Ju-ken is a Japanese support bassist, mostly in live performances and tours with some recording, TV, and PV appearances. He uses instagram only. His blog was http://ameblo.jp/jkn0music/ (now deleted, some of it at least is at the Wayback Machine). In September 2017, he announced that he was a member of the band 戦国時代－The age of civil wars－ (website, Twitter, Instagram, Line, YouTube, post here).
There are posts by year of his activities; I’m trying to keep the 2017 and 2018 posts updated as events are announced (2017.12.11: February 2018 live with Juon; 2017.12.10: January 2018 lives with Anis).
There are a couple of other bands he’s been a member of in the last few years. In January 2014, he joined the band SDR (facebook, twitter, instagram). He announced a new band Derailers (facebook, twitter, label, label facebook, post here) on 2014.01.29; they made their major debut with their album A.R.T on 2014.12.03. Neither of these bands seem to be currently active as of September 2017.
His participated artists (from his old blog):
Berry (池上ケイ)/Brian Sezter/Bug/Case/Char/Crave/Day after tomorrow/Days/D.I.E/Ends/Fake?/ Gackt/Heath/Hyde/Inoran/KAMIJO/Liv/May’n/Miwa/Move/Oblivion Dust/Sayaka /SHUE/S.K.I.N./Spin Aqua/SQF/Vamps/Wipe/相川七瀬 (Nanase Aikawa)/樹音 (Juon)/土屋アンナ (Anna Tsuchiya)/中島美嘉 (Mika Nakashima)/浜崎あゆみ (Ayumi Hamasaki)/福山雅治 (Masaharu Fukuyama)/ベッキー♪＃ (Becky♪＃)/星村麻衣 (Mai Hoshimura)/布袋寅泰 (Tomoyasu Hotei)/森若香織 (Kaori Moriwaka)/若旦那 (Wakadanna)、and others
Bands he’s been a member of include (probably not a complete list):
Included here are yearly information posts:
and miscellaneous information:
- New band 戦国時代－The age of civil wars－
- Derailers’ Master Blaster PV
- Derailers’ first album
- Ju-ken’s new band Derailers (Derailers info)
- PV appearances (an incomplete list, last updated 2015.04.30)
- Ju-ken 2011 September Update (GLANZ info)
- Sparkly (mostly about Hotei’s Super Soul Sessions and the bass he used there)
- random bits (mostly early in his career)
There are a few DVD reviews of concerts where he played bass on my other blog:
- Tomoyasu Hotei – Hotei and the Wanderers Funky Punky Tour
- Tomoyasu Hotei – All Time Super Best Tour
- ends – Total Tone Live 2005
I’ve posted lyrics and a little information about Crave on yet another blog.