since april 2003

 
 
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ welcome to Rough & Ready's site _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


 
 
 
       
     

We are a progresssive rock band called Rough & Ready from Tokyo.

It was formed by the musician of Tokyo in 1993.
Organization is 5 person groups which allotted female vocal to the front.
Based on Rockmusic of Europe of the 1960s to the 1970s,
it is working with original music aiming at grown-up music.

     

= Band Profiles =

 

We,three vigorous musicians − Nagashima ( guitar ) , Kobayashi ( bass ) and Takasugi (drums ) − were school - friends and also played together in a band.
In the summer of 1993, after graduation we played apart for a while, but we were reunited to play together again.
We made up our minds to play rock music, especially Progressive rock which is our originally play.
Soon afterwards Miura (vocal ) and Honma ( keyboard ) joined, and that was the start of Rough & Ready.
In winter of the same year we recorded five demos.

In spring of 1994 we went to on a trip to Lake Yamanaka in the suburbs of Tokyo to deepen our friendship ,
and composed two large-scale works ( over 8 minutes each ) “Garden − eel ”and “Kaze no fuku oka no uede ( Up on the windy hill )”.
Early in that summer we started to play at some venues ( Crocodile, Silver Elephant )in Tokyo , and happened to meet HitoshiKato , sound engineer .
It was a fruitful meeting and he began to work with Rough & Ready.
Since then he has always helped at both recordings and gigs.
He takes an essential part in the band’s sound now.

In 1995 we started to play Oldies at the venue “Aka renga” at Miura Kaigan regularly .
We became a unique band that play both Progressive Rock and Oldies.
In the summer we completed the suite “Forbidden Planet”that is a song for the earth, it is a 30 minute-work.
When we played it at the venue “Crocodile” in Tokyo,it caused a much bigger sensation than we had expected,

We had a lot of Progressive Rock gigs in 1996. Our aficinados looked forward to releasing our own CDs.
In an album of a Japanese musician Shinichi Ishihara’s unit ( b.m.b ) we played a powerful tune.

In 1998 we released our first album “Forbidden Planet”.
We tried to record without dubbing ( except a part of acoustic guitar ), and did it for twenty-four hours.
It was highly acclaimed enthusiastic fans, especially our overseas audiences.

In early spring of 2001 we released our second album “Love & THANKS”.
This consists of fifteen cover versions of Oldies, and also we had a lot of Oldies gigs.
Many Oldies fans enjoyed both CD and gigs

In the summer of 2003 we released our third album “Page One”.
We joined in a recording of a South Korean band “Litmus”.

In March 2004 Miura ( vocal ) performed in a chorus at Deep Purple’s gig in Tokyo.
We took part in the recording of an animated DVD “Cutie Honey.”
In May 2007 we appear the internatinal Progressive rock Festival “Prog’Sud 2007”in Marseille ,France.



Now we often play energetically in Tokyo.

and

In May 2009 we appear the internatinal Progressive rock Festival “Prog'Sud 10th Edition”in Marseille ,France.

 
 

 

         
= DISCOGRAPHY =
     

4th album "renouveau"  summer 2009

 1.renouveau
 2.Ashita miru yume
 3.Gusha no rakuenn
 4.Ituka(a mes futurs amis)
 5.Voyage
 6.Beat Paradox
 7.Kazeno fuku okano uede

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3rd album "PAGE ONE "  summer 2003

  1. through a moonlit forest (〜 and a story begins there 〜)
  2. PAGE ONE prologue      mp3 
  3. PAGE ONE Chapter 1    mp3 
  4. PAGE ONE Chapter 2  
  5. PAGE ONE Chapter 3    mp3
  6. PAGE ONE Chapter 4 
  7. Papa ha nandemo siteiru 
  8. Balance Man          mp3 
  9. Shoshu  
 10. Ba-ra-ba-ra-ra        mp3 
 11. (There's no such thing as a) FREE LUNCH  
 12. Foetus 

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   2nd album "Love & THANKS "  spring 2001

1. Close to you 2. Smoke gets in your eys  3. Venus  4. Oh! Carol
5. Diana  6. Solamente una ves  7. Un Buco Nella Sabbia  8. End of The World
9. Historia De Un Amor 10. Stand By Me 11. Jambalaya 12. Moliendo Cafe
13. Tequila 14. Vacation 15.Moon River
   

 

 

 1st album Suite "Forbidden Planet "  summer 1998

  1)dawn     mp3
  2)germination
  3)transition
  4)luxury
  5)extermity
  6)agony
  7)assimilation

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= MEMBER =

 

   

vocal : Hidemi Miura 
Blood A Cancer



drum,chorus : Noboru Takasugi  
Blood O Virgo
http://home.c02.itscom.net/takasugi


Bass,chorus : Hikaru A Kobayashi 
Blood O Libra

   
guitar,chorus : Hiroshi Nagashima 
Blood A Taurus
http://home.att.ne.jp/banana/ngh/
 
Key,chorus : Ichiro Natsume
Blood A Taurus http://www.natsume.net/

sound engineer : Hitoshi kaihatsu Katoh
 
 
= MP3 (sample) =      
           
   

asumiru_yume.mp3/128kbps

ForbiddenPlanet_short.mp3/128kbps Page One prologue.mp3 (1:26) 160kbps  
    NakedLove.mp3/128kbps   Page One Chapter 1.mp3 (1:04) 160kbps  
    Garden-eel.mp3/128kbps   Page One Chapter 3 .mp3 (1:09) 160kbps  
    701A.mp3/128kbps   Balance Man .mp3 (1:23) 160kbps  
    MaliciousGirl.mp3/128kbps   Barabarara.mp3  (1:16) 160kbps  
           
 
 

 
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2000.10.7
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2000.11.26
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2001.2.11
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2001.3.31
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2001.4.4
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2001.4.22
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2001.5.12
Hakkeijima Sea Paradise
2001.6.16
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2001.7.21
Sangenjaya summer festival
2001.7.25
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2001.10.3
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2001.12.5
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2001.12.26
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2002.2.2
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2002.3.10
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2002.3.13
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2002.7.20
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2003.3.30
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2003.5.3
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2003.10.2
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2003.12.27
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2004.2.26
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2004.3.28
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2005.5.16
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