Monday, 22 December 2014

Thank you!

Last night's gig at Luck-ya in Koenji was so much fun! A big thanks to Tatsumi Kogoro, all at Luck-ya, and to our lovely audience who sold the place out!
And here's news of our next gig:
2nd February 2015


バッキー a.sax
斉藤"社長"良一 gt
ヒゴヒロシ b
岡村太 dr

@阿佐ヶ谷Yellow vision
open 19:30
start 20:00
charge 2,000円+drink

And in the meantime, we've got some serious album mixing to do!
Happy Holidays!

Thursday, 11 December 2014


あのBjörkやThe White Stripes、Sigur Rósのマスタリングも手掛けた僕の敬愛するエンジニアがふーちんギドのCDのマスタリングもしてくれる事に!本当に楽しみだ!

Friday, 31 October 2014


It's been a little while since we played a gig, as we've been in the studio, recording and mixing our forthcoming debut album.
But all that's about to change!


12/22- 高円寺楽や-ふーちんギド+辰巳"小五郎"光英solo

Dec22 at Kouenji Luck-ya- FU-CHING-GIDO+Tatsumi Kogoro solo

More details to follow, plus more gigs in the New Year! watch this space!

Sunday, 3 August 2014

FU-CHING-GIDO in the studio

The latest news is that FU-CHING-GIDO will be going into the studio next month to record! Watch this space for updates!

Monday, 26 May 2014

Rehearsing new things...

Exhausted but happy, that's often the way I feel after working in FU-CHING-GIDO. Today we had a rehearsal for our upcoming gig on June 17th at Sabaco Music and Café in Tokyo.
Here we are, hard at work!

We've been working on a new song, which is a tune I first heard when I was 16, on a record by an English double-bassist, who originally heard it on the radio in a hotel room in Bulgaria and scribbled it down. Since I've been suffering from pianica envy, I decided to add a new instrument to the band, starting with this tune, which I play with my feet, just to add to the already ridiculous levels of multi-tasking currently taking place.
So now my set-up looks like this:

 It looks quite hi-tech, but in fact at the moment I'm just using it to trigger a sample of a lovely old Smith American Organ, as owned and played by my Dad in Spain.
So, in fact, our new song is a Bulgarian/American/Spanish/English/Japanese collaboration! Is that a first?
All going well, we'll be debuting it on June 17th. Come and check it out! Should be a lovely gig, and we're very much looking forward to hearing Fujiwara Daisuke as quartz-head who's sharing the bill.

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Next Live Information!


(ふーちん(Fu-ching)- drums etc. ギデオン・ジュークス(Gideon Juckes)- tuba etc.)

(藤原大輔(Fujiwara Daisuke)- tenor sax, electronics)


音楽喫茶 茶箱 sabaco music&cafe〒162-0051 東京都新宿区西早稲田2-1-19 YKビルB1F
TEL/FAX 03-5272-7385

Sunday, 20 April 2014



音楽喫茶 茶箱にて



a bit early but,
June 17th
Sabaco music&cafe

More details to follow!

Monday, 7 April 2014

Fu-ching's blog and our next gig!

Hello hello! Fu-ching has uploaded a new blog entry about FU-CHING-GIDO's recent gig. You can read it HERE
For those of us not fluent in Japanese, the juiciest bit is the mention of our next gig! It's early days, but mark JUNE 17th in your diaries, block out the entire day, get your trousers pressed and come on down to our gig, d'yer hear? More details to follow, but it's looking like a great night! And we'll hopefully have a new tune to play!

Friday, 21 March 2014

3/20 Live at AJA

Last night we played our third gig, at Live Bar AJA in Nakano Sakaue. Thanks to everybody for coming. It's a real pleasure to play for such a warm and attentive audience. Your support gives us a lot of energy. And many thanks to Fang Taeil, one of my favourite guitarists and leader of the fantastic Marcos Brothers Band, who arranged the gig with us.
So, I've had musical duos on my mind a lot recently, since Fu-ching and I made the decision to form a band together and not invite anyone else. I can honestly say at this point that playing in FU-CHING-GIDO continues to be one of the great pleasures of my life, and I couldn't be happier.
When we decided to play as a duo, I had a think about other duos which I really like. Obviously The White Stripes are a big one, and also I really enjoy Ben Butler and Mousepad. One recurring factor in these bands, and something which I enjoy hearing, is the wild rawness of their live performances. And recently I perhaps understood where a large part of this raggedy wonkiness comes from. I'm pretty sure it comes from Pure Fear!
Seriously, performance-wise, I think there has been very little that I've done that's come close to the nerves I've experienced performing in this duo. And that definitely lends a raw quality to the performances. But also, with nowhere to hide on stage, I find myself relying partly on my own preparation, but most of all, in the moment, I completely rely on my partner to help us get through the performance. Luckily my partner in FU-CHING-GIDO is a truly amazing musician! So, together with the astonishing new levels of stage-fright, I've also been able to experience a massive amount of musical pleasure, and I can't wait to see how things develop.
Tonight I'll take a look at the video and audio recordings of last night, and see if there's anything nice to share online.
In the meantime, I'll leave you with a couple of clips of those great duos I mentioned. Although their music is quite different to ours, I think anyone who's come to see us live may well recognise a similar crazy fear factor!
All the best,

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Hello Friends!

Welcome to the new FU-CHING-GIDO News Page!

Here's the latest-

Our next gig is on March 20th, and here's everything you need to know:

Hope to see you there!