DiscoverGuy Perryman Interviews
Guy Perryman Interviews
Claim Ownership

Guy Perryman Interviews

Author: Guy Perryman

Subscribed: 4Played: 35


Tokyo based radio broadcaster Guy Perryman interviews movers and shakers in global entertainment and creative business about their projects, life journey and the power of music, all from the perspective of being in Japan.

82 Episodes
Squid - Musicians

Squid - Musicians


A conversation with Louis Borlase from Squid – Brighton post-punk electro group who were in Tokyo in December 2023 at the start of their Asia tour. Borlase talks about improvisation in the live shows, Glastonbury Festival, Brighton music scene, and what he thinks is the sound of Tokyo.
A conversation with Reg Clark – a true bridge between the UK and Japan through rugby since the 1970’s, owner of Rhino rugby training equipment and sportswear, and in 2023 recipient of the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays for services to rugby in Japan. Clark talks passionately about how the sport has benefited UK-Japan relations, how team sports can benefit our daily lives, and with compassion about sharing the Order of the Rising Sun with his late Japanese best friend.
A conversation with Johnny Orlando – pop star, actor and voice actor who was in Tokyo in November 2023 for a one night show to kick off his Asia tour. Orlando talks with excitement about being in Japan for the first time and openly about the power of music to heal broken hearts and mental health issues.
A conversation with Brian Auger - Hammond keyboardist and composer, who has performed with legends and created legendary rock, soul, funk, R&B, and jazz inspired music and been called “the inventor of the Acid Jazz sound”. Chatting online between LA and Tokyo in July 2023 Auger shares stories from his incredible musical journey starting in the UK, including the highs and the lows all with a ray of California sunshine and a hearty laugh.
A conversation with Kitty, Daisy & Lewis – siblings who play an array of instruments and create snazzy bluesy music who were in Japan for shows in Tokyo , Osaka and Asagiri Jam festival in October 2023. The three chat about performing at the "biblical" foot of Mt Fuji, sibling rivalry and chilli peppers!!
Rega Dauna - Musician

Rega Dauna - Musician


A conversation with Rega Dauna - harmonica playing virtuoso who performed at the Java Jazz Festival in his home country Indonesia at the age of 13, and has been on the stage at Ronnie Scott’s in London with Bluey from Incognito’s side project Citrus Sun who were in Japan for live shows at Blue Note Tokyo in July 2023. Dauna talks (in his first ever English interview!) with great energy about why he loves harmonica, and emotionally about how the power of music helped him through a lonely time as a teen.
A conversation with Sulene Fleming - soulful singer who has featured on a vast array of soul, funk and house tracks and live shows including with my radio show regulars Stone Foundation, The Brand New Heavies, Incognito and Citrus Sun , who were in Japan for live shows at Blue Note Tokyo in July 2023. A ray of sunshine herself Fleming shares what she loves about singing and performing live plus enjoying quiet moments in life with a musical family.
A conversation with Anna of the North - who is from the north - Norway, and creates uplifting and life inspired pop songs, and was in Tokyo in September 2023 for a live show. Anna talks openly about overcoming stage fright, how travel has helped her grow as an artist and a person, and shares a favourite spot in Norway.
Kodaline - Musicians

Kodaline - Musicians


A conversation with Jason and Steve from Kodaline - who create atmospheric and melancholy indie rock and pop who were in Japan for shows in Tokyo and Osaka in September 2023. The two talk (in their beautiful lilting Irish) about how they feel at the very end of a global tour, their love of making music for albums to be played in full, and for games.
A conversation with Adrian Sherwood - master of dub music - producer, remixer, DJ and On U Sound record label founder who has worked with legends in the genre including Lee Scratch Perry, Horace Andy, Tackhead, Gary Clail, and remixed for Depeche Mode, Primal Scream, Nine Inch Nails and many more, who was in Tokyo for sold out live and DJ sets at Ebisu Liquid Room in September 2023. Sherwood talks about how blessed he is to have played in the studio with an array of musicians, and about being the "maitre d' washing the dishes".
Bluey - Musician

Bluey - Musician


A conversation with Bluey - from acid jazz group Incognito, who was in Japan for live shows with his side project Citrus Sun at Blue Note Tokyo in July 2023.  Bluey shares thoughts about Citrus Sun being an extension of his personality, how the sound of rain has inspired his songwriting, what Japan can teach the world, and why his grandfather would be his chosen travel companion.
Inhaler - Musicians

Inhaler - Musicians


A conversation with Elijah, Josh, Robert and Ryan - all four members of Inhaler - rock stars who were in Tokyo for Summer Sonic music festival in August 2023. In our allocated five minute interview slot the four share what they were loving about being in Japan, and how their Irish roots inspire the magic of making music.
Gabriels - Musicians

Gabriels - Musicians


A conversation with Jacob, Ryan and Ari - all three members of Gabriels - creators of a unique blend of electro, r&b, gospel, pop - who were in Tokyo for Summer Sonic music festival in August 2023. The three talk about the joy of finding each other and making the music they love with one of the most unique singing voices in the world, not to mention how difficult it is to create the perfect hand clap in the studio.
A conversation with Sam and Kevin from Two Door Cinema Club - creators of snazzy upbeat synth pop who were in Tokyo for Summer Sonic music festival in August 2023. The two talk about making lucky, keep on smiling, wonderful life music and tell us what they'd really like their music to be used for, all in their beautiful lilting Irish accents.
A conversation with The Lounge Society - all four members - Archie, Cameron, Hani and Herbie who were in Japan for Summer Sonic music festival in August 2023. The four talk about sharing their own small town experience with fans in Japan and around the world also from small towns, and the concept of thinking and dancing.
Pale Waves - Musicians

Pale Waves - Musicians


A conversation with Charlie and Hugo of Pale Waves - British rock band who were in Japan for Summer Sonic music festival in August 2023. Over a virtual pale ale the two talk about how thrilled they were to be in a (very hot) Japanese stadium, Japanese politeness, Japanese loos, and a few other festival and music experiences.
A conversation with Stomp cast members - the thumping, drumming musical show from the Broadway and West End stages to Tokyo. The three share stories of how being on stage allows you to discover yourself, not to mention the joy of being in a show where it's OK to break things on stage. 
A conversation with David Hunter and Cassidy Janson - the two leading stars of Once, in concert, the Broadway stage musical from London’s West End season in Japan.The two share experiences of their stage and music journeys so far, and how music is a powerful tool to tell emotional stories.
A conversation with Coppe - pioneering singer/songwriter in a range of genres including electronic, jazz and classical, who won the major Japanese song writing award Nihon Record Taisho (equivalent to a Grammy) at the age of 7, and in 2023 was on the Fuji Rock Festival line-up. Coppe shares stories of her musical journey, life as an alien, and gives praise to her family for teaching her the power of giving.
A conversation with Peabo Bryson - Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter and king of the Disney duet. Bryson shares what it feels like to hear your voice up on the big screen, and in-studio stories of singing with some of the greatest vocalists of all time, all with a cheeky twinkle in his eye.
Download from Google Play
Download from App Store