Remember the days of mixtapes? This is a great...
New Maldives album on Spotify!
Behind the Scenes of Big in Japan →
Some snippets from our Seattle shoot.
Let the shooting begin...
My sabbatical is over and we’re heading back into production. Big in Japan will shoot the Seattle scenes November 7-11th. Stay tuned for production updates!
All of Us Have Been Nearly Flattened
We are learning that Tokyo is a city built not so much for cars or feet as for bicycles. The flow of bikes is constant. Be warned—rather than share the road with cars, the pedaling pack rule the sidewalks with a metal alloy and rubber fist. All of us have been nearly flattened. They come hurtling down the middle of the walks like wobbly missiles steered with one hand (the other arm is for...
A Swift Kick to the Shinjuku
A little beat up from the events of day one (reference 10-hour flight, 16 hour time shift, and the hours-long ceremonial dragging of luggage through city streets) it took most of the day to find our feet in time to head out for our first show at Red Cloth in the Shinjuku neighborhood. This was our our first “live house” (what they call rock clubs in Japan). Live Houses—What You Need to...
It's not an adventure until you get lost
Before you are allowed to board the sky train from the airport to the subway, they clean it. This entails a man in a helmet sauntering through the already pristine train cars as the seats spin around like disco balls. We took the sky train to the subway. The Tokyo subway map looks like a plate of spaghetti noodles. This is not, however, where we lost our way. When we exited the station we set off...
Here it is, Day 7 in Japan and we are finally getting a blog post up for Day One Part One of our journey. We have been busy. Also, when it comes to internet connectivity, Japan is as technologically saavy as, say, your average junior high school in 1998. First impressions as we touched down at the misty Narita airport on the outer edge of Tokyo is that it looks like the Washington coast from the...
Sean Lowry's Photo Joural 1 →
First installation of Tennis Pro drummer Sean Lowry’s photo journal.
Our first Show in Tokyo, tonight at the Red Cloth! →
Tennis pro is headlining their first show in Japan! If you’re in Tokyo, come check it out! Here’s the line-up: w/ Bikuri Orchestra God Forces The Midnight Losers (from Nagoya) Live til I Die Tennis Pro (from USA!)
Tennis Pro on MySpace →
October 13th Departure for Tokyo!!!
A big thanks to everyone who helped get this project off the ground! We will depart from Seattle on October 13th to shoot the Japan leg of our Odyssey and return to Seattle on the 28th. We’ll be doing daily video blogs from the road which will appear here. So stay tuned!!!
Wardrobe fitting. The tennis whites.
JAPAN OR BUST! 3 Days left to raise 2K! See how... →
An unusual invitation sends surf rock band TENNIS PRO on a wild journey from Seattle, Washington to Tokyo, Japan for what they believe is one last shot at international fame. After seven years as a band, with day jobs and young families at home, they still cling to the belief that they were destined to deliver their music to the nation they believe will celebrate it . Armed with a potential...
The Orgins of Outsourced →
An interview with Director John Jeffcoat about the origins of OUTSOURCED
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We’re testing out a new way to to raise money for our Rock and Roll film in Japan. So far we’ve raised half the money we’ll need to get the project off the ground. Only $5,000 more to go, see how you can help us reach our goal! KICKSTARTER - TENNIS PRO
A teaser for the upcoming Amplified Docs shot and directed by John Jeffcoat. A similar production style will follow Tennis Pro to Japan.
Tennis Pro goes to Japan!
See how you can help get us to Japan HERE
A trailer for the film Outsourced, co-written and directed by John Jeffcoat who will be directing “Big in Japan” with Tennis Pro this October!
Tennis belongs to the individualistic past - a hero, or at most a pair of...
Tennis Pro recording ROCK OVER TOKYO in Seattle.