“No Smoke” is organized in October 2016 in Amsterdam by Kevin Chapman (vocal, guitar) Rei Satoshi (guitar,chorus) and Franklin Madjid (bass,chorus) In April 2014 they met up at a music session in Amsterdam. Then they started playing together every week but it was still not band. They are all experienced musician in music industry. Also they had many music activities for each. Actually it needed time to be motivated into being the same band.
Franklin Madjid had some jam session for the public regularly. And Kevin, Rei had a kind of music session too. Sooner or later they started help each other. It was good opportunity of starting something together with idea of songs and polish songs step by step. It was really meaningful time for building up the combination and ensemble between Kevin, Rei & Franklin.
After that they build up their own way of ensemble with great dynamics & sensitivity. They perform their original song. It has big meaning for them “performing by own songs with own style” Their music is mostly like Rock, Rock – Pop, Blues, Country. The band shows great combination and skills with improvisation which is polished through music session. Especially their performance is awesome. For sure they build up band such as characteristic & remarkable.
Until they invited Johnny Contini, they couldn’t fix drums player. Before Johnny came in the band, they used to play with different drummer. Nevertheless Kevin, Rei & Franklin build up great ensemble already, it was not easy to find certain drummer who can share the same feeling and emotion with motivation. They knew Johnny from the past as fine drummer but it took some time to invite him into the band. March 2018 finally Johnny became official drummer. By his joining, the band is bond strongly and keeps on their unique activities.
How they named band as “No Smoke”? One day at the performance in the middle of 2017, they made inside joke about their playing if they play really good or not. Then Kevin talked about English saying. When people see the magic show, If the magic is excellent, people says “No Smoke” !! It means “no trick !” Then Rei and Kevin had found it was good name for the band. At the same time they found it is good band name for Franklin as well … After that since August 2017, they were named as “No Smoke” officially. It is No Tricks !!
Kevin Chapman (Vocal, Guitar)
Kevin Chapman is English musician who lives in Amsterdam. Originally he came from Plymouth in UK. But he grew up in several countries (Germany, Cyprus, Libia) He is famous about vocalist/guitarist of English band “Old Tennis Shoes” The band released many albums and performed at many festivals through Europe and US. The band was quite successful in 80’s & 90”s. He is such a characteristic singer. Also his playing guitar has own style. These makes him very unique musician/talent. He must be one of the text for young musician. After “Old Tennis Shoes” stopped activity, he took a rest for a while but still he had motivation in music. When he met up with Franklin, Rei and Johnny, he decided to start new band. This is the band “No Smoke” which represent himself right now. He never stops !!
Rei Satoshi (guitar, chorus)
Rei Satoshi is Japanese composer, arranger, guitarist, regular member of Japan copy right association (Jasrac) and Sena, producer at Sakura Music & Art. She worked a lot in music industry in Japan. She released 8 leader albums. She composed many song for CD, commercial music, animation, films, etc. As guitarist she supported many singers. Also worked at music school as teacher in Tokyo. By meeting with French composer she decided to move to France (Paris) in 2000. The after in 2003 she moved to the Netherlands (Amsterdam). By meeting with many musician from all over the world, she started her unique activities through Europe, United States and Asia. She is such phenomenal female guitarist. In the band “No Smoke” also, she is such unique guitarist with her skills.
Franklin Madjid (bass, chorus)
Franklin Madjid is legend Holland musician. He is Indonesian-Dutch from Delft. He is famous about bassist of Holland legend band “Tee-Set” The band was successful in the world in late 60’s and early 70’s. By this Tee-Set became Holland legend in dutch music history. They made world tour several times. Nowadays he is a leader of Amsterdam music scene. He organized many jam session for the public. He is enthusiastic about helping young generation and people loves so much what he is doing as well as his bass playing. He is excellent bass player. His bass playing can support and push whatever music. Even now Amsterdam music scene needs him for sure. And he likes to be busy in playing music for the people. He never stops !! The band “No Smoke” represent himself right now.
Johnny Contini (Drums, CHorus)
Johnny Contini is Dutch- Italian drummer from Amsterdam. He learned drums from several different type of quality musicians. His music carrier had started as singer and guitarist in the band. After that he started playing drums. He participated in many music activities and projects. He played in several Dutch pop and rock band. He worked for music-theatre productions as well. Also he organised jam session for the public. At the same time he was the owner of recording studio on different locations in 80”s & 90’s. His music activity has so many variations. That proves how much he is such reliable musician. Asking by No Smoke, he decided to join in the band. His drums playing gives certain sound, quality and power to the band.
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