TOKYO TRAMPS

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~~ Roots, Blues, Rock'n'Roll and more!! ~~

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- International Blues Challenge Contestant -
2014 & 2013 Solo/Duo Category / 2011 Band Category

Hailing from the Land of Rising Sun (Japan), TOKYO TRAMPS is a group of American roots music fanatics. The musical journey started when Satoru left Japan to go to Louisiana searching for the spirit of Rock'n'Roll. Soon he found the key, Blues. Yukiko left a lucrative job in Tokyo and took a giant step following her heart to play American music. Then in 1999, TOKYO TRAMPS was born in Boston. Satoru took its name TRAMPS from his early idol, Bruce Springsteen's song, Born To Run - "Tramps like us, baby, we were born to run."..... Satoru says, American music changed our lives. Four individuals chanced to meet in Boston, and taking cues from our musical heroes, were creating something very unique and exciting. We are making our dreams come true every time we play.


Satoru Nakagawa

     Guitar and Vocal

In 1990, just graduated from high school in Japan, Satoru came to America to become a musician.  Knowing the south is the birthplace of rock'n'roll, his musical journey began in Louisiana. He lived from town to town in south Louisiana. He moved to Boston in 1996, to deepen his studies in music.
His influences are B.B.King, Taj Mahal, Otis Rush, Lightning Hopkins, Muddy Waters, Los Lobos, Elmore James, Snooks Eaglin, and so on.


Yukiko Fujii

     Bass and Vocal

Born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, Yukiko started taking piano lessons at age 6, formed her first band at age 14 as a bass player, and developed her own voice through many years of performing & training. She also worked with her multiple talent in music as a sound engineer, event organizer and educator. Influenced by American Top 40 and arena rock in 70's & 80's, she had performed and recorded with oldies bands and heavy metal bands as well.



Discography

“Long Way from Home” - 7 songs album - July 2000
“Bound For Glory” - 10 songs album - June 2003
“Lucky Jive Will Come Home On King’s Road” - 4 songs mini album -  May 2006
“TOKYO GUMBO” - 11 songs album - September 2008
“With These Hands”  - 12 songs album - October 2009
“Rollin’ Rockland Blues Hour” - 12 songs album - January 2013

Satoru Nakagawa Solo "Me And My Guitar" - 5 songs album - January 2013
Satoru Nakagawa Solo “Mojo Max” - 5 songs album - October 2014

“Flowing Water/Jeffrey Jive” - 2 songs EP - March 2016

"Baby, Let's clean the house..... and Seize the day" - 2 songs EP - January 2015


Blues cover collection and Acoustic Duo collection are also available.


Awards and Competition

12th Annual Unisong International Song Contest - Honorable Mention
16th Annual Bilboard World Song Contest - Honorable Mention
Tennessee Concert Song of Month July 2009 - Winner

International Blues Challenge 2014 --- Semi-Finalist (Solo/Duo - Satoru Nakagawa)
Boston Blues Society’s Blues Challenge 2013 --- Winner (Solo/Duo - Satoru Nakagawa) International Blues Challenge 2013 --- Semi-Finalist (Solo/Duo - Satoru Nakagawa)
Massachusetts Blues Society’s Blues Challenge 2012 --- Winner (Solo/Duo - Satoru Nakagawa)
Boston Blues Society’s Blues Challenge 2011 --- Finalist
International Blues Challenge 2011 --- Contestant (Band)
River City Ohio Blues Competition 2010--- Winner
Boston Phoenix/WFNX 2010 BEST MUSIC POLL Local R&B Act Category ---  Runner-up
Boston Blues Society’s “Blues Challenge 2009” --- Semi Finalist
Boston Phoenix/WFNX 2007 BEST MUSIC POLL Local Blues Act Category ---  Runner-up
Immie Award 2007 --- Indie Artist of the Year
Boston Blues Society’s “Blues Challenge 2004” --- Semi Finalist
WMWM 91.7FM Battle of the Bands 2004 --- Winner


