SCMG – Who are the members of your band?
JG – The members of my band are Yuka Yanagihara on keys, Masataka Fuchi on drums, Takahiro on bass and myself on the vocals.
SCMG – What genre do you consider yourself?
JG – I consider my genre R&B/Pop.
SCMG – What was your biggest accomplishment in 2017?
JG – My biggest accomplishment in 2017 was finishing my fourth contract in Japan at Universal Studios in April and playing the character Sarah in the broadway musical “Ragtime” in Wytheville, Virginia. I was able to work in a new city and work with talented actors and singers.
SCMG – What are your plans for 2018?
JG – My plans for 2018 are to promote my current album, play more live shows, do some theater, perform a concert in Charleston, SC, perform overseas, and work harder to get my songs played on the radio.
SCMG – Where and when can we find you?
JG – You can find me on
locations: Charleston, SC, Wythville Virginia, at Wohlfahrt Haus Theater, and Japan
SCMG – Who would you consider your biggest local influence?
JG – My biggest local influence is Darius Rucker from Hootie and the Blowfish.
SCMG – What would they say about you?
JG – If he remembers he would say “My grandmother used to babysit her and her brother when they were kids.”
SCMG – Who would you like to work with but haven’t yet had the chance?
JG – I would like to work with Darius Rucker, Quiana Parler, Bruno Mars, Missy Elliot, and Producer-Max Martin, Josh Groban, anyone who can produce a hit song, Tyler Perry-sometimes he has singers in his movies. 🙂
SCMG – What are your favorite albums of all time from any musician?
JG – My favorite albums are “The Bodyguard”-Whitney Houston, “Whitney Houston”-(her first studio album), “Mariah Carey “(1st album) & “Music Box”, “Thriller”-Michael Jackson, “Brandy”, “21”-Adele, “Christina Aguilera” (1st album) and “Stripped”-Chirstiina Aguilera, “The Miseducation of Lauren Hill”, “Rapture”-Anita Baker, “The Writings on the Wall”-Destiny’s Child, “Falling Into You”-Celine Dion, and “Cooleyhighharmony”- Boyz to Men
SCMG – If you could meet any of your favorite musicians, who would you choose and why?
JG – If I could meet my favorite musicians: Bruno Mars, Prince if he was still here, Lenny Kravitz, Alicia Keys, Maroon 5-band, and Mariah Carey
A lifetime of music addiction and appreciation has led Stephanie to her passion of live music photography and the entertainment industry. Having a particular interest in exceptional guitar work, she is best known for introducing her kids to Steve Vai’s and Yngwie Malmsteen’s talent in an effort to promote musical discovery to a new generation.