Satoshi Ichiyangi, the US
1. For the first question we want to know when did you start to play the bass guitar? Was it easy for you to learn bass?
I started playing bass when I was 17 years old. Actually it wasn’t easy to play bass first one year. Even now sometime.
2. Playing on the bass for you is… Hobby? Job? Lifestyle?
It’s lifestyle. Also it always brings me something special.
3. Who is your musical inspiration among bassists?
Duff Mackagan and Billy Sheehan.
4. Do you play any other musical instruments? If you start to learn another one which would you like?
I play guitar sometime. I would like to learn piano if I start to play other instruments.
5. Musical instrument with which you can be associated with is…
I’m only interested in playing with rock band.
6. Tell us about the projects in which you participate?
I’m in the band call Rebel Hotel. This band has great energy, feeling, attitude, ofcours great music. We having show on 27th Saturday night at tiki bar in Costa Mesa, and October 4th at whiskey blu. This one is our singer Ricky and my birthday bash.
7. What do you feel on live performances? How friendly and open are you with your fans?
Energy I don’t know about 2nd question. That should be said by people around me.
8. What do you like except music? Can you imagine yourself in other areas of life?
I love fishing. I can’t imagine my life without bass guitar.
9. Maybe other bass players or those who start to learn bass are reading this article now. Let’s talk about technical stuff. Which brand do you prefer? Does quality of music depend on the guitar’s brand or of the skill of the bass player?
I love fender bass. It’s both.
10. And the last question is about your musical dreams and plans. What are you planning for the future? What are you dreaming about? What should we wish for you?
My dream is make albums with Rebel Hotel and tour to all over the world.