Together with VK.gy I started to do more band management. This on a free basis and based “online” only. Also mostly only for fans outside of Japan.
I always wanted to share my like for Japanese music to the world and with the start of VK.gy a few years ago it gave me the opportunity to talk with the owner John to make vk.gy even a bigger platform. vk.gy gives you basic biography information about bands, also “members” can write news articles if a band release a new CD, announce an overseas tour, announce something special. The website has grown due the time and I also got closer to some bands and band people whenever on business level or not. So last year I talked again to John and we decided to try if we could “Interview bands”. Without good business contact, it’s not easy to interview bigger names and even some smaller band’s, because they would tell you a “no”. Due the reason “because you are a fan”. So after hard work I finally got the trust of a very known guitarist in the Visual Kei (music genre) world. Someone people look up at. And so John and I started a new section for vk.gy!
We also decided to share the interview in Japanese because we think it’s important that also Japanese are able to read it, or those who understand Japanese better than English.
01 – NEiN
02- NETH PRIERE CHAIN
03- CLACK inc.
04 – BURGUNDY RAIN
06- Shuuen no Rasetsu
08 – Astaroth
09 – La’veil MizeriA
10 – GLIM GARDO
more on vk.gy
I restarted “Japanese ROCK’N’ROLL” to create band profiles together with bands together named BAND SEARCH and I also interview a bunch of Japanese bands!
Also I highlight some bars and places to eat.
The profiles and interviews are both in English and Japanese.
I started this website because I like lot’s of different kinds of music and I love to know more about the bands I am interested into and of course bands where other people love to know more about.
My Japanese is still basic, however I receive wonderful help from a few Japanese people to make the communication between the bands easy and possible.
JROCKNROLL is even liked by ARB drummer KEITH. ARB is yet a very known Japanese rock band who was very popular in the 80ties. KEITH is still a very respected drummer.
In the past I also interviewed a few bands
Calmando Qual 2012
Calmando Qual 2014
THE VACK’S 2016
From 2009 to 2015 I also fan managed Calmando Qual.
I did do almost all their overseas promotion alone.
Even now it’s really appreciated by the band members.
OFFICIAL OVERSEAS SUPPORT
Because I created and maintaining the websites for REIREI, NETH PRIERE CAIN & i.D.A. I also support the bands to share their most important announcements to fans outside of Japan.
I also previous did do this for PARANOID≠CIRCUS, Kousai Ravel/RIZU, DEVIZE and Merry badend.
Also currently I support king zeebra with their band support currently Re_roll, MiNO and 霧島梨乃 , I also maintain and designed their official website. And I created various graphic designs for them such as, flyers and CD jackets.