The sound of Susquatch can be summed up in two words: Jenglish & Passion. The formed in 2002 when frontman Kenta Oshikiri met drummer Maki Nakano. Since then, a guitarist and bassplayer have come and gone. Their sound is an indie-rock band with delicious flavours of jazz chords throughout.
Kenta's lyrics are sung in Japanese, English and a language he created himself which mimics English slightly. He writes songs this way because he enjoys the sound of vocals in English but isn't fluent in the language. When he sings these particular lyrics, neither Japanese nor English people can understand what he's singing - However, the amount of passion he has shines through in his performance, making any lyrics (whether coherent or not) obselete.
Drummer Maki Nakano can easily be named one of the greatest drummers in Japan, and possibly one of the best female drummers in the world. Her agility and speed are unmatched, along with her precision with articulations while maintaining her incredible ability to keep tempo. Listening to her on the albums is a pleasure but seeing her play live is truly awe inspiring.
Guitarist Hirotsugu Fujiwara and Tusuke Bava joined the band as live support musicians but will likely remain with the band thanks to the success they have acquired in Japan, and the growing success in Canada and the United States.
During their first Canadian tour (Oct/2010), newfound fans have called Susquatch one of the tightest and most energetic live bands they have ever seen. Their jazz-rock base along with a phenomenal rhythm section makes Susquatch stand out among most modern bands, and fans can't help but dance, groove and rock out to the music.
Canadian Booking / Management: Ryan VanDrie
Band MembersKenta Oshikiri - Vocals, guitars
Maki Nakano - Drums, Vocals
Hirotsugu "WAKA" Fujiwara - Guitars
Yusuke Bava - Bass, Vocals