Career History Tokyo



Guy was brought to Japan as chief DJ and Program Manager for the launch of the first Virgin Megastore in Japan in Shinjuku, Tokyo. As the company grew the position expanded into responsibility for in-store music programming, on-air promotions and DJ training/management for over 20 Virgin stores across Japan.

DJ and narrator for Virgin Group radio programs and CM spots on radio stations including J-Wave, Tokyo; Osaka FM and Funky 802 FM, Osaka; Alpha FM, Kyoto and Cross FM, Fukuoka.

DJ/MC for many Virgin Group events including Fuji TV Beat UK Popstock Festival, Virgin Cola launch, Men’s Club Fashion Collective, Virgin Atlantic Airways Upper Class lounge opening party at Narita airport, Richard Branson global balloon expedition promotion event, Fuji Rock Festival ’98, ’99, ’01 Virgin club tents and chillout zones, Virgin Atlantic Airways 2009 25th anniversary party.


Virgin Atlantic Airways in-flight j-pop music channel Big In Japan DJ and producer.


Set up, manages and is chief DJ of Virgin Mega Station – the Virgin Group’s 24 hour cable radio station broadcast across Japan to all 30 Virgin stores, Virgin Cinemas and Marui department stores.


DJ’d onboard Virgin Atlantic Airways flight VS901 from Tokyo to London on September 6 as part of the DJ In The Sky with Virgin Atlantic Airways inflight program series initiated by Guy.



Japanese music retail giant Tsutaya bought Virgin Megastores Japan which introduced Guy’s talents to this dynamic company. Guy assisted with the setting up of, and produces DJ programs for the Tsutaya Records dedicated cable radio network broadcast to over 300 Tsutaya stores across Japan.



Usen cable radio station KBNA FM Banana broadcast across Japan, Monday-Friday morning program DJ.


JAL in-flight music channel Sound Spice presenter.


Hong Kong radio station 864 Monday-Friday midmorning program & Sunday evening UK music program Go-London DJ. These programs were recorded at FM America/Orbitune studios in Tokyo.


HMV Australia music retail in-store daily music program DJ. These programs were voice-tracked at FM America/Orbitune studios in Tokyo.



Guy started working as a DJ with Tokyo’s #1 Music Station 76.1 Inter FM.

Programs have included..

A Day In Tokyo – Saturday night Euro-pop/dance music mix.


Saturday Morning Show & Sunday Morning Show – the weekend breakfast programs.

Bordeaux Wine Valentine’s Day Special with co-host Vivi.

British Council Sound Of UK Special – featuring Underworld.

Fill-in DJ for Monday-Friday Midday Jam programs.


Ford Outing On The Weekend – Saturday morning weekend drive programs with co-host Naoko Horiuchi.

Ginza Style Suits Store Special with co-host Lisa Stegmeyer.


Transmission – Friday night UK DJ club mix programs sponsored by Diesel.

World Bazaar – Sunday afternoon chill-out programs.

MAC Cosmetics Store Opening Special – live from Aoyama.

Bridget Jones’ Diary Special – live from Ikspiari with Carole Hisasue.

Up 1st – Monday-Friday breakfast program. This was one of Guy’s most passionate projects which ran for 18 months & broke new ground in Tokyo radio & became one of Inter FM’s highest rating shows. One high point was broadcasting the program live from the Virgin Radio studio’s in London for 1 week in 2002 with a host of UK music guest interviews.


A complete station programming re-shuffle moved Guy to the longest daytime timeslot Inter FM (& possibly any radio station) has had – the 6 hour Longhaul program on-air Monday-Friday 10am-4pm!


Another programming shuffle & The Longhaul got shorter & became Supersonic – on-air Monday-Friday 1-4pm & introduced Virgin Mega Station DJ Sayoko Kamei as co-host.

Toyota Groove In The City – Saturday afternoon program featuring radio:on:active DJ mixes & topics about Tokyo, London & New York with co-host Keiko Onuki.


