SHIGEO FURUKAWA

SHIGEO FURUKAWA

Finger style Acoustic solo guitarist

Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Shigeo Furukawa Guitarist / Composer

Shigeo Furukawa is originally from Japan.He began playing a guitar at age 13. When he was a university student, he watched the movies”Sweet and Lowdown”The movies inspired him to learn Jazz. He leaned Jazz guitar from Takayuki Ishii who is a Jazz guitarist (Modern- Conya). Meanwhile He learned Chet Atkins style by himself as well. After he graduated the university, he went to NY to study music. At the beginning, he met Howard Alden (Gt) who played a guitar for ?Sweet and Lowdown?. When Shigeo talked with him, he thought that the life was beautiful. While he was in NY, he went to Jazz bars as many as possible to see many musician. Then Shigeo met Michele Ramo who is master of finger style Jazz guitar. Shigeo had learned Jazz guitar from him for one year. While he was in NY, also he saw Tommy Emmanuel's show at BB King Blues club. It gave him a lot of surprise and excitement. After he went to back Japan, he had played at Cafe(prove life) every week regularly for two years. Also he played many places such as live house, cafe, restaurant, street etc. After spending two years in Japan, he decided to take another Journey. Now He is living in Melbourne Australia to play music. He is Influenced by many guitarists such as Michele Ramo, Tommy Emmanuel,Chet Atkins, Django Reinhardt, Howard Alden, Martin Taylar, , Frank Vignola, Joe pass, John Butler,Takayuki Ishii, Yosuke Onuma, Masayoshi Yamazaki.

Repertoire / Shigeo Furukawa

1. Here Comes the Sun( The Beatles)

2. Here there and Everywhere(The Beatles)

3. Black Bird(The Beatles)

4. I want you back(Jackson 5)

5. Man in the mirror(Michael Jackson)

6. Isn’t She lovely(Steve wonder)

7. Close To You(Carpenters)

8. Don’t know why(Norah Jones)

9. Loving You(Minnie Riperton)

10.Geogia on my mind

11.Moon River

12.Somewhere over the rainbow

13.When wish upon a star

14.My favorite things

15.Misty

16.Body and Soul

17.A Girl from Ipanema

18.Sukiyaki(Japanese song)

19.Happy Again(Chet Atkins)

20.Amy(Tommy Emmanuel)

21.Dixi Macguire (Tommy Emmanuel)

22.Keep it simple(Tommy Emmanuel)

23.Walting Matilda

24.Freight Train

25.Mr bojungles

26.Blue Moon

27.Mr Sandman

28.I’ll See You in my dream

29.Quando QuandoQuando

 


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