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Gypsy-funk,
edgy folk-rock...

Semi-On is a band of five who live, work and play in Japan.

Two Canadians, one British, one Australian and one local. Formed by chance under a chorus of cicadas.

('Semi' means cicada in Japanese. Who doesn't love cicadas? )

"Nagoya's most unpredictable, eclectic band..."

At any given moment, you can catch them with an array of instruments within reach:

from roots-inspired fiddle, banjo, and mandolin, to funked-up guitar and bass grooviness...
melodic pianica, xylophone, and fluid beats, all speckled with random bird calls and vocals that entice and devour.

Unified by the love of trans-genre music and the spontaneity of the jam. Great energy and fun to watch live.

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