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 belt.

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!

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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: https://soundcloud.com/alvisyu/sets/ian-gillan-era-black-sabbath

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: http://www.youtube.com/c/AlvisYu

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