Shoko

London / Tokyo

Wednesday 30th October 2019

Name
SHOKO

What do you do?
Artist / Designer

Where are you from?
London / Tokyo

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
The gig by Blur at Hyde park in 2009, after they had got back together. It was 2 days live and I went there both days. Hyde Park is my favourite park in London and I’ve been a big fan of Blur ever since they made their debut.

Which subcultures have influenced you?
The '60s. I've been influenced by the music, fashion, culture and art of that time since my childhood. I got to like the Beatles because of my father’s influence, but I was later fascinated by the ‘swinging London’ culture and the creative, challenging spirit of the period. I also came to be interested in the connections between music and visual presentation that were being formed at that time.

If you could be on the line up with any bands in history?
It would have to be the Beatles. It would be just great if I could see one of their gigs from around the time they released 'Rubber Soul', my favourite album.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
This might not be the right answer but I would just like to go see amazing gigs, some of the ones which have gone down in musical history. I think that being in the same venue with artists is actually not much different to spending time with them one-on-one.

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