Meet Fat Meat
Atsushi (vocal and banjo) was just a rock kid playing punk rock and psychobilly. But in the winter of 1999, when he decided to lauch a new group with Yokoyama (washboard), his musical interest had already altered by Louis Armstrong and Fats Waller. The duet kept performing actively with different musicians on the streets in Tokyo until the year of 2005 when they finally settled down to the presence group. By that time, they had already released their first album in 2000 and second in 2003, and were about to make their third one. As they've created their albums with new different concepts every time, the CD sale has been breaking the record in one of the most popular retailers in Japan 'Village Vanguard'. In the summer of 2007, they performed at Fuji Rock Festival, the biggest rock music event in Japan. But they still love their style of playing on the streets, in front of the stations, making people at all ages happy.