The Kinlay Band is a 4-piece rock, funk, reggae indie band based in Tokyo and can usually be seen performing at What The Dickens in Tokyo’s Ebisu area. In January, the band released two new CDs at the same time. In this edition of the Kong Show we catch up with the leader, vocalist and the bands namesake Andy MacKinley and bassist Yukako Ishii.
As we travel across town in the backseat of a taxi, Andy and Yukako tell us about future performances and plans to expand their fan base in Osaka, Kyoto, Nara and Kobe and and along the way they’ll introduce a few samples of music from their new double-album with titles of "Black Dragon" and "Lost Treasures."
Other members of the band include Seiji Fukuda on keyboards on background vocals and guitar, and Hiroki Murakami on drums. The band’s fourth studio production, In February, the band plans to build up their Western fan base with a mini-tour of Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe and Nagoya.© Japan Today