The Newsroom - Article #356
The Music People, Inc. Welcomes Emiko as its Newest On-Stage® ArtistMarch 13, 2014
On-Stage Stands® is proud to announce a new artist endorsement from keyboardist and songwriter, Emiko. On riders and in their personal kits, professional players like Emiko are specifying pro-level accessories from One-Stage Stands. “I have used On-Stage Stands for years, literally,” says Emiko. “They have proven to be unbreakable and reliable…and I have recommended them to other artists over the years.” Emiko’s endorsement is the latest in a list of top-notch artists using On-Stage Stands and other TMP branded products.
The combination of portability, real-world features, and durability makes On-Stage Stands pro- products the choice of Emiko and other touring musicians. She can be seen posing with an On-Stage Stands Double-X keyboard stand in the February issue of Keyboard Magazine.
TMP is proud to have Emiko onboard. Stay tuned to onstagestands.com for more information about ther band and equipment. You can catch up with Emiko’s music and performances at www.emikomusic.com.
A Sound. A Style. A State of Mind.
By age 12, Emiko had already "retired" from classical music to begin making her mark in pop music. Having played piano since she was two and half, Emiko was transforming from a classical piano prodigy to a rock ‘n’ roll starlet.
2014 is proving to be a record setting year for Emiko. With a feature in the NAMM issue of Keyboard Magazine, the publication has said, “invoking Billy Preston as much as Billy Joel ... Emiko is someone we expect to hear a lot more from in the coming months.”
With endorsement contracts from Hammond Organ, Kurzweil Keyboards, Lampifier Microphones, and On-Stage Stands under her belt, as well signing on to be an international artist-in-residence at Club Med Resorts, Emiko’s year is rapidly filling up with tours, clinics, and rabid new fans!
A three-time featured performer of the Songwriters Hall of Fame New Writers Showcases, Emiko has graced the pages of Billboard Magazine, FM Sound, Music Connection, and other mainstream music publications. As an award winning songwriter with credits under her belt for SONY/ATV, as well as deal with Famous Records/Universal Music Group, she hit the studio with multiplatinum selling producer and remixer, Howie Beno (Daft Punk, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Depeche Mode, Blondie, Tom Jones, etc) to tell the world about her whirlwind journey that started in November 2009, when she left New York for a 10-day tour of Japan. With the help of her all star band (including Liberty DeVitto on drums, Neil Jason on bass, Mikey Alfero on guitar, and backing vocalist, Nikki Kimbrough), Emiko released, Moving the Universe ...Part 1 in June of 2013.
This isn’t Emiko’s first rodeo -- this release comes two years after 7 Steps Away, which was released by Famous Records/Universal Music Group.
Her professional history to date is a versatile tapestry of performances and accolades - some highlights include headlining the 100th Anniversary National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC at the Sylvan Theater, the Steelbridge Song Festival with Jackson Browne, the Sun Valley Pavilion with Keb Mo', Japan Music Week and The 2009 Special Olympic World Winter Games.
Currently, Emiko makes her home between New York, London and Tokyo - "...really, home is wherever the music takes me!" she says. Hitting the road to promote, Moving the Universe ...Part 1, it can surely be said that Emiko is one step closer to her favorite saying, “If there’s life on Mars, they’ll buy my album!”
Keyboard Magazine photo credit: Chris Pearce. Issue February 2014.
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