Archive for September, 2014

LHR – London Hit Radio

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Since April 2012 Guy Perryman host’s LHR – London Hit Radio – Japan’s only dedicated British music, guest interview and entertainment radio program.

Broadcast in Tokyo, Chiba, Saitama, Yokohama and Nagoya every Sunday 3-6pm live on InterFM 89.7FM with co-host Madoka “Maddie” Kato

Broadcast in Fukuoka, Nagasaki, Saga, Kumamoto, Oita, Kitakyushu and Yamaguchi every Friday 2-4pm on Love FM

For weekly updates and guest interview schedule please see the Guy Perryman Page on Facebook

Archive pics with guests..

French New Soul singer Hyleen Gil who has recorded a song with London Acid Jazz star Omar.

Photographer Todd McLellan who has an exhibition at Paul Smith SPACE.

The Ting Tings.

Future dance J-Pop band from London who’ll be performing at Guy’s British Bonenkai party on Friday 12/12!!

Guest interviews coming up in November 2014..

Legendary British piano man Jamie Cullum.

80’s legend Rick Astley – he’s never gonna give you up!!

Dutch soul diva Shirma Rouse.

We phone The Sunshine Underground just before they board their flight to Japan from Manchester airport.

Direct from Birmingham soulful gentlemen Stone Foundation.

BBC World 20th anniversary in Japan special with BBC World’s Commercial Director Colin Lawrence.

BBC World 20th anniversary in Japan special with BBC World’s Controller of English Richard Porter.

British Ambassador to Japan Tim Hitchens selects his top 10 favourite tunes!!

The ever cool Shuya Okino joins us in the studio for a live mix and talks about his Tokyo Crossover Jazz Festival.

Canadian chill out artist living in London Caribou takes me to tea in Stoke Newington and chats about his new album.

Jo Curlewis General Manager of British fashion and homeware brand Cath Kidston at the flagship Piccadilly store.

Guest interviews coming up in October 2014..

Japanese superstar guitarist Miyavi first joined me on air at the Brit Music Awards special live from Alfred Dunhill, Ginza in 2013, he returns to chat about his new music, performing live in London and his acting debut in Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut Unbroken.

They’re not British but they were number 1 on the UK charts this month – Maroon 5.

Fashion legend Sir Paul Smith and rock legend from Led Zeppelin Jimmy Page OBE.

New British rock stars Dinosaur Pile Up.

DJ/producer super star Fat Boy Slim from his ocean front home in Brighton.

London Acid Jazz legends The Brand New Heavies.

Dutch singer Mary Davis Jnr.

Sunday September 28

LHR Live From LHR
– Guy broadcasts London Hit Radio live from London Heathrow Airport!!

Sunday September 21

Teddy Loid
– Japanese space man lands in the studio for a chat.

Sunday September 14

Ken Lloyd
– my second cousin who fronts the band Fake joins me on air for a family reunion!!

Sunday September 7

Dirty Loops
– the Swedish power pop trio guest interview.

Sunday August 31 an 80’s flashback..

an interview with Martyn Ware of The Human League and Heaven 17!!

Sunday August 24 a purrfect combination of guest interviews..

Neko Punch join us in the studio and..

Rie Fu chats with us from her new hometown Singapore.

Sunday August 17 Summer Sonic special..

an interview with Simian Mobile Disco and..

live music from Kraftwerk’s performance at Sonic Mania!!

Sunday August 10 one of our favourite regular guests..

Bluey from Incognito is back in Japan for sold out shows at the Blue Note!!

Sunday August 3 an inspirational interview with..

Nigerian singer Ayo who’s lived in London, Paris and New York.

Sunday July 27 it’s Fuji Rock Festival weekend!!

Interviews with..

Basement Jaxx..


Goldie and.. Jungle – who don’t like getting their pic taken!!

Sunday July 20 getting in the mood of the three day “Ocean Day” weekend with..

an interview with Captain De Stefano of the Silver Sea cruise liner Silver Shadow.

