20 Mar, 2017

Yesterday's gig 


Posted at 14:33 under MUSIC, SETLISTS



Yesterday's wild bird charity gig for the Rosemary Room Pop Up at Alfriston Chapel went really well - under the circumstances; On Friday night I accidentally stabbed my own hand with a pair of scissors, and am currently unable to use my left hand for literally anything as it's swollen, blue and still quite sore.

But, the show must go on, so I performed as planned, but with specially prepared backgrounds instead of playing the guitar, and it was kind of liberating, being able to focus on SINGING!

It might have been the first time ever that I sang songs in 4 different languages in one gig (English, Swedish, Portuguese and Japanese).

Here's the setlist:

1. Beautiful Place
2. So Happy
3. I'm Here
4. Waltz For Hana (Lyrics by Kazuma Yano)
5. Som om ingenting har hänt
6. Passion
7. Difficult
8. Baby Just Relax
9. Love This World
10. Changes Changes
11. I Guess It's Ok
12. C'est La Vie
13. Bliss (English version of Balans)
14. After the Rain
15. Over the Rainbow (Arlen/Harburg)

Encore:
16. Smile (Chaplin/Turner/Parsons)


The awesome three-course vegan meal, included in the £20 ticket, was cooked by my friend Krishna Mutty (link) and I could enjoy it fully at the end of the evening. Perfect ending to a pretty rough weekend.

Thanks everyone for coming out!

Apparently, the famous hymn "Morning Has Broken" was written in Alfriston by Eleanor Farjeon in 1931. It IS a lovely village in the middle of the South Downs.


Love xx




28 Dec, 2014

5 most popular tracks 


Posted at 20:47 under MUSIC, SETLISTS


Starting today on my facebook page, I will post the 5 most popular tracks of mine.

This means the 5 tracks with the most streams on Spotify during 2014.

I could have included youtube hits as well as other streaming services, but I think it wouldn't differ that much. At least the top 3 would still be the same.

You might be surprised by one or two. I was!

Follow the countdown on my facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/jcschutz





30 Nov, 2014

Art exhibition setlist 


Posted at 00:43 under MUSIC, ART, SETLISTS


Today I did a live performance at the opening of a Christmas exhibition at the newly opened GALLERI MOT STRÖMMEN in Norrköping.

I focused on the Swedish songs from my C'est La Vie album, and threw in a Jobim song (Luiza) for good measure.

I did the gig completely unplugged, without microphone or speakers, and the acoustics in the gallery were awesome (as was the audience!).

Setlist:

1. Balans
2. Skuggor
3. Jabuticaba
4. Luiza (T. Jobim)
5. Changes Changes
6. Det gör ingenting
7. Beautiful Place
8. Passion


The exhibition is open until January 15, so be sure you don't miss it. There are some fantastic paintings and sculptures there!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Galleri-MOT-STRÖMMEN/...





23 May, 2013

Setlist from 5/4 


Posted at 14:39 under MUSIC, SETLISTS, JAPAN


A bit late, but here it is, the setlist for my gig on May 4th at Shibuya Edge End.

1. Aurora
2. There's Only You
3. I Came from Bahia* (Gilberto Gil/"Eu vim da Bahia")
4. Changes Changes
5. Jabuticaba
6. Beautiful Place

7. Falando de Amor (Tom Jobim)
8. Reach the Top
9. Baby Just Relax
10. Out of Nowhere
11. I'm Here
12. Slow Down

Encore:
13. Passion


At my gigs when I run out of performance time, I usually take away one song here and there, and therefore - as usual - the above setlist MAY contain an error or two.

* In the middle of the first verse of my translation of Gilberto Gil's EU VIM DA BAHIA (I came from Bahia), I messed up the chords and had to start all over. That is a very rare thing, so I was almost a bit happy to be able to show the audience this, and share the fact that we all make mistakes.

It's one of the most difficult songs I know, not because it's technically difficult, but because the chord pattern NEVER REPEATS through the song, except for the last two lines of the chorus. Until that point, the melody and chords just keep changing and developing all the time. So if you're lost, you're lost, and there's no way to get back right.

