Good news for FBM

Hey! Yesterday was a happy day for us. We entered Yamaha's Band Jiman contest, and won both prizes available. One was for being the crowd favorite, and the other results in us doing a concert at the Nagoya Bluenote on July 13th. And if they like us again at that one, we will advance to the Tokyo final in Ebisu. Wouldn't that be nice.

Anyway, the funny thing for me is that the whole contest is judged on cover songs. For the 13th, they actually state "no originals". Weird, because any contest I have entered previously has always said "no covers!" But in the final judgment they said that they really liked how we changed the cover songs to fit our style while still making them work. I will admit I got a charge out of that comment because I have always been a big fan of a musicians who can bring out a new interpretation of an old song that makes it even better (Holly Cole singing "I've Just Seen a Face" comes to mind).

The song we won with was Joni Mitchell's Big Yellow Taxi. I'll put our performance up on our youtube page later if you want to see it. (http://ca.youtube.com/user/fatblueman)

I also forget to mention that we got a really good full page write-up in Japanzine this month. I sat down and had a great chat with their reporter, and the result is posted here: http://www.seekjapan.jp/article/jz/1663/Fatblueman


Now on sale on iTunesで発売中!!

The Back to Winnipeg album is now on sale at iTunes! Just search "Fatblueman" or follow this link (the iTunes application will open):

Or, if you still prefer to buy a regular hard copy CD, you can get one at CD Baby.

ファットブルーマンのCD"Back to Winnipeg"は今Apple iTunesで販売中!iTunesで「fatblueman」を検索して、または下記のリンクをクリックしてください。

普通のCDを買いたい人はCD Babyで買うことができます:



Back To Winnipeg 販売中!!

It's on sale online!!!

You can buy the actual CD or download a digital version from CDBaby .

次のライブ Upcoming Concerts

5月11日 16時40分
Central Park 栄、Springfest

5月18日 12時
明治公園、Nagoya Walkathon Charity Event

see Facebook page.


Facebook Musician page

Just made a facebook musician page. Could this be the end of myspace?

外国人のMixiみたいなFacebookと言うホームページに最近ミュージシャンページを作成しました。Check it out!




CDの中で特におすすめしたい曲があります。バラードが好きな方にはトラック1の"Hope"と言う少し悲しそうな曲です。ロックが好きな方には、トラック4の"Loveletter"をおすすめします。カントリー/フォークが好きな方にはトラック3のにぎやかな"Which Road Takes Me Home"と言う曲を聞いて下さい。最後に私が日本に来て経験したライフについて歌った"Back to Winnipeg"をぜひ皆さんに聞いていただきたいと思います。このCDはすべて英語の歌詞ですが現在日本語の曲を作成中です!



Song Downloads at Myspace

If you want to hear some of our songs, there are some up at Myspace. Check them out here. All our upcoming gigs are listed there as well.