We Are the One Vol.1 Live Report

Live Report

by Kate Havas, Leela McMullen, posted July 2, 2011

Five bands gathered at Shibuya O-West on June 25 for the debut of the Blue Planet Japan (B.P.J) Alliance. The founders, DaizyStripper, FEST VAINQUEUR and A(Ace) were joined by like-minded artists, Dolly and heidi. for a concert to promote the project. Bright blue rubber wristbands in support of the charity were handed out to everyone who entered the venue and even worn during the show by the performers.

The final act, a session band involving many artists from various bands, introduced the song “Hitotsu dake We Are the One” written by DaizyStripper’s Kazami with lyrics by Yu-Giri, and additional composition for the violin by A(Ace)’s Rookie Fiddler. As a special bonus for the concert-goers, the music video for the song was filmed live and thus performed not once, but twice.

With a brilliant line-up, a gorgeous new collaboration song, and an exciting variety of guest appearances, the whole event was a sure-fire hit!

Kate Havas first became interested in Japanese fashion and culture in college when manga, anime, and visual kei were just beginning to make their way to America. An art and English major with a love of clothes, Kate signed onto ROKKYUU in order cover fashion and report on Tokyo trends, but was quickly also recruited to the music side of things and has been having an adventure expanding her knowledge of all things VK since. Follow her on twitter at keito_kate!

Leela McMullen is a strong believer in the philosophy "no music, no life." Having traversed the range of Japanese fandoms, she found her home at last in visual kei and has made it her mission to share what she loves most with the world. Leela completed her B.A. in Japanese language from Griffith University in Gold Coast Australia. She now lives and works in Japan, striving to bring you the goods, hot from the scene. Follow her on twitter for juicy hints of upcoming articles if you've got a bit of Japanese language under your belt! http://twitter.com/#!/LeelaInTokyo

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