Here's my recording from 2007 if you want to listen:
http://jcschutz.bandcamp.com/track/i-ca ... m-da-bahia





10 Apr, 2013

Video and setlist from Ono Market 


Posted at 18:02 under SETLISTS, JAPAN


My gig last weekend at Ono Market @ LIFT in Waseda's university area in central Tokyo went really great. I was very inspired and the audience was lovely.

I focused mainly on bossanova arrangements this time, and it was very suitable for the atmosphere. It was also my first time to sing my new song Beautiful Place, and people seemed to like it...

There were 2 incredibly cute babies in the audience and I was surprised at how quiet and kind they seemed! Maybe they were already used to going to concerts.

Thank you Ono-san for inviting me to perform!

Check out the "trees & flowers" arrangement at the stage, it was awesome!


Here is a video of my performance of "Aurora". Please see below for full setlist.



Setlist:

1. What Good Are Tears (Pra Que Chorar)
2. So Happy
3. I'm Here
4. Aurora
5. Passion
6. Balans
7. Let The Sunlight In
8. Slow Down
9. Beautiful Place
10. Jabuticaba
11. Falando de Amor


All photos by Takehiro Funabashi:












Check out this blog for more photos (and text in Japanese):
http://yeathth.blogspot.jp/2013/04/ono- ... 30-31.html


I took this photo on my way the soundcheck. It's a (I think) cherry tree with 2-colored blossoms:








06 Mar, 2013

Photos and setlist 


Posted at 14:57 under MUSIC, JAPAN, SETLISTS


I just received some great photos from Masahiro Toyoshima from my gig last weekend at Tokyu Hands Cafe, HINT 7, in Shibuya.

My gig was part of the TOKYO NORTHERN LIGHTS FESTIVAL, which officially starts on Saturday (Feb 9). Check out their website here: http://www.tnlf.jp

They called it "Mini-live". I performed for 1 hour without break. Is that really MINI?



This reminds me of old photos of New York, with tall buildings in the background.









With Toyoshima-san and Mihara-san. Thank you for coming!


All photos by Masahiro Toyoshima (facebook page).

My setlist was semi-improvised towards the end, because I had to play longer than I had planned, so I threw in some extra songs and I don't remember exactly which ones.

Setlist (approximate) February 3:

1. I'm Here
2. Balans
3. What A Wonderful World (Thiele-Weiss)
4. Vem Vet (Lisa Ekdahl)
5. Difficult
6. Changes Changes
7. Det gör ingenting
8. Slow Down
9. Peace Is The Way
10. Passion
11. Triste (Jobim)
12. Luiza (Jobim)
13. This Is Forever
14. There's Only You


Here's a photo from the street level entrance:




Thanks to HINT 7, TOKYO NORTHERN LIGHTS FESTIVAL, AQUAVIT JAPAN, and all of you who dropped by to listen. It was free entry and people seemed to be sitting and standing all over the place, as there weren't enough chairs and tables for everyone.

Hope to see you all again soon!








19 Dec, 2012

Blog update - new photos! 


Posted at 12:55 under MUSIC, SETLISTS, JAPAN


I am hopelessly late with updating this blog, and I'm really sorry. The release of the Christmas song took a good few weeks of my time, and now I'm just finishing a new song for a Children's film festival in Kansai, Japan. It's a theme song for the festival in January,

I have written the music and produce the song, which has lyrics in Japanese by Kazuma Yano (from mamerico which I have produced 10 songs for earlier). It's my "first song" in Japanese, but please note, I do NOT sing in this song, I just play the instruments and stuff (guitar, piano, bass, arrangement).

Vocalist is Lica, a fantastic singer, previously in the band Bophana.

* * *

I have received some more great photos from my live gig at Bar Music last month. Sakami-kun, I'm sorry that I couldn't upload them before!



Bar Music, Shibuya, Tokyo. The logo and sign is already a classic!



Great photo evidence of the warm atmosphere.



Perhaps checking the tuning of the guitar.



Sakami-kun and me.



I borrowed Sakami-kun's hat for a special photo.


All photos by Kentaro Sakami (twitter) (facebook)


Thank you again for the great photos!


