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Cowboy Bebop Vocalist at UC Berkeley Anime Con

posted on 2004-11-04 23:57 EST
The Beautiful Losers to be present at Anime Destiny 2004 next weekend.

The artist producer team of Indo-Canadian singer songwriter Raj Ramayya and San Francisco born guitarist, Brett Boyd, collectively known as The Beautiful Losers, are scheduled to appear at UC Berkeley's first anime convention, Anime Destiny 2004. The event is hosted by the university's anime club, Cal Animage Alpha.

Raj Ramayya singer/songwriter for The Beautiful Losers has been involved with writing and singing songs with Yoko Kanno (Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell, Wolf's Rain etc.) and was featured as the vocalist on theme song "Ask D.N.A" for the movie version of Cowboy Bebop. Ramayya has also been featured as a vocalist/lyricist in the popular Wolf's Rain song "Strangers" and has co-written several game software songs for Konami's GuitarMania and Beatmania series.

TBL's brand of "electro-acoustic-Indian-alternative-rock" is quickly gaining popularity with an incredibly fresh twist on classic rock songwriting and traditional Indian instrumentation. Both Boyd and Ramayya have been involved in several collaborations with projects and artists as diverse as Soundgarden's Kim Thayil, Pearl Jam's Matt Cameron, Canadian songwriting guru Ron Sexsmith, Mott the Hoople's, Morgan Fisher, DJ producer and Asian Billboard top five artist Captain Funk, guitar virtuoso Paul Gilbert and many others.

As a production songwriting team, TBL have penned tunes for game software giants Sega, Konami and Sony Playstation as well as jingles for Mazda, Toyota, Volvic, Ricoh Copiers and many other international clients. Formed in Tokyo, Japan in 1998, The Beautiful Losers have been garnering a strong and loyal following in both the U.S and Japan with plans to tour internationally.

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