Bussling with Japanese and Gaijin alike I made my Juke Joint Debut supported by Koji Tamura (of the band `Dogs`) and Martin Leroux
Koji was first up and fresh back from playing shows in Seattle it was evident the Early 90`s grunge sound was a big influence. Next up cam Martin with his twee singer/songwriter style. His pop sensibilities came through and I found the show warming.
My set was a little on autopilot if I was to be honest. I tried hard to evoke a reaction from the crowd and in retrospect maybe I should have kicked back a little more.
But a few CD`s were taken home by listeners and the connection with the other musicians and the promoter for the night made good on the efforts made.
Stuart ‘O Connor is one of the few survivors of a breed in danger of extinction: the musician nomad, vagabond, always about to take a train, a car, an airplane, a ship. And always shouldered his trusty guitar, his paraphernalia and especially the essential loop station, which turns a lonely man into a stellar band. Listen to this wonderful concert – a Warehouse of Ideas, get lost in his psychedelic folk.
Full Show Set List:
Set 1 – 1. Initiate 2. Varit 3. Map of Shibuya 4. Pish
Set 2 – 1.Distance From Ear To Ear 2. As Stubborn As A Sandfly 3. Sleep Tight