I'm looking for a band to join in Europe ( hopefully Netherlands, Germany or Belgium).
What was the first concert you ever went to?
Bon Jovi, 1987 or 88, Osaka, with a friend of mine, the hall was too big (Osaka stadium?)
What gear do you use?
My Voice. :-)
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
Michael Kiske (ex. Helloween)
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
Have played in about 6 bands in and out of Japan ( please check my discography at http://saeko.shinpuh.com/Discography.html ). At the moment, not in a band and looking for a band to join in Europe. Hopefully in the Netherlands or its neighboring countries, Germany or Belgium. If interested, please message me.
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
I wanna duet with Michael Kiske (ex. Helloween) or with Ronnie Atkins (Pretty Maids) because they are my favorite singers. Also, it would be very great to have a part in Tobias Sammet's Avantasia, with many great artists.
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
Maybe the biggest is the one I had at one night on tour with Doro Pesch back in 2004? The smallest ... I don't remember exactly, but only a few. My most memorable performance is the one I did in Wacken Open Air ( 2005 ) in Germany, especially because I played with two Japanese old friends of mine. Remembering the long years we'd spent together in Japan, it was really something special.
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?
Can't pick one ... if I could bring 5, they might be, Keeper of the Seven Keys 2 / Helloween, Images and Words / Dream Theater, Operation Mindcrime / Queensryche, Reckless / Bryan Adams, Countdown to Extinction / Megadeth. These are the albums with which I grew up listening to.