Someone calls us "Live-action version of GORILLAZ". The other calls us "Humane-powered CHEMICAL BROTHERS".Who are we? We are GREAT ADVENTURE, from JAPAN.


Who the hell are Great Adventure?

In a short period of time, the TOKYO/JAPAN-based rock band GREAT ADVENTURE have caused a sizable stir. This 3-piece rock bands sound hits in a realm somewhere between the spiraling guitar rock of the Stone Roses and the electronic drive of the Chemical Brothers. A frequent comment about the band is that they dont sound Japanese. The band are however entirely Japanese Boys.Besides singing in passable English, the trio have a loose-ness in song composition and performance that is rarely found in Japanese bands.

The band released their debut album "Great & Funky" on an indie label called Apple Paint Factory which is also the management they belong to. But it was picked up by Reservoir Records, an imprint of Toshiba-EMI(EMI Music Japan), who re-released the album in a slightly modified version as Reservoir Edition. For each release item, the band is allowed to choose to go either on the indie label or on major. The bands debut was a bit too rough-edged sounding to gain radio airplays, but the band made a reputation with their spirited live shows. Great Adventure really started getting notice when they landed opening slots for the popular foreign rock bands KASABIAN and THE MUSIC on their JAPAN TOUR. In August of 2005 they also played two of Japans biggest rock festivals Summer Sonic and Rising Sun, where they expanded their fan base.

The bands second album "Rocks" came out on Nov. 23rd, 2005 on Reservoir. The first lead track Any Place Rocks was featured on the TV ad of NTT Docomo Kansai (Osaka branch of the biggest mobile company in Japan), and was a hit at some key radios, such as Cross FM (Fukuoka, Kyushu), where it raced to No.1 on its original chart. When they visited London to shoot the video of the track, which was later chosen MTV JAPANs buzzclip, they did their first overseas gig in London at Upstairs at the Garage on Sep. 26th, 2005. Small but good audience including the staff of BBC Radio1s rock programmes (who were actually there to see a different act) were overwhelmed by their amazing performance

You will be seeing the bands greater leap in the year 2006/2007 not only in Japan but also internationally They host MTV Japans weekly programme "MTV Apt". Its just a start of the dramatically growth of media exposure, which they had limited on purpose in the past. They released 2 singles called "Where's The Soul?"(August)and "Space Men"(November) in Japan, to be followed by Japan tour this autumn and the 3rd album "OK Screamer", Jan. 2007. Another plan in 2007 is for them to do a UK tour to support a British band that really appreciates Great Adventures music, performance and attitude.


"Great & Funky" ('04)
"Rocks" ('05)
"OK Screamer"('07)