Live performance

Irulanne’s cover of Sailor Moon’s CARRY ON also available for download :)

Few months ago, CHORALE SAILOR PRODUCTION was reborn for the fandub of the battle between Queen Beryl against Princess Serenity. I recorded the song CARRY ON with the karaoke generously provided by friend musician Philip Rivard who had recreated the music especially for my Sailor Moon 20th anniversary panel performance :)

The fandub is available on youtube, as well as the live performance(s) of the song. You can also download my cover on the DOWNLOAD page of this site ^_^

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ENJOY !

Anime Revolution is… tomorrow!

Hello everyone !

I am currently packing up for Anime Revolution as we speak. So much to do in so little time !

Although it is not my first time singing live at a convention, the show “Animusica” at AR will be my very first solo performance. I am overwhelmed with feelings of excitement, bliss, happiness but also… fear and anxiety. I have worked extremely hard in the last few months, rehearsing non-stop to learn several musical numbers in Japanese and in English and to be ready for this special day. Although the convention is covering some of the basics of my stay (food, lodging…) I am not paid to perform – nor are most of the Guests that are coming from the Fandom. I am doing this because I love to sing and share my passion of Jpop and Anime music.

And I believe I am doing pretty good at it.

I am not Japanese and I don’t pretend to be one. I am my own person with my own voice – and I hope you can come to my show and enjoy what I have to offer.

Also, I was asked several times to provide photos for autograph sessions in past events. However, prints are expensive to make (between $3 and $4 each – if you don’t believe me, look around for the cost of 8 x 10 enlargments…). This is why my Anime Revolution prints are for sale at $5 with only 20 available for purchase. I will be the most happy girl in the world if you come talk to me during the week-end.

In the meantime, I have to go. I may be able to rehearse a little bit more after I put my daughter to bed…

See you at the con.

Happy Anime Revolution !

Irulanne :-)

 

Schedule for Anime Revolution – Updates

The convention is in 9 days and the official schedule as been released this morning !

There is soo much to do and soo much to see during the convention but I hope you’ll find a few minutes during the week-end to come see me perform and say Hi ! while I’m in the exhibition hall for autograph and such ! :)

FRIDAY – August 17th

  • 11:00am – OP Ceremony
  • 12:30pm – Anime Revolution Idol Round #1 (as a Guest Judge)
  • 3:00pm – Autograph session w/ Mark Nguyen (asking $5 for my own prints, otherwise autographs are free)

SATURDAY – August 18th

  • 10:00am – Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary Event (performing)
  • 1:00pm –  Autograph session and photo ! (asking $5 for my own prints, otherwise autographs are free)
  • 4:00pm – Anime Revolution Idol Round #2 (as a Guest Judge)

SUNDAY – August 19th

  • 2:00pm – ANIMUSICA – An anime and Jpop Concert (performing)
  • 4:30pm – Autograph session and photo ! (asking $5 for my own prints, otherwise autographs are free)
  • 5:30pm – ED Ceremony and Idol final round (As a Guest Judge)

 

I HAVE NO PLAN TO BRING CDs at the convention – as I don’t want to get myself – or anyone else – in trouble for distributing non-licensed songs. However, if anyone would like to ORDER a compilation CD, I will glady take individual orders and bring them to the con to give them to you personally. I ask $5 per CD. Thank you :) SEE YOU THERE !

New Horizons – Theme Song for Heileen 3 (Tycoon Games / Matthew Myers)

The news has been circulating around the internet for quite some time now but I never got around my own website to make the official announcement  >_<

Heileen“, “Heileen 2” and soon to be released “Heileen 3” are visual novel games for PC that were developped by Tycoon Games (Winter Wolves Games). Set during the 17th Century, it’s the story of a young naive English girl who embarks on a ship with friends and family to begin a journey to the “New World”. The ship gets lost at sea and Heileen eventually ends up on a deserted tropical island. In order to survive, she must get along with unusual friends, including a talking cat, and use magic tarot cards. Later on, she begins a new life as a pirate where she’ll find aventure, love and romance – and perhaps her true destiny.

In order to conclude the Heileen story arc, the game developper commissioned a theme song to 2EastMusic‘s music composer Matthew Myers - also known as the mastermind behind the famous LEETSTREETBOYS .

***drum rolls***

And I was chosen to be the vocalist for the song :-)

I was not really expecting this – being super busy at the time with Anime North Idol and my preparations for Anime Revolution. It was a very nice surprise and a huge confidence booster. Afterall, I had been singing for over a decade but never got to the point where anyone would have considered me for “professional” singing (and it’s not because I haven’t tried before…)

Unlike recording “covers”, working on original material takes time, adjustments – and the client’s approval. But I am happy to report that the song is almost completed as we are now busy tweaking harmonies and such. Matt has been absolutely amazing and working miracles with the song arrangements and mixing, despite my francophone accent ;)

I am also excited to announce that I will perform “NEW HORIZONS” live at ANIMUSICA, my jpop & anime performance at Anime Revolution on August 19th at 2:00pm.

New Horizons and Heileen 3 will eventually be released online and the song, on iTunes – possibly around Christmas 2012. I shall make an update when I’ll have more info.

Meanwhile… I will have another announcement to make soon. Stay Tuned ;-)

 

My tentative schedule for Anime Revolution !

Hey gang, another update regarding Anime Revolution !

I received my tentative schedule of events and appareances through out the week-end.

Please come see me and say Hi ! I don’t bite and I really appreciate everyone’s support :)

FRIDAY – August 17th

  • 11:00am – OP Ceremony
  • 12:30pm – Anime Revolution Idol Round #1 (as a Guest Judge)
  • 5:00pm – Autograph session and photo ! (asking $5 for my own prints, otherwise autographs are free)

SATURDAY – August 18th

  • 10:00am – Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary Event (performing)
  • 4:00pm – Anime Revolution Idol Round #3 (as a Guest Judge)

SUNDAY – August 19th

  • 2:00pm – ANIMUSICA – An anime and Jpop Concert (performing)
  • 3:30pm – Autograph session and photo ! (asking $5 for my own prints, otherwise autographs are free)
  • 5:30pm – ED Ceremony and Idol final round (As a Guest Judge)

 

I HAVE NO PLAN TO BRING CDs at the convention – as I don’t want to get myself – or anyone else – in trouble for distributing non-licensed songs. However, if anyone would like to ORDER a compilation CD, I will glady take individual orders and bring them to the con to give them to you personally. I ask $5 per CD. Thank you :) SEE YOU THERE !

Poco-a-Poco for the Children of Japan Fundraiser event !

On Sunda May 6th 2012, the Poco-a-Poco choir was invited to perform at the Calgary’s NJCA kid’s day charity concert -
“to the children of japan” (more info here).

We started with Haruyo Koi, then performed “Jidai” from jpop legend Miyuki Nakajima. We ended our participation with a beautiful rendition of the Pachelbel’s Canon with the hanbells. Click on the picture for the videos and more information !

If you wish to join the choir, please email the CJCA. We are always looking for new members and voices. Practices are usually first Saturday (1:00pm to 3:00pm) and third Sunday (10:00am to 12:00pm) of each month. Practices are 99% in Japanese language.

Anime North Idol 2012 – Rules & Guidelines available !

Once again, I have the pleasure and honor to be the Director of Canada’s biggest anime and jpop singing competition : Anime North Idol !

Clicking on the logo above will bring you to the page, and then direct you to the set of Rules & Guidelines for the competition.

Note that we are always on the look out for more staff and team members – and sometimes Judges too !

Send any inquiries or questions to animenorthidol @ gmail.com !