91 Brick Lane
J-Pop Go will be presenting 3 live performances at Vibe Bar on the 18th November 2012 featuring NAOMI SUZUKI, SONIA LEONG and MARSHMALLOW LLAMA TIME.
The event will also feature DJ sets playing tunes from the likes of Perfume, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, 2NE1, Hatsune Miku, AKB48, Morning Musume, capsule, Arashi, L'Arc~en~Ciel, Momoiro Clover Z, Tommy February6, Kanon Wakeshima and more!
With a career which has seen her occupy the roles of model, presenter, actress, producer, promoter and songwriter, NAOMI SUZUKI is also well known for her role with the Japan Matsuri and her talents as a J-Pop singer.
Naomi has scored a No. 12 hit in the UK Club Charts, starred alongside Hugh Grant in the film Bridget Jones Diary and more recently formed the music duo AJ Unity. This led to the release of the stylish and multi-genre album Sweet Roses (which also features the talents of the late pianist Jun Fukamachi). Naomi has worked alongside talented musicians and producers including Brian Rollins (Kylie Minogue, Tina Turner, Cher), Gota Yashiki (Simply Red) and Andy Wright (David Bowie, Bon Jovi, Sinead O'Connor and Grammy Award-winning producer of Jeff Beck), Naomi has also perfected a wide range of vocal styles which has led to her most recent release Our Song.
SONIA LEONG is best known for her talents as a manga artist, both individually and as part of the Sweatdrop Studios collective. Winner in Tokyopop's first UK Rising Stars of Manga competition (2005/06) and Winner in NEO Magazine's 2005 Manga Competition. Sonia designed the Catgirl mascot for Wacom-Europe's Manga campaign and her artwork also features in the British movie, Popcorn (2007) and also on the set of Channel 4′s popular sitcom The IT Crowd.
Sonia is also a talented singer on a wide range of tunes, including anime themes, J-Rock and J-Pop numbers. Sonia is also well known for her stylish dress sense and you can expect an appropriate and stunning outfit for her J-Pop Go performance on the night.
MARSHMALLOW LLAMA TIME
We are also very proud to announce the return of MARSHMALLOW LLAMA TIME, featuring the vocal skills of FINNY ATTRIDGE. A rising star on the UK's Japanese culture scene, Finny Attridge has already been a contestant for the Hyper Japan UK Kawaii Star Of The Year contest, Miss Teen Queen UK contestant and also featured in this year's NEO calendar. She has also won the May 2012 NEO Cosplay Idol Contest.
For their return performance, MARSHMALLOW LLAMA TIME promise new songs and a few surprises!
Our venue of choice is the wonderful VIBE BAR based in the heart of Brick Lane. Vibe Bar opened in 1995 on what was formerly the Truman Brewery. Its spacious rooms and open courtyard mark it out as one of the best London venues for events. The Vibe Bar was also used as the venue for the 2011 HEART JAPAN tribute event, which was designed to raise funds for the relief effort in Japan. We think it's a perfect venue for an evening of J-Pop Goodness!
£5 in advance / £6 on the door
Thank you and hope to see you there!