Sunday July 13 listen to my interview with..

Bombay Bicycle Club recorded when I was in London recently at their studio just off Edgware Road.

Sunday July 6 we chat with..

Club music loving producer JJ.

Sunday June 29 features a summer’s day in London with..

A private tour of Wimbledon, one week before the 2014 Championships with All England Lawn Tennis Club Commercial Manager Ashley Jones and..

a sneak preview of the Paul Smith Spring/Summer 2015 shoe collection at the Hauser and Wirth Gallery, Saville Row!!

Sunday June 22 features recordings from my trip to London including..

an interview with Captain Benny Ball onboard Virgin Atlantic Airways flight VS901..

highlights of my DJ In The Sky..

and inflight karaoke!!

plus an interview with Matt Bianco.

Sunday June 15 features an interview and studio live performance with..

Dutch musician Wouter Hamel.

Sunday June 8 features an interview with British boys..

The Vamps!!

Sunday June 1 features an interview with British milliner to the stars..

Stephen Jones who has recently designed hats for Mick Jagger and his world tour with the Rolling Stones.

Sunday May 25 features an interview with British dance company Motion House director Kevin Finnan..

Scattered is the Motion House production coming to Japan in June 2014.

Sunday May 18 features an interview with British jazz funk band The Baker Brothers..

They’re not bakers and they’re not brothers but here they are with Guy, Maddie and Ashley Harvey from Visit Britain.

Sunday May 11 features an exclusive recorded message from..

Sir Paul McCartney!!
And an interview with..

British psychedelic rock artist The Horrors.

Sunday May 4 features an interview with legendary British band..


Sunday April 27 features guest interviews with..

Jake Bugg and..

British Ambassador to Japan Tim Hitchens who will phone us live from Tokyo Rainbow Pride..

Guy at the British Embassy booth at Tokyo Rainbow Pride 2014.

Sunday April 20 is the InterFM 24 Hour Live Special. On LHR we feature live performances from..

Brian Eno & Karl Hyde and..


Sunday April 13 program is a Paul Smith Festival!!

British fashion legend Sir Paul Smith and..

Paul Smith of Maximo Park.

The re-launch program on Sunday April 6 looks at upcoming summer festivals Fuji Rock and Summer Sonic with excerpts of interviews with British artists coming to the festivals including..

Manic Street Preachers


Arctic Monkeys

Little Mix

Interact in real time..

Brew Dog Beat

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

You’re invited to go barking mad every Thursday 7-9pm until August 2015 at the DJ and live music events Brew Dog Beat at Scottish craft beer pub Brew Dog in Roppongi, Tokyo

Listen to the weekly Brew Dog Beat DJ mixes and guest music selector interview programs at

Scroll down for latest event and DJ mix information..

In April 2014 British Beat at Brew Dog the weekly event was launched. From October 2014 the title changed to Brew Dog Beat and expanded to all music genre events and DJ mix programs.

Guy spins a range of music every week – from iconic rock, soul and jazz legends to 80’s New Wave, Ska, Mod, Madchester, 90’s Brit Pop, Acid Jazz and new releases.

We also have guest music selectors every week and occasional live performances.

Brew Dog has loads of stunning British craft beers, Scotch whiskies, London Sipsmith gin and a menu of gastro pub cuisine.

Free entry. No sports TV and no smoking.

毎週木曜日 19:00-21:00 Brew Dog RoppongiのUKフィーチャーが加速!!

インターFMのカリスマDJ (!!) ガイ・ペリマン が 60&70年代の王道ロックから、パンク、90年代ポップス、アシッドジャズ、最新のリリースまで、フルレンジのUKミュージックをブラストアウト。

Brew Dog DJ mixes

合わせるのは10種類のBrew Dogビール、それから我らがビア・ギークの選んだUKクラフトビールのラインナップ。毎週変わるから要チェック!!



