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Paul Kington
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Okinawan influenced artist/songwriter
Paul Kington is a British artist based in Tokyo, majoring on vocals and the revered SANSHIN instrument. *************************************************************************** Hey! Megabigthanks for checking out my site. Don't forget to click on the music player if you want to hear my weird and wonderful Snake Banjo from Okinawa. wheeeEEEeee....! ?
Band/artist history
...Since 1990 I travelled and lived around Europe, Australasia, The Middle East and South-East Asia; got homeless for a while there, too. Also studied Muay Thai in Thailand for a while then I came to Japan in 2000 to teach English. *************************************************************************** I'd reckon it was my destiny to wind up in Japan so I became a student of Japanese language and vocal arts and graduated from the Tokyo Media Academy in 2003. During my three years as a born again student, I rediscovered myself through traditional music. Under the instruction of Master Takeshi Hirayasu, I studied the Sanshin and Okinawan music in Tokyo. I had been performing as an independant artist, recording as well as playing live at cafes and other live venues, but now I'm just a done quitter I also did some TV work here and there and worked on various programmes during the middle of the night when everyone else was sleeping. Well, that's about all I got right now; holy cow...
Have you performed in front of an audience?
...I do, indeed I do!
Your musical influences
...Queen, Begin, Iggy Pop, Elvis, the *** pistols, Pink Floyd, Blue Oyster Cult, Green Day, REM, Psychedelic Furs, March Violets, Bing Cosby. Various Okinawan artists. Crayon Shin-Chan,....
What equipment do you use?
...No Synthesizers! Just a Zoom multitrack right now; I've never owned a computer. I play all instruments; Bass guitar, Electric guitar, Sanshin, Vocals, Keyboard, Bongos and Okinawan Castanets. And I'm only Crap at playing nearly all of them!
Anything else?
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