Appearances

Massachusetts -
Ryles Jazz Club (Cambridge)
Harper's Ferry (Allston)
House of Blues (Cambridge)
Hard Rock Cafe (Boston)
ChiliHead BBQ (West Bridgewater)
Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)                      
Dog Bar (Gloucester)
Tavern at the end of the world (Charlestown)
Back Page (Lowell)                      
Stonehedge Inn (Tyngsboro)
Howling Wolf Taqueria (Salem)                      
Seaport Cafe (Salem)
Lucky Dog Music Hall (Worcester)
Gardner Ale House (Gardner)
Granite Rail Tavern (Quincy)
Smoken’ Joe’s BBQ (Brighton) 
P.A.Lounge (Somerville)
Cantina La Mexicana (Somerville)
Main Streets Market and Cafe (Concord)
The Red Parrot (Hull)
The Winnekenni Castle (Haverhill)
Precinct Bar (Somerville)
Dive Bar (Worcester)
Beatnik's (Worcester)
In A Pig's Eye (Salem)
Church (Boston)
The Raven (Worcester)
Dodge Street Grill (Salem)
The Red Onion (Otter River)
Steve's Backstage Pass (Taunton)
Player's Sports Bar (Rockland)
Hennessy's Hoolay House (Boston)
Plough and Stars (Cambridge)
Mari's Place (Quincy)
Fat Boy Bill’s Bar & Grill (Milford)
Malachy's Saloon (Quincy)
TT the Bears (Cambridge)
Milky Way Lounge (Jamaica Plain)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
Abbey Lounge (Cambridge)
Nortorious R&R Five Star Dive Bar (Malden)
Hotel Vernon Ship Room (Worcester)
Baseball Tavern (Boston)
All Asia (Cambridge)
Porter Belly’s (Brighton)
Hap Tea Bar (Millis)
Savant Project (Boston)
Bangkok Paradise (Salem)
Bulfinch Yacht Club (Boston)
ChitChat Lounge (Haverhill)
Sally O’Brien’s (Somerville)
Mount Blue (Norwell)
Red Rock Bistro (Swampscott)
Chicken Bone Saloon (Framingham)
Next Page Cafe (East Weymouth)
Sea Note (Nantasket)
Kitty O’Shea’s (Beverly)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
Michael’s Harborside (Newburyport)
Asgard (Cambridge)
Side Street Pub (Lynn)
Linwood Grille (Boston)
Collins Colonial Cafe (Peabody)
Midway Cafe (Jamaica Plain)
Kirkland Cafe(Somerville)
Sky Bar (Somerville)
Beachcomber (Quincy)
Honey Fitz (Malden)
Red’s Bar & Grill (Lynn)
Improv Asylum (Boston)
Coffee Dole’s (Georgetown)
Roosevelt (Salem)
O’Brien’s (Allston)
Ralph’s Diner (Worcester)

 

New York -
Kenny’s Castaways (NYC)
Aruba (NYC)
The Annex (NYC)
Baggot Inn (NYC)
Lion’s Den (NYC)
Alphabet Lounge (NYC)
The Luxx (Brooklyn)
Blaggards Pub (NYC)
The National Underground (NYC)
Shrine (NYC)
Sylvana (NYC)

Maine -
Time Out Pub (Rockland)
Port City Music Hall (Portland)      Gingko Blue (Portland)

Rhode Island -
The Call (Providence)

Vermont -
Pleasant Valley Brewing (Saxtons River)
Nectar’s (Burlington)

New Hampshire -
Dolphin Striker (Portsmouth)
Barley House (Concord)
Pasta Loft (Milford)
Villege Trestle (Goffstown)
J’s Tavern (Milford)
Fody's Tavern (Nashua)

New Jersey -
the Buffstones (Trenton)
Espresso Joe’s (Keyport)

Pennsylvania -
Abilene (Philadelphia)
Tokio Ballroom (Philadelphia)
Club 218 (Philadelphia)
Fergie’s (Philadelphia)
Pep Grill (Philadelphia)

Ohio -
Adelphia (Marietta)
Marietta Brewing Company (Marietta)

West Virginia -
Court Street Grill (Pomeroy)


Festivals and Conferences

Cutting Edge Music Business Conference in New Orleans, LA River City Blues Festival in Marietta, OH
Blues and Brews Festival in Westford, MA
Keene Music Festival in Keene, NH
Cambridge Carnival in Somerville, MA
Independent Music Conference in Los Angels, CA
Independent Music Conference in Philadelphia, PA
North By North East Music Festival in Toronto, ON    
NEMO Music Festival in Boston, MA
Millennium Music Conference in Harrisburg, PA
Indianapolis Music Conference in Indianapolis, IN
Midwest Music Conference and Film Festival in Lexington,KY
Salem Culture Fest in Salem, MA
Barnful of Blues Festival in New Boston, NH
Taste of Newbury Stroll in Boston, MA
Malden Summer Concert Series in Malden, MA


Repertoire

- Blues Standards/Favorites from :
Eric Clapton, B.B.King, Freddie King, Muddy Waters,  Albert King, Ruth Brown, Fats Domino, Snooks Eaglin, Elmore James, Howlin' Wolf, Bobby Blue Bland, and so on

- All time favorites such as :
Rolling Stones, The Band, Van Morrison, Beatles, Tom Waits, Meters, Los Lobos, Otis Redding,  Bob Dylan, Buddy Holy, ZZ Top, Credence Clearwater Rivival, Johnny Cash, Motown, and so on

- Holiday Party Songs                                             
- Wedding Party Songs


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