A I K A [àh-ee-kah]
Named after their lead singer Aika. Based in Los Angeles, CA.
Aika : Vocal/Songwriter/Saxophone/Guitar
Nick :Producer/Songwriter/Keys and Toys
Their music is a combination of catchy melodies and elements of Indie-pop, Pop, Rock, Acoustic, Electronica and Jazz.
Aika’s unique melodies and songwriting combined with her colorful vocals and Nick’s extraordinary sound it’s what makes AIKA such a distinguished band.
Lead singer Aika is known for her debut album “Ai-Wo”(EMI JAPAN) which reached the top 10 Japanese Charts on its first week of its release.
Nick has produced and wrote for many international award winning artists ( Marty Friedman, Eric Johnson , Ayaka Hirahara , Laura Rizzotto, Romain Collin Trio, Reagan Browne, Alex Economou amongst many others) and has 4 Top 10 records in Japan and recently a top 10 in the Rock charts USA .
Their song “Path Of Independence” turned GOLD now going for Platinum. Furthermore, In 2011, they released “Dancing Arrows” that was used for the official theme song/promotion song of the Hollywood movie “IRONCLAD” featuring Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Paul Giamatti (Barney’s Version, 12 years a slave), Brian Cox (Troy, X-men), Kate Mara (House Of Cards), James Purefoy (The following).
Also, Their song “ALL HE HAS TO SAY” is used to promote Autism Awareness for “Autism Speaks”.
Notable performances include the OSAKA JO(CASTLE) HALL where they performed in front of 10,000 people, JZ BRAT with guest star Marty Friedman (Megadeth), Paradise Boston, The Living Room NY, Rockwood Music Hall, Room 5 LA. Furthermore AIKA has been touring Japan for the last 8 years. In 2014 AIKA finished their very successful Japanese tour (with Ayaka) #AIKAJAPANTOUR (30 cities) which led to a sold out show (AIKA LIVE IN TOKYO) at KIWA in Tokyo Japan, with rave reviews.
In anticipation of the new record “NO MO GAMES”, they’ve released their latest single, the Bonnie Raitt classic “I can’t make you love me” which reached the TOP 30 charts on TwitMusic on its first day of its release.
In November of 2014 AIKA released their rendition of Alicia Key’s “We Are Here”.
AIKA released the lead single “NO MO GAMES”on June 16th 2015.
New album “NO MO GAMES” is scheduled to be released in late 2015.