|Posted on October 31, 2014 at 9:00 PM||comments (1)|
Award winning singer-songwriter & composer Raj Ramayya is a significantly influential part of today's Japanese music scene. Having lived more than half his life in Tokyo, Raj is best known for work with Yoko Kanno on soundtracks Cowboy Bebop & Wolfs Rain, and as a member of The Seatbelts. As we have been privilaged to see in an up close & personal manner, Raj is considerably well known for his singing-songwriting on Gun Survivor 4 Biohazard Heroes Never Die / Resident Evil Dead Aim, in addition to Konami`s hit series Beatmania & Rythmania, MTV Japans mega hit animation series The World Of Golden Eggs, Victor entertainments Gungrave, Shenmue, Sega's Racer, and NHK's Little Charo. One of the most sought after session singers and vocal coach's in Japan Raj is known for his work with J-POP & Visual Kei artists such as a Gackt, and as Yoko Ono's approved vocalist for John Lennon. With over 250 co-writing, writing, placement & singing credits he is also the voice behind several well known products ranging from Toyota to Coca Cola.
Upon checking out from the Overlook Hotel, fresh from his appearence on the Crimson Head Elder Podcast File #2, Raj will be in attendance at YOUMACON 2014, a celebration of Japanese popular culture and its influence on our own culture. Showcasing themes including Anime, Video Games, Tabletop Gaming, Japanese style artwork & comics, Cosplay and the rising internet culture influenced by all these genres, a detailed schedule can be found at the following link ~ http://schedule.youmacon.com/
Recent credits include four top 20 songs, including a number 1 iTunes dance chart hit in Japan as a featured co-writer/vocalist for the internationally renowned Japanese Deep House Music act Studio Apartment. The single 'Strawberry Rainbow' remained in the charts for 6 months at number 1. Raj is currently composing soundtracks for The History Channel, MTV, Discovery, Vision, CBS & NBC, with films being screened at Cannes & Mumbai Film Festival. He has previously opened for acts such as Coldplay, and is now touring as both a solo & full band act at Anime festivals worldwide playing songs from Bleach, Evangelion, FLCL, Attack on Titan, Dragon Ball Z, Ghost in The Shell, Cowboy Bebop and Wolfs Rain with his band Raj & The Zen Masters.
Raj Ramayya official site ~ http://www.rajramayya.com/
Strawberry Hill Music ~ http://strawberryhillmusic.com/
Raj Ramayya YOUMACON schedule ~
Saturday November 1
10:00am : Living and Working in Japan / 12:00pm : Raj Ramayya / 4:00pm : Raj Ramayya in concert
Sunday November 2
11:00am : Songwritting Workshop Raj Ramayya / 1:00pm : Raj Ramayya
|Posted on October 30, 2014 at 8:00 PM||comments (5)|
The Crimson Head Elder Podcast File #2, with three special guests this Halloween night, hosted from the Overlook Hotel, exclusively premièring the unreleased original theme for Resident Evil Dead Aim, 'Heroes Never Die', written & performed by Resident Evil composer & voice actor for Bruce McGivern, Raj Ramayya, who joins our panel for this official début.
Speaking exclusively for the first time in interview, Angus Waycott, actor for Morpheus D. Duvall, also joins us, and Jill Valentine actress, Michelle Ruff returns, treating us to an in-character reading of Jill's Diary, from Resident Evil 3. Also look out for further Halloween treats, with character readings from Dead Aim by Raj Ramayya & Angus Waycott, and our man in Japan, on location inside Universal Studios, to review the scream-park attraction Biohazard The Real 2.
File #2 contents ~
1. Angus Waycott interview & character reading of 'Thoughts On My Kingdom'
2. Raj Ramayya live panel discussion & debut official release of 'Heroes Never Die'
3. Michelle Ruff character reading of 'Jill's Diary'
4. On location review, live in Japan, by TheSelfishGene, of Biohazard The Real 2
|Posted on October 6, 2014 at 3:20 PM||comments (7)|
File #1 of the Crimson Head Elder podcast, with special star guest Michelle Ruff, has been uploaded to our Resident Evil Audio section & TV Channel ~
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File #1 contents ~
1. Resident Evil global news (Arklay TV concept & Biohazard Heavenly Island)
2. Resident Evil at The Tokyo Game Show (Revelations 2 & Resident Evil HD)
3. Michelle Ruff Interview
4. Resident Evil Revelations debate & review
5. Crimson Head Elder residents call-ins & questions
6. Resident Evil quiz 'The Right To Be A God'
A forum topic has been published for residents feedback ~
Michelle Ruff made herself available during a particularily busy professional period, and residents wishing to thank her for such particularily sincere, generous attention to the character of Jill Valentine, may do so at her followig links ~
Michelle Ruff fan page ~ https://www.facebook.com/MichelleRuffVoiceover
Michelle Ruff website ~ http://voiceofmichelleruff.com/
|Posted on September 15, 2014 at 3:15 PM||comments (4)|
600dpi scans from Japanese video game magazine FAMITSU, of their Biohazard Revelations 2 preview feature ~