LIVE REPORTFIELD OF HEAVEN7/27 SAT
High flying Jazz rock
Saturday night at Field of Heaven stage was a rainy one, but even the poor weather couldn’t stop the jazz-rock locomotive that is Ego-Wrappin’. Originally formed in 1996 in Osaka, Japan by vocalist Yoshie Nakano and guitarist Masaki Mori, the band has since gone onto to achieve both independent and commercial success.
From their music being used in influential films and TV shows to touring internationally, their unique discography of both English-language and Japanese releases brings with it a certain international appeal. Not to mention their animated, high energy performances are unforgettable in any language!
Starting off their set with a bang, the band launched into ‘Arab no Yuki’ from their recently released album ‘Dream Baby Dream’. The arabic style percussion creates an infectious groove while Nakano’s powerful vocals added another layer of swing. The duo were joined by a full band for their performance with the horn section adding yet another layer of punch and sound.
The band is a festival favourite here in Japan and with their unique mix of Jazz, Rock and Pop it’s easy to see why. The band was air tight, the music is creative and varied and Nakano’s irresistible stage presence could pull about any soaked festival goer right back in froth of the stage.