Blues session @ shimokitazawa-RPM

 

 

 

Hey guys!! I’m a bass guitar player Juna Serita!!

 

Today I was a session host at Simokitazawa-RPM.

The member is

HOUSE BAND:
Andy Kinlay – Vox / Guitar
Bill Benfield – Guitar
Juna Serita – Vox / Bass
Johnny Walker – Hammond / Piano
Lyle Carr – Drums

 

I had met Andy and Lyle before, but that was first meeting with guitar Bill and keyboard Joynny!!

 

To be honest, now I’m kinda sick….. So I was looking for the other bass player who can play blues well instead of me but I couldn’t find .

After all that was good because many nice musicians came to the session  and I really enjoyed !! Of course the host member was funny and awesome ; )!!

I’m proud that I could  play blues with many players ♪

When I was young , I wasn’t interested in blues music at all.  But now, I’m head over heels in blues and many people also think I’m “blues bass player”.   Very interesting, isn’t it? I’ve never expected like that .

(some people told me they think  I’m jazz player, but that’s wrong. I like listen to it but I’m suck at paying it.lol)

Playing blues is always fun ; ) Thanks everyone for coming to the blues session 😉

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I really appreciate Shoka Okubo’s offering ’cause she let me know how to play blues .  She is my blues master.  If I didn’t meet her, my play style would be totally different….lol

And thanks Andy for inviting me to the jam session as a host member !!!  I really like his passion !!

And thanks all member. I hope I can play with you guys again!!

 

 

See ya!

 

Juna.

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SOFP solo live@Osaka SO.Ra

 

 

 

 

 

Hey guys!!  I’m a bass guitar player Juna Serita!!

 

Today is the second day for music tour .   SHOKA OKUBO FUNKY PROJECT’s gig took place in Osaka SO.Ra without any acts.

It was full !!! Super thanks!! Osaka’s people are always sweet to us.

 

SET LIST 

1 Do the Funky

2 Hold on I’m coming 

3 I wanna take a limo 

4 Eye of heaven 

5 My soul 

6 Baby I like what your doing 

7 People say

8 Boom Boom Boom

9 At the foot of canal st

10 I’m ready 

11 Listen to the music 

12 I pray for world peace 

13 Who did you think I was

14 Soul Shine 

15 Crocodile tears 

16 The JAM

(Anchor)

17 I can’t quit you baby (with Tim)

18 No one to run with

I also sang two songs as main vocalist ; ) It is probably rare case.

In the anchor , the drummer Emi’s  friend Timothy Reid sat in us! He is a guitar player and live in Osaka.

We played slow blues together . His phrase was superb!  We had a nice conversation with instruments ; )!

When I was performing , people looked so excited . I’m sure Osaka’s people love blues, funk.

Thanks for the gifts, too.

I’ll eat them little by little.

 

Tomorrow is our tour  final day .  Maybe the SET LIST will be totally different with today.! You should come ; )!

See ya!

 

 

Juna.

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SOFP@Nagoya Osu ell. SIZE

 

 

 

 

Hey guys!! I’m a bass guitar player Juna Serita!!

 

 

SHOKA OKUBO FUNKY PROJECT tour started today at Nagoya ell.SIZE in Aichi!

 

After sound check , we went to our favorite coffee for killing time.

I ordered grilled chicken and avocado .

It was yummy and healthy : )

 

 

We performed 9 songs includes anchor .

 

SET LIST

1 Do the funky

2 People say

3 I wanna take a limo

4 I pray for world peace

5 Halleluja

6 Who did you think I was

7 Crocodile Tears

8 The jam

9(anchor) No one to run with

 

 

 

 

Some SORAMIMIst who live in Nagoya also came there.  I’m so happy that I could see them again even though girls band SORAMIMI stopped.

And Thanks for great presents!!

 

I didn’t feel nervous so much this time . The performance with Shoka and Emi was very fine.

We really enjoyed after-party , too.  I and Shoka will come to Nagoya on March 14th with a drummer Makotomo.

Please book your schedule now ; ) !!

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My man

 

 

 

Hey guys!! I’m a bass guitar player Juna Serita!!

 

The gig that we performed on Decenber 31st  aired on Fuji TV.

Did you check it ? ; )

 

Then we performed 3 songs .

 

The manager chose this song because we all have solo section  .

this is my section ; )

Many user of twitter was posting about the TV program.  And I’m so happy that it seemed like they enjoyed our performance .

 

 

 

 

I have information today .

