YUKARI FUJIU (lead singer of CRIBABI)



Yukari Fujiu is a singer songwriter / guitarist. She began her musical career as the lead singer of an all-girl Tokyo band called The Groopies and went on to release two solo albums on Pony Canyon Records. She also wrote million-seller hits for several Japanese artists. Later, she worked in London with Dave Stewart of Eurythmics, and with Gota Yashiki of Simply Red. While living in the UK she formed the group called Cribabi with Andy Cox, ex the Beat and Fine Young Cannibals. They released the album “Volume” which was selected for The Best of British by Virgin Megastores USA. Eventually she moved her base to Los Angeles, California and reformed Cribabi. They have just released the new single “Flight 49”. Her performances, including the music video of “Flight 49”, are online at www.cribabi.com.  The audio single is available on iTunes and Amazon.com.

We recently caught up with Yukari after the premiere of the video at the Unexpected Film Festival and had a chance to discuss her transition from Tokyo to Los Angeles.

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