Born in Hyogo prefecture Japan on 18th. January 1965, Japanese pianist Takeo Toyama started his career at the end of 90’s. His first album ”ground piano” was released by Yoshihiro Hanno (aka. RADIQ )’s label. His second, “hello 88” and 3rd, “etudes” were released by Karaoke-Kalk label (Berlin). He has uses acoustic instruments in electric music. Fresh from recording his 6th studio album “Waltz in March’ with renowned German composer pianist Hauschka in Berlin, Takeo is making a rare trip over to UK to play just a handful of solo piano shows.
With a string of releases in the UK, EU and Japan including her highly acclaimed previous album ‘We Resonate’, contemporary folk multi-instrumentalist Rachael Dadd is currently making a new full band studio album with Jim Barr of Portishead, Marcus Hamblet (James Holden/ Laura Marling/ Bears Den), Emma Gatrill (Matthew and the Atlas, Sons of Noel and Adrian) and drummer Rob Pemberton (Low Chimes/ Sam Brookes/ Emily Barker).
Rachael Dadd`s live show takes on multiple forms. In 2016 to 2017 her solo Piano and Projection show received an Emerging Excellence Award and toured venues and festivals in the UK and Japan. She has just completed her first full band tour in Japan attended by many renowned Japanese musicians with talk of the band being “currently one of the best in Japan”. Rachael has performed at countless festivals in the UK, Europe, Japan and Australia. She has played numerous headline tours in the UK, Europe, and Japan playing to audiences of up to 3000, and has toured with This Is The Kit, David Thomas Broughton, Francois & The Atlas Mountains, Rozi Plain and Alessi’s Ark.