Welcome to the fourth virtual concert on the Japan Fans website! While we are making plans behind the scenes for live concerts with Japanese music – on the Middengaarde, on the Oudegracht and in the two taiko dojo in the Utrecht region – from the confort of your own home, you can enjoy Genshi Shinbo (原始神母). Whereas EPSTEIN is mainly inspired by his heroes The Beatles, the band members of Genshi Shinbo are huge fans of Pink Floyd. Enjoy!
GENSHI SHINBO was formed by guitarist/composer “Shake” Kogure (RED WARRIORS) in 2012 with the goal of having some serious fun. His goal was to create a tribute unlike any other, with emphasis on the earlier, lesser known works of Pink Floyd. Kogure, long known in the Japanese rock world for his unflinching and uncompromising pursuit of creativity, first created a one-off supergroup tour with members from the progressive rock group “Yonin Bayashi” featuring Daiji Okai (drums, various instruments) and Katsutoshi Morizono (guitars, vocals) This he did while also reaching out to former “ Casino Drive” bandmates Rei Atsumi (VOW WOW) (keys), and Kenneth Andrew (CASINO DRIVE) (vocals), with Yoshitaka Mikuni (keys), and Tetsu Mukaiyama (drums ). Multi instrumentalist/vocalist Yutaro Ogita was chosen to complete the line up.
Since 2012, the large group is touring in Japan, to the delight of many Pink Floyd fans. In 2013, based on the success the previous tour, PFT went on the road again with the core musicians in a tighter, more compact lineup with Katsumi Kashiwabara (drums ) and Miori Naritomi (chorus). As more Floyd fans discovered the group, audiences grew and a 2014 tour was booked with the addition of “Lovely” Reina (chorus). The 2014 lineup was again widely appreciated and the band continues to expand it’s horizons since 2015. Hopefully, they will soon visit The Netherlands as well!
The Band Members
木暮”shake”武彦 – Takehiko “shake” Kogure – Guitar (read more)
三国義貴 – Yoshitaka Mikuni – Keyboards (read more)
大久保治信 – Harunobu Okubo – Keyboards (read more)
扇田裕太郎 – Yutaro Ogida – Bass, Guitar, Vocals (read more)
柏原克己 – Katsumi Kashiwabara – Drums (read more)
ケネス・アンドリュ- Kenneth Andrew – Lead Vocals (read more)
ラブリー・レイナ – Lovely Reina – Chorus (read more)
冨田麗香 – Reika Tomita – Chorus (read more)