Osaka Monaurail

  • Monday | 10.11.14
  • 7.30pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • Japan’s Ministers of the New Super Heavy Funk, Osaka Monaurail bring the funk to Band on the Wall.

    After two decades, the wheels are very much still turning for Osaka Monaurail, Japan’s premiere funk orchestra, which has grown from a university combo to one of the world’s leading groups in the genre. Nine musicians on stage in sharp uniforms inspired by 60s fashion; trumpets are spinning in the air; leader Ryo Nakata dancing the “Mashed Potato”; from James Brown funky dancers to jumpin’ be-bop instrumentals.

    Ryo Nakata – vocal and keys, Kentaro Yamagata – trumpets, Shimon Mukai – tenor saxophone, Dan Hayami and Yuichi Ikeda – guitars, Dai Nakamura – bass, Soki Kimura – drums.

    The Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open beforehand for delicious food and drinks.