Kenta Hayashi [JAPAN]
Japanese singersongwriter and loop pedal wizard KENTA HAYASHI is on his way back to our shores for a run of shows along the EastCoast in April & May through Kaper Soup Records . Australia was introduced to Kenta first time last November where he left audiences speechless, gobsmacked on what they had just witnessed. Whether it was causing a dance frenzy up in the tropics of Kuranda to wooing listeners in Brisbane to the point you could hear a pin drop KENTA HAYASHI impressed all.
Kenta takes the term ‘one man band’ to a whole new level, creating an orchestra of sound by layering vocals, guitar, effects, percussion, and electronic beats. The result is a fusion of psychedelic dub jazz surrounded by soundscapes, an overtone of harmonies on a rhythmic foundation all created by Kenta through the use of a loop pedal.
The tour will see KENTA HAYASHI perform at this year’s Mardi Grass Festival on Saturday 30th April and Port Douglas Carnivale on 20 & 21 May. You can also see Kenta at: Cafe le Monde , Sunshine Coast; Mandala Cafe, Gold Coast; Play Bar, Sydney; The Brewery , Byron Bay; Solbar, Sunshine Coast; The Triffid, Brisbane; Billabong , Kuranda