Tokyo’s OTONANA TRIO :: New Video + U.S. Tour

Tokyo’s OTONANA TRIO :: New Video + U.S. Tour


Masters of Party Funk Deliver Tight + Hilarious Japanese-Infused Songs + Shows


Otonana Trio are more playful than ever in new video “Sensei”, off their recently released album SpacePowerDelight (October 2016). Drummer Hikari Kuroda plays the earnest school mistress, losing control of her unruly ‘students’– guitar-vocalist Kentaro Saito and bassist Kazuhisa Maesawa. “Sensei” features traditional jazz guitar inspired by late 1960s’ greats such as Wes Montgomery, delivered via funky Fender Stratocaster by Saito, an ace player who earned top honors while studying music in New York and Los Angeles. The song fits into the motif of SpacePowerDelight, as senseis who teach space aliens the Japanese way.  Check out OTONANA TRIO “Sensei”

These one-of-a-kind, j-rock-pop-funksters are heading Stateside to teach us some Japanese play on the ‘Show Us Who You Are Tour’, February 23 through March 16, 2017.  Named for the chorus from album track “The Name You’ve Got”, the band revisits favorite locales from their frequent tours to reconnect with loyal fans, plus adds new towns to their routing throughout the South and Southwest.

Shake off the late winter doldrums and learn a thing or two about fun with Otonana Trio!



Show Us Who You Are Tour

February 23   Galveston, TX     Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe
February 24   Monroe, LA         Sal’s Saloon
February 25   Baytown, TX        Dirty D’s
February 26   Houston, TX        Notsuoh
February 27   Beaumont, TX     Logon Cafe
February 28   Austin, TX            House Show: 2822 Salado St, Austin, TX
March 1         Pascagoula, MS  The Celtic Irish Pub
March 2         Huntsville, AL        Maggie Meyer’s Irish Pub
March 3         Decatur, GA          Mojo’s Pizza n’ Pub
March 4         Little Rock, AR      House Show: 24 Buz Lane, Little Rock, AR
March 5         Tulsa, OK               Sound Pony
March 6         Dallas, TX              RBC Club
March 7         Santa Fe, NM        Zephyr
March 8         Tempe, AZ             Yucca Tap Room
March 9         Anaheim, CA         Doll Hut
March 10       Los Angeles, CA   TBA
March 11       Los Angeles, CA   Lot 1
March 15       El Paso, TX            Boomtown
March 16       San Antonio, TX     Imagine Books and Records

click below to watch OTONANA TRIO “S




click to Listen to OTONANA TRIO SpacePowerDelight

1. Soundcheck
2. Space Power Delight
3. The Name You’ve Got
4. Kon-nichi-wa
5. Sensei
6. Super Hot
7. Try It Out Before You Hate It
8. Anti-Ramen Society
9. Blues for Failure
10. Highball
11. The Ocean of Depression
12. No Ramen No Peace


                  Kentaro                                 Kaz                                Hikari

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