 

My man Makotomo will move to America for music .

I’m really gonna miss him ….

He is like my family . We always talked many things , such as music, workout, something dirty …lol

I know he will enjoy his music life in America.   So I’m looking forward to  jamming with  him again  someday ; ).

I do love his drumming .

 

 

Therefore, we’ll have “farewell tour” in March !!!

3/14 Nagoya

3/15 Okayama

3/16 Hiroshima

3/17 Osaka

And tour final will take place in Shimokitazawa, Tokyo on 30th March .

 

 

Book your schedule…. please ♡

 

 

See ya!

 

 

 

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Session Host @ Okachimachi Jam Session

 

 

Hey guys!! I’m a bass guitar player Juna Serita!!

 

Today I had a rehearsal with Gt&Vo Shoka Okubo / Dr Makotomo Sonohara / Gt&Vo Chihana.

It’s been a long time to see Shoka and Makotomo!!! I really missed them, so  I was going bananas.  Shaka Okubo Blues Project (Shoka+Makotomo+Juna)will have a concert featuring Chihana at Ginza Hakuhinkann for Yuya Uchida New Year World Rock Festival .

We’ll perform three songs together .  I need to consider which costume I will  wear because my body size probably changed…I’m “growing up”…. ; (

After the rehearsal, I was a session host with a guitar player Naoto Saito and a drummer Yuto Sasaoka at Okachimahi Jam Session .

Many musicians came there , thanks a million !

I played the drums only a song,too….. lol

It was terrible… I realized that I don’t have a sense of drumming….lol

These days  I was usually alone. I kind of like it but today I really enjoyed being with people and laughing well.

 

I feel happy that I can work as a musician even though I hadn’t been in Japan for several months .

I really appreciate it.

 

See ya.

 

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day45~LIVE information ~

 

 

Hey guys!! I’m a bass guitar player Juna Serita!!

 

SHOKA OKUBO BLUES PROJECT’s tour was fixed!!

(It is also called SHOKA OKUBO FUNKY PROJECT.)

 

DAY 1 OSU, NAGOYA ell.SIZE in Aichi prefecture

date: January 12th (Fri) , 2018
venue: livehouse ell.SIZE, Oosu, Nagoya
open 19:00 / 19:30 start
ticket: adv 2,500y / 3,000y door (w/o drink order)
starring: SHOKA OKUBO FUNKY PROJECT [Shoka Okubo g, vo Emi Yonekugo dr, Juna Serita b] / STMY / and more
reserve: Ticket Pia(P:348-301) / Lawson Tickt(L:42554) / venue tel.052-211-3997 or/ mail to us : indicia0@gmail.com (11/5~)
adress: 2-10-43, Oosu, Naka-ku, Nagoya-Shi, Aichi
access: Metro Oosu-Kannon Station #2 exit
venue site:http://www.ell.co.jp/liveinfo/sizeliveschedule/
 
Day2&3 NAMBA,OSAKA S.O.Ra(without any supporting acts.)

date: January 13th (Sat),14th(Sun), 2018
venue: music bar S.O.Ra., Namba, Osaka
open 18PM / 19PM start
ticket: adv 3,500y / 3,500y door (w/o drink order)
starring: SHOKA OKUBO FUNKY PROJECT Full-Show
[Shoka Okubo g, vo Emi Yonekubo dr, Juna Serita b]
reserve: tel.06-6644-9292 or/ venue mail : information@musicbar-sora.com (11/5~)
adress: 1F 1-3-1, Minato-machi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
access: Metro Namba Station 26-C exit
venue site:http://www.joyful-noise.net/sora/

 

 

I ‘m so looking forward to showing our performance local people. It will be first tour with the member.

And also I’m really looking forward to playing with Emi & Shoka for the first time in a while.♪♪

 

By the way, don’t forget my solo performance(another act is Kahori.),too!!

 

Bye.

 

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SOFP@Zher the ZOO Yoyogi

 

 

Hey guys!! I’m a bass guitar player Juna Serita!!

 

I had a gig of SHOKA OKUBO BLUES PROJECT at Zher the ZOO in Yoyogi, Tokyo today.


However the flier said SHOKA OKUBO FUNKY PROJECT…..I didn’t know that , but we might changed the band name.lol

Exactly, Emi’s drum play is so funky!! I love it.
Many fan came there, thanks.

I wanted many people to watch the gig cause the band called SHOKA OKUBO FUNKY PROJECT is so cool. I can say that with confidence!


