We are blessed to have so many talented performers in a city as large and populous as Tokyo. Our second Tokyo Unplugged open mic night (December 19) welcomed 11 artists from all over the world at our Time Out Café & Diner. We enjoyed an evening of music ranging from experimental electronic to acoustic chill and rap. Here's a look back at the musicians from that night.
In the meantime, mark this down on your calendar: our next Tokyo Unplugged open mic night will be on Thursday January 23. You can grab tickets here or at the door, and we're still accepting applications for performers. If you're interested in sharing your music, apply here.
Back to our recent Tokyo Unplugged event on December 19 2019. Our first performer, Angus kicked off the evening with some chill beats. Hailing from Australia, Angus specialises in lo-fi bedroom pop. Check out his music on Spotify.
This Year’s Model brought some upbeat dancing tunes with their three-man band, consisting of David and James from the USA and TK from Japan. See the band play their new-wave, punkish music at What the Dickens.
Winston from Honolulu, Hawaii, plays acoustic folk rock and the occasional comedy cover.
Originally from Fukuoka but New York-based Akiha Uryu is an accomplished pianist in addition to being a musical storyteller. Her showtune-style lyrics, sung both in Japanese and English, tell stories of adventures inspired by her own experiences. Her music is available on Spotify and iTunes, and her next performance is at Mardi Gras Jiyugaoka on February 18.
This is British singer-songwriter Robert Taira Wilson’s second time playing at our open mic night. He plays the guitar and sings his own compositions in a mix of indie, jazz, folk and alternative. Check out his music on iTunes and Spotify.
Acroa consists of two Japanese rappers. Check them out on Soundcloud where they also post their occasional shows.
Shuichi Saito serenaded the audience with his country, folkish-rock tunes on the acoustic guitar.
Afrodyty from Atlanta, Georgia started off her set with some timely Christmas music. Her upbeat presence brought light to the crowd as she sang her pop and R&B tunes.
Nao Right Now (left), playing with Mélange, finished off the night. Nao used his 'talk box' to create a mix of rap, hip hop, funk and blues.