WAGAKKIBAND was established in march 2013, and rapidly grew onto the Japanese music scene. skilling 2 albums in nearly two years, both hitting top 5 in oricon weekly ranking, and performing across the land of the ‘rising sun’ and overseas, WAGAKKIBAND gained a firm and diverse breadth of fans over the globe. composed by 8 members, infusing “New Sensation Rock Entertainment Band” combining Shigin, Wagakki and Rock Band, you’ll hear the colliding of the most ancient Japan and today’s modern age. on a personal note, this band was the most beautiful treasure chest that i have opened in the last years, therefore, this club is a tribute to the band which already made it to the anime theater. movie
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Vocalo Zanmai (ボカロ三昧) (2014) Yasou Emaki (八奏絵巻) (2015) Singles Hanabi (華火) (2014) 戦-ikusa-/なでしこ桜 (2015) https://wagakkiband.com/discography profile
“New Sensation Rock Entertainment Band” combining Shigin, Wagakki and Rock Band. Debut in April 2014 with first Album “Vocalo Zanmai” which got first Top 5 in Oricon weekly ranking. For 22 consecutive weeks, this album was continuously ranked among the top 100. 2nd Album “Yasou Emaki” also got first place in Oricon weekly ranking which released this September. Mega hit tune “Senbon Zakura” posted on YouTube was reviewed more than 26,000,000. 2013 -March：Wagakki Band established -August 17：Appeared in the 「Nico Nico Music Master 2 〜Uta to Ensou no Saiten〜」which marked Wagakki Band’s first live with all of the current members. -October 22-24：Appeared in the「Tokyo International Music Market(TIMM)」 -November 11：Vocaloid Cover Mini Album 「Joshou。」goes on sale at「THE VOC@LOID M@ster27」. The 1000 limited edition CDs sold out in just 3 hours. 2014 -January 31：Performed their first solo live 「Wagakki Band Dai Shinnnennkai 2014 〜Wagakki X Band Gassen〜」at club Asia, Shibuya. Wagakki Band announced their major debut in April on this stage. -February-March：「Senbon Zakura」’s Music Video was aired as the ending theme for the TBS program 「Rank Oukoku」. -February 16：Yuko Suzuhana, Seishi Ibukuro, Daisuke Kaminaga, Beni Ninagawa and Wasabi appeared on 「Chou Party III Yaku 250 Mei Shutsuensha Happyou〜Shutsuensha de Sharehouse Sitemita〜」April〜May,2014：「Tengaku」’s Music Video was air as the ending theme for the TBS program「Rank Oukoku」. -April 11：Made an appearance on 「Mezamashi Terebi」on the Fuji TV channel. Wagakki Band appeared in the「Midori ga Madoguchi」section MCed by singer Gero. -April 23：Released debut album 「Vocalo Zanmai」which ranked 5th in the Oricon weekly rankings and remained in the top 100 for 22 weeks. (As of September 29) -April 26-27：Appeared at「Nico Nico Chou Kaigi 3」and「Nico Nico Chou Party 3 First Night」 -July 2~6：Performed at the「JAPAN EXPO 2014」in Paris, France. (270,000 Visitors in 5 days) This marked Wagakki Band’s first overseas performance and the band performed on the main stage on day 5 of the event with an audience of over 4,000. -July 27：Performed their first solo live「Vocalo Zanmai Dai Ensoukai」 after their major debut at the shibuya duo MUSIC EXCHANGE. -July 29：Performed at Fuji Terebi’s 「Odaiba Shintairiku Mezamashi Live」along with Gero and Tomohisa Sakou. -August 6：Was interviewed by NHK’s 「Ohayou Nippon」Check Entertainment Section. The show aired Wagakki Band’s one man live footage at the 「JAPAN EXPO 2014 」held on July 27th. Yuko Suzuhana also showed off her Shigin skills during the interview. -August 27：Released first original song 「Hanabi」on DVD and Blu-ray. -August 27：Hosted additional live performance of「Vocalo Zanmai Dai Ensoukai PREMIUM ENCORE in Akasaka BLITZ」at Akasaka BLITZ. -August 29：Performed in the opening act of「a-nation stadium fes」. -October 18：Performed at「a-nation singapore Premium Showcase」(Held at MASTERCARD THEATRES AT MARINA BAY SANDS in Singapore) -November 26：Released LIVE DVD and Blu-ray of 「Vocalo Zanmai Dai Ensoukai」. 2015 -January 7：Will perform first Concert hall performance 「Wagakki Band Dai Shinnenkai 2015」at Shinuya Koukaido. -February 25：Second Music video (DVD, Bru-ray) “Ikusa / Nadeshiko Zakura” released. -March 4：Performed First solo Live「Wagakki Band Tandoku Kouen 〜Shinn ni Musou」at OSAKA BIGCAT -March 5：Performed First solo Live「Wagakki Band Tandoku Kouen 〜Shinn ni Musou」at Nagoya Bottom Line. -March 7：First appearance for commercial for “KIRIN Mets” air sterted. -April 23：Official Global Fan Club “Yae ryu” launched at April 23 as One-year anniversary since debut. -May 9：First international solo performance “Taipei Dai Ensoukai” will held in ATT Show Box at Taipei. -May 10：Additional First international solo performance “Taipei Dai Ensoukai ~PREMIUM ENCORE” will held in ATT Show Box at Taipei. -May 23：Wagakkiband will appear at “TOKYO METROPOLITAN ROCK FESTIVAL 2015” -July 4:Appeared on “Anime Expo 2015,” the biggest anime and manga convention in North America, as a main performer. -September 2: 2nd ALBUM “Yasou Emaki” released. Got first place in Oricon weekly ranking. -September 12: 1st JAPAN TOUR 2015” starting off at CLUB CITTA’ in Kawasaki city. -November 7: International performance “Taipei Emaki” will held in ATT Show Box in Taipei. 2016 https://wagakkiband.com/contents/live_event
