For the entirety of the evening the music played between bands was surprisingly enough ‘Ocean Colour Scene’. Not a band you expect to hear whilst in a dingy Tokyo Suburb Livehouse. But none the less they were a feature of the evening and are one of the most well known bands I have ever shared a billing with.
My brush with fame occurred back in 2007 when I had just finished my first Australia/New Zealand tour. I returned home to find this show on offer. It was a wonderfully surreal experience for me at the time. Playing to an arena of people on my lonesome. And so in tribute to my memory of that night being evoked I chose to open with the song I opened with on that tour.
The tune is called ‘Note That Says’ and is still currently unreleased. However I managed to break my low E string within the first 5 seconds and pretty much had to stop and apologise. The crowd gave a roar of enthusiasm for my bad luck and were given a further example of OCS whist I rushed to restring.
For my final 2 songs I was joined by Callum Grant of ‘Callums Whisky Tales’. He had played a cracking set earlier in the night and it was a pleasure to have him adding his sounds to my tunes ‘Varit’ and ‘Map of Shibuya’. The show ended with an epic ambient jam as myself and Callum Looped and delayed our effected guitar tones.