Fisher-women, in the middle
of the stream of many gentlemen in the River named Akasaka or Roppongi?
Four well experienced professional singers allied to sing, not to
fish together. When we speak about any female chorus group everybody
imagines trio but this group has very rich, smooth and elegant harmony
naturally as they are quartette and so planned. We have no doubt
about their skill to weave delicate harmony of their own manipulating
every note under their perfect control.
In 1999 INDIGO in Nishi-Azabu
held third Christmas Party when Eriko Ohara, owner & resident
pianist together with Michiru Maqui, legend idol wanted to present
some setting to give big surprise to the party attendants and prepared
a female vocal quartette as special devise. The devise, needless
to say, perfectly worked as it was planned to attract every people
there at that evening.
Listening to the ladies' superb
harmony and subtle phrasing we were somewhat discouraged at what
we could do on our own. The four males went, funny enough, out of
their mind to have forgotten the fact why the amateur group can
never do more.
from the group for her solo activities. Hitomi Noro, Okko is her nickname,
joined into Lure in January 2002. She was a college folk singer in
early time and she is a studio singer like Kayo and Kayoko.
is pleased to hear that Okko joined.
|We should say the quartette
is odd enough as it is consisting of unique individuals in character
Do you remember the title tune of 11 P.M. with scat
vocal "dabadaba, dabadabac.!!" That is her voice.
She taped so many CM songs which we are sure you ever listened to.
The leading figure among the studio musicians - with her voice always
The well experienced jazz singer carrying manyfans specially in
live scene. She learned jazz from Kuranosuke Hamaguchi when she
was university student. The young grand-ma who started her career
as professional jazz vocalist at her age of 40.
She is a studio musician as well. The lady, figure cute and voice
charming, when intoxicated, no! not
"Sophisticated", always attracts friends by doing
something funny. She has a luxurious but tiny chauffer driven limousine.
After good quantity of wine at partiesw she is ruled to be picked
up by the chauffer, her husband.
When college folk song was popular in Japan, There was a folk duo
"Okko & Mimi" and released a record from King Record,
Okko is herself.
She has been singing many genre of music for a long time, and has
a long career of chorus.
|THE LURE by four
professional vocalists may collapse any time as each member carries
lots of works to take care individually. You should get earliest opportunity
to listen to them. There exists no tapes, no CDs. It's now or never!!
The Lure (group #2) at Nichi-Futsu Kaikan, Sept. 2002
The Lure (group #2) at All of Me Club, Sept. 2002
|The listener in front of the Lure is Ai George, old famous Latin
singer in Japan.