Will Jones, better known as Dr. Epiphone, has been sending
shock waves through Tokyo this past week. His crowning achievement was his
two performances at the Yamano Music Guitar Spot in Kawasaki on March 6th,
2005. He performed a few covers from artists like Elvis and the Rolling Stones
as well as a few of his own songs playing an
Masterbilt AJ-500R. He performed two sets and played about 4 songs each
time. At each performance there was a new crowd of music lovers both young
and old. Will performed with great enthusiasm that excited the audience and
everyone seemed to be having a great time. He gave away two,
AJ-100 TL’s after each performance by playing "Janken" or "Paper
Rock Scissors" with the crowd. Everyone participated and in the end everyone
walked away with a Dr. Epiphone cellphone charm. Will made a clear connection
with the crowd that day with many of the people sticking around to get his
autograph or a picture with him. Will said that one lady even walked up to
him and said "I will be buying an Epiphone Guitar now."
Will also played two shows the day before, one at the
big new Ishibashi store in Shibuya to an enthusiastic crowd and also a full
stage show with the “Dr. Epiphone Band” at Ikebe-Gakki Ikebukuro,
which bordered on out-of-control! That show was held in the beautiful Oue
Memorial Performance Hall. Again, at both shows, Will rocked the house and
then gave the crowd Dr. Epiphone cellphone charms and had two lucky guitar
winners who demanded he autograph their new Epiphone guitars!
Will's Japan tour was also covered by the local media
as, Music Air TV and Monthly Gekkayo Magazine with local artists, Tokiyo
Suzuki and Jun Morioka.
Will rocks out with band
DR-500RA at Ikebe-Gakki Ikebukuro.
Will with a
AJ-500R the new Ishibashi store in Shibuya.
The crowd was very receptive
to Dr. Epiphone.
Audience members trying to
win an Epiphone guitar via "Janken" or "Paper Rock