Yet another programming change & the Monday-Friday daytime slot was expanded to 12-4pm and became the smooth sounding Rythm Of The City also with co-host Sayoko Kamei.

The Longhaul, Supersonic & Rythm Of The City programs are workday & driver companions with music, news & entertainment info. A huge array of celebrity & cutting-edge guests have come on the programs for interviews & live studio sessions.

Inter FM ownership & management changes bring more programming changes & Guy moves to evening & weekend program Nightlife featuring his selection of cutting edge electronic lounge & club music.

The weekly Guy Perryman Show is broadcast across Japan on the Meganet FM network. This Sunday night program closes the weekend with the weeks best new music & a digest of Guy’s interviews with musicians & creative people visiting Japan.

Guy returns to daily weekday prime-time radio together with long time co-host Sayoko Kamei on the 10am-3pm program Global Satellite. A non-stop music program featuring international topics & guests.

Guy and Sayoko decide to move on to new programs and with all of the excitement of the London Olympics 2012 Guy produces and hosts LHR – London Hit Radio – Japan’s only dedicated British music, entertainment and guest program on air Monday-Friday 11:30am-1:30pm with co-host Madoka “Maddie” Kato.

LHR – London Hit Radio continues on air Monday-Thursday 2-4pm.


Guy has become one of Tokyo’s premier interviewers and has hosted radio, TV, event and magazine interviews with a staggering amount of artists including..

Sir Paul McCartney, Sting, Coldplay, Charlie Watts, Dame Judi Dench, Sergio Mendes, Sir Paul Smith, Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Ed Sheeran, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Paul Weller, Lenny Kravitz, Janet Jackson, Utada Hikaru, Enya, Sir Richard Branson, Fatboy Slim, Take That, Mick Jones of The Clash, John ‘Johnnie Rotten” Lydon of Sex Pistols, Laura Mvula, Tomoyasu Hotei, Tom Tom Club, Flippers Guitar, Keigo “Cornelius” Oyamada, Chemical Brothers, Underworld, Stereophonics, Gwen Stefani, Lalah Hathaway, The Crusaders feat. Ray Parker Jnr, 808 State, Bobby Caldwell, Incognito, Brand New Heavies, Us 3, Jazzmatazz, Joss Stone, Marcus Miller, Nile Rogers of Chic, Alicia Keys, Olivia Newton John, Vanessa Carlton, Erykah Badu, Karen White, Candy Dulfer, Keane, The La’s, Adrian Sherwood, Right Said Fred, United Future Organisation, Little Barrie, Tahiti 80, Disney Resort’s President Matt Ouimet, Documentary Producer Martin Bashir, Janet Kay, David Morales, David Gray, Dido, George, Ivan Lins, Ben Kweller, The Bangles, Jesse Harris, Mathew Herbert, Midge Ure, Manic Street Preachers, Idee President Kurosaki Teruo, Lemon Jelly, Ryukyu Underground, Natasha Bedingfield, Lisa Loeb, Mathew Sweet, The Beautiful Girls, Matt Bianco & Basia, Orbital, The Orb, Robi Draco Rosa, Gilbert O’Sullivan, The Darkness, Bobby McFerrin, Nelly Furtado, Jamie Cullum, Holly Valance, Hanson, Gilles Peterson, Tim Deluxe, Michael Buble, Sagisu Shiro, Starship, Monday Michiru, John Mayer, Maria Mulduar, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Louie Vega, Kraftwerk, Robbie Dupree, Coldcut, Monolake, Anna Johnson, Bananarama, Rick Astley, Kitaro, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Maximo Park, Teenage Fanclub, Prefuse 73, Moby, Royksopp, The Ting Tings, Beastie Boys, Echo & The Bunnymen, On U Sound System, Audio Active, Linda Lewis, Craig David, Mick Talbot and British Ambassadors to Japan Sir David Warren and Tim Hitchens.


