AVO Magazine (since 2012) can be seen as an online magazine with regular updates about events in the Netherlands and Belgium, and publishes reports, interviews, reviews and fun informative articles. The focus for AVO is on Japanese music, which might be easy to see when you look at the website. The website publishes mostly in Dutch, but wants to become bilingual to reach a bigger audience.
In the past AVO has worked together with artists as HITT, Ryo Fujimura, Loverin Tamburin, BACK-ON, REMNANT, Haruka, X Made Alcoholic Santaclaus, GanglioN, ZWEI, Satsuki, ADAMS, Chii Sakurabi, LOKA, KAMIJO, heidi., Kaya, Calmando Qual, OROCHI and more. These collaborations resulted in reports, interviews, but also several concerts organized under the name AVO Events & Promotion.
AVO has good contacts with conventions in the Netherlands and outside, cosplayers, and other creative people. These connections gives AVO the opportunity to share a lot of news, interesting interviews, reviews and reports for the readers of AVO Magazine. Promoting less known artists has always been important for AVO as well as artists who got their breakthrough, to expand the world of the readers of AVO Magazine more and more.
In order to maintain the presence of the name AVO in the music world, it is necessary to grow and look for serious candidates who want to work for us and proudly publish articles on AVO Magazine. Writing for AVO Magazine gives you experience in how to write creatively, how to look for information and promotion. You will be welcomed in a team of enthusiastic writers and photographers who inspire each other!
Did you know that it all started out with AVO Forum on May 16 2003? In 2013 AVO Forum celebrated its 10th anniversary with a music festival, called AVO J-Rock Festival!
AVO accepts press releases, interview requests, promotional materials for Japan-related events and appearances. You can contact AVO in English at ln.go1527390734lb-ov1527390734a@ofn1527390734i1527390734
AVO’s motor is Francisca Hagen (Fran) who started AVO in 2003 and has been the face of AVO ever since. But AVO has also a few Dutch, Belgian and even Japanese guest writers who like to write when they have a story for AVO Magazine, as well photographers and translators and a partnership with Miyako Studio.
1. Satsuki @ P60 - Fotografie: Miyako Studio
Satsuki EU Tour 2014 - "Squall of Emotions"
We are glad to announce that we will release the tour limited Album 「Squall of Emotions」, by SATSUKI, including new and former songs, during「SATSUKI EU tour 2014 Squall of Emotions」, running from November 28th to December 14th! Be there!
Satsuki will be on stage with 3 support members:
•Gt, SANA (ex- MASK)
•Ba, LEONA (ex-dolore )
•Dr, SHIUN (ex- SCISSOR)
The exclusive album "Squall of Emotions" will be available at all the shows, and will be signed by Satsuki!
2. GangLioN in Patronaat (2 april 2015) - Fotografie: Francisca Hagen
GangLioN in Patronaat (2 april 2015) - Fotografie: Francisca Hagen
3. PLASTICZOOMS live at P60 - March 9 2017 | Photography: Francisca Hagen
PLASTICZOOMS live at P60 - March 9 2017 | Photography: Francisca Hagen
4. Chii Sakurabi @ Moshi Moshi 2014 | Miyako Studio
20/05/2014 - Chii Sakurabi is J-Pop singer and recording artist from Tokyo, Japan. Chii originally performed live throughout Tokyo, and in 2010 moved to the U.S. to expand her music internationally. In 2011, Chii released her first full-length album Mirage, featuring a unique electropop style, as well as a mixture of English and Japanese lyrics.
In 2013, she released a new single and music video for Kaguya, and in May 2014 she will be releasing her second full-length album, Moon Princess!
Chii has performed live at various anime and pop culture conventions in such countries as the United States, France, Mexico, Canada, New Zealand and Japan. Chii’s concerts are known for their high-energy as well as Chii’s passsionate voice, kawaii dances, and lolita fashion! Chii is excited to perform in the Netherlands for the first time!
5. MIKARU - G.L.A.M.S in 330 live in Den Haag. Foto door Miyako Studio.
06/21/2014 - Mikaru is the current vocalist of the Japanese visual kei band BLACK LINE, but is especially known in Europe for his work as the singer of DIO – Distraught Overlord, from 2006 to 2010. Back in 2007, DIO made a smash hit on Japan Expo’s main stage, and since then Mikaru could build and keep a supportive and faithful fanbase, following him in all his projects.
6. haru at Abunai! 2017 | Photography Vi Young for Miyako Studio
haru at Abunai! 2017 | Photography Vi Young for Miyako Studio