen with your heart, then you’ll hear my tune

You can open up your window, and let the moonlight inspire you

If I were a hummingbird, I would cross the sea and I’d fly to you

Traveling a thousand miles, bringing a surprise with the morning dew

From flowers and trees drift sweet melodies sung only for you

Long into the night, the moon shining bright, when dreams can come true

And if you listen with your heart, then you’ll hear my tune

You can open up your window, and let the moonlight inspire you

Christmas Eve fall asleep, I won’t say goodbye

‘Cause if you listen with your heart then you’ll hear my lullaby

Lalalalalalalalalala…

Christmas Eve fall asleep, I won’t say goodbye

‘Cause if you listen with your heart then you’ll hear my lullaby

(Written by Duncan Walsh, Selwyn Walsh, David Naughton, Guy Perryman)

With the Power of Music

Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

WITH THE POWER OF MUSIC was first created in early 2020 as a 20 second jingle for the Guy Perryman radio show on InterFM 897 in Tokyo with lyrics written by Guy and music by singer/songwriter Endigo.

The lyrics took on greater significance as the world changed and life got more difficult for people everywhere so Guy and Endigo decided to expand the jingle into a full song released in May 2020.

With a positive message for people “alone all together” they hope everyone can love, laugh, listen, sing, whistle and hum to make life and our planet happier and healthier!!

Musicians around the world are invited to record their own original version using the lyrics and send to guy@guyperryman.com for radio airplay on The Guy Perryman Show InterFM 897 Mon-Fri 7-11am www.interfm.co.jp

Here is the first released version by Virtual People www.youtube.com/endigo

Guy and Endigo both live in Tokyo and didn’t meet face to face until after the song was released. They were introduced on-line by a mutual friend and like so many people around the world create at home and communicate via technology.

WITH THE POWER OF MUSIC

With the power of music we can fly
Alone all together reach for the sky
Around the world everyone
Love laugh listen sing whistle and hum

Hoping to walk with you hand in hand
So many apart across every land
Music and daydreams are another way
To imagine us together on a happier day

With the power of music we can fly
Alone all together reach for the sky
Around the world everyone
Love laugh listen sing whistle and hum

The melody takes your soul for a flight
Sunrise, daytime and all through the night
Feel vibrations and your spirits soar
With a song by your side forever more

With the power of music we can fly
Alone all together reach for the sky
Around the world everyone
Love laugh listen sing whistle and hum

At home with time to stop and think why
Maybe just maybe an answer comes by
This virtual life connects me and you
Re-united we’ll heal our real world too

With the power of music we can fly
Alone all together reach for the sky
Around the world everyone
Love laugh listen sing whistle and hum