How the people you meet and the choices you make shape what is to come. About six months ago, Takuya and I started playing together - just for fun, and because we both have the same taste in music. Some of my friends wanted to hear us, so we set up a few performances here and there. We've learned a lot of things these past few months (Always bring a mic if you're gonna play at TK6), and we've met some great people along the way.
I'd say since December, we've been playing pretty regularly together, and it's interesting how other performing opportunities have opened up to us since then. Two months ago, we started playing at a monthly open mic held at a cafe near our apartment. The place is tiny, and can really only fit those people who are playing, but what a friendly bunch they are. They've welcomed us with open arms, and always invite us to come back next month.
In fact, the owner of another cafe/bar was there, and he invited us to play at his bar called Legends. Then, a few days later, Takuya received a call from a friend of that guy who'd heard about us and wants us to play his open mic as well. Quite an interesting domino effect, I'd say!
But, perhaps the performance I'm most excited about is happening on April 1st, where we'll be opening for Wakaba at Brian Brew. A huge shout out goes to our friend Sebastian who put in a good word for us with the band. Again, another lucky connection!
Here's a couple of videos from our Bistro DEPOT open mic performance last week. Bonus: me speaking Japanese!
And I'm not really sure how many Sapporo-ites read this blog (and if you do, you're probably my facebook friend), but for those interested, I'll put our April performance schedule on here for you. We hope we'll see you at one of our shows!!
April 1st - Brian Brew
Minami 3, Nishi 3, FA-S3 B1 1F, Chuo-ku, Sapporo市中央区南3条西3丁目FA-S3ビル1F
Opening for Wakaba
Start time: 9:00
From the Brian Brew Blog:
『Sarah & Takuya』
『Sarah & Takuya』
Cafe & Live Mellow
Sarah & Takuya
Don't have the address yet, haha.