L J English is a talented singer born in the UK with a love for Japanese music, specializing in covers of Showa Kayoukyoku and Enka songs from the 1950s to the 1980s.
"Show Kayoukyoku" means "Popular songs from the Showa Era (1926 to 1989)
"Enka" is a style of music popularised in the 50s / 60s and is best described as "Epic ballads with deep vibrato" and is often said to be the soul music of Japan.
L J tours the UK and Europe in festivals and stage shows, and performs at charity events. He is actively seeking opportunities for collaborations and future performances, eager to share his passion for Japanese music.
L J English is a versatile and passionate singer with a deep love for Japanese music. He has become known for his powerful and emotive performances of Showa era songs and classic Enka, capturing the spirit and essence of these beloved music genres.
In recent years, L J has gained a loyal following with his unique style and interpretation, and has toured across the UK and Europe, captivating audiences with his performances.
When L J isn't singing, he devotes his time to learning the Japanese language and exploring the culture. He is an active member of the Japan Society Northwest and Japan Society London, where he engages with and learns more about Japanese culture.
L J's love of Japanese music extends beyond his performances, as he seeks to use his talent to inspire and connect with others. He often performs at charity events, using his music to give back to the community and make a positive impact.
L J began learning Japanese in 2019 as a personal challenge. Ever since then the language and the music have become a whole new way of life for him, with new discoveries every day and new things to learn and appreciate. "At my age, it is nice to still find exciting and fulfilling opportunities waiting around every corner" says L J.
He is determined to continue developing his skills and sharing his love of Japanese music with the world.
Name: L J English
Profession: Showa Kayoukyoku and Japanese Enka singer
Unique Selling Point: The only British Enka singer in the world
(EG - Doki Doki Festival - Manchester, Hyper Japan - London, Japan Fest Nederland - Amstelveen)
L J English
Athens 2024 (TBC)
Harrogate 2024 (TBC)
Warrington 2024 (TBC)
Japan Society North West - Japan Day 2021
04/12/21 - York ST John University - Japanese Performing Arts Festival 2021
29/04/22 - Shiki-The Four Seasons of Japan - Galtres Centre Easingwold
07/05/2022 - Liverpool World Museum
02/07/2022 - Japan Day 2022 Liverpool
23/07/2022 - Hyper Japan London
24/07/2022 - Hyper Japan London
13/08/2022 - Japan Matsuri - Tatton Park, Manchester
28/08/22 - Doki Doki Festival - Manchester
28/01/2023 - Shinnenkai Warrington - JSNW
Tatton Park Matsuri - 29th July 23
Asakusa DON - Asakusa 29th September 2023