September 14 – End of Summer Blues

Tokyo Tramps

September 14, 2019 | 7:30pm

John and Christina Markey Malden Senior Community Center
7 Washington Street
Malden, Massachusetts

Tokyo Tramps will share their music and story [coming to the United States from Japan and following their passion]. Wife and husband team, Yukiko Fuji (bass) and Satoru Nakagawa (guitar) are American roots music enthusiasts who met over ten years ago at Berklee College of Music. Tokyo Tramps was born in Boston, its name derived from the Bruce Springsteen song Born to Run. (“Tramps like us, baby we were born to run.”) Together with drummer Tyler Shaban, they bring their love of the blues in a way that is respectful to the art form and sure to entertain. The Tokyo Tramps have enjoyed playing all over the US, including Malden, and have won numerous awards both locally and nationally.

This concert will be preceded by an artist reception 6:30-7:30pm, “Blue“, featuring two and three dimensional artwork inspired by the color blue, a feeling, word, the blues or music by Tokyo Tramps.

$15 Adults
Students & Seniors free

Satoru Nakagawa

Guitar and Vocal

In 1990, just graduated from high school in Japan, Satoru came to America to become a musician. Knowing the south is the birthplace of rock'n'roll, his musical journey began in Louisiana. He lived from town to town in south Louisiana. He moved to Boston in 1996, to deepen his studies in music.
His influences are B.B.King, Taj Mahal, Otis Rush, Lightning Hopkins, Muddy Waters, Los Lobos, Elmore James, Snooks Eaglin, and so on.

Yukiko Fujii​

Bass and Vocal

Born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, Yukiko started taking piano lessons at age 6, formed her first band at age 14 as a bass player, and developed her own voice through many years of performing & training. She also worked with her multiple talent in music as a sound engineer, event organizer and educator. Influenced by American Top 40 and arena rock in 70's & 80's, she had performed and recorded with oldies bands and heavy metal bands as well.

Tyler Shaban

Drummer

Tyler Shaban is a Braintree native who began his music education on drum set at the age of ten. Following high school, he continued music studies at Berklee College of Music and later Bridgewater State College for music therapy. Tyler has expanded his music education too include music theory and composition, multiple percussion instruments, piano and classical guitar. Summer of 2019, Tyler joined The Tokyo Tramps for a number of performances throughout the New England area.