Guy has broadcast his Inter FM programs live from Fuji Rock Festival every year since 1999 and has produced special reports, interviews and features from Summer Sonic, Metamorphose, Camp In Asagiri Jam, Mt Fuji Jazz Festival, Tokyo Designers Block, Electraglide and Design Festa.


Weekly podcast GuyPod featuring highlights of recent interviews from his Inter FM program – plus extra bits that didn’t go on the air, studio out takes and a one-point english lesson from the celebrity guest.

On Guy’s website two new podcasts are produced:

Jet Set UK
Bi-lingual program featuring UK music, people and places for a Japanese audience sponsored by Virgin Atlantic Airways.

Tokyo Expresso
A hot shot of Tokyo – from Japan to the world featuring interviews, “Whad’ya love about Tokyo?”, event information and Tokyo street reports.


Guy’s voice has been heard on a huge array of Radio and TV CM’s, programs, product videos and game software – clients include – BBC, CNN, MTV, Adidas, FIFA Worldcup, Mod’s Hair, Chivas Regal, Calvin Klein, Jaguar Motors, Conan The Detective, M-Flo mix CD, Sega, Sony Playstation, Konami, John Lennon Museum, Bridgestone, Firestone, Volkswagen, Southern Allstars, NEC, NHK, NTT, Honda, KDD, Hitachi, Take That, SmapXSmap, Nissan, Lucido, Zima, J-Wave, Tokyo FM, Yokohama FM, Gillette, Little Tempo,, Eric Clapton, Nack 5 FM, Right On Jeans, Toyota, Toshiba, Canon, Matsushita, Panasonic, Mitsubishi, Suzuki, Aichi Expo 2005, Jun Fashion, Sony, DJ Hasabe, Fuji Film, Grammy Awards, Radiohead, Britney Spears, Ricky Martin, Enya, Back Street Boys, DC Shoes, NTT DoCoMo, Universal Studios Japan, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Kirin Beer, Ben&Jerry’s Icecream, Eric Clapton, Carona Extra.



Acting extra parts for TV and video including Sony product videos, Fuji TV Downtown Tunnels, Thomas Eddison documentary, NTV, NHK, Lotte Chocolates, Marui department stores, Fuji Film product videos.


NTV music programs AX-Wave, Countdown Groove and CD Groove – artist interviews & NTV Juliana’s Nightclub music program guest DJ mixer.



Clubs, launches and private parties – clients have included Grand Hyatt Hotel Tokyo Oak Door bar, Park Hyatt Hotel New York Grill ’01, ’02, ’03 new year’s eve countdown parties, Karl Lagerfeld, Dom Perignon, Tiffany, Paul Smith, Mini, Vulcanize London, Barney’s New York, Liquid Room, Short Shorts Film Festival, Ring at Club Asia, Milk, Tokyo Journal Awards, Bank Of Hong Kong, British Embassy Tokyo, Adidas World Cup Soccer party, Yellow, Merrill Lynch, Tokyo Classified, Metropolis Magazine, Sugar High, TGL Film Festival, Wieden Kenedy Advertising Agency, Billboard Cafe, Quiche, American Chamber Of Commerce, British School, Royal Bank Of Scotland, Bloomberg, Whiskey Live, Tokyo International Bar Show, Haagen Datz at Roppongi Hills, Velfarre, Ageha.


Guy has produced a range of highly successful events in Tokyo.
Virgin UK Night and Club Rocket at Milk Club Ebisu.
Baby Powder kookie cocktail lounge club.
Electric Lounge at Super Deluxe.
The series of Guy Perryman Membership Black Card parties at Mado Lounge, 54th floor Roppongi Hills – Take Off, In-Flight, Sky High and Sonic Boom.
Presentific launch experience at Mado Lounge.
The annual UK themed events Jet Set UK at Mado Lounge and Claska Hotel Meguro, Supersonic UK at Super Deluxe and British Bonenkai at Tokyo Salon and Grand Hyatt Hotel, Oak Door bar.



