Had a blast playing the Midosuji Festa in Osaka city yesterday afternoon. Everyone took to the streets to enjoy a cloud-free afternoon as I geared up for the stage.
Osaka and Melbourne are sister cities, and this year celebrates the 35th anniversary of that wonderfully unique bond. To celebrate the occasion, Osaka city officials were kind enough to invite me along as the official Australian entertainer for the afternoon.
Check out a few of the snapshots. Great people!
LIVE>2013.05.26 – 47RONIN
DETAILS: An evening of music at 47Ronin with the option to enjoy the buffet. 47RONIN is a global residential & coworking space in Yamashina, Kyoto. 47RONIN looks to network global innovators, entrepreneurs, change makers, thinkers & doers that reach out from Kyoto to the rest of Japan.
Sunday, May 26th, 2013 – Registration: 7:00PM – Show: 7:30 PM
2013年5月26日(日) - オープン: 19:00 - スタート: 19:30
It’s the last week in March 2013, when me, my guitar, and a few other travellers are lifted up off the tarmac at KIX. A connecting flight in Singapore and some 20-odd flight hours later, I finally find myself on NZ soil. I shoot off a Tweet to an internet friend, one of whom I’ve never met in person – “Wanna meet up?” A day later I’m waiting at a cafe with my brother for said internet friend. A delicious cup of coffee later, the three of us are scouting Browns Bay beach for a not-too-sunny, not-too-busy, way-picturesque-looking spot to set up and play some music.
This is a cool story.
LIVE>2013.05.19 JITTOKU W/STUART O’CONNOR, WAX & 段ボールサンライズ
DETAILS: Stuart O’Connor, who has played over 900 shows in the past 4 years throughout the UK, Japan, New Zealand and Australia is on yet another Japan tour. Stuart, Wax and I all played a show together back in December of last year, I’m looking forward to reuniting! Also joining us for the evening is frontman Justin Bacon (Alaska) with his new band 段ボールサンラ
Sunday, May 19th, 2013 – Doors: 5:30PM – Show: 6:00 PM
2013年5月19日(日) - オープン: 17:30 - スタート: 18:00