Tomo Nakayama

PNW singer/songwriter, folk and synth pop

Band Info

Tomo Nakayama

PNW singer/songwriter, folk and synth pop

Band Website

"When music journalists say things like 'this artist is a fixture in Seattle music,' there’s probably no one right now who fits that title better than Nakayama." - KEXP

Born in Japan and raised in Seattle, Washington, Tomo Nakayama is an artist whose melodic, complex and emotionally compelling music has been praised by NPR, New York Times, and The Stranger. After two critically acclaimed indie-folk albums “Fog on the Lens” and “Pieces of Sky” (named ""Best Folk Act"" by Seattle Weekly), he surprised his fans by releasing the synthpop album ""Melonday"" (on Seattle label Porchlight Records). Co-produced by Yuuki Matthews (The Shins, Teardrops, Sufjan Stevens) and mastered by Dave Cooley (M83, Paramore, Tame Impala), “Melonday” was named one of the Top Albums of 2020 by Seattle Times, KEXP, and Seattle Met Magazine, and debuted at #1 on KEXP’s NW Charts. He has toured across the US and Japan, sharing the stage with Built to Spill, Thao, Daði Freyr, Fleet Foxes, Sons of Kemet, Ben Gibbard, Damien Jurado, Wye Oak, and Cornelius. He has collaborated with Dave Matthews, Sera Cahoone, Jherek Bischoff, and Jeremy Enigk (Sunny Day Real Estate). He also composed music and appeared as an actor in the Lynn Shelton film “Touchy Feely” with Elliot Page and Rosemarie DeWitt.


Bryan John Appleby is a West Coast independent songwriter and band leader living in Seattle, WA.

In the last dozen years, he has toured and performed with Damien Jurado, The Head and the Heart, Blitzen Trapper, Deep Sea Diver, Y La Bamba, Sera Cahoone, Pure Bathing Culture, Gold Leaves, Tomten, Gary V, K Skelton, John Dillon and others.

On the heels of his 2009 folk EP, he began crafting a more expansive batch of songs, culminate in his debut full-length record - Fire on the Vine (2011). Soon thereafter, he and the band struck out in support of The Head and the Heart’s national tour.

In 2015, Bryan released The Narrow Valley, a dense and dreamy concept album inspired by his time growing up on the Central Coast. After The Narrow Valley tour concluded, he linked up as a guest member of other West Coast outfits, including Tomten (Seattle), John Dillon (Seattle), K Skelton (L.A.), and Portland’s Gary V (a long-time friend that co-produced Domino/The Face , Bryan’s 2020 drum machine-driven, psych-heavy lockdown EP).

This fall, Bryan will be releasing his third full-length, Underwater Easy Breathing (2022), a cinematic, lush, synth-laced collection. Much of the growth can be found behind the curtain, as this will represent Bryan’s first self-produced album. Adapting to the pandemic meant playing most of the instruments himself, with the help of a few close friends (Tomten and John Dillon). In addition to his rehearsal space in Sodo, significant portions of the record were recorded at the Unknown Studio in Anacortes, WA, with studio owner and producer Nicholas Wilbur’s expert guidance. "

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Giant Rock Meeting Room

Pizza, Bar & Live Music

Joshua Tree, California

About
Giant Rock Meeting Room

We're a pizza shop and bar located in Flamingo Heights, just north of Yucca Valley and Joshua Tree. We have live music, cocktails, beer and special pop up events. We pride ourselves on being the local watering hole for so many lovely desert dwellers, but we also love seeing new faces. Even if you're just passing through for a quick bite we'll make you feel like a local. Stop in and say hi!

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Friday 04/26
8:00PM - 10:00PM
Country Blues Steel Guitar
Sister John Angela

Sister John Angela

Friday 04/26
8:00PM - 10:00PM
Country Blues Steel Guitar

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Karaoke, Open Mic & More

Karaoke

Every Wednesday
7:00PM-11:00PM

Yucca Valley / Joshua Tree

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Every Thursday
7:00PM-11:00PM

Yucca Valley / Joshua Tree

25% off of EVERYTHING for locals!

Open Mic

Every Monday
7:00PM-11:00PM

Yucca Valley / Joshua Tree

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Giant Rock Meeting Room

Pizza, Bar & Live Music

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Giant Rock Meeting Room
1141 Old Woman Springs Rd, Unit A
Yucca Valley, California 92284

 +1 (442) 272-1472

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