BIOGRAPHY


Mayu Wakisaka,is an International Acoustic Music Award winning singer-songwriter with an expanding fan-base from all over the world. She is also a finalist in “UK songwriting contest” “Australian Songwriting Contest” and “Great American Song Contest”.

While studying at LA Music Academy with 4 time Grammy Nominee, Tierney Sutton, she recorded her first EP “Stars Won’t Fall” and “24 hours” from the album was selected as Sony Walkman’s preload song.

Mayu’s songs are featured on various media and competitions.

“What I See in Love” is placed in Singapore’s TV drama “In the Name of Love”.
“24 hours” and “Fall” has been preloaded onto Sony’s mp3 player “Walkman”
“Between you and me”, “Once” and “Fall” have been featured on the anniversary album for a Japanese major cafe chain “Afternoon Tea”.
“Once” has won the 1st prize in the Open category of International Acoustic Music Award.
“What I see in Love” made it to the final of “UK Songwriting Contest, and “Great American Song Contest”
“What I see in Love” and “Once” made it to the final of Australian Songwriting Contest and “Once” ranked 5th in international category.
Mayu won a Japanese indie award “getstage Award” .

She has upcoming release in Japan, South Korea, and Singapore. In 2014, she has several international shows including SXSW in USA and the Great Escape in UK.

 

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<略歴>大阪生まれ、京都大学法学部卒。在学中から精力的に音楽活動を行い、大阪市立大学ロースクールを中退し、単身渡米。奨学生としてLA Music Academyで学ぶ傍ら、在学中にセルフ•プロデュースアルバム”Stars Won't Fall”より、オリジナル曲”24 hours”がWalkmanデフォルト曲に選ばれ、世界中でファンを獲得。続くEP “Into the Wild”からも”Fall”が新たにWALKMANに収録される。また、2011年に拠点を日本に移しつつも、International Acoustic Music Award一位、など英米豪のソングライティングコンテストで、優勝、入賞を果たすなど、海外からの評価も高い。2014年には日本初のアルバム”Halfway to You”リリース。同アルバムから、シンガポールでは国営放送のテレビドラマのサブテーマソングに”What I See in Love”が起用される。アメリカの音楽フェスSXSW出演や、イギリスThe Great Escape,アジア公演、韓国、シンガポールでの公演、CDのリリースなども注目のシンガーソングライター。

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