Japanese born and North Carolina resident, JUNKO FUJIYAMA, is a singer/song writer and a keyboardist. She has worked with several local bands (including Fujiyama Roll, Wasabi and Tears and Scientific Superstar) as the lead singer and has also been playing shows as a solo performer.
She has performed at many cultural events, benefit shows, music festivals, anime conventions and local clubs, such as IKKiCON, Ichibancon, Ohayocon, Japan Fest Atlanta, International Festival of Raleigh, Troika Music Festival, Carrboro Music Festival, Taste of Durham Festival, Meredith College, University of North Carolina, Duke University, Cat's Cradle, Motorco Music Hall, Pour House, The Broad Street Cafe, The Cave, Local 506, Casbah, Pinhook, Kings Barcade, Sadlack's, etc.
Since she started playing piano when she was 5, and singing in a city chorus in her hometown, Aomori Japan, at the age of 9, she has learned to sing various genre of songs. Pop, Rock, Children's songs and even Enka(Japanese traditional folk) —Chris Parker from INDY WEEK described her vocals as follows " Frontwoman Junko's vocals range acrobatically from squealing highs to gruff muscularity."
JUNKO’s original songs can be described as J-rock and J-pop blended together. They are powerful, delicate, intricate and intriguing. She also covers J-pop/rock and anime songs, adding some American pop flavor and makes them sweeter!
Anime Mid Atlantic 2014