The previous post with more photos and the setlist is here:
http://blog.johanchristherschutz.net/in ... 129-090007


Peace!





29 Nov, 2012

Photos from Bar Music 


Posted at 11:00 under MUSIC, SETLISTS


My gig with rhodes piano player Kazuya Saka at BAR MUSIC on the 18th went down really well, and we got in the mood for recording a live album there in the future. Only rhodes piano, guitar and vocals. That would be something!

I received some great photos from Masafumi Koimai, who was in the audience, and he kindly sent me his photos to use here on my blog:


I hope the wonderful atmosphere of these photos reflects our performance!





One of the moments when Saka was not hidden behind the audience.





Koimai-kun and me. Arigatou!

Photos by Masafumi Koimai (twitter) (facebook)


Setlist:

1. After the rain
2. Changes Changes
3. Peace is the way
4. Love this world
5. Don't fight the flow
6. Pickin' up the pieces

(pause)

7. A smile will take you far
8. Piece of myself
9. Let the sunlight in
10. Slow Down
11. What a Wonderful World

Encore:
12. Passion


Thank you everyone who came!


Bar Music website:
http://www.musicaanossa.com/bar_music

DJ Tomoaki Nakamura:
http://www.musicaanossa.com/html/profile.htm





22 Oct, 2012

Setlist and photos from Boy Meets Girl 


Posted at 07:38 under MUSIC, SETLISTS


On Saturday's gig in Koenji at Boy Meets Girl @ Club Roots, I played some songs from the new album, and the audience really seemed to like them. Especially the title song Love This World seemed to bring tears to many eyes, so I guess I did a good job with delivering the feeling...

I think I surprised by opening the night with What A Wonderful World - the first time ever I have performed it live (as far as I can remember!

Sekine and Toyopee did great DJ sets, and Sekine's way of mixing the tempo of the songs to make them go seamlessly into eachother really amazes me!




Thanks to Yukimi Koide for the photos!


And the setlist:

1. What A Wonderful World
2. Balans
3. I Love You
4. Piece of Myself
5. Don't Fight The Flow

6. Difficult
7. Let The Sunlight In
8. Changes Changes
9. Love This World
10. This Is Forever
11. Passion

Encore:
1. So Happy
2. I Guess It's OK


My previous 4 albums, Peacebird badges, and the new 3-song CD-R only for sale at my gigs.





21 Sep, 2012

Setlists 


Posted at 11:43 under MUSIC, PEACEBIRD, SETLISTS, JAPAN


I'm late again with the 3 latest setlists, and have no good excuse, so I'll just skip excusing =)


Setlist - Seed Ship (7/9):

I was guest at Chihiro's gig, and I focused on my Swedish songs this night.

1. Balans
2. Se solen g upp
3. Du det r OK
4. Changes Changes
5. Passion duet with Chihiro
6. Baby Just Relax duet with Chihiro
7. Fly Me to the Moon duet with Chihiro, featuring Tetsuro Yafune (piano) and Hiroshi Yamazaki (tenor sax)



Setlist - Seed Ship (8/9):

The second night I was invited by Cellen, we played 40 minutes each. I performed all my songs as a duo, with Kazuya Saka (grand piano), who also plays on my new album. We'll play in Shibuya Bar Music on 11/18 to promote the release, Saka on a vintage Fender Rhodes and me on Guitar/Vocals. More information later...

1. A Smile Will Take You Far
2. Don't Fight the Flow
3. Let the Sunlight In
4. After the Rain
5. Slow Down
6. Passion
7. Pickin' Up The Pieces
8. Love This World



Setlist - Cafe TORi (9/9):

1. So Happy
2. Passion
3. Difficult
4. Balans
5. I Guess it's OK
6. Slow Down
7. After the Rain
8. Changes Changes
9. All You Need is Love livingroom duet with Hitoshi Abe (racoustik)


Three gigs, three days in a row, exhausting but wonderful. I love meeting an audience.

Next Tokyo gig is 10/20, in Koenji at Club Roots:
http://www.songkick.com/concerts/140687 ... ource=1471

=)






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