Empire Books Music Legend Garland Jeffreys in Japan

October 2017. Tokyo

​Empire Entertainment Japan made the most of the opportunity to work with legendary New York musician Garland Jeffreys in Japan, successfully booking him and his band the Coney Island Playboys at prestigious local venues Billboard Live Tokyo and the Blue Note club Motion Blue Yokohama.

Excited and appreciative audiences filled the rooms and got to their feet when Garland and the band took the stage with his signature genre-bending storytelling, poetry, soul, and rock for this rare appearance in Japan. To round out Garland’s Japan Tour and tie everything together, Empire also booked promotional appearances for the band with taste-making Spotify Japan and with the popular radio program Barakan Beat on InterFM, hosted by influential Tokyo DJ Peter Barakan. The shows and promotional appearances were all smooth and successful, and fans of Garland Jeffreys new and old got the chance to see him up close and personal through meet and greet sessions.

Empire then handled all aspects of production and contracting for the Motion Blue and Billboard Live shows, as well as tour logistics, planning, logistics and transportation, and coordination for these and the promotional engagements at Spotify Japan and on InterFM. In close cooperation with partner Smash Corporation, Empire also assisted with the necessary visa procedures and worked collaboratively between different parties to make sure that all sides would make the most out of this rare opportunity and make it the best tour possible for everyone.

Empire Entertainment is an experienced producer of live shows of all types, balancing promoter, presenter, partner, and client needs with an artist-focused approach to plan comprehensive and conspicuously smooth engagements. Empire is the production partner of choice for artists and presenters worldwide.

Billboard pre-event special (in Japanese; with schedule and videos): http://www.billboard-japan.com/special/detail/2101

Billboard post-event wrapup (in Japanese; with photos):

Garland Jeffreys Official Website: http://garlandjeffreys.com/ Garland Jeffreys on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6BLhUZMqXO8eXjhToNRteA
Garland on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GarlandJeffreys/
Garland on Twitter: https://twitter.com/garlandjeffreys
Garland YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/GJeffreysAdmin
Spotify “RACE RECORD” Artist Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/clairejeffreys/playlist/0XhgmbEcixPauEfO4dycGe

Sample Videos:
Hail Hail Rock ‘N’ Roll (Live) — https://youtu.be/6AFwub439NQ
14 Steps To Harlem (Official Music Video) — https://youtu.be/4HGNM45L63A
Wild in the Streets (Official Music Video) — https://youtu.be/3RzBZsOeqOQ
The Beatles “Help” Cover (Live) — https://youtu.be/2-0qABNQYM4

Band Members:
Garland Jeffreys(Vocals)
Charly Roth(Keyboard)
Justin “JJ” Jordan(Guitar)
Brian Stanley(Bass)
Tom Curiano(Drums)

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