26 Mar, 2012

Photos from francfranc 


Posted at 17:17 under MUSIC, PEACEBIRD, JAPAN


Here are some photos from last Tuesday's event at Aoyama Francfranc with J-WAVE and the navigator Rachel Chan.

With Rachel Chan during the small talk session before my gig:




And another photo, of me singing and playing the cavaquinho (you can see it through the green plants if you look carefully):




Thank you to Rachel Chan and J-WAVE!
http://www.j-wave.co.jp/original/rendezvous/

Peace!





26 Mar, 2012

Setlist from Saravah 


Posted at 16:49 under MUSIC, PEACEBIRD, SETLISTS, MOVIES


Here's my setlist from the gig at Saravah:

1. This Sadness
2. Difficult
3. You Can Discover (John Martyn)
4. This Is Forever
5. Changes Changes (new song)
6. Slow Down
7. Mten Och Avsked (my Swedish translation of Encontros e Despedidas by Milton Nascimento/Fernando Brant)
8. Over The Rainbow (Arlen/Harburg) with special guest Chihiro Fujita
9. Balans

I took the opportunity to play some of the songs I don't play so regularly, to give some variation for those of you who heard me live towards the end of last year.

Here's a photo I borrowed from Chihiro's twitter, which she took of me during the soundcheck:




And here's a photo I took of Piece of Peace during their soundcheck, from backstage. From left to right: Chihiro, Ben, and special guest at the grand piano Tetsuro Yafune:




And a photo of me, taken between cups of coffee while waiting for the clock to turn 19, so I could go out and listen to the DJ:s.



After my performance, I met the owner for the first time, Atsuko Barouh, and could talk with her a little about music.

Thank you Toru Hashimoto, as always from the bottom of my heart, for inviting me to play at your event at great Saravah.


Peace!





21 Mar, 2012

Setlists 


Posted at 16:04 under MUSIC, PEACEBIRD, SETLISTS, JAPAN


Here are the setlists from my two recent gigs in Tokyo. Sunday's gig at Setagaya Volunteer Center was lovely, the audience was very warm and receptive. I also did an improvised session with Keico Yoshida (vocals) Hitomi Yamakami (tenor saxophone) and Yuichiro Hiraoka (guitar), which was great fun!




Keico Yoshida, me, Hitomi Yamakami and Yuichiro Hiraoka (hidden behind us) performing Jobim's "Wave".

3/18
Otagaisama Festa


1. What good are tears
2. Smile
3. I'm here
4. Balans
5. After the rain
6. Slow down
7. Let the sunlight in
8. Passion

Encore:
9. C'est la vie

Session at the end of Keico Yoshida's set:
1. Wave


3/20
AOYAMA Francfranc
'Rendez-Vous Voyage" release event


1. I love you*
2. Slow down
3. Pickin' up the pieces
4. Balans

*performed with cavaquinho

There are photos from this event on my facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/jcschutz


I have another gig on Saturday, March 24, at
Saravah Tokyo

http://l-amusee.com/saravah/schedule/log/20120324.php

http://www.peacebirdmusic.com/schedule.php

If you're free, come down to Shibuya. It will be a great night!


Peace!




19 Mar, 2012

4 new live videos @ youtube 


Posted at 05:31 under MUSIC, PEACEBIRD, JAPAN


4 "new" live videos are now available @ youtube!

They were all recorded at the Tokyo release party for "Peacebird", in October at Aoyama Tsuki Miru Kimi Omou. The sound is the natural camera sound, so it's a bit "pumping", but the overall feeling is great. Watch them when you get a moment!

That time, the Peacebird live band was:

me (vocals/guitar)
with
Kazuya Saka (keyboards)
Takero Ogata (percussion)
Keisuke Tanaka (bass)
Toshiyuki Sasaki (drums)

and special guest Chihiro Fujita (backing vocals & shaker)



"Slow Down"




"Passion"




"Let The Sunlight In"




"After The Rain"




The URL for the Peacebird channel on youtube is:
http://www.youtube.com/user/peacebirdmusic


Peace!





16 Mar, 2012

Japanese website finished 


Posted at 12:53 under MUSIC, PEACEBIRD, JAPAN




The Japanese website is On Air from today!

All contents are in Japanese, except for some headlines, which are in English because they are expressions usually being used in English.

