MC/Singer/Songwriter/Beatmaker Ryo Vibes, composer Ryoko Amadee Goguen,
Singer/Songwriter/Pianist Kaoru Enjoji, upcoming band Impackt and L.A. based
rock duo Layla Lane who are coming to the coveted Summer Festival stage this
July 1-3, 2011 at the Anaheim Convention Center. More info can be found at
Ryo Vibes is MC, Singer, Songwriter and Beatmaker from Ichihara City, Chiba
Prefecture, Japan, based in LA Reggae scene but also actively performing in
Japan and Jamaica, performing in Hip Hop events. Her goal is to stage power
performances with positive vibes.
Ryoko Amadee Goguen is a composer, pianist and vocalist, and a Visiting
Scholar at UCSD. She lived in Japan until 1999, where she composed and
performed extensively, including composing eight music theater pieces, of
which two Kabuki Theater pieces were the largest. She performed at memorial
ceremonies for the Kobe earthquake, and wrote its official theme song, which
in 1994 won a contest judged by the well known producer David Foster. She is
a copyrighter for JASRAC (the Japanese Society for Rights of Authors,
Composers and Publishers), received a scholarship from the Japanese Agency
for Cultural Affairs, and joined the International Association for the Study
of Popular Music, the Japanese Association for the Study of Popular Music,
the Japanese Music Education Society, and the International Council for
Singer/songwriter/pianist, Kaoru originally from Sapporo, Japan, was
attracted to the musical culture's of the US, particularly Los Angeles.
Being there to experience and absorb the different styles of music, she has
now recorded her first CD, with a sound that's being described as J-pop/LA
sound. Feeling it's a good time to share the music lifestyles and sounds.
Impakt is a teen rock band comprised of young musicians ranging from 12-16
years old. At first glance, you wouldn¹t expect much from a band with such
young musicians but, as soon as Impakt begins to play, all doubts are gone
when you watch them perform. Their shows filled with energy and their songs
have powerful messages with catchy rhythms. You¹ll notice every audience
member at some point dancing or nodding their heads as if they¹ve discovered
the next best thing.
Somewhere in the bustling alleys of the pop music metropolis lies L.A.-based
rock duo Layla Lane. With a catalogue of songs in three languages and a live
show that can charm even the most resilient crowd, members Heday and Valerie
have mastered their instruments to deliver a one-of-a-kind brand of dueling
piano-guitar revelry. Layla Lane combines exquisite arrangements and clever
harmonies for a style that is equal parts 1960's pop, gypsy swing, and good
old-fashioned rock n' roll. All in the context of catchy pop tunes that
rarely clock in past three minutes, the resulting sound is both playfully
nostalgic and uncommonly fresh.
"AM2 is so proud to have such support from all these amazing talents who are
coming to our Summer Festival stage," states Chase Wang AM2 representative,
"Come and see some of these amazing talents and have one of the best times
of your summer! Get your Passports today and experience the difference!"
Attendees can avoid the anticipated huge lines at autographs, premiere
screenings, workshops, main events, concerts and panels by purchasing a
Passport fast pass for the event. The Passport fast pass will also provide
holders with premier seating options at Main Events and at Concert events as
well as major discounts with theme parks (i.e. Disneyland, Knotts Berry
Farm, etc.), retailers (i.e. Best Buy, Macys, etc.) and local restaurants
(i.e. IHOP, Tony Roma¹s, California Pizza Kitchen, etc.). Bypass the lines
and get your Passport today and experience the difference! Passports can be
purchased at www.am2con.org
Current Guest of Honors include Masao Maruyama, Sunao Katabuchi, Akihiko
Yamashita, Miho Shimogasa, Scandal, Sadie, Kanon Wakeshima, kanon x kanon,
heidi., Gashicon, IBI and MINT.
AM2 current activities include Exhibit Hall, AMV¹s, Arcade, Summer Festival,
World Cosplay Summit, Behind the Voice Actors Studio, Rum Party Pirates,
Masquerade, Cosplay Chess, Dances, Fashion Shows, Table Top, Console Gaming,
AniMaid Café, AniMaid Café Host Club, Workshops, Panels, Concerts and more!
Partnerships include Ani.ME. and Cure Magazine
Prize sponsors include Anime Jungle. Atlus Games, Cosplay Wigs USA,
Crunchyroll, FUNimation, Gaia Online, The Right Stuf and TokyoPop
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Also, 25% of all official Passport sales will be donated directly to
Japanese Disaster Relief efforts.