Hope you all are doing fine.
This is Tak "Tone" Nakamine from Imari Tones, Japanese Christian rock band.
Happy new year and hope you have blessed 2011!
For us, 2010 was a good year.
We had a great experience in USA East Coast Tour in February and we grew up as a band, musically and spiritually,
we recorded a album called "Victory In Christ" and released it on iTunes and other outlets,
in the latter half of 2011, we connected to Christian communities around Tokyo and played with several gigs with Eikogo (the very first Christian rock band in Japan).
On Dec 31, new years eve, we had a concert at Misono Baptist Church, Kanagawa, Japan, together with several other Christian acts.
Here is the movie from that concert.
We played with a guest singer Kurojun.
Some of you may know we played with him in 2009, this is the 2nd time we play with him.
He is a great heavy metal singer. Much better than me (I admit).
When we play as a 3-piece band, we are somwhere between heavy metal and garage/indie rock. But when we play with Kurojun, we can play more like real 80s heavy metal band style. So it's fun to play with him in concert.
Today we have a video we want to share with you.
"Only One Wish" Music Video
This is a home-made music video for the song "Only One Wish", which is on the album called "Welcome To The School".
This song "Only One Wish" is one of the 1st worship type song we wrote and we often play it at church concert opportunities.
We made it with our church friends and some fellow Christian musicians and we are all praying for our contry Japan.
It's been a while since we made this kind of "home made" music video.
We did several songs when we were playing at Doctor Manzo's studio (our ex-drummer). Some of them are still on our MySpace, but this time we wanted to do it more Christian way...
Hope you will enjoy it and spread the word.
We are planning USA tour in April-May this year.
Some shows are already booked in several cities and churches, but please allow us some more time to annouce officially.
Hope this year will be a great blessing for everybody and we really thank you for supporting us, an independent band from Japan.
Also don't forget to add us on facebook!
Thank you very much and God bless you mightly this year!
Tak "Tone" Nakamine