Thursday December 25 Brew Dog Beat event

A special Christmas evening at Brew Dog with music, food and friends!! Laurier and Eiko sing some festive favourites with Doreen Simmons adding a little jingle jangle percussion.

Thursday December 18 Brew Dog Beat event

Singer/songwriter Sara Rector performs live while channeling Joni Mitchell and Carole King.

Thursday December 11 Brew Dog Beat event

Multi talented musician Kev Gray will perform live with various instruments including Mandolin.

Thursday December 4 Brew Dog Beat event

Soul, Blues and Jamaican music lover Andrew Coad will be spinning rare 7″ vinyl!!

Monday November 24 Brew Dog Beat event

The fourth and final round of the Black Card Cabaret talent show singing auditions – come and sing or cheer for a singer!!

Saturday November 15 Brew Dog Beat special event

British soul/ska sensation Stone Foundation live, DJ and talk show.

Monday November 10 Brew Dog Beat event

Elizabeth Hildebrand from Japanese rock superstar Tomoyasu Hotei’s international management team selects her faourite music and some artists who have influenced Hotei.

Monday November 3 Brew Dog Beat event

Andy Kinlay Band perform an acoustic live set.

Brew Dog Beat DJ mix 8

The Watanabes.

Sunday October 26 Brew Dog Beat event

Stuart O
– TV star, voice actor, singer and Black Card Cabaret talent show judge will sing and select his favourite singers.

Brew Dog Beat DJ mix 7

Saxophone player Marcus Pittman.

Sunday October 19 Brew Dog Beat event

The Watanabes
– perform live their new EP Draw What You Like.

Brew Dog Beat DJ mix 6

British Ambassador to Japan Tim Hitchens.

Sunday October 12 Brew Dog Beat event

Marcus Pittman
– live saxophone jam with Guy’s DJ’ing and Marcus selects his top 10 all time favourite music tracks.

Brew Dog Beat DJ mix Virgin Megastores Japan Reunion

Virgin DJ’s Guy and Sayoko.

Sunday October 5 Brew Dog Beat event

HMA British Ambassador to Japan Tim Hitchens
– selects his all time favourite top 10 British music tracks!!

Brew Dog Beat DJ mix 5

Harry Sugiyama.

Thursday September 18 British Beat at Brew Dog event

Virgin Megastores Japan 24th anniversary reunion party with your Virgin DJ’s Guy Perryman and Sayoko Kamei!!

Thursday September 11 British Beat at Brew Dog event

Harry Sugiyama
– media star and Goodwill Ambassador for the Food is Great Campaign by the British Embassy in Tokyo.

Wednesday August 20 and 27 British Beat at Brew Dog events

Ashley Harvey
– the Visit Britain Japan Manager takes us on a musical journey across the UK – on Wednesday August 20 we explore the Sexy South and on Wednesday August 27 we explore the Naughty North!!

Wednesday August 13 British Beat at Brew Dog event

HMS Control
– the British DJ unit spin a night of classic Madchester!!

Wednesday August 6 British Beat at Brew Dog event

Sumire Twee
– the British music loving Japanese DJ and writer joins Guy to spin a night of all British females – from the 1960’s girl groups to todays best women in music.

Sunday July 27 British Beat at Brew Dog event

Robin Rastenberger
– performs an acoustic live set of original songs with his guitar.

Sunday July 20 British Beat at Brew Dog event

Anna Mackie – infamous British singer joins me to perform live and select her favourite tunes.

Sunday July 13 British Beat at Brew Dog event

Jun Takano
– a man who has wonderful taste in music and I think a lot of ska will be in the mix!!

Sunday July 6 British Beat at Brew Dog event

DJ Duck Rock
– one of my favourite British music loving DJ’s returns by popular demand.

Sunday June 29 British Beat at Brew Dog event

The Watanabes
– perform their popular acoustic live set again!!

