Gaijin à Go-Go brings an infectious Japanese pop sound to the rhythms of 1960s style gogo music. The band quickly signed to Sony Music International and released two albums, Happy55Lucky and Merry55Round, and their latest album, GoGo Boot Camp, premiered at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Cherry Blossom Festival in 2006. Gaijin à Go-Go has played venues throughout New York City including the Knitting Factory, CBGB, Sine, Irving Plaza, SOBs, Central Park, Prospect Park, at the top of the World Trade Center, RUBULAD, and New Lost City.
But they were bona fide BIG in Japan. Don't let their off-beat, humble charm fool you; Gaijin à Go-Go have earned serious accolades — Mark Ribot, and Charley Drayton, have performed on their albums, produced by Joe Blaney. Carlos Alomar has honed musical arrangements on numerous songs for Go Go Bootcamp. They've collaborated with world-renowned artists: Ursula1000, Konishi (Pizzicato Five), King Britt, and Skeewiff. They've toured with Puffy Ami Yumi, and opened for Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra (SOBs), and also, ? and the Mysterians (CBGBs main stage).
Original songs by Gaijin à Go-Go Remixed by Sanford Santacroce, Petra Hanson, engineered by Lorenzo Wolf at Restoration Sound in Brooklyn in 2019.
- Fred Schneider, The B-52s
- The Village Voice
- The Onion
- The New York Times
Yes, the film about this band made its WORLD PREMIERE @TRIBECA2019!!
A true story that holds the torch for women’s empowerment on the global screen
Xmas Cake is a-coming-of-middle-age story about a female pop singer's journey from hot to not and what ensues across cultures from New York to Tokyo.
Gaijin à Go-Go, the band from the film, will perform a special show after the screening at the #Mill Valley FilmFestival.
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