Sendai City

Wednesday 22nd May 2019

Photo (L-R): Naofumi Honda (Dr.Cho), Ryo Watanabe (Vo.Gt), Ktsuhiro Suzuki (Ba.Cho) and Koichi Ikeda (Gt.Key.Cho).

Name, where are you from?
Ryo Watanabe from Sendai City, Miyagi, Japan.

What do you do?
Vocals & Guitar in ANTENA.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
Phoenix at Toyosu Pit in April 2018, seen together with all of the band. The sound quality was so solid that each individuals output sounded unique. The drums and bass, in particular, were hard to believe that they were coming from the same speakers.

Which subcultures have influenced you?
Alasdair McLellan, the photographer. I found about him through a photo-sharing app where I saw quite a few nice photographers who are individually active in the UK.

Of all the venues you’ve played, which is your favourite?
LIQUID ROOM, Ebisu Tokyo. Great vibe and the venue sound matched the current ANTENA thus making us want to go back there to play again.

If you could be on the line up with any bands in history?
It has to be The Beatles. Although they might not been on the best terms with each other, I like the era when all four would sing together - around the time of 'Yellow Submarine'.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
No particular person but I'd rather do something that is non-music related, like bowling or playing cards.

Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
Pretty Vicious. I like their wicked UK sound ever since I first found them on YouTube.

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