2020.04.12 Sun @HUCK FINN,旧HUCK FINN FACTORY,ホテル長楽
mmm with エマーソンで、名古屋今池のフェスにまいります。老舗ライブハウス HUCK FINN と、その上のホテル長楽。僕が人生で初めてバンドのツアーをして、泊まったのはここでした。出演者多数の面白そうなサーキットです。
at. HUCK FINN,旧HUCK FINN FACTORY,ホテル長楽
Open 15:30/Start 16:00
YNGJOE$ with abentis
Daike(from Dhire Dhire Curry)
“BAD”NARI a.k.a Red Hot MARA Peppers
Dhire Dhire Curry
fiji on the curry
too much india
Open 12:00/Start 12:30
mmm with エマーソン北村
THE ACT WE ACT
T.V. not january
Viva la thrash!
2019.10.26 Sat @Rumsteek, Brussels
Sat 26 Oct
mmm with Emerson Kitamura live at Rumsteek, Brussels
39 rue Joris
1070 Anderlecht, Brussels
opening act of Zach Phillips’ Fevelest Glauque
：mmm with Emerson Kitamura
2019.10.24 Thu @Small Seeds, Huddersfield UK
Small Seeds, Huddersfield UK
UNspellable : 24/10 Thursday : Small Seeds with Taku Sugimoto & Minami Saeki + Emerson Kitamura & mmm
UNspellable is a new concert series promoted by ame, taking place around Huddersfield in 2019/20. Featuring both UK based and international artists the program presents a wide range of infinitely fascinating but awkwardly unclassifiable contemporary music – including improvisation, contemporary composition, electronic, sound art, and electro-pop. Kicking off UNspellable with two duos from Tokyo! Guitar legend Sugimoto appears with regular collaborator Saeki, while this is a first UK tour for Kitamura & mmm, bringing modern-day electronica from Japan.
details including the date of our show to be announced later.
Emerson Kitamura & mmm
After 4 years of collaborating, dub-keyboardist Emerson Kitamura and baroque
pop singer mmm finds their rhythm and voice that leaves a tasteful afterglow.
Emerson Kitamura and mmm (pronounced me-my-mo) began their collaboration in 2016. In 2018, Emerson Kitamura’s 12-inch vinyl “The Countryside is Great EP” was released from EM records as a playful spin-off supporting a Japanese film “Bangkok Nights.” The A-side was covers of Thai pop songs filtered through Kitamura’s interpretation, and on the B-side was his yet another clever cover of the Tomatos’ version of 70’s disco tune, “Rock Your Baby” featuring mmm on vocals. Though being a B-side track, inquiries about this track and the singer began flowing in, including from UK label Balearic which compiled the song in their compilation album Balearic 4.
While “Rock Your Baby” was fully produced by Emerson Kitamura and
featured mmm as a singer, mmm is also a multi-instrumentalist who plays the
guitar, bass and flute on her projects and supporting acts. In 2018, Emerson
Kitamura and mmm released a cassette tape of original songs which was an
accumulation of ideas and performances drawn equally from both sides. The
tape was available exclusively at their shows and had soon sold out.
Their music pushes and leaps boundaries of musical genres, and together they
are in the midst of actualizing a smooth yet radical sound that has never crossed
their — or anybody’s — minds.
Since the late 80’s, Emerson Kitamura has participated ceaselessly both in the indie and the mainstream scenes of Japan. He has supported a number of respected artists such as IMAWANO Kiyoshiro, EGO-WRAPPIN’ and Kicell.
