PoiL Ueda

PoiL Ueda,  Yoshitsune  is a meeting and a musical creation between the french rock/contemporary music band of PoiL + Benoit Lecomte (bassist of the band Ni) and the Japanese traditional music singer / satsuma-biwa player Junko Ueda. The theme of the creation is around the Japanese epic story ‘Heike-Monogatari’ from the13th century.

The composition is based on this traditional epic singing accompanied by the satsuma-biwa and Buddhist Shomyo chant. This project is a great opportunity to explore a new musical universe by meeting between an European super modern musical formation and a Japanese ancient traditional music. An experimental, yet powerfully common musical expressions of both styles will create an exciting discovery.

A new experience where the unbridled experimental rock of PoiL mixes with the calm and sinuous voice, the narrative force and the great charisma of Junko Ueda.


Antoine Arnera  |  keyboards
Boris Cassone  |  guitar
Ben Lecomte |  electro acoustic bass
Guilhem Meier  |  drums & percussion
Junko Ueda  |  voice & Satsuma Biwa


Co-production : Centre international de musiques nomades – Festival Détours de Babel – Grenoble, Théâtre de la Renaissance – Oullins Avec le soutien de : Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, DRAC Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, CNM, FONPEPS et i-portunus.

Availability 2023

February 23rd to March 12th
April 13th to 23rd
May 24th to 30th
June 28th to July 09th
October 25th to 29th
November 07th to 21st
November 30th to December 3rd

+ Summer for festivals. More on request
Booking | Marius


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Past gigs


19.08 Festival Malguénac (MALGUENAC – FR)
09.07 Pohoda Festival (TRENCIN – SK)
08.07 Z-Bau (NUREMBERG – DE)
05.06 Musiques En Tête (LES VANS – FR)
04.06 Le Brise Glace (ANNECY – FR)
22.04 Roadburn Festival (TILBOURG – NL)
15.04 Raymond Bar (CLERMONT-FERRAND – FR) + Ultra Zook
09.04 Les Abattoirs (BOURGOIN JALLIEU – FR)
08.04 KlangFarben (KUFSTEIN – AT)
07.04 Industriestrasse (LUZERN – CH)
06.04 Satellite (LAUSANNE – CH)
05.03 Brass (BRUSSELS – BE)
04.03 Sudhaus (BASEL – CH)
03.03 Le Périscope (LYON – FR)
02.03 Cave 12 (GENEVE – CH) 


31.10 Patronaat (HAARLEM – NL) – PoiL Ueda
30.10 MS Stubnitz (HAMBURG – DE) – PoiL Ueda
29.10 Worm (ROTTERDAM – NL) – PoiL Ueda
28.10 La Malterie (LILLE – FR) – PoiL Ueda
27.10 Bee Flat (BERN – CH) – PoiL Ueda
16.10 Les Plages Magnétiques (BREST – FR) – PoiL Ueda
15.10 Editions Du Pressing (BOUGUENAIS – FR) – PoiL Ueda
14.10 Théâtre De La Renaissance (OULLINS – FR) – PoiL Ueda
09.10 Secret Show (NETZSCHKAU – DE) – PoiL Ueda
08.10 Freakshow Festival (WURZBURG – DE) – PoiL Ueda
07.10 Zukunft Am Ostkreuz (BERLIN – DE) – PoiL Ueda
06.10 Café Wagner (JENA – DE) – PoiL Ueda
05.10 Puctum (PRAGUE – CZ) – PoiL Ueda
02.10 La Baie Des Singes (COURNON – FR) – Pili Coït + PoiL Ueda + Gwyn Wurst
22.09 Les Détours De Babel (GRENOBLE – FR) – PoiL Ueda
28.03 ANNULÉ Les Plages Magnétiques (BREST – FR) – PoiL Ueda
18.03 ANNULÉ La Cave à Musique (MACON – FR) – PoiL Ueda
17.03 ANNULÉ Les Détours de Babel (GRENOBLE – FR) – PoiL Ueda
16.03 ANNULÉ Théâtre de la Renaissance (OULLINS – FR) – PoiL Ueda

PoiL Ueda | Kokô 安宅 new live video

Here is a second concert excerpt from PoiL Ueda, a meeting between an expanded version of PoiL and Japanese artist Junko Ueda around popular epic tales from The Heike Epic, the third part of a Japanese medieval classic.

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