01 March Wednesday – Hikashu (Japan) Australian PREMIERE


Wednesday 1 March 2017, 8.30pm
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Product Description

Foundry616 is thrilled to present the Australian premiere of this extraordinary band from Tokyo that blends song forms and collective improvisation with a punk, pop and jazz sensibility.


‘Hikashu is the main outfit of extraordinary Japanese vocal artist Koichi Makigami, whose career has covered over thirty years, countless personnel changes and equally inestimable collaborations with vocal improvisers and other free-spirited musicians across the States and Europe…it rocks, it improvises, and it is funny and eccentric…

The musical language of this quintet spans progressive rock and muscular fusion, and demonstrates a strong collective will to improvise and experiment with reckless punk-rock energy.’

Eyal Hareuveni Allaboutjazz.com

Hikashu is:

Makigami Koichi: vocal, cornet, theremin, shakuhachi
Mita Freeman: guitar
Sakaide Masami: bass
Shimizu Kazuto: piano, synthesizer, bass clarinet
Sato Masaharu: drums


Hikashu are touring with the assistance of a Japan Foundation Grant.





Watch Hikashu HERE


Additional Information

Ticket Type

General Admission, Concession, Dinner & Show – 7pm, Dinner & Show – 8pm, Premium Dinner & Show, Drinks & Show

Event Details

Date: 1 March 2017

Start time: 20:30

End time: 23:00

Venue: Foundry 616

Phone: 02 9211 9442

Email: info@foundry616.com.au