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Eriko Kawasaki

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Name  Eriko Kawasaki
Role  Singer
Albums  Cable Jungle

Eriko Kawasaki

Eriko Kawasaki (川崎恵理子, Kawasaki Eriko, born in Nagasaki, Japan) is the lead singer in the band K-ble Jungle, which takes part in festivals dedicated to the Oriental world with music shows. As a result of Kawasaki’s studies of opera singing, concluded in Japan and Italy, their style is different because it has lyric mark, but includes also pop and rock sounds.

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Biography

In Japan Kawasaki has appeared as a television guest and worked for various agencies for advertising purposes. She has appeared in many magazines and specialized sites as a model, she has participated in the Japanese TV show Hirujugedon of Nagasaki, her hometown, as a product testimonial. She has also worked for different agencies as a showgirl, called “talent”Japanese idol in Japan, a word which indicates a person with various entertainment capacities.

Kawasaki has worked between Europe and Italy for a few years now. She first moved to Italy for its musical tradition, she studied opera music at the Conservatory. She graduated from music school in Japan. In addition to singing, she also studied piano and trumpet. In Europe, Kawasaki often works as a model, for cosplay costumes, but also wearing kimono and traditional Japanese clothes during more traditional festivals.

As a member of the Association of friendship between Japan and Italy Ochacaffè, Kawasaki contributes to the mission, in other words she tries to introduce Japanese and Italian culture to each other through many activities and initiatives. In 2011 she participated in charity concerts organized by Ochacaffè to raise funds for victims of the tsunami that struck Japan: with other artists she sang and played traditional Japanese music on the piano. Among her appearances were "Miss Small World 2011” which took place at the Carcano theatre in Milan, where she was finalist as a representative of Japan.

Present artistic activity

After a beginning of karaoke host, Kawasaki has undertaken a career as a pop singer in the band K-ble Jungle, converting herself into a more complete artist. The K-ble Jungle (Eriko and DJ Shiru) regularly appear at the most interesting and largest festivals of Oriental culture in Europe, such as Lucca Comix & Games, Festival del Fumetto di Novegro, Comicon of Naples, Etna Comics in Catania. On the stage of this festivals she performs covers of soundtracks of anime, J-pop and J-rock original songs, sometimes even some traditional music.

Some of songs that she presents at festivals are composed with DJ Shiru, some other by her sister Risa.

These shows are often hosted in themed events in discothèques and clubs, both in Japan and Europe. K-ble Jungle also has a channel on YouTube, where they upload videos of some of their shows. Moreover, they create videos where they speak about Japan, where Kawasaki sings and dances, she tells about her next initiatives creating a sort of always updated video blog.

Kawasaki is also a host in three TV shows aired in Italy on three different TV channels: Neko TV, Zapping TV and Quarta Rete.

Discography

2013 Demo CD, distributed in Japan only:

Cable Jungle – ERIKO + DJ Shiru

Songs:

紫の歌feat. Za Goninbayashi| Written by DJ Shiru

Alive | Written byリサ

おいかけてSummer | Written byリサ

微笑みの爆弾| Written by 馬渡 松子

星間飛行| Written by菅野 よう子, 松本隆

もののけ姫 | Written by久石 譲

2014, distributed in Japan only

Colorful CD

おいかけてSummer Long Version | Written byリサ

Alive | Written byリサ

Future | Written byリサ

Winter Story | Written byリサ

星間飛行Remix | Written by菅野 よう子, 松本隆, Remixed by DJ Shiru

Intro 2014 | Written by DJ Shiru

Akai Uta | Written by DJ Shiru

War Drums | Written by DJ Shiru

Murasaki no Uta Dark Version | Written by DJ Shiru

2014 Demo CD Single, distributed in Japan only:

Remixes

Songs:

Murasaki no Uta | Written by DJ Shiru, remixed by Slugger Punch

Dirty Droppers | Written by Slugger Punch

Akai Uta | Written by DJ Shiru, remixed by Slugger Punch

Inner Universe | Remixed by Slugger Punch

2014, Maxi-single, available in Italy, Switzerland, and online

Oikakete Future

Oikakete Summer Long Version | Written byリサ

Alive | Written byリサ

Future | Written byリサ

Akai Uta 2015 | Written by DJ Shiru

War Drums | Written by DJ Shiru

Murasaki no Uta | Written by DJ Shiru

K-ble Jungle #1 ~HANEDA INTERNATIONAL ANIME MUSIC FESTIVAL Presents~ Worldwide distribution

Tr.01 Sorairo Days (空色デイズ )

Tr.02 Moonlight Densetsu (ムーンライト伝説 )

Tr.03 Yume o Kanaete Doraemon (夢をかなえてドラえもん )

Tr.04 Zankoku Na Tenshi no Teeze (残酷な天使のテーゼ )

Tr.05 Kimi Wo Nosete (君をのせて )

Tr.06 - 10 Instrumentals

In digital version or DoD on Amazon (with alternative cover)

Amazon: https://www.amazon.it/dp/B01LYFVAKE

iTunes: https://itun.es/it/J3frfb


2016, Album, available worldwide in digital

Oikakete Future Tr.01 Oikakete Summer

Tr. 02Alive

Tr. 03Future

Tr. 04 Akai Uta

Tr. 05 War Drums

Tr. 06 Murasaki no Uta

Tr. 07 Future (Instrumental)

Tr. 08 Alive (Instrumental)

Tr. 09 Oikakete Summer (Instrumental)


2017, Album, available worldwide in digital

#2 〜HANEDA INTERNATIONAL ANIME MUSIC FESTIVAL Presents〜

Tr1 涙は知っている

Tr2 secret base 〜君がくれたもの〜

Tr3 テルーの唄

Tr4 アンインストール

Tr5 サザエさん

Tr.06 - 10 Instrumentals

References

Eriko Kawasaki Wikipedia


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