Mako is a name of at least eight artists:
A romanisation of まこ, a mononym of a Tokyo, Japan singer-songwriter, maraca player and seiyuu / seiyū (声優) 桜井 真子 (b. Tokyo - romanised Mako Sakurai). Her solo releases include EP アイスキャンディー (Aug 2005). Formerly with Friends, now wirh Bon-Bon Blanco and she sang the opening theme for the anime Kami-sama wa Chuugakusei/KamiChu!.
Sakurai has repeatedly guested with I've (アイヴ)'s Ive Girls compilations. She débuted with I've-backed track Never Forget This Time and two others, on Verge (Jul 2000, I've Sound). Her latest is Level Octave (Aug 2012).
Sakurai's other tracks on Verge are "bite on the bullet -under mellow style-" (aka Bite on the Bullet and "Treating 2U -wrap up style-" (aka Treating 2u). Later, I've-backed 川田まみ-covers, include tracks: "I pray to stop my cry -Nine Ball Mix-" (Dec 2001), "See You ～小さな永遠～" (Dec 2004) and "For Our days" (Jul 2011).
Other releases include tracks: "Mako Beam Feat Angle Taylor (2013)" (aka "Beam (2013 Original Mix)"), "Beam (The Orchestral Mix)" and "Spaceman". Together, they have also collaborated-with / remixed Angel Taylor, Paris Blohm, plus combinations of Sander Van Doorn, Mariana Bell and DubVision.
A Irish duo of ex-Cyclefly members (aka Mako.), singer-songwriter Declan O’Shea (vocals) and guitarist-songwriter Christian Montagne (bass), formed in 2006. Their début album was Living on Air (2007, Drive).
While O’Shea is from East Cork, Co. Cork, they recorded their début album in Montagne's home town, Antibes, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. This new project retains Cyclefly's slightly edgy alt-rock sound, with a mellowed maturity. O’Shea's voice has been compared to those of David Bowie, The Psychedelic Furs' Richard Butler and Annie Lennox.
Taking its name from the roving short-fin sea predator, MAKO has cast upon Boston shores after conquering the Hudson Valley, performing with the likes of Thurston Moore and Japanther. With a sound that draws from Scott Walker to the Smiths to Led Zeppelin (minus the Wolfmothered overhype) Mako's thick riff-heavy indie rock is augmented by the hauntingly long voice of vocalist Hunter McClamrock, at once equal parts Brett Anderson and Adam Ant, delivering a sound that glides effortlessly through the modern rock ocean. Shallow-water guitar shine and deep lyrical introspection add up to one of the city's more unexpected arrivals. Sharks patrol these waters, indeed.
A Eurobeat artist.
An Manchester, UK based eclectic / collaborative producer.
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