ILU GRACE's band was born in 2010 with Ayane and KAZU, the first is the author and performer of the group and the second the drummer. Between soul, jazzy and RnB sounds, their music mainly focuses on Ayane’s voice and KAZU rhythms. Their music finds its origins in contemporary black music, ultimately producing their own original musicality and a unique sound in Japan.
In 2014, they released their first album UNREALITY, then they’ve given their first concert abroad during Japan Expo USA at San Francisco’s bay.
The same year, they’ve done the first part Crystal Kay with Raizin’s national tour across Japan and they’ve continued to perform abroad at Japan Expo in Paris and London in 2015 and in Japan Expo Sud in 2017.
In this momentum, they'll continue and in 2018 they’ve given a concert in Ulyanovsk during an event celebrating Russian-Japanese friendship. The same year, in October, they released a collaborative album entitled Far East meets West with the English hip hop artist Squingy. Moreover, their first EP with Squingy's hip hop label Full Mettle, should be released this year.
To celebrate Japan Expo Paris' 20th anniversary, ILU GRACE brings fire during their showcase at Karasu's stage and they meet you in signings!
ILU GRACE will be meeting again with their European fans for Japan Expo's 20th Anniversary: come celebrate with them ! Ayane and KAZU will set the Karasu stage on fire at their showcase and meet you at signings.
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