Slap!!


I also sang two songs as a main vocalist today.


Great photos!
My manager MIKIMAMA also came there. I told her I have diarrhea today, too. So she brought the medicine for me… I really appreciate her kind.

 

I’m really gonna miss Shoka and Emi.


They are band member and close friend. I am looking forward to playing with them again when I came back to Japan.

 

By the way, I have a gig with Japanese legend musicians day after tomorrow.

It’s Jeff Beck tribute band.  It’ll be the last gig for me before study abroad.

Please come.☆

 

 

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Juan’s session @ SOMETHIN jazz club in Ikebukuro

 

 

 

Hey guys! I am a bass guitar player Juna Serita!!

I had a rehearsal of SHOKA OKUBO BLUES PROJECT in the afternoon.

I don’t know why we are left side…

Maybe we’ll perform new cover song. I also might sing a little.(^0^)

Please manage your schedule for coming to the gig!! lol

 

After that, there was “Juna ‘s session ” at SOMETHIN’ Jazz club B2 in Ikebukuro, Tokyo.

I am a host and leader at the session.

Guitar player Ko couldn’t finish recording before the jam session, so he couldn’t come.  However a great keyboard player Ryutaro Kano got be a host instead . Really thanks. He is still 21 year old, but has many phrase and ideas with keyboard.

It was great session. !!

 

And my friend Suren came there from Los Angels .

He is a mandolin player . I knew him each other at NAMM 2017.  I was happy to met him again.

I wanna go to NAMM 2018,too. But I’m not sure weather I can make it…

 

 

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SOBP meeting

 

 

 

Hey guys! I am a bass guitar player Juna Serita!

 

I went to the personal gym called beaugoal  in Roppongi today!

I think this training is hardest for me. It’s always killing me.

However drinking protein juice couldn’t be better after hardest workout! LOVE.

 

And I had a meeting of SHOKA OKUBO BLUES PROJECT at Shibuya in Tokyo.

The caffe called JINNAN CAFE she chose.

There were many healthy foods.

I’m sure that’s why it is very popular from women. I am happy to eat many vegetables .

We talked about our activities in near future.  We don’t have much time, but We have many things want to do.

SHOKA OKUBO BLUES PROJECT’s next gig.

9/13(Wed)
Yoyogi Zher the ZOO 
Open 18:30 / Start 19:00
Ticket :(adv)¥2300 / (door)¥2500(+1D)
acts:
SHOKA OKUBO FUNKY PROJECT
  [Shoka Okubo  g,vo / Juna Serita b,vo / Emi Yonekubo dr] ,
CLAYMANS
 [Vo/G.Maiko Narimoto] http://ameblo.jp/narimoto-maiko And more..

Info/Reserve :Zher the ZOO:TEL 03-5358-4491 / zherthezoo@ukproject.com
Venue/Access :東京都渋谷区代々木1-30-1 B1F / tel.03-5358-4491
Zher the ZOO, Yoyogi, Tokyo
http://www.ukproject.com/zherthezoo/

 

Probably We won’t have a gig in a while. So please come to the gig!

 

 

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SHOKA OKUBO BLUES PROJECT@SHOWBOAT Koenji

 

 

Hey guys! I’m a bass guitar player Juna Serita!

 

I had a gig of SHOKA OKUBO BLUES PROJECT at Koenji SHOWBOAT in Tokyo today.

I like the photo.(^0^)♪

 

Today’s acts were

Mitsuyoshi Azuma/ Panchi no kiita blues/ SHOKA OKUBO BLUES PROJECT.

All are trio band. Simple is best!! I always think so.

SHOKA OKUBO BLUES PROJECT was the first.


Many fan came there, really thanks.

We don’t have gig together in a while . I’m gonna miss Shoka and Makotomo…

 

We played new cover song.

The JAM of Larry graham.  I used a pedal for distort.

Then I was a little afraid whether it was too noisy. However it seemed no problem. And I got my play video. So I’ll upload on instagram later.

I played much slap bass! Maybe tomorrow , too. lol

 

Finally, all act played together as an encore. 3 cord blues.

I love Mitsuyoshi Azuma’s guitar play! Talking skills also great. He has a awesome sense of humor.

Recently SOBP’s drummer was Emi Yonekubo, so I performed with Makotomo for the first time in a while.

I like his sounds and personality.  We are like brother and sister.

Of cause I love Shoka and Emi,too!

I am lucky to met wonderful people like them.

 

 


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