SEP 1ST 2018: CHIHIRO & THE CLASSY NOTES @MAY
Let’s start the fall season together.
Chihiro & The Classy Notes will be playing at May on Saturday night September 1st.
You will enjoy the pleasant acoustic music in a mixture of classical-jazz-pop. There will be piano and vocals, accompanied by double bass, violin, guitar and cajon. For this night, we’re inviting a guest vocalist from Japan. He will be singing beautiful harmonies and more TBD.
May is a friendly local restaurant serving Vietnamese inspired tapas and full bar with cocktails, craft beer and imported Asian beers. Their pho is very good.
Come have a dinner or drink and enjoy the music.
September 1st Saturday night
@Mây (876 Dundas W. Toronto)
COVER $5/student, $10/adult, $15/couple
*You may reserve your seat by prepaying your ticket. Available by a day before.
Contact at ChihiroBooking@gmail.com
Chihiro Nagamatsu – composer, piano, vocal
CHIHIRO is a musical visionary from Kumamoto, Japan, who dedicates herself to writing songs that smoothly transform into cinematic music and unforgettable pop melodies. Her piano performance brings classical elements, while her contralto voice reinforces sentimental lyrics, which moves the audience to experience a mix of emotions.
CHIHIRO has performed live in many of the premier club venues in Toronto, including Lee’s Palace and Horseshoe Tavern. In 2018 she formed a new acoustic band The Classy Notes and her music style became more into classical and jazz. Enjoy the pleasant musical notes and hum your favourite tune on your way home.
Alex Purcell – double bass
Natalie Wong – violin
Scott Neary – acoustic guitar
Naoko Tsujita – percussion
Takuya Ogino – guest vocalist
Little video clip from the show at Free Times Cafe is uploaded on YouTube! 2018-05-04
Uploaded my first synth gaming song Falling Moon『月が落ちてくる』 on YouTube :)) 2018-02-01
The moon is falling…
I gotta do something
No time to waste or hope for help
I gotta do something…!
Uploaded my traditional-French-music-ish song Lively Town『賑わう街』on YouTube 🙂 2018-01-25
Walk down the street…
with the cheerful elements played upon:
accordion-fiddle, double bass, french horn and tambourine xx
Now you can watch Don’t You Love Me lyric video on YouTube! 2018-01-18
Happy holidays to everyone xoxo 2017-12-24
You can watch the little chipmunk video with music on YouTube! 2017-12-10
Check out the Victoria Lyric Video on YouTube 🙂 2017-11-29
Uploaded my first synth gaming song Falling Moon『月が落ちてくる』 on SoundCloud :)) 2018-01-30
Uploaded my new song Lively Town『賑わう街』 on SoundCloud 🙂 2018-01-23
Uploaded my new orchestral mixed demo “Sun’s Rays” 『太陽の光』on SoundCloud! I might be able to make it a full song in the future 🙂 2017-12-24
Listen up now! Don’t You Love Me is available on my SoundCloud ☆彡 2017-12-21
Uploaded Chipmunk Walk on my SoundCloud 🙂 2017-12-07
Uploaded Victoria on my SoundCloud 🙂 2017-11-27
Listen more on here
Chihiro’s first mini album “BOX of PEARLS” is now available!
Get your CD at the live shows xoxo
Kawaii acorn stickers are also available!
Thanks for checking out!
Let’s keep in touch on Facebook or Instagram 🙂
==== PAST ====
MAY 2018: CHIHIRO & THE CLASSY NOTES @THE CAVERN
A big thanks for the another amazing time with all the music fans!! xoxo
The great crowd with the warm atmosphere helped our performance for better 🙂
It was a special concert to me for having a guest singer Linda Carone who kindly sang one of my songs and a few covers together (Thank you for the beautiful moments!), and also having the opportunity to wear a pretty dress and crown.
Fantastic job on playing Alex Purcell, Natalie Wong, Scott Neary and Naoko Tsujita. Awesome work on live sound Yusuke Hamada. Everyone loved the colors you guys put into the music.
Our next show will be on September 1st at May Bar!
I’d like to share some of the heartwarming feedback I received:
“Beautiful set, and definitely some really classy notes. I was going to write that my favourite was “Muddy Mind Mist” but the more I listen the more I find new favourites… The accompaniment added some nice depth, altogether lovely harmonies. I really enjoyed listening and watching your show. Keep up the amazing work!!”
“Your music is really awesome and you’re very talented. I feel ashamed that I’ve missed so many of your concerts. Honestly, I really like your style and how you compose music. Also enjoyed the way you perform and the lyrics. Way to go Chihiro!! I’ll come back for future performances”
“I really liked your song “How Far You Are” It made me cry… My husband’s favourite song was “Roots of A Waltz” Very classy”
“I do have to say that anytime we listen to your beautiful notes it is just magical. Today at the Cavern, you make the experience even more original than ever. I should say that every time you surprise us with something new. Thank you for that”
“I am continually amazed by both your breadth of musical abilities, and the amazing diversity of your musical styles and musical connections. I am so grateful that a chance encounter has given so many opportunities to enjoy your music… P.S. “Komorebi” is my favourite Japanese word, thanks to you”
“I’ve seen you grow as a musician and the repertoire of your music certainly has grown! Bravo! I specially like the jazz like component that you have recently added as I’m a jazz fan. I think that you are amazingly talented composer, singer, pianist. I hope that you continue the creative journey in music and look forward to more!”
“The sound is impeccable!! I got goosebumps at some point. Everything sounds so perfect, every bit, every melody, volume is so balanced. Wow! I’m really enjoying the time here!”
Thanks for all the encouraging messages! Luv u all xoxo
APRIL 2018: CHIHIRO & THE CLASSY NOTES @ FREE TIMES CAFE
Thank you so much for the amazing night!!! We had a great crowd and everyone seemed to enjoy the night with us xoxo I wanna thank for my musicians Alex, Natalie, Scott and Naoko for playing together. You guys did an awesome job! Thank you Yusuke for doing the live sound. Beautiful work. Thanks Hiromi for helping out at the door. Much love to you all.
We will be playing next on May 12th Saturday afternoon!
“Perdition with Slutmother, The Databats, Chihiro and Hidden Hierarchies”
SEP 2017: CHIHIRO & The BLUENOTES LIVE @ MAY
【CHIHIRO & THE BLUENOTES】
Chihiro is a musical visionary from Kumamoto, Japan who dedicates herself to writing songs that smoothly transform into cinematic and unforgettable pop pieces. Her music brings the elements of classical music and back home anime songs. Together with The Bluenotes band, they create energetic rhythmic Pop-Rock sound to experience a series of emotions.
AUG 2017: CHIHIRO & The BLUENOTES LIVE @ LEE’s PALACE
MAY 2017 @ LEE’s PALACE
APR 2017 @ MÂY BAR
MAR 2017 @ HORSESHOE TAVERN
THE CAMERON HOUSE SHOW
HORSESHOE TAVERN SHOW