You might have noticed this news floating around over the web already, but in case you didn’t just yet…
SUI, the vocalist of Metis Gretel and Megaromania, started his solo project David in January 2017. Which means the 3rd anniversary for his project is coming up in January 2020.
To celebrate this milestone SUI has one dream: to be able to also celebrate his 3rd anniversary in France, where the origin of David lies. On his Japanese crowdfunding page muevo he placed a detailed story of the reason behind this crowdfunding, and now it has been translated (by me) to English (and Dutch, see the Dutch version of this page) for international fans to read. (See below.)
Unfortunately it’s not possible to donate to the crowdfunding campaign unless you can get through the Japanese system with a credit card if you are not the owner of a Japanese banking account, but maybe in the future there will be another option for overseas fans as well!
At the moment of writing he already collected an astonishing 36% of his desired funds, too!
David’s muevo crowdfunding page: https://www.muevo.jp/campaigns/2080?fbclid=IwAR3Zl804rx-b9shhwybeZMq847dXozhTvKL3yVZ_CWtRet0RYeCoyWHG9Co
(Translation of the information on the muevo crowdfunding page.)
My name is SUI, and I am a vocalist.
After being in various visual bands (like Metis Gretel and Megaromania just to name a few) I have started a project as a solo vocalist in January 2017: David.
While David is currently suspended in terms of live shows, there will be a milestone on January 24, 2020: the 3rd anniversary as David.
There will be a one-man live show with a new concept for this milestone at 高田馬場AREA (TakadanobabaAREA) in Japan, and after this live I will be publishing the full picture for the future of my solo activities.
There is however one dream that I want to fulfill before this milestone:
I want to go to France, the starting point of David, for my 3rd anniversary!
David, as a solo project, has basically been managed by me, SUI, alone.
There have been a lot of things that I have had to deal with, but at the same time it has been very fulfilling.
During the two years so far as a solo artist I have released two mini-albums and I have done various live shows, the first one being an unforgettable secret live show in France (the first distribution in Europe started at the same time), and the latest one being a very successful one-man live at July 7, 2019 at TSUTAYA O-WEST.
With my current live activities being suspended, I feared that they would remain so until after the milestone on January 24, but then I suddenly thought of something: “I want to do a live show in France, where the origin of David lies, next year to celebrate my 3rd anniversary!”
As I have mentioned already, David is largely managed by me alone. So when I started thinking about this idea the problem of costs came up before anything else. If I were to go to France by myself it wouldn’t be a problem, but I want to guarantee the best possible live experience I can. The very first “secret” live in France was done with a orchestral backing track, but this time I want to take my live support members with me to ensure this 3rd anniversary live will be the best live David can possibly deliver.
Unfortunately it takes a lot of money to take David’s entire team to France. I’ve made various calculations and came up with a number, but it’s very unlikely that I can afford all these expenses by myself.
So I have decided to start a crowdfunding campaign to ask you for your help.
Please help David overcome this challenge!
Details of the campaign funds
All donations will be used for:
– Support members and staff costs
– Travel expenses for SUI and the entire team
– Accommodation for SUI and the entire team
– Team instruments and transportation expenses
– Local acoustic costs
– Visa acquisition costs
Additionally, if we can raise more money than the desired amount these funds will go into adding more live shows in different countries in Europe during this time!
At this point in time I really do think it’s worth it to continue as a solo artist. Being able to potentially do an overseas live really worked as a motivator for me to continue. I want to gain more experience as an artist and improve myself for when I return to my activities here in Japan.
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She started in 2009 as a photographer with Arlequin Photography, but due to a growing interest in journalism, translation and behind-the-scenes work in general the project burst out of it's seams in 2021 and expanded through the addition of Arlequin Magazine.
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