Wagakki Band “LIVE” ROCK + Japanese traditional music

Wagakki Band “LIVE” ROCK + Japanese traditional music

WagakkiBand (和楽器バンド wagakkibando) is a Japanese rock band from Japan. The shigin lead singer Yuko Suzuhana (elected Miss Nico Nama ニコ生 in 2011) and seven musicians fuse Vocaloid songs with wagakki (traditional Japanese musical instruments) and Western rock.

Background information
Origin Japan
Genres J-pop, folk rock, folk metal
Years active 2013 – present
Labels Avex Trax
Website http://wagakkiband.jp/

Their music video Tengaku (天樂) was seen more than 200,000 times in four days. Moreover, the music video of the song Senbonzakura (千本桜) has received more than 50 million views on YouTube. In 2014, WagakkiBand was invited by Japan Expo 2014 in France and their first oversea independent concert was held at Taipei in 2015. On July 4, 2015, WagakkiBand headlined a sold-out concert at Club Nokia in Los Angeles as a main event at Anime Expo. The Vocaloid IA was the opening act, also in her first North American live show. They cover vocaloid songs in their album “Vocalo Zanmai” and also composed their original music in subsequent albums.

Yūko Suzuhana (鈴華ゆう子) – lead vocals
Machiya (町屋) – guitar, backing vocals
Beni Ninagawa (蜷川べに) – tsugaru shamisen
Kiyoshi Ibukuro (いぶくろ聖志) – koto
Asa (亜沙) – bass
Daisuke Kaminaga (神永大輔) – shakuhachi
Wasabi (山葵) – drums
Kurona (黒流) – wadaiko

SOURCE: Wagakki Band by Wikipedia (CC BY SA)

“No Copyright Infringement Intended, Strictly For Promotional Purposes Only! All Rights Reserved To Their Respective Owners.”

“Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.”