Jamming with some local Japanese musicians

Alex and his musical co-hort, Capital are touring in Japan for most of the month of September! Performing as a guitar duo has resulted in new and interesting arrangements of both of their songs. With lots of gigs and radio appearances scheduled, the two guitarists are excited to have the opportunity to share their music in a new country and with new friends. As always, be sure to check out Alex’s album, “No More Rain” HERE!

Hope to see you out on the road!

Here is a complete list of tour dates:

9/14 (Fri) 7pm – Showboat: Capital & Alex Kerckhoff / Original Live / 2000 yen (adv) /
The 2012 Japan Tour kickoff show!
Oak Bldg. Koenji B1, 3-17-2 Koenji Kita, Suginami-ku, Tokyo, 03-3337-5745

9/15 (Sat) 12:00 – Mushroom: Capital & Alex Kerckhoff / Lunchtime Brazilian concert
General Bldg. Ebisu Nishinaka 2F, 1-16-3 Ebisunishi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

9/16 (Sun) 13:00 – Espeto Brasil: Capital & Alex Kerckhoff / Afternoon Brazilian concert
Kosei Bldg. B1, 3-29-5 Minami Otsuka, Toshima-ku, Tokyo

9/16 (Sun) 18:30 – Aparecida: Capital & Alex Kerckhoff / Evening Brazilian concert
3-17-5 Nishiogiminami 2F, Suginami-ku, Tokyo

9/17 (Mon) 18:30 – Kaze no Door: Capital & Alex Kerckhoff / Bossa and Originals / 2500 yen
59-89-2 Yasujima, Mikuni, Sakai, Fukui

9/18 (Tue) Nakada Cosmetics: Capital & Alex Kerckhoff / Bossa and Originals
444 Uehara-cho-wa, Yamanaka Onsen, Kaga, Ishikawa Pref.

9/19 (Wed) 19:30 – Mokkiriya: Capital & Alex Kerckhoff / Brazilian Jazz and Originals / 2500 yen
3-6 Kakinokibatake, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Pref.

9/22 (Sat) 18:00 – arte all’ arte: Capital & Alex Kerckhoff
388-1 Nakadaimachi, Kaga, Ishikawa Pref.

9/23 (Sun) 17:00 – Cafe Cartola: Capital & Alex Kerckhoff / 2800 yen
Ticket price includes 1 drink. Doors 4pm, Show starts 5pm
Shine Bldg. 2F, 261-1 Yokosuka, Kamogawa, Chiba Pref.

9/24 (Mon) 19:30 – Baiken: Capital, Alex Kerckhoff, Sumiko Fukatsu & Minori / Brazilian and Original Music / 2500 yen
997-1 Miyagi, Tateyama, Chiba Pref., 0470-22-5596
19:30 open, 20:00 start

9/25 (Tue) 19:00 – Madeira: Capital, Alex Kerckhoff, Sumiko Fukatsu & Minori / Brazilian and Original Music / 2500 yen
3-4-11 Minato, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

9/26 (Wed) 19:00 – Cafe Flying Teapot: Capital & Alex Kerckhoff / All Originals Live / 500 yen
Enomoto Bldg. B1, 27-7 Sakae-machi, Nerima-ku, Tokyo
Open: 7pm, Start: 7:30pm, TEL (03)5999-7971

9/28 (Fri) 18:30 – Jazz me blues noLa: Capital & Alex Kerckhoff / Bossa Pop de California / 2500 yen
Special guests: Izaura (vo), Namekata Motoaki (Per) / 2,500yen Advance (1 drink incl.), 3,000yen door
Nobal Bldg. 1FL, 1-5-1 Nishikicho, Aoba Ward, Sendai / TEL 022-398-6088

9/29 (Sat) 18:00 – N‘s-Square: Capital & Alex Kerckhoff / Bossa Pop de California / 1500 yen
Special guests: Izaura (vo), Namekata Motoaki (Per) / 1,500yen Advance, 2,000yen door
17-6 Tennomae, Kanomata, Ishimaki / TEL 090-3643-7731

9/29 (Sat) 12:00 – Hot Yokocho Ishinomaki: Capital & Alex Kerckhoff / Guitar Workshop / Free
Special guest Garoto Kawamura. Free loaner guitars available to participants without instruments!
12:00 Mini Concert / 12:40 Blues Guitar Workshop (50min) / 13:30 Bossa Nova Guitar Workshop (70min)
Reserve a spot:

9/30 (Sun) 11:00 – Wakabayashi Cultural Center Studio: Capital & Alex Kerckhoff / Guitar Workshop / Free
11:00-12:10 Bossa Nova Guitar Workshop (70min) / 13:00-14:10 Blues Guitar Workshop (70min)

A live shot from a recent show in Tokyo, Japan


On June 8th, Alex released his debut album “No More Rain” to a packed house at The Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club in Santa Monica, California! The album has since received rave reviews and has been featured on the blogs, Odd Imagery and It’s a Dog’s Lot.

Alex and his musical co-conspirator Capital were interviewed after the show by CNC News. The hilarious results can be viewed HERE

“No More Rain” can be listened to and purchased HERE! The album is also available on Itunes and !

Praise for “No More Rain”:

“This is a phenomenal 1st outing by an artist I have been interested in for a long time. It gave me alternately chills (screaming guitar) and tears (songwriting). I cannot wait for the follow up”- Itunes review from user “carlthompsen”

“The title track is “No More Rain” which represents how well crafted this album is. I’ll let you decide on the rest, but I’m happy & drunk with this one.” – Album review from “Odd Imagery” blog

“If you like what you hear as much as I did, do yourselves a huge favour and purchase this awesome solo debut”- Album review from “It’s a Dog’s Lot” blog

Photo by Andrew Garver from the "No More Rain" CD Release Show in Santa Monica, California!



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