EMI/Guitar&Vocal Spicy-marico/Bass&Chorus AKANE/Drums&Chorus
ZUKUNASISTERS is a truly-one-of-a-kind Japanese female soul band consisting of three amazing performers:
emi, spicy-marico and Akane.
Having been strongly influenced by black music, ZUKUNASISTERS fashions an amalgam of 60’s to 70’s R&B, soul, and gospel. The band’s unmistakable flavour and dramatic chorus work is indeed the product of members’ undeniable chemistry. Emi’s singing which is often referred to as Etta James and Tina Turner, and the band’s tireless energy and vibes inflame and thrill the audience – the performance you will never forget.
ZUKUNASISTERS was formed in 2002 when the original four members first met in the music club in university. Since then, the band has been receiving tremendous supports from numerous musicians, recording engineers and event organisers, and it has been tirelessly playing live shows in night clubs, music festivals and local events throughout Japan.
ZUKUNASISTERS has appeared in a number of Japanese music festivals including FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL (2006, 2009, 2014), SUNSET LIVE (2006, 2014), ARABAKI ROCK FESTIVAL (2009), WINDBLOW (2012, 2014), EARTHDAY TOKYO (2009).
The band’s self-organised live events “SOULBOOK” have won great popularity among fellow musicians regardless of age and musical background.
In 2007 ZUKUNASISTERS found a self-label “ZUKU74RECORDS”, and released the band’s first full length album “SOKONASHI” the following year. In July 2010, released was the band’s second studio album “FOR YOU”, which was entirely recorded in the basement of the member’s parent’s house. Recorded in the basement studio where the band had countless rehearsals, FOR YOU filled with the band’s raw sound, has become a significant milestone for ZUKUNASISTERS as soul band.
In 2011 the four girls fully prepared for the upcoming US tour, decided on calling themselves ZUKUNASISTERS to identify themselves in overseas markets, while keeping “ZUKUNASI” strictly for the Japanese market.
And then in March 2011, the band partook in the SXSW’s JAPAN NITE US tour, and performed 10 shows in seven cities throughout the country. It was right after the devastating earthquake and tsunami struck the Tohoku region in Japan. The girls’ indescribable emotions expressed through their performance and Japanese songs touched and moved the audience beyond the cultural and language differences.
After returning from the US tour, the band went back into the studio to record a single “WE SING ONE VOICE” – the song they performed and treasured throughout the prior year. It was released as single CD and EP in autumn 2012 from ZUKU74RECORDS.
On July 17, 2013 released was the much-anticipated third studio album “SING”. Starting from SOULBOOK 2014, the SING tour which covered over 50 gigs throughout the nation, ended at the Shibuya QUATTRO on November 11, 2013 in Tokyo. The QUATTRO show was the band’s first full performance to add yet another milestone in the girls’ career. The keyboardist 238 exited the group prior to the release of the SING tour DVD in April, 2014.
On October 1, 2015 the three girls released short length album “SANNIN”. And the band performed 4 shows in Mexico.
July.2015 They invited Maria Moctezuma Band from Merida,Mexico.And They performed 18 shows together in "ZUKUNASI&MARIA JAPAN TOUR 2015". After that They released long length album “Tadaima”.
Believing in the power of music, ZUKUNASISTERS keeps on creating compelling melodies and great beats. Real soul music & women’s power at its best yet, ZUKUNASISTERS is bound to be a central figure in the music scene of the new decade.
ZUKUNASISTERS -JAPAN NITE US TOUR 2011
March 18 Austin,TEXAS @Elysium - SXSW JAPAN NITE
March 20 New York @Bowery Ballroom
March 22 Chicago @Empty Bottle
March 23 Seattle @Chop Suey
March 25 Las Vegas @Count's Vamp'd
March 26 Los Angeles @Viper Room
March 27 San Francisco @The Independent
ZUKUNASISTERS -Mexico TOUR 2014-
December 17 Merida @La Fundacion Mezcaleria
December 20 Merida “EMML’14” @ Pargue Hundido del Poniente
December 26 Bacalar “EMML’14” @Galzon Pirata
December 27 Merida @Delorean Bar
Compilation CD “Zakuro no hi”; Highline Records limited release (July 2005)
Compilation CD “D SELDOM Vol. 11"; Shinseido; Limited release of 5000 copies (December 2005)
Self-produced CD “Zukunasi Ichigou” (January 2003)
Limited release CD distributed at self-organised event (September 2003)
Self-produced CD “Sanbun no Yon” (April 2004)
Mini-album “Zukunasi”; TOWER RECORDS limited release (February 2005)
Mini-album “GOTiSOUL” (December 2005)
Mini-album “ZUKUNASISTERS” (June 2007)
1st Full length album “SOKONASHI” (August 2008)
Single CD “FLY AWAY, FLY GIRL” (October 2009)
2nd Full length album “FOR YOU” (July 2010)
Single CD & EP "WE SING ONE VOICE" (November 2012)
3rd Full length album "SING" (July 2013)
Mini-album “SANNIN” (October 2014)
4th Full length album "Tadaima" (August 2015)
Mini-album "SOSINA" (December 2015)
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