We are Bo-Peep
We're a legendary Fukuoka Japan three-piece indie band. Our group core is Mika Yoshimura on vocals and guitar, with Ryoko Nakano on the drums. We play loud and break things.
Bo-Peep are seeking funding from you to make a full-length recording for release in cooperation with you, our fans! Bo-Peep, with our producer Lee Popa (Ministry, Cheap Trick, KMFDM, Tool, and Killing Joke), Jolee Popa, Yoshinori Arie , and Yuki Suzaku would like to produce a world-class album as the basis to tour the world!
WE ARE Bo-Peep!
Mika Yoshimura on vocals and guitar and Ryoko Nakano on the drums formed Bo-Peep in Fukuoka in 2000. Our intense live show is well-received by many. In the U.K. and USA, we have a strong and loyal following. One UK fan has been quoted that it was better than sex!
Bo-Peep has been covered by all the famous music magazines like NME, i-D, and Neo. With rave reviews from the New York Times music section. We’ve played many major music festivals around in the world, including Fuji Rock Festival in Japan, The Great Escape (Brighton) and In the City (Manchester) in the UK, and American festival SXSW (Austin). In April 2018, we headlined the Sakura Festival in Brooklyn Botanical Garden in New York City (USA).
While seeking a new bass player we are currently working on songwriting with Yoshinori Arie (Vola and The Oriental Machine, Sugimoto Kyoichi, Moon Beam, Yoshihiro Yuji and Tape Echoes, The Pillows) on bass. Our touring bass player is Yuki Suzaku (Talking Lights, ex-Nananine).
Please read the review from our SXSW performance in the New York Times:
“A Surprise from Japan!” Years of rock-showcase experience have shown me that Japan likes to export jokey concept bands that quickly wear thin. So had I not looked at a wrong date in the SXSW schedule, I never would have ended up seeing Bo-Peep, a hard-rock band from Tokyo. Lucky me. There was no joke about Bo-Peep’s brutally efficient riffing, whether the band was bashing out brusque one-chord stomps or dissonant metal lines or blaring punk… Bo-Peep could strong-arm itself a place alongside any American or English stoner rock band, and should.”
— Jon Pareles, New York Times
Lee Popa, a key figure in the American music scene since the late 1980s, is well-known as a touring engineer of the American industrial metal band Ministry, and as a producer and sound engineer of many artists Killing Joke. Tool, Living Color, Korn, Cheap Trick, Prong, White Zombie, Danzig, Phunk Junkeez, KMFDM, Queen, Gnarles Barkley, Phantom Planet, Bad Brains, Bush.
His production partner is Jolee Popa. Jolee has worn many hats behind-the-scenes, has been a long time musical partner of Lee’s for over 25 years. Jolee along with specializing in vocal production has also acted as Songwriter, Producer and Recording Engineer. Jolee has left an indelible imprint on music productions across the globe with her signature melodic voice.