About akai SKY
Now celebrating our 10th anniversary, akai SKY is advancing American J-Rock music by continuing to merge influences from both countries and molding it into a new and exciting Rock-fueled music genre.
Formed in 2005 by guitarist Hayashi and bassist Umi, vocalist Ryuusei and drummer Jinra joined akai SKY in 2008. We have performed over 70 shows at venues and events celebrating Asian and American culture and music across the United States.
We have self-produced three EP releases – “Chasing Lights” to be released August 23, 2015, “Heart, Attack!” in March 2013 and “Tokyo Beat Riot” in 2010. In 2014, we became the first American J-Rock band, and one of just 47 Japanese-language Pop and Rock artists, to play on Pandora radio. In 2012, we contributed a song to “Vivid Covers” a 20th anniversary tribute album to the internationally acclaimed J-Rock band L’Arc~en~Ciel.