Chapel Hill, NC
See also: ReverbNation
Japanese born and North Carolina resident, Junko, is a singer/song writer and performer.
She has worked with several local bands (Fujiyama Roll, Wasabi & Tears and Scientific Superstar.) as a lead singer and performed at many cultural events, benefit shows, music festivals and local clubs, such as Japan Fest Atlanta, International Festival of Raleigh, Troika Music Festival, Carrboro Music Festival, Taste of Durham Festival, Meredith College, University of North Carolina, Duke University, Cat's Cradle, Motorco Music Hall, Pour House, The Broad Street Cafe, The Cave, Local 506, Casbah, Pinhook, Kings Barcade, Sadlack's and much more.
Since she started playing piano when she was 5, and singing in a city chorus in her hometown, Aomori Japan, at the age of 9, she has learned to sing various genre of songs. Pop, Rock, Children's songs and Enka(Japanese traditional folk) -Chris Parker from INDY WEEK described her vocals as follows " Frontwoman Junko's vocals range acrobatically from squealing highs to gruff muscularity."
JUNKO's original songs can be described as J-rock and J-pop blended together. They are powerful, delicate, intricate and intriguing. She also arranges J-pop/rock and anime songs, adding some American pop flavor and makes them sweeter!
Anime Convention Guest Appearances
- Hamacon 2018 - June 22-24, 2018 in Huntsville, AL 2016
- JapanFest Atlanta Anime Village 2016 - September 17-18, 2016 in Duluth, GA
- Hamacon 2016 - June 17-19, 2016 in Huntsville, AL 2015
- HamaCon 2015 - June 26-28, 2015 in Huntsville, AL
- Middle Tennessee Anime Convention 2015 - April 3-5, 2015 in Nashville, TN
- EvilleCon 2015 - March 27-29, 2015 in Evansville, IN 2014
- Sukoshi Con: Louisville Anime Weekend 2014 - July 4-6, 2014 in Louisville, KY
- Anime Mid-Atlantic 2014 - June 13-15, 2014 in Chesapeake, VA 2013
- Ikkicon 2013 - December 27-29, 2013 in Austin, TX
- Tsubasacon 2013 - October 11-13, 2013 in Huntington, WV
- Ohayocon 2013 - January 18-20, 2013 in Columbus, OH
- Ichibancon 2013 - January 11-13, 2013 in Charlotte, NC 2012
- Ikkicon 2012 - December 28-30, 2012 in Austin, TX