This past weekend my band Youryokutai Club had an incredible show with local band, and good friends, Lunchbreak. We played an hour set each at musica hall cafe, a great cafe and restaurant that often holds acoustic events and hosts local artists’ work. The perfect venue for an intimate night of music. We weren’t expecting a very large turnout, but we practically sold out the cafe! So a big thank you to everyone who came to the show! It turned out to be a really special night.
We decided to have a little fun with our songs this time around and we brought a guest to help us out, violinist Yutaka Suzuki!
We’ve worked with him before, both as a guest musician at our shows and in the recording studio. He’s featured alongside cellist Brian Grimm on our track To Aru Manatsubi no Soucho (An early mid-summer morning). You can check out the music video for that below.
We also decided to have some fun with our arrangements. Playing with a full band set, a more acoustic style with cajon, and a version with me playing piano instead of drums! I think it definitely worked in the cafe atmosphere, although I was pretty tired from all the instrument changes. I’d love to do a set all on piano sometime…we’ll see.
Our next show hasn’t been announced yet, but we’ve got some big news on the horizon so keep an eye out!