Otonana Trio

Otonana Trio

 Nerima, Tōkyō, JPN
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OTONANA Trio is the Japanese version of P-funk with a touch of Hendrix, Les Claypool, and Sheila E.

Biography

Self-described as the Japanese version
of P-funk with a touch of Hendrix, Les
Claypool, and Sheila E, Otonana Trio has
become a staple in the Tokyo music
scene. The trio is known for their hyped-
up live performance sets and ability to get
the crowd moving and shaking.


One of their most popular singles,
"Ramen War III" (from the last album) is a
fun anthem like that has garnered much
attention and has quickly become a fan
favorite. You can check out the official
music video to "Ramen War III" on 

Youtube at https://youtu.be/C3syhMHzR0I 

The band is also planning to release
several new music videos for "The Lost
Ramen Generation."


Internationally, Otonana Trio has played


over 300 shows at which more than
eighty percent were dive bars; It was during these events that they learned the crowds want to


dance. This influenced the band’s evolution from modern jazz to a lively, high-energy funk sound.
The music will keep the crowd on their feet from beginning to end, as you may find in the live
footage on youtube,


Ramen War III (Live) https://youtu.be/4JlzYOMwbm0

Life is Awesome (Live) http://youtu.be/qU_-MPtKyXc


About Otonana Trio


Kentaro Saito, lead guitarist/singer, is not new to the American music scene in fact he graduated
from one of the most prestigious schools in Hollywood with awards and has a degree in jazz
performance. He had a jazz band but soon decided that jazz wasn’t going to reach the masses.
Kentaro moved back to Japan but after the Earthquake he decided to give America another chance
and formed the Otonana Trio, with the help of an old band mate. Once he found Hikari Kuroda and
Kazuhisa Maekawa he took a different approach by playing the Japanese version of P-funk. Now
they are going on tour and ready to make everyone dance. 

Lyrics

Chonmage king

Written By: OTONANA TRIO

I love chonmage
And love myself for saying that
I love to look at myself on the mirror with the chonmage on.

The feeling I have deep inside of middle of the brain in the head I have is
Feeling as though this is hard to boil, grill, eat and waste this feeling.
I feel as though it’ll come back to me even though I try my best to
Terminate this feeling I got, which is

The love that I do, the love that you know, the love he has, the love she wants.
The meaning I got, the meaning you got, the meaning he got, the meaning she I got,

I love chonmage
And love myself for saying that
I love to look at myself on mirror with the chonmage on.
I love chonmage
And love myself for saying that
I love to think that I look good with the chonmage on.

Discography


  • Stories at the Homerun Office: 2012
  • The Ramen War: 2013
  • Say a little prayer for the Ramen King: 2014


Set List

  1. Japanese Festival Theme
  2. Chonmage King
  3. Life is awsome!!
  4. Jump
  5. Angry X
  6. Hole he got
  7. Buit your muscle
  8. The Ramen War III
  9. Don't call me in the morning
  10. Somebody to buy me a beer