Sunday June 22 British Beat at Brew Dog event

Angela Ortiz
– one of the Knights In White Lycra (or rather a Dame!!) who rode her bicycle 500km to Tohoku for charity.

Sunday June 15 British Beat at Brew Dog event

Nature Airliner
– the perfectly named duo for my DJ In The Sky bon voyage party, perform an acoustic live set and choose their favourite British “flying” music!!

Sunday June 8 British Beat at Brew Dog event

Nick Taylor
– Japan Manager of Virgin Atlantic Airways. We’ve just announced the next DJ In The Sky with Virgin Atlantic and Nick is coming in to select his fave British tunes to get us in the mood for the June 16 Tokyo to London inflight DJ experience. Here’s a pic of him listening to my DJ’ing In The Sky on board VS901 from Tokyo to London in September 2013!!

Sunday June 1 British Beat at Brew Dog event

Edward Crawford
– Brew Dog’s Scottish chef is pairing his menu with favourite British music!!

Sunday May 25 British Beat at Brew Dog event

Aya Fukuta
– radio programme director and British music encyclopedia!!

Sunday May 18 British Beat at Brew Dog event

Bill Benfield
– British guitarist plays a mini acoustic live with..

Donna Burke
– gorgeous vocalist!!

Sunday May 11 British Beat at Brew Dog event

Rob Williams
– one of the Knights In White Lycra – Brits riding 500km’s to Tohoku!!

Sunday May 4 British Beat at Brew Dog event

Jane Best – from RIJ
– Refugees International Japan and Fuji Rock Festival fish & chips Queen!!

Sunday April 27 British Beat at Brew Dog event

Duck Rock
– legendary British music spinning Tokyo DJ.

Sunday April 20 British Beat at Brew Dog event

Lori Henderson MBE
– Executive Director of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ).

Sunday April 13 British Beat at Brew Dog event

Ashley Harvey
– the music loving Japan Manager of Visit Britain.

Sunday April 6 2014 British Beat at Brew Dog event

The Watanabes
– British musicians performing an acoustic live with toy piano!!

Cocktail Lounge DJ Nights At Oak Door

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Come and get cozy around the bar as I DJ at the Oak Door, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Roppongi Hills every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night 10:30pm-1:00am.

Oak Door website

Join me for cocktails and cocktail tunes!!

I play jazz standards, Bossa Nova, Acid Jazz, soul legends, smooth house, soft rock and pops, easy listening, a dash of disco, Euro cafe and cool electro lounge.

Click on the play button below and listen to a selection of music that I could be spinning.

Enjoy an after dinner drink or a pre-party cocktail at the Oak Door Bar with a metropolitan mix of music and friends!!

Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10:30pm-1am.

Free entry, no table charge.
Dress stylish
Have fun!!

Oak Door website

六本木・グランドハイアット東京のバー「The Oak Door」で


ディナーの後に、パーティーの前に。Oak Doorでカクテルを飲みながら、アーバンな音楽をお楽しみください。

日時: 毎週木・金・土 22:30~25:00

Have fun!!

Oak Door website

As the chefs cook up last orders I start cooking up a hot mix of cool tunes!!

Click here to listen to my Oak Door cocktail lounge mix..
Oak Door Mix 1

Virgin Megastores Japan Tribute

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

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!!

ヴァージン・メガストアーズ・ジャパン 24周年記念同窓会パーティー!!

All former Virgin Megastore / Virgin Group staff, friends and customers are invited to join the reunion party.

Thursday 9/18
Brew Dog craft beer pub Roppongi
Free entry.
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




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!!


Brew Dog Beat 3 & 4.

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Ashley Harvey the Japan Manager of Visit Britain was my special guest music selector at British Beat at Brew Dog pub, Roppongi Tokyo on two Wednesday’s in August 2014 for a musical journey across the UK.

Have a listen to his DJ mixes on my Mixcloud page..

A musical journey across the “sexy south” of Britain

A magical mystery tour across the “naughty north” of Britain

The Visit Britain website