San Francisco to Tokyo Tour With StoneBridge

Posted by on Feb 5, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Overseas from the California coast (San Francisco) all the way to Tokyo, Japan.  Ten days on the road, and I’m still buzzing with the excitement of it all.

 

Truth be told, I’m still putting away clean laundry and getting settled back into my normal routine.  After such an epic adventure, it takes a minute to come back down to earth.

Let me attempt a brief recap… if you’re more inclined to just watch the video, scroll to the end of this blog.

In San Fran I sang with my dear friend, and House Music legend, StoneBridge at The Grand nightclub.  It was a packed house.

I have several friends in the area, and some who even drove up from San Diego for the show that night, so it was extra special for me.

Here are a few action shots from the night.

StoneBridge and Krista Richards at The Grand in San Francisco

StoneBridge and Krista Richards at The Grand in San Francisco

Krista singing at The Grand in San Francisco

Krista singing at The Grand in San Francisco

I had a couple days in the city before my flight to Tokyo, so we visited with friends, checked out the city, went to Amoeba Music, did yoga at the well known Urban Flow Yoga studio, ate at some ridiculously awesome vegetarian/vegan restaurants like Herbivore, Golden Era, Greens, The Plant and one not so vegan restaurant, The Trident, where our talented friend James Montejano is the Executive chef.  He spoiled us with a 6 course vegan chef’s tasting!  I also experienced sitting at the table that was once reserved for Janis Joplin.

San Francisco was awesome!

 

Sunset at Lands End in San Francisco

Sunset at Lands End in San Francisco

Sun dried tomato pesto and whipped avocodo

Sun dried tomato pesto and whipped avocado at The Trident with Chef James

Krista at Amoeba Music (Haight St)

Krista at Amoeba Music (Haight St)

Upon landing in Tokyo I was greeted with this sign:

Airport Greeting sign for Krista (made and held by Mark Carter of g-spot presents)

Airport Greeting sign for Krista (made and held by Mark Carter of g-spot presents)

By the infamous shenanigan instigator Mark Carter of g-spot presents.  We were fast friends…

Our first night in Tokyo (Friday night) we went to dinner at Gonpachi, the restuarant where they filmed that epic fight scene in Kill Bill.  It was fun, the company was amazing, and the food was delicious!

Mark Carter, Krista Richards, & StoneBridge at Gonpachi (ready for some action)

Mark Carter, Krista Richards, & StoneBridge at Gonpachi (ready for some action)

Saturday afternoon before the gig, we joined JAXXDAFISHWORKS on his Ministry of Sound radio show, and I sang live on air.

Krista and JAXX on air Ministry of Sound Radio

Krista and JAXX on air Ministry of Sound Radio

StoneBridge, Krista, and JAXX (on air - Ministry of Sound Radio)

StoneBridge, Krista, and JAXX (on air – Ministry of Sound Radio)

Then I got my hair done at Toni & Guy, there were three people working on my hair at once!  Check it!

Krista getting hair done in Tokyo

Krista getting hair done in Tokyo

MC & Krista at Toni & Guy

MC & Krista at Toni & Guy

Sound Museum Vision had one of the best sound systems I’ve sang through.  I was really impressed with the kindness & professionalism of the people, and the venue itself was amazing.  Big thanks to Hed Kandi for putting on the event, the club owner, my partner in music StoneBridge, Mark Carter of g-spot presents for the footage & the fun, and JAXXDAFISHWORKS for making it all happen.

Krista and StoneBridge LIVE at Sound Museum Vision in Tokyo

Krista and StoneBridge LIVE at Sound Museum Vision in Tokyo

Krista & MC Clark Kent Style back stage before the gig

Krista & MC Clark Kent Style back stage before the gig (costuming courtesy of Dean & Lotty Huston)

We also got in a bit of site seeing the day before we left, here’s a picture of me and Stoney at the top of the Tokyo Tower.  What a view!

Krista and StoneBridge at the Tokyo Tower

Krista and StoneBridge at the Tokyo Tower

Watch this video by g-spot presents to get a fast forward view of this epic weekend!

 

I LOVE Japan!  I’m looking forward to more gigs there in the future!

さようなら
Sayounara

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Hed Kandi feat. StoneBridge with Krista Richards LIVE at Sound Museum Vision (Tokyo)

Posted by on Dec 31, 2012 in Blog, News | 0 comments

Hed Kandi feat. StoneBridge with Krista Richards Saturday January 26th, 2013 LIVE at Sound Museum Vision (Tokyo)

 

 

 

 

It’s official… I get the pleasure of performing with the legendary StoneBridge in Tokyo with Hed Kandi at Sound Museum Vision! January 26th, 2013. Excited to perform “Tomorrowland” in Japan and meet the co-creator JAXX DA FISHWORKS!  🙂

Click to download "Tomorrowland"

Click to download “Tomorrowland”

 

1.26.13 Hed Kandi Vision Artwork

Keep your vibrations HIGH… sending you LOVE through the sound waves!

Love…

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JAXX DA FISHWORKS & Krista Richards “Tomorrowland” OUT NOW on Hed Kandi!

Posted by on Aug 1, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Today I present…. JAXX DA FISHWORKS & Krista Richards “Tomorrowland” on Hed Kandi!

I’m very excited about this song because it carries a message of inspiration for the world.  It was inspired by the 2011 tsunami in Japan and speaks to everyone, everywhere as we live during times where natural and unnatural disasters seem almost commonplace.

In the US we can still feel the heartache of the tragedies of 9/11, hurricanes Katrina & Irene, the recent Aurora shooting during The Dark Knight Rises, and many more.

In the song lyrics we say, “The turning point…Is drawing near…A call to love…Rings loud and clear…Listen closely, feel it in your soul…When we come together, we can be to-mor-row…”

In the midst of tragedy and destruction, humanity has a choice.  We can choose to be divided by race, color, culture, religion, and geography; or we can unite our hearts and minds as one human race.  We can choose to rebuild from the ashes something new, something better, a tomorrow we can be proud to pass onto our children, a tomorrow born from our grief and filled with hope, unity, and love.

Please support us, and this message by logging in and downloading your favorite mixes of “Tomorrowland” TODAY!

Available Mixes:

Original Mix
Deep Mix
MC Flipside Remix
Extended Radio Version

CLICK HERE to DOWNLOAD “Tomorrowland” on Beatport!

Thank you for your support, you really make a huge difference!

Stay tuned, and keep your vibrations HIGH!

Sending you love through the sound waves…

 

 

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