He had begun his career as a keyboardist in bands MUTE BEAT and JAGATARA and thus has close bonds with the reggae and African beat scenes, though Kitamura himself carries an easygoing air that is not as “macho” as those music genre can tend to characterize. In 2014, he has released an all- instrumental solo album and since has performed many solo shows which are known as “Emer-Solo” shows. In 2019, he was invited for his first tour in Nairobi, Kenya. http://www.emersonkitamura.com/
Pronounced me-my-mo, mmm is the solo alias of Tokyo-based Moe Ishii. She has been active in the Tokyo indie scene since 2006. Though born in Japan, she spent much of her youth in Singapore and enrolled in an art school in California, USA to study the flute, then began writing and performing her own music in her late teens upon returning to Japan. Her bilingual sense of rhythm and words attracted many from the beginning of her career and her music was soon released from CGCG Publishing ran by artist-run space Nanahari, as well as bijin record ran by Nisennenmondai, and kiti-label, a then-brand new label specializing in singer-songwriters. She has sung and played the flute in numerous projects and can be heard on records by OGRE YOU ASSHOLE, SLY MONGOOSE, Ohshu, OONO YUUKI and many more. As an active translator she has worked with labels including Sweet Dreams Press, HEADZ and Thrill Jocky, as well as associations such as Asian Sounds Research. She has played in Korea in 2016 and NY in 2017. Her latest work under her solo alias is her home recorded “Safe Mode” released in 2014.
2019.08.16 Fri @北海道 石狩湾新港樽川ふ頭横野外特設ステージ
Rising Sun Rock Festival 一日目 ウエルカムエマーソン
今年も Rising Sun Rock Fes への出演が決まりました！一日目は、恒例となった「ウエルカムエマーソン」。開場時にゲート近くで、みなさんのフェスへの期待を高める演奏をします！テントを建てながら、観るライブの予定を立てながら、楽しんでください。タイムテーブルに乗らない「非公式種目」ながら、これがないとライジングが始まらないと言ってくださる方もいて、嬉しい気持ちで続けて１０年以上になりました。今年もよろしくです！
2019.08.12 Mon @江ノ島 OPPA-LA
Hold on me! 江ノ島OPPA-LA
2019.03.09 Sat @The GOAT Social Club, Nairobi Kenya
Live at The GOAT Social Club, Nairobi, Kenya
Emerson Kitamura live at The GOAT Social Club, Nairobi Kenya
Sat March 9, 2:30-5:00 PM
This will be my solo concert in contrast to the concert of Fuchigami to Funato and Emerson which will be held at Japan Information and Culture Centre one week earler. At The GOAT Social Club I will play my own compositions: mixture of Reggae, African music, jazz and electronic music. The songs would have the calm atmosphere of Rockseady, the sub-genre of Reggae music which existed for a very few years in the 1960s between Ska and Roots Reggae era. All the instruments, including small keyboards and the sampler prepared to sound like an old drumbox, will be played by myself.
I will not sing, but on a couple of songs I will read my own texts written in Japanese.
Looking forward to see all the music lovers in Nairobi!
Friday, 8 march Emerson Kitamura’s Artist Talk at Kuona Artists Collective, Nairobi Kenya
トークの内容やかけた音楽などを、Résumé として Column 欄にあげてゆく予定です！
2019.03.02 Sat @Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan in Kenya (Nairobi)
Concert at Japan Information & Culture Centre, Nairobi, Kenya
HOMECOMING – vol.2
Fuchigami to Funato to(and) Emerson Kitamura in NAIROBI
Date: March 2 (Sat.) 2019
Time: 1:00 p.m.-Gate Open / 2:00 p.m.-Start
Venue: Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan in Kenya
Remarks: Registration is not required. Adults should carry a Photo ID (National ID or Passport) for clearance by the security department.
Outside food and non-alcoholic bevarages allowed.
Contacts: For Further Information;
tel: 020-2898-510 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2018.12.13 Thu @渋谷 DJ Bar Roots
渋谷の DJ Bar ROOTS でライブします！エマソロと、大阪のバリトンサックス奏者浦朋恵+エマーソンの二人ライブ！DJ も二人がやり、ゲストもあるかも！下記時間中必ず何かが行われるスタイルになります。ROOTS はレゲエ中心に様々なミュージシャンとDJと音楽ファンが交差するお店。東急ハンズの向かいの好アクセスで、入りやすい雰囲気なのでぜひー！チャージプラス、チップをよろしくお願いします。24日には大阪でもあります！