Taiko Drum Show
Japanese drumming show that will wow any audience. Perfect for product launches, high profile corporate events, parties, London, Scotland, UK, Europe, Dubai.
Thundering rhythms on huge taiko drums, mysterious masked choreography
with inventive lighting, muscular synchronisation timed to perfection, post-apocalyptic martial imagery & infectious belly laugh humour – all in a spellbinding display of sheer athleticism. Feel the energy & experience the power of this unique performance. As the most successful touring taiko drum group on this continent, they have developed a spectacular passionate style with music for the soul, fusing the traditional spirit with a contemporary look & sound, creating a modern
stage performance that has captivated audiences everywhere.
This show is tailored for your event.
We offer a 20 minute show option, 45 minute show option or full concert of 2 x 45 minutes.
Please contact us with details of your event and what you envisage and we will construct the show around you.
Presented as a modern & theatrical performing art, with precise choreography, dramatic lighting, and a variety of costumes ranging from the post-apocalyptic industrial to gorgeous earthy silks. The concert is extremely diverse: powerful rhythms on an array of instruments from small hand-held drums to the thunderous reverberations of the huge Odaiko big drum, delicate bamboo flute, soulful voice, layers of percussive soundscapes, and innovative dance tightly integrated with the taiko drums.
These Taiko Drummers are the UK’s longest established taiko ensemble, and Europe’s only professional touring company of this thrilling & energetic performing art. With over 1,000 performances across the UK, Japan & Europe over the last decade, they have established a solid reputation for their gritty passionate style, setting themselves firmly at the forefront of Taiko drumming on this continent through their rigorous touring.
They work as a full-length touring theatre concert, performing at prestigious venues including London Queen Elizabeth Hall, Gateshead Sage, Cardiff St. David’s Hall, Nottingham Royal Concert Hall, Brighton Theatre Royal, Glasgow Pavilion Theatre, and the Edinburgh Usher Hall amongst others. The group also perform on outdoor stages at a wide variety of music festivals, produce commissions for large-scale multi-media events, have released a range of CDs & DVDs, and have appeared on television programmes such as the Brit Awards & BBC Last Night of the Proms.
“Just when you think it could not get any more powerful, it doubles in intensity. This show is not one to be missed.” – Edinburgh Evening News
“The most extraordinary show we have seen in 20 years, congratulations to you all.” – Mr & Mrs P. F. Mills, Herne, Margate
“I was at the Sage Gateshead last night and I have to say that the Mugenkyo ensemble were truly
fantastic. I’ve seen several other taiko troupes, and none of them provide the entertainment quite like this one. I felt privileged to have been present at the performance. Thank you. The standing ovation was deserved.” – Adam Douglas, Durham
“This elevated drumming to a whole new level, visceral, organic, am not sure how to really describe
it but it was pure symmetry and poetry combined. It was a wonderful experience and oddly enough,
extremely moving too.” – Peter Deeming, Stafford
“Wonderful show! Could see it night after night.” – Mrs D Mills, Exmouth
“I can’t tell you how much we both enjoyed it, it was incredible. For me it was a very spiritual
experience and one of the most amazing shows I have seen. It transported me to another place
and time.” – Susan O’Neill, Isle of Man
“The rhythmic precision of the group is completely spell-binding! The whole performance is
presented with such imagination.” – Mrs Jayne Davies, Newtown
“Absolutely stunning performance, left me breathless and hoping it wouldn’t end.” – Mrs Angela Raimey, Exmouth
“This appeals to all age groups. The theatre was packed full of a mixed range of ages making for a
very happy atmosphere.” – Ian Coggin, Cheltenham
“A magical show. Ethereal and powerful.” – Guy Musgrove, Worthing
“An evening that turned out to be profound and deeply resonant. We were all completely
overwhelmed by it all the way through