HANAFUGETSU (華風月) was formed in 2012. the band's composed by Suzuhana Yuko, Kaminaga Daisuke and Ibukuro Kiyoshi. Prior to WagakkiBand, Hanafugetsu's music consists in 3 Japanese classical styles: shigin, shakuhachi and koto. Suzuhana Yuko-san also plays the piano, and alongside J-pop's infusion, Hanafugetsu creates a sum of the new genre. movie
Shigin/Vocalist: Yuko Suzuhana Yuko began studying the piano at age three and shigin from age five. She graduated from the Tokyo College of Music’s Piano Program. Yuko is currently active as a shigin instructor, singer-songwriter, and pianist. In December 2011 she won the Grand Prize at the Nationwide Contest of the Nippon Columbia Japan Poem Recitation Competition. At present, she is in charge of vocals, shigin, and piano for Hanafugetsu, a Japanese-style band. Tsugaru Jamisen: Beni Ninagawa Born in Kyoto, Beni started to take lessons of a traditional folk song in Osaka school at the age of 4. She was awarded the Grand Prix of "Japanese Folk Song Junior Festival", "Sankei Folk Competition"and "Honjyo-oiwake National Competition", also received the Minister of Education Award and the Chief Cabinet Secretary Award. When she was 15 year old, she had gave high priority to playing the Tsugaru-jamisen for reason of hurting her throat. Starting her music career in Tokyo to purchase the possibility of the music with Wagakki. Shakuhachi: Daisuke Kaminaga Daisuke was born in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture. He began to play the Shakuhachi at the age of 18, then he was awarded a master license of Tozan-style Shakuhachi and got a master name called “YoZan.” Daisuke appeared on the stage in more than 10 countries and of numerous large-scale events including the world biggest music convention, SXSW (Texas, USA) and Japanese cultural event, Japan Expo (Paris, France). Daisuke has his own school in Tokyo, and teaches in several colleges and universities. He also enjoys the activities for young people through the performance in local schools in Iwaki, Fukushima. Guitar/Vocals: Machiya Machiya take a part of Wagakki Band's Vocal and Guitar. Machiya's also the guitarist and vocalist of m:a.ture, a tremendously popular band in the Indie music scene. In addition, Machiya participates in performances and tours with a diverse range of artists. Koto: Kiyoshi Ibukuro Kiyoshi was born in Tokyo. During high school he began performing in China when he was dispatched there by the Agency for Cultural Affairs. He has performed in a total of eight countries outside of Japan, including Vietnam, Iran, Qatar, Kuwait, and South Korea. In Japan, Kiyoshi’s performances have been covered in a wide range of media, and he has also published a collection of arrangements from ZEN-ON Music Company. Kiyoshi explores the possibilities of the koto as a Japanese instrument. In addition to traditional Japanese music. Wadaiko: Kurona Kurona encountered the wadaiko at age three, and joined a professional wadaiko group in Tokyo at age nine, where he studied traditional performing arts. Afterwards, he became an independent musician. In addition to performances in more than 15 countries, Kurona is active in a wide range of fields inside and outside Japan including magazines, TV, and stage performance. Kurona uses the wadaiko, a traditional instrument, to create new types of music. He also collaborates frequently with other musicians and artists. Bass: Asa Asa is gaining ever-greater popularity on Niconico Douga as a user of Vocaloid. The video he posted in July 2012 of “Yoshiwara Lament,” a Vocaloid song, has been viewed more than 1,200,000 times. This song has also been performed by different artists on Niconico Douga. Moreover, it has been turned into a novel (published by AlphaPolis) that has drawn great praise. Drums: Wasabi Wasabi was born in China. His father is Chinese, and his mother is half Chinese and half Japanese. This drummer is hugely popular on Niconico Douga’s renowned “Played It” category. Wasabi is the youngest member, but he is a sophisticated musician. In particular, his fast-paced double bass drum—in collaboration with Kurona’s wadaiko—is one of the most recognizable parts of this band. wagakki banner
wagakki 和楽器バンド hana yuko-san yuko.suzuhana koto shakuhachi beni-san ninagawabeni niconico guitar sousei-anime
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