Bootleg Theater Presents
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057
This event is 18 and over
Enigmatic Seattle legend Jeremy Enigk rose to fame in the mid-'90s as frontman of the seminal emo band Sunny Day Real Estate. After releasing two critically acclaimed albums on Sub Pop, Sunny Day Real Estate disbanded and Enigk began a solo career, debuting in 1996 with the rich, symphonic Return of the Frog Queen, which has since become a cult classic. In 1998, Sunny Day reunited and released two more albums, before officially parting ways again in 2001, when Enigk formed The Fire Theft. After releasing one album with that band, Enigk returned to his solo career, releasing World Waits, Missing Link, and OK Bear.
2016 marks the 20th Anniversary of Jeremy's debut solo album Return of the Frog Queen.
Tomo Nakayama is an acclaimed singer/songwriter based in Seattle, Washington. Born in Kochi, Japan to a Vietnamese father and Japanese mother, Tomo’s work both as a solo artist and as frontman in his chamber-pop band Grand Hallway have been praised by NPR, New York Times, and KEXP. Known for his crystalline high-tenor voice, intricate fingerpicking, cinematic production style, and simple, poetic lyrics imbued with warmth and humanity and images of the natural world, Tomo’s songs have drawn comparisons to Paul Simon, Elliott Smith, and Sigur Ros. Jesse Sykes called him a “self-assembled human cathedral”. He has also composed music for film and television, and starred as an actor alongside Ellen Page in Lynn Shelton’s Sundance Grand Jury nominated movie “Touchy Feely”. He was Artist in Residence at Seattle’s Town Hall, during which time he wrote and recorded his solo debut album, Fog On The Lens, co-produced and mixed by Yuuki Matthews (The Shins, David Bazan)and released by Porchlight Records (U.S.) and & Records (Japan). For the record’s release, Tomo and Yuuki played an astounding and exhausting 14 shows in 1 day throughout Seattle, highlighting various independent small businesses. This was followed by a successful tour of Japan and the US, and a few shows in Europe as well. Fog On The Lens spent 8 weeks on the CMJ Top 200 and was named “Album of the Month” by Seattle Met. Tomo spent the majority of 2016 writing and recording a bunch of new songs, as well as busking at SeaTac airport, where he met and sang for travelers from all over the world. Let’s see, what else. Tomo is a Virgo and he enjoys cooking and baseball. A new solo album will be released in 2017.