Produced the 2 part CD/book series Tokyo Pirate FM – a quirky radio program on CD featuring music, interviews, comedy, fiction, documentary and manga.


In collaboration with Culture Convenience Club Records compiled the lounge CD To A Sandy Beach.



Music reviews and articles written for various publications including Tokyo Journal, Tokyo Classified/Metropolis, Eyescream and Singapore magazine dDK.



Set up the CD and music video library for Park Hyatt Hotel, Tokyo.



Beauty:Beast fashion label autumn/winter collection magazine shoot.


Engine magazine From My Closet spread.



Received Person of the Year award at the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan, British Business Awards 2013 presented by British Ambassador to Japan Tim Hitchens.

Some pics from the archive:

The first Virgin Megastore in Japan opens in Shinjuku, Tokyo 1990.

Virgin Mega Station in CAN satellite radio program magazine 1997.

UK Night at Milk flyer 1995.

Club Rocket membership card 1997.

Virgin club tent at Fuji Rock Festival flyer 1998.

Virgin chill out zone at Fuji Rock Festival 2000.

From the DJ booth at Virgin Atlantic Airways 20th anniversary party Tokyo 2009.

Guy interviews Richard Branson for the Virgin Atlantic Airways 20th anniversary 2009.

Destination UK Inter FM / Virgin Atlantic Airways collaboration post card 2003.

Inter FM timetable press cover 2001.

Metropolis magazine cover 2005.

Guy with Sting 2003.

Guy with Coldplay 2004.

Guy with Gwen Stefani 2004.

Guy interviews Sir Paul Smith at the British Embassy Tokyo 2010.

Kaoru Kanazawa, Sir Paul Smith and Guy 2011.

Guy with Mick Jones of The Clash / Big Audio Dynamite 2011.

Guy with Dame Judi Dench 2012.

Guy with Ed Sheeran 2012.

Guy with The Kills 2010.

Guy with Nile Rogers 2010.

Guy with Paul Weller 2008.

Guy interviews Tomoyasu Hotei at the British Embassy Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee reception 2012.

MC at British Embassy Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee reception 2012.

DJ at Vulcanize London luxury brand store Tokyo 2011.

Reporting live on air for JRA from Tokyo Racecourse 2011.

And my horse didn’t win – reporting live on air for JRA from Tokyo Racecourse 2011.

MC at Whisky Live 2010.

With Whisky Live co-hostess with the mostess Mari Stone 2011.

DJ at Fashion Fuse 2010.

DJ/MC at James Bond “Quantum of Solace” premier party on board HMS Kent 2008.

Movie preview screening MC 2004.

Movie preview screening meet and greet with Inter FM co-host Shino 2004.

Guy as pirate radio movie “The Boat That Rocked” character Gavin for radio promotion 2010.

Broadcasting live from Mini Ginza car showroom event space 2010.

Broadcasting live from Fuji Rock Festival 2011.

Broadcasting live from Fuji Rock Festival 2005.

Supersonic Inspiration brand launched – on air, on line and on the ground 2007.

Guy Perryman Supersonic Inspiration brand launch event Take Off at Mado lounge invitation 2007.

Guy Perryman / Virgin Atlantic Airways collaboration sticker 2007.

Guy Perryman Black Card Membership launched 2007.

Mado Lounge In Flight event invitation 2007.

Guy Perryman designed Orihica original collaboration shirt 2011.

Tokyo Expresso daily podcast launch flyer 2008.

Jet Set UK event flyer 2009.

Jet Set UK event flyer 2009.

Presentific experience sharing project launched 2008.

Presentific experience sharing “pass it on” card launched from Bali 2008.

Tokyo Pirate FM CD 1994.

Tokyo Pirate FM CD 1995.

Beauty:Beast fashion shoot model 1995.

Guy receives BCCJ Person of the Year award from British Ambassador Tim Hitchens 2013.

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