BIG and WARM thanks to Tae-chan for helping with the texts.

www.peacebirdmusic.com





13 Mar, 2012

Rendez-Vous Voyage release event 


Posted at 02:42 under MUSIC, PEACEBIRD, JAPAN


Next Tuesday, March 20, I'm invited to perform a few songs live at the release event for RENDEZ-VOUS VOYAGE, the new compilation album from J-Wave's program Rendez-Vous!

Place: AOYAMA Francfranc
Live: 18:30

The Rendez-Vous host, Rachel Chan, will also be there between 18-19:30!



The release date in shops is March 21, but of course, you can buy the CD already on Tuesday, and get both Rachel's and mine autographs!

J-Wave Rendez-Vous page:
http://www.j-wave.co.jp/original/rendezvous/cd/






08 Mar, 2012

March schedule 


Posted at 03:27 under MUSIC, PEACEBIRD, JAPAN


During March 2012 we'll be recording my new Peacebird album in Tokyo! I'll also be doing a couple of gigs (see below).

On March 21, a compilation CD is released from J-Wave programme Rendez-vous - RENDEZ-VOUS VOYAGE. It includes one of my songs, "I Love You"!


Here's the live schedule for March:


3月18日 (日)
東京
おたがいさまフェスタ


Open 10:30 / Close 15:00
Music live shows 12:00 start
entrance free!
Setagaya Volunteer Association

Live:
平岡雄一郎 (gtr), ヤマカミヒトミ (sax)
吉田慶子 (vo, gtr)
Peacebird (ヨハン・クリスター・シュッツ) (vo, gtr)

世田谷ボランティア協会
〒154-0002 東京都世田谷区下馬2-20-14





3月24日 (土)
東京
Saravah 東京


OP. / ST. 19:00 ~ midnight
Charge:¥2,500(23:00 ~ ¥2,000) ※ドリンク別

'Saravah!'

Live:
ヨハン・クリスター・シュッツ(Peacebird)
Piece Of Peace
ヒロチカーノ(La Bossa)
和知 里
優河

DJ:
橋本 徹(SUBURBIA)
小林 恭(ima)
吉本 宏(bar buenos aires)
高木慶太
中村智昭(MUSICAANOSSA)
富永珠梨(usen for Cafe Apres-midi)
山本勇樹(Quiet Corner)
ユズル(Lots Of Lovin')

Saravah 東京
東京都渋谷区松濤1丁目29-1 渋谷クロスロードビル B1





01 Mar, 2012

Peacebird Japanese website 


Posted at 15:51 under MUSIC, PEACEBIRD, JAPAN


The small version of my website, the "mobile phone site", is no longer available, as a first step in creating a new website in Japanese.

The mobile version was created especially for people in Japan accessing my site from their phones, but the new website, which will be completely in Japanese, will also be fully accessible from phones.

We are still deciding on colours and design, so at this moment, there is just a landing page and a few links, but feel free to check it out.
The address for the Japanese site will be:
www.peacebirdmusic.com


My English site will still be available here:
www.jcschutz.com


Peace!





21 Feb, 2012

Music on facebook 


Posted at 12:49 under MUSIC, PEACEBIRD


Finally found a good application to add music to my facebook page. I have all my songs on Bandcamp, and they now offer a very smooth app for this. Maybe its' not new, but I discovered it today!

Go here to listen:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/JC-Schutz-aka-Peacebird/189578820130


Peace!





31 Jan, 2012

New Peacebird album! 


Posted at 10:55 under MUSIC, PEACEBIRD, JAPAN


I have just finished demos of 8 songs for my next Peacebird album. It was initially meant to be a mini album, but I couldn't limit myself to writing only 5 or 6 songs...

I always think too big, maybe I'm a megalomaniac!

However, I'm really pleased with the songs, and the new album will be based on the following instrumentation:

Acoustic guitar/Cavaquinho
Grand piano
Acoustic bass
Drums/brushes

If I manage to play well, one of the songs will have me playing piano and singing (no overdubs) for the first time on record. I've done it live a couple of times, and the audience has really loved it. They say they can feel more of "the real me" pouring out from my music when I play the piano and sing. I don't know why, because I can barely play the piano!

=)

Recording is scheduled in Tokyo for March, and release for June 2012.
If you haven't heard it yet, the first Peacebird album is available on iTunes:
http://itunes.apple.com/album/peacebird/id468937532
and from all Japanese record shops, Amazon etc. The new album will be more intimate, though. The title is not decided....

Peace!






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