Keyboardist needed for a Deep Purple tribute band (Tokyo)


We’re a Deep Purple tribute band looking for a keyboard player to join.
Except for myself (vocals), all members are Japanese in their 50s/60s and are very seasoned players.
Our previous keyboardist quit due to his financial situation.

So far, we’ve had one gig, and with your addition, we’re looking forward to more gigs to come!
We rehearse about twice a month in Kita-Senju (北千住) on weekends.
Japanese language skills are a plus, but not a must.

We mainly cover Mark II materials, but we also plays songs like “Burn” from the Mark III lineup.
Below is our current song list for your reference, but you don’t have to know how to play all of them right now:

  1. Burn
  2. Highway star
  3. Child in time
  4. Black night
  5. Space truckin’
  6. Strange kind of woman

For those interested, just shoot me a demo. (

Looking forward to hearing from you soon \m/


Upcoming gig in mid-Feb

‘Sup, fellas? Drop me a line if you wanna come see me sing a Deep Purple set (30-min) in my band at a live house. We’ll play songs from Mark II (Ian Gillian era) and Mark III (David Coverdale era).

Only two tickets left. 
First come, first served! Hope to see ya there \m/

  • Venue: Studio PACKS 北千住 (120-0035 東京都足立区千住中居町29−1, Google Maps link at the bottom)
  • Price: 1600 yen entrance fee + one drink voucher (500 yen) = 2100 yen in total
  • Set time: 17:00-17:30 (we play the first)
  • Date: Feb 9 (Sat.)
  • Note: For those interested, plz just drop me line as I don’t check my website that often (but i can get notifications when I receive direct messages)

今回は、僕のディープパープルのコピーバンドです。もちろん、俺はボーカル担当です。ただ今チケット2枚しか無いので、来てくれたい方は僕に連絡してね m(__)m


日本、〒120-0035 東京都足立区千住中居町29−1
+81 3-3870-7799




Highway star:

Child in time:

Black night:

Space Truckin’:

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day & Acoustic project

Happy belated Saint Patrick’s Day, guys!

I’d like to take this opportunity to announce my acoustic project. It was actually my guitarist’s idea few months back, and so far we’ve got 2 gigs under our belts.

While I didn’t record our first gig, I did remember to do so in our second gig, which happened to be on Saint Patrick’s Day.

Below is the complete playlist, 5 songs in total. Hope you’ll enjoy!

I’ll continue to upload our acoustic recordings on my SoundCloud, so stay tuned, fellas!

Rock on!

Fronting a Black Sabbath (Ian Gillan era) tribute band in Tokyo

Hey guys, it’s been a while since I posted anything here, so I thought I’d bring you up to speed with what I’ve been doing.

My friend and I formed a Black Sabbath (Ian Gillan era) tribute band in Tokyo last year and we’ve been working on a set since (basically the whole Born Again album). I’m of course the one behind the mic, hehe 🙂 Check out one of the songs we’ve performed live so far – Born Again. That’s also my favorite song from the album, but I gotta say that this song requires quite a wide vocal range to say the least, aside from the tone and other aspects one must have to handle this piece.  Hope you’ll enjoy it!

For more tracks, visit:

Peace out!

Looking for singing gigs in Japan

A guy looking for singing gigs in the evening or on weekends within or in close proximity of Tokyo, Japan.

Hi there. This is Alvis, a Taiwanese male expected to start a full-time work in Shibuyaku in this coming Aug.

While I do have a full-time job as I said in the beginning, it’s on a contract basis and the hourly wage isn’t very flattering. My work starts from 10 am to 7 pm, almost always from Mon-Fri. And the folks who interviewed me said that working overtime would be a rarity. That kinda makes sense given I’d be paid by the hour. I’ll get a work visa (under the Engineer/Specialist in humanities/International services category) from my company and I’d stay in Tokyo for at least a year (potentially for good!).

In short, due to my future meager income in Tokyo, I am looking for some singing gigs in the evening after my office work to make some pocket money. Any places that I should look into? I am currently still in Taiwan, waiting for my certificate of eligibility that I’d use to apply for a Japanese work visa at the TW-JP office here. If things work out, I should be able to move to Japan in early August. In the meantime, my schedule is rather flexible for a Skype interview. (Skype ID: alvisspeaking)

I’ve always had a burning passion for singing and do frequent karaoke establishments a lot here in Taiwan. On top of it, I’ve entered several singing contests and won the first place most of the time. I prefer and mostly sing hard-rock songs, though I also like and sing ballads and R&B, albeit to a lesser degree.

Just in case language is a relevant factor, I speak very fluent English. Mandarin (aka Chinese), evidently, is my mother tongue, and my Japanese is somewhat lower intermediate.

You can listen to my cover songs in my YouTube Channel here:

Looking forward to hearing from y’all! Any pointer will be greatly appreciated!