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CHAN-MIKA

 

横浜出身。Clubカルチャーに触れ歌いはじめる。ファンク、ソウル、ジャズ、レゲエの生音に魅了されBAND活動する一方、ニューヨーク、 ジャマイカ、オーストラリアでのセッションを重ね作詞、作曲、歌唱、オリジナリティーを探求していく。その後Rickie-G BANDなどへのChorus workを経て鎮座DOPENESS率いる‘DOPINGBAND‘にMC・コーラスとして参加する。一方2011年 OASIS BOB MAREY SONGS DAYにおいて最優秀賞を獲得、2012年8月に1stアルバム『SIDE 2 SIDE」をリリースし、iTunes “BEST NEW ARTIST”(Reggae部門) を受賞した。アルバムリリース後は自身の活動だけでなく、HomeGrown、KINGDOM☆AFROCKS、G2、NG HEAD、What’s Love?…の作品への参加や、自主レーベルnatural vibes recordsの立ち上げ、ROAD TO 横浜レゲエ祭 2013ではファイナリストまで登り詰める等、精力的に活動している。ライブ・パフォーマンスにも評価を受けており、暖かみのあるファンシーなハスキーボ イスと度肝を抜くファンキーなライブパフォーマンスはフェス~ライブハウス、バーやカフェ、お祭りとステージを選ばずオーディエンスを取り込み、揺らして いる。そして2013年12月、セルフプロデュースで制作された2nd Album『SUN TRACKS』を発売。現在最もタフでラフな新星女性シンガー“CHAN-MIKA”が今、ネクストステージへの一歩を踏み出す。

 

CHAN MIKA is a Japanese singer / songwriter, born and living in Yokohama. Started to sing at nightclubs after inspiring by Hip-Hop and R&B music / street culture. Since then, she has been involved in many genre of music such as Funk, Soul, Jazz, and Reggae. Sings with her band and has played sessions with local musicians in New York, Australia and Jamaica. She has been positively active to explore more possibilities in her original music. She sung a chorus line for Rickie-G Band and she became a member of CHINZA DOPENESS & DOPEINGBAND. In 2011, CHAN MIKA won first prize in the Oasis Bob Marley Songs Day. After released her first album “SIDE 2 SIDE “in August 2012, she was selected as the "Best New Artist" on iTunes Japan’s Best of 2012 in the Reggae category.In December 2013, established her own label Natural Vibes Records and released her 2nd Album “SUN TRACKS”. In between her own work: recording and playing shows, she has featured on tracks by HOME GROWN, KINGDOM☆AFROCKS, G2、NG HEAD、What’s Love…? In summer, she came to the finalist of the ROAD TO Yokohama Reggae Festival 2013. Her live performance has been described as energetic, entertaining, touching, peaceful, and her strong warm voice fascinates the audience in a range of different settings. Her songs have been aired at broadcasts and radiostations in the nationwide. CHAN MIKA: a “Tough” and “Rough” female singer is taking the next step!

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