What possesses 4 Americans to form a band and write music with Japanese lyrics?
Inspired in equal parts by Japanese pop melody as well as heavy alternative American rock, U.S.-based band akai SKY takes a straight-forward approach to modern rock music, marrying Japanese and English lyrics alike. Fusing the best of both worlds, akai SKY crosses the great divide between language and music in America, solidifying their premier status as California's #1 American Jrock band.
Formed in 2005 by guitarist Hayashi and bassist Umi, akai SKY completed the puzzle with vocalist Ryuusei and drummer Jinra in 2008. The band has electrified audiences since at venues celebrating Asian and American culture and music throughout California and across the country with their non-stop energetic and visual performances. With 50 shows under their belts, akai SKY strives to share their distinctive sound with the international music scene.
akai SKY has been rated by ReverbNation as one of the top 50 rock bands in San Francisco, with the fine distinction of being the only band making the list with a Jrock background. The band released their first four-track EP album, "Tokyo Beat Riot", in May 2010 and in 2012, contributed a song to the 20th anniversary tribute album of the internationally acclaimed Jrock band L'Arc~en~Ciel. The band will release their heavily anticipated sophomore follow-up EP, "Heart, Attack!", in March 2013.