Super energetic all-girl ska band ORESKABAND from Japan returns to America for 2 shows on the East Coast. The Band has also featured ending anime themes song for Bleach and Naruto.
July 26 (Sun) OTAKON at Baltimore Convention Center, MD
July 30 (Thu) Gramercy Theatre, New York NY
OPEN 8pm adv $16 door $18
127 East 23rd Street
New York NY 10010
Vocal & Guitar: iCas (いかす)
Drums: Tae-san (たえさん)
Bass: Tomi (とみ)
Trumpet: SAKI (もりこ)
Trombone: HAYAMI (ハヤミ)
Sax & Keyboard: Morico (もりこ) (Absent now)
Their story began about a decade ago in Osaka, when a few middle school brass band members got together without much thought and formed “We’re Kasu Kasu American Rozun Ska Band with Cutter Shirts”. Of course, the band’s original name had to be abandoned because a certain venue said their name was too long and was causing trouble for the graphic designer. The girls henceforth called themselves“ORESKABAND” for short.
The band’s first major debut came in the form of “Ore” in 2006, when they were still in the 12th grade. Before long, their success brought them on stage in Austin, Texas for SXSW (“South by South West”), which was immediately followed up by their full album release, “ORESKABAND” in Japan and the U.S.
Their influence in the U.S. reached an all-time high during “WARPED TOUR 2008”, where the six girls hit 46 cities, a first for a Japanese band, and even collaborated with Reel Big Fish and Katy Perry among others.
Over the next five years, they went forward to conquer Japan. Starting with “What a Wonderful World Tour 2008 – 2009”, followed by “Rock in Japan Festival 2009”, “Summer Sonic 09” “Set Stock 09”, “ORESKABAND presents ei-ei-oh!!! Tour ‘10”, and wrapping it up with the “Arabaki Rock Fest 12” and a live performance at Tokyo Dome for a 20,000-person audience.
Now, in 2015, the one and only all-female Ska band is pioneering unexplored musical territory, ready to leave their mark on history.