My wife, Nami, graduated from Tokyo National University of Fine Art – Department of Vocal Music, Japan’s premier arts and music school. Although classically trained as a soprano, Nami’s singing portfolio ranges from very soft angelic to opera, jazz, rock and pure nuts.
In Denmark, her band OPERA followed the queen’s speech during the Arhis Festival 1995. In 2002, she had a solo recital at Japan’s esteemed Suntory Hall.
Here is what some credible people say about Nami’s music:
Daniel Charles: “…contains precisely the exaggerated declamation, the quaver, the feminine shrill… all this and more… Nami’s genius to be able to measure with such extreme precision and refinement every vocal effect used.”
Nice-Matin [of France]: “…two leather-wearing Japanese in a performance that would have blown away the entire zenith.”
Mainichi Shinbun [a major Japanese newspaper]: “…a pleasant sensation… broke all preconceived notions… border-less… their costume, acting like wind-up dolls out of fellini’s world.”
Music World [of Canada]: “…an exercise in vocal madness that has Tokyo nammy cackle, quacka and honk as if convinced that such was humankind’s ultimate aim.”
Mehran: “It is really good. SORA must be better…”
*** She is on over 20 CDs, a few of them on Epic Sony. Below you see description of some of the CDs.