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The Hi-Hopes Fenix

Disk Union Shinjuku, Shimokitazawa, and Shibuya
Tower Record
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Bio

当初はKUBO(ギター/ヴォーカル)のソロユニットとしてスタート。
(その頃の音源はVIVID SOUNDよりリリースされてます。)
その後、キューバ帰りのピアニストのKAZUMAと出会い、2人を中心に現在のBANDスタイルとなる。
現在は、バンドはKUBOから構成され、ERNESTO(ドラム/パーカッション/ヴォーカル)、44(ベース/バッキングヴォーカル)、KEN(ギター/バッキングヴォーカル/パーカッション)

南米音楽をベースに、ロカビリーや諸々のROOTSMUSIC・ REBELMUSICをMIXさせたROCKバンド。
音楽性もメンバーの人種もエェ~感じにMIX!

At the beginning Ryuichi Kubo (Vocal and Guitar) started as a solo unit, releasing material under the label Vivid Sound.
Later, he joined with Kazuma Koseki, a piano player that had just come back to Japan from his music studies in Cuba, together forming the actual style the band is known for today.
As of present, the band is comprised of Ryuichi Kubo on guitar and vocals, Ernesto Salinas on drums, percussion, and vocals, Hiroshi Shishikura on bass and backing vocals, and Ken Zachow Ogawa on guitar, live percussion, and backing vocals.

The Hi-Hopes is a rock band which take Latin American elements and incorporates them with rockabilly as well as roots music and rebel music.


Warning“Warning: The Hi-Hopes may cause you to ingest heavy amounts of alcohol and dance erratically (with or without intoxicants). Side effects include extreme euphoria and an addiction for Latin-Japanese fusion music”.   -Declan Barnes


Members  (Sep 2016)

KUBO
Ryuichi Kubo (Japan)
(Guitar / Vocal)
Ryuichi Kubo

ERNESTO
Ernesto Salinas (Puerto Rico)
(Drums / Vocal)
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44
Hiroshi Shishikura (Japan)
(Bass)
Hiroshi Shishikura

KEN
Ken Zachow Ogawa (Venezuela)
(Guitar)
Ken Zachow Ogawa

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