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Maki Rinka sings the original songs such as the soundtrack of 1950’s and 60’s cinema and sings the cover of old jazz standard songs and broadway musical songs. She mainly sings at a bar, a café and a live house in Osaka and Tokyo. She writes her original lyrics and makes melodies herself.

She writes words in Japanese and English, sometimes Russian.

The concept of her performance is ‘’ CABARET ENTERTAINMENT SHOW with a piano’’ and she acts the world of her lyrics like an actress in her performance.

She released 2 albums ‘’Manechika’’ and ‘’ Cinematica’’ and her albums caught great support from record shops in Japan and recorded good sales.

In January 2005, She succeeded organizing her event ‘’ CABARET POPEROTICA’’ in the cabaret in Tokyo and Osaka, and in 2006 she succeeded singing in the Jazz swing dance event ‘’Tokyo Swing’’ in the cabaret in Shinjuku, Kabuki-cho. She participated in the European tour of the band, Degurutieni, for the first time in September 2007 and now she is keeping playing an active part globally.

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Discography

Albums

Maki Rinka sings BROADWA
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Maki Rinka sings BROADWAY

[2008.08.06] New!
VICB-60033 / 1,500 yen(tax in) Label: BabeStar Label

  1. Cabaret ~album ver.~
  2. Anything Goes
  3. Bali Ha'i
  4. Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend
  5. Happy Talk
  6. Over The Rainbow
Cinematica
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Cinematica

[2005.09.22]
VICB-60008 / 2,100 yen(tax in) Label: BabeStar Label

The concept of this album is the soundtrack of 1960’s cinema. A exciting variety of songs written and acted by Maki Rinka entertain you in the world of Maki Rinka’s imaginary cinema! She collaborated with many great musicians in this album and expresses the imaginary world of different kinds of cinema… this album has a variety of stories…such as cats musical show, cowgirl adventure, spy, suspense, a prostitute blues, love story and so on. All words of songs are written by Maki Rinka, and this album is based on her imagination!

Mini Albums

Manichika
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Manichika

[2004.10.09]
SAA-60007 / 1,200 yen(tax in) Label: Poperotica Records

This is her first album which is composed with a pianist, Sachiko Ishitobi. Maki Rinka expresses her imaginary stories with an old ragtime piano. This album is made by a very nostalgic sound such as an old record. The album title ‘’ Manechika’’ is the word she made, she made the word mixing a word of Japanese and Russian. This album has 5 original songs and a cover of ‘’ Bye Bye Baby’’ which is sung by Marilyn Monroe in the movie of ‘’ Gentlemen Prefer Blonds’’.

Singles

Cabaret

Cabaret

[2008.06.03]
200 yen(tax in) Label: BabeStar Label

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Analog

“WHAT GIRLS WANT FOR A MAN!” W remix version 7 inch

“WHAT GIRLS WANT FOR A MAN!” W remix version 7 inch

[2006.02.10]
ville-004 / 1,260 yen(tax in) Label: moodsville records

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Compilations

Tokyo Bossa Nova ~Outono~ Love Sofa Compilation 2 Aoi Kage no Scat (Blue Shadow Scat)

Tokyo Bossa Nova ~Outono~

[2004.10.25]
B00068X5RQ / 2,100 yen(tax in)Label: Happiness Records

Love Sofa Compilation 2

[2004.12.22]
B0006GV8BS / 1,680 yen(tax in)Label: M.O.P. Recordings

Aoi Kage no Scat
(Blue Shadow Scat)

[2005.02.05]
B00079FHV6/ 1,470 yen(tax in) Label: orion music

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Udagawa Café Compilation Superior Groove 80 ska V.A.

Udagawa Café Compilation

[2005.04.13]
LRTCD-006 / 2,415 yen(tax in)Label: LD&K Records

Superior Groove

[2005.09.07]
AARR-001/ 2,415 yen(tax in)Label: aar-records

80 ska V.A.

[2007.07.25]
GNCL-1129/ 2,625 yen (tax in) Label: Geneon

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Ska day night fever BOSSANIMATION V.A BOSSANIMATION V.A

Ska day night fever

[2007.08.22]
GNCL-1130 2,625 yen(tax in)Label: Geneon

BOSSANIMATION V.A

[2007.09.21]
GNCL-1139 2,625 yen (tax in)Label: Geneon

BOSSANIMATION V.A

[2007.09.21]
TKCA-73324 2,500 yen (tax in)Label: Island Moon

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ELECTRO LOVERS Vol.1-CANDY LOVER- ELECTRO LOVERS Vol.2-SUMMER LOVER-  

ELECTRO LOVERS
Vol.1-CANDY LOVER-

[2008.07.23]
GNCL-1165 2,100 yen(tax in)Label: Geneon

ELECTRO LOVERS
Vol.2~SUMMER LOVER~

[2008.07.23]
GNCL-1166 2,100 yen (tax in)Label: Geneon

 
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Collaborations

Sensei atsuino / hot hip trampoline school    

Sensei atsuino / hot hip trampoline school

[2005.10.19]
LDCD-50023 1,680 yen (tax in) Label: LD&K records

   
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Media/Magazines

TV commercial songs

[2005.04] Siseido washing cream ‘’ Perfect Whip’’ jingle
[2006.08] Benesse Kodomo challenge
[2007.04] Kaoh Biore make up remover ‘’ Make Torokeru Liquid’’
[2007.09] Kaoh Biore make up remover ‘’ Make Torokeru Liquid’’ ~Autumn~

TV

[2005.11] West 21 (Yomiuri TV)

Magazines

[2004.11.01] Kansai Spy Girl Selection
[2005.02.10] MARQUEE
[2005.09.01] Keihanshin L Magazine
[2005.10.07] MARQUEE
[2006.05.01] CAZICAZI HAIR etc…

Radio 2004-2007

FM802 / FM OSAKA / MBS radio / FM COCOLO / FM FUKUOKA / FM OKINAWA / RBC radio etc..

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