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Local and international talents performed at our second Tokyo Unplugged open mic night

Open Mic Nao Right Now
Photo: Keisuke Tanigawa

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

Photo: Keisuke Tanigawa

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

Photo: Keisuke Tanigawa

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

Photo: Keisuke Tanigawa

Ananda Jacobs is an actress and singer from Los Angeles. Listen to her dreamy, electronic baroque pop on Spotify, iTunes or YouTube, or live at Showboat in Koenji on April 19. 

Photo: Keisuke Tanigawa

Winston from Honolulu, Hawaii, plays acoustic folk rock and the occasional comedy cover. 

Photo: Keisuke Tanigawa

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. 

Photo: Keisuke Tanigawa

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

Photo: Keisuke Tanigawa

Acroa consists of two Japanese rappers. Check them out on Soundcloud where they also post their occasional shows. 

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Roberto Hernando from the Mexican band The White Deers played his lo-fi tunes. Check out The White Deers’ psychedelic music on YouTube

Photo: Keisuke Tanigawa

Shuichi Saito serenaded the audience with his country, folkish-rock tunes on the acoustic guitar. 

Photo: Keisuke Tanigawa

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. 

Photo: Keisuke Tanigawa

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. 

Our next Tokyo Unplugged: Time Out acoustic open mic night will be on Thursday January 23. See you there. (Feel like performing? Apply here.) 

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