Japan Sound Portrait Present:

Haruomi Hosono

June 25, 2018

Main House: Seated

LIMITED AVAILABILITY. We’re oh so excited to have the first (and possibly last) ever Brighton performance by Haruomi Hosono. This is a very rare opportunity to see one of the most important and influential musical innovators of the last 50 years.

One of the most revered figures within Japanese popular music, Hosono-san has played a key role in not one but two of the most influential bands the country has ever produced. Debuting as part of Apryl Fool in 1969, he went on to form Happy End in 1970 - notable for being one of the first Japanese rock bands to sing in their own language. This was followed by establishing the electronic music trio Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO) with Yukihiro Takahashi and Ryuichi Nakamoto in 1978. 

In addition to achieving Beatles-esque levels of success within Japan, YMO were a pioneering influence on the development of electronic music genres such as hip-hop and techno around the world. This hallmark of innovation continued within Hosono-san’s solo career, where he became a pioneer in the development of game music and the genre of ambient music. 

Having last visited the UK ten years ago for Massive Attack’s Meltdown Festival as part of YMO, Hosono-san is now returning to play his first solo shows in the country, marking the release of a new album Vu Ja De, as well as a series of retrospective releases from his solo career by Light In The Attic Records.

Upcoming Performances


Haruomi Hosono
Date & Time: Mon 25 Jun, 8pm (doors 7.15pm)
Tickets: £20
Age: 14+, Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult