On January 7th I went to see Aya Oto World play at The Weller’s Club on Takoyakushi Street. This is a regular free show they do on the first Tuesday of every month. I’ve been to see them there a fair few times now, and written about them on here too – and I cannot figure out why more people don’t go to see them play. The music is great. A kind of soaring psychedelic, electro-rock, ambient dance music that really gets you hopping. Keyboard player Satoko Okuda is also a singer-songwriter and sometimes sings a few of her own numbers, and last week guitarist Kota “Fresh” Yamamoto sang a song of his own too. To make the night perfect, my old friend DJ Shinpei Noda was playing some classic ’70s and 80’s tracks between sets to get us all in the mood. A really fun night, with fun people! Next time I’m bringing a posse to fill the place up and give them all the audience they deserve.
Here are a few videos from the night followed by photos. Some cracking tunes in here. Stick your headphones on and let Aya Oto World carry you away.
Aya Oto World are Kota “Fresh” Yamamoto “Fresh” on guitar, Satoko Okuda on keyboards and Teruhiko Kawamoto on drums.
Aya Oto World play a FREE show, usually with a guest DJ, at The Weller’s Club on the first Tuesday of every month. The next show is on February 4th. Please check the Aya Oto World website for the times. To find The Weller’s Club head west on Takoyakushi Dori from Kawaramachi. The Weller’s Club is on the north side of the street on the 5th floor between Fuyacho Dori and Tominokoji Dori. Look for the swirly purple Weller’s sign. Here’s a map.
In addition Kota and Satoko have some upcoming shows as the duo “Yamaoku”. On January 20th they will play at TakuTaku, as the third of four bands. And on February 28th they will play at Koenshokudo (公〇食堂) in a free event. Again, please check their website for details.