I have been playing shows at Gari Gari now for a couple of years. Run by Sorcha and her husband it’s a pleasure to be asked back to perform each time I return to Japan.
Sorcha was first to play on this evening and she displayed her normal sense of relaxed brilliance as her strong voice and easy going stage presence got us all into the feel of the occasion.
Next up were the Watanabes. I had already mentioned them from a previous blog as this was my 2nd of 3 shows with them. Down to a 3 piece due to a member off sick they still sounded tight and with impressive harmonies for the show.
My show started with 2 tunes from the ‘Forth’ Album. ‘Default: Escape‘ and ‘Resonate‘.
There was also some chime looping for ‘Map of Shibuya‘
The show was immense fun…
…And I felt really relaxed telling stories and rambling between songs.
Guitar percussion was looped…..
…Effect pedals were tweeked.
And I was joined by a very special guest. 🙂
Dom Graham is a versatile and very respected guitarist who I have crossed paths with many times whilst playing shows in and around the London area.
He is also one of those great hard working musicians who is happy to tour far and wide to push his music out there and to keep busy with his missions.
He came to Japan to check it out for the first time and it was a pleasure to have him involved in the performance of 2 songs – ‘Time and Places’ & ‘You Know The Score‘
All in all another great night on the road. Awesome to see Dom again and to hear Sorcha and the Watanabe’s doing their thing also.
It’s not the life of a rock star but a modest existence of variety and adventure.
And of course another show documented in the diary 🙂