Kenichi Ito 伊藤賢一 at The Club Sensation in Yokohama May 27th, 2012
Kenichi Ito’s acoustic Live Solitude 4 performance was very good and a pleasant surprise, after all it was at Club Sensation. Sound and environment impeccable!
I felt that he had charisma and a very radiating smile. He almost sucked me in more to his persona, than to the music he played ha ha ha
Maybe not something I usually listen to, but the melodies were catchy and the acoustic guitar is always a pleasant sound to my ear drums, an instrument he sure knows how to handle!
I definitely would like to see him again.
This night Club Sensation was filled with his fan club, and I think it was only me and my friend Miles and the staff at the Club Sensation who were not members. The fan club girls (yes 90%+ were girls) were cute and many of them wearing copies of his jewelry (especially a hand cuff bracelet) .
Overall I have been having some troubles finding any more recent information about him (except for the schedule and what I found last fm) . His FC is named something like “Glimmer” but so far I haven’t been able to locate them online…
Well hopefully he comes back to The Club Sensation or elsewhere here in the Greater Tokyo area in the fall, so I can get a second Live listening….
Kenichi Ito was a former member of the Japanese elctronica/pop rock band “Iceman”. Founded in June 1996 and was consisting of Kenichi Ito (guitar), Daisuke Asakura (keyboards) and and Michihiro Kuroda (vocals).
And this is some more background information I got from Last FM:
“Kenichi Ito (K.ITO 伊藤賢一) has participated in Iceman (his debut band), The Seeker, and Mad Soldiers along Daisuke Asakura’s side. He also worked with T.M.Revolution, Yuki Kimura, and Pool Bit Boys using the name Kogen Odagiri (also with Asakura).
A bit after he went solo, he broke away from Asakura completely (leaving Asakura extremely hurt) and started his own producing company, SEXX (Sound EXtreme X), which produced Endorphin Machine until his lead singer, Yohei Izumi, quit due to some scheduling conflicts. He is currently producing his own solo work with SEXX.
He is a founding member of the band “ＳＣＡＲＥＣＲＯＷ” with former Iceman bandmate MICHIHIRO KURODA/黒田倫弘. They have released two albums together before working on their solo projects in 2010.”
His information and schedule (which is up to date) can be found here:
His web site, which includes more of his biography, but doesn’t look updated since a couple of years: