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Saiichi Sugiyama

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Saiichi Sugiyama is a talented singer-songwriter who performs in his band in solo acoustic slots to add variety, but also, separately, he appears for whole solo acoustic shows. He has, in this format, supported Josh Smith (US) and Ariel Posen (Canada), including an appearance in 2018 at one of London's swish music spots, Under The Bridge, where there was a queue for sign ups to his emailing list.
Saiichi Sugiyama solo plays his own songs, some written with Cream lyricist Pete Brown, or hand-picked covers. They can be ballads, light and sometimes wistful, or brisk, walking-tempo numbers, ground out with brisk guitar and vocal ferocity. There are traces of Classic Rock, Folk, Blues, Soul, Jazz, Americana in a Saiichi Sugiyama solo show. Specific inspirations include artists such as Robert Johnson, producing Saiichi's gripping cover of Crossroads. More inspiration comes from Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and Paul McCartney and George Harrison.


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The Grey Lady Music Lounge, Wednesday 19th June 2019
Milly Rusling, Saiichi Sugiyama, Jack Burns