Kodo & Tetsuya Kajiwara Special Unit x BRAHMAN
The opening night kicks off with bang with a concert directed by former Blue Hearts drummer Tetsuya Kajiwara. The main guest is rock band BRAHMAN, that has enthralled audiences both domesitically and internationally. With Yosuke Oda, Masayuki Sakamoto and Kenta Nakagome from Kodo, Tetsuya Kajiwara has pulled bassist Eiji Suzuki from renowned jam band DACHAMBO and BRAHMAN guitarist Kohki to create a special six-person band for this occasion. This thrilling evening of powerful performance must not be missed!
- Date & Time
Aug. 18 (Fri) 19:00 start / 20:30 end (estimated) * Rain or shine.
Ogi Port Park Harbour Market Special Stage
Advanced tickets on sale June 16 (Fri) at 9:30.
Adult (High school age and over) 4,000 yen, Children (elementary and middle school age) 1000 yen (day-of tickets add 300 yen fee)
Harbour Market Live 3-Day Pass 10,000 yen (* 3-Day Passes are not available for children)
Preschool-age children may enter for free. No wristband is needed.
Kodo (Yosuke Oda, Masayuki Sakamoto and Kenta Nakagome)
*We expect audiences to be standing near the stage from the top of the concert. Seating on the ground will be available in the back of the audience area.
1000 people (general seating)
- Performer Bios
Born in Fukuoka prefecture in 1963, Kajiwara was the drummer for the rock band The Blue Hearts and has continued performing on drums in Japan as well as internationally in the U.S., Italy, Basque, Argentina, Mexico, Indonesia and others. His collaborations with other artists have transcended genre – from rock, Japanese traditional drum wadaiko, dance, to aerobatic airplanes – and he has conveyed his explosive energy through his drumming. He has also led activities involving numerous participants drumming freely to discover the joys of music through programs such as his barrier-free rock band Salsa Gum Tape and music classes at Free Schools. He recently made a guest appearance at EC’s Shiroyama Concert in addition to directing drums for Kodo’s production, “Chaos”, advising and composing, and helped continue to push the boundaries for wadaiko, drums and rock music.
Founded in 1995 in Tokyo, the group has been performing live both domestically and internationally, thrilling audiences with its unique musicality and stage presence. Following the devastating earthquake of east Japan on March 11, 2011, they were one of the first groups in the music industry to take initiative in supporting the recovery from the disaster. The band has not only provided material support, but continued its activities in playing concerts in affected areas immediately after the quake, while countless other concerts were being cancelled. To this day the group continues to support recovery efforts through various means. In 2015, the band celebrated its 20th anniversary at Makuhari Messe with two nights of its Jinmi Raisai ~ Forever More concerts. On April 12, 2017, they released their first single in a year and nine months, “Fugutaiten.” BRAHMAN continues to evolve through its 23rd year, and the band’s innovative spirit is woven into this special performance.
EIJI SUZUKI (Bass, lyrics, composition)
Suzuki studied under Koki Ito (Tatsuro Yamashita Band) and Tomo Miyashita. In 1998 he launched his career as a supporting musician for the brother duo SPANOVA. Since 2000 he has been the bassist of Japan’s renowned jam band DACHAMBO and has released eight albums and 2 DVDs with the group. Since 2005 he has performed at numerous national music festivals including Fuji Rock Festival and Rising Sun Rock Festival. In 2010, while releasing his fifth album , “Irohana”, he was named “leader of music festivals” by Yahoo News. He has toured the U.S. and Australia (four times) and has received several offers to perform at festivals abroad. This year he is scheduled to appear on the main stage at the Oregon Eclipse. Since 2012 he has been active as a singer/songwriter and has released three albums. He has released his fourth album on April 19, 2017. As a singer he has performed at Fuji Rock Festival ’14 and Rising Sun Rock Festival 2013 in Ezo. Since 2016 he has joined forces with Tetsuya Kajiwara (formerly, The Blue Hearts) to form the rhythm group Frying Dutchman.
- About Harbour Market
Ogi Port Park is the site for Harbour Market and the free admission Fringe stage during the daytime, as in previous festival years. However, from 18:00 til 20:30 (approx.) during the Harbour Market Live concerts, an area of the Market will be accessible by wristband holders only. All concerts at Harbour Market Live are general admission and there will not be timed entry.
Wristband sales / pick-up: EC box office at Harbour Market
Wristband pick-up times: 9:00~19:30
*Your wristband is your proof of purchase. Please do not remove your wristband while inside the venue for the duration of the performance.
- Ticket orders
Tickets will go on sale on June 16 (Fri) beginning at 9:30. For details, click here.