What is the Japanese rockabilly scene like?
Misaki Aono is the lead singer of the Japanese rockabilly group, The Biscats, and co-star of the 5 Seconds of Summer video “Youngblood” which has 153 million views. Her father being in a rockabilly band while she was growing up gave her inspiration to pursue her own career of singing rockabilly. She played in the United States at the 2019 Viva Las Vegas weekend as well as playing up to 40 shows a year in Japan. The band has plans to play at the next Viva Las Vegas, when ever that might be.
Misaki spoke about the hardest parts of touring for her and what she enjoys about touring. We also spoke about the potential for shows during the Olympics this coming summer as well as her touring plans for 2021. You can watch the episode on YouTube as well. It was a blast getting to know Misaki and learn more about the rockabilly scene in Japan.
Make sure to visit Misaki on her social media pages and make sure to catch a show if you get the chance.
This was my first international interview and my first interview using a translator, Ryunosuke Watanabe. I can’t thank Ryu enough for his help in making sure that my questions were phrased appropriately.
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