Japanese online music sensation Amatsuki and up-and-coming all-girl rock act Band-Maid will both be making their UK debut at this May’s MCM London Comic Con (27th-29th May 2016) – performing live, signing autographs and taking part in on-stage Q&As.
Amatsuki to Appear at MCM London Comic Con This May
Amatsuki, a vocalist that emerged from the internet and now enjoys great popularity, will make his first UK performance at MCM London Comic Con on 27-29 May 2016. Amatsuki has achieved over 35 million views on NicoNico Douga, a Japanese videosharing service much like YouTube, with his covers of Vocaloid, anime and video game songs in addition to his original songs. He originally posted videos of himself singing along without thinking seriously about being a professional singer, yet he soon gathered a devoted following due to his powerful voice and charming and friendly character.
Amatsuki made the jump from internet stardom to mainstream success with his debut album HELLO WORLD, which reached number four in Japan’s national chart. His popularity has also reached further afield than just Japan, with one of his cover songs achieving a million hits after being uploaded by western fans on YouTube. Amatsuki will attend all three days of MCM London Comic Con, taking place at ExCeL Centre, where they will perform live, participate in Q&A sessions and sign autographs with fans.
BAND-MAID to Appear at MCM London Comic Con This May
BAND-MAID, one of Japan’s hottest up-and-coming all-girl rock acts, will make their European debut with an appearance at MCM London Comic Con on 27-29 May 2016.
The five members have been turning heads across the globe with their cute, authentic maid aesthetics combined with powerful, skilled musicianship. BAND-MAID‘s music videos “Thrill” and “Real Existence” went viral soon after release and have achieved over three million views on YouTube, gaining recognition from western media such as Guitar World, Team Rock and many more.
Formed in 2013, the band’s concept is based on founder Miku’s experiences in Akihabara’s maid cafes, and area of Tokyo famous for otaku (“geek”) culture, combined with a passion for rock music. BAND-MAID will attend all three days of MCM London Comic Con, taking place at ExCeL Centre, where they will perform live, participate in Q&A sessions and sign autographs with fans.
- Guitar & Vocals: Miku
- Vocals: Saiki
- Guitar: Kanami
- Drums: Akane
- Bass: Misa
Official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bandmaid
Media quotes about BAND-MAID:
“They rock… and play their own instruments (unlike at least one other Japanese girl band of note).” – Guitar World
[BAND-MAID] have been rockin and rolling for a while, and they definitely rock” – Metal Injection
“Full of addictive numbers with a powerful chemistry of twin vocals and killer guitar riffs.” – JaME-world
About MCM Comic Con:
With over 130,000 visitors attending MCM London Comic Con in October 2015, this places MCM as the largest Modern Pop Culture event in Europe and the third largest in the world, just behind San Diego Comic Con and New York Comic Con. With an attendance of over 420,000 visitors across all events in 2015, MCM Comic Con events are the UK & Europe’s largest and most exciting pop culture shows, and the only UK based shows that bring together such a broad scope of popular culture categories including; Movies, Gaming, Comics, Anime, Television Shows, Gadgets, Music, Clothing and Toys.
Find out more about London Comic Con at their website portals of the MCM Central website, and also by following their social medias – Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. We’ll also be be keeping you up to date on all the breaking news from MCM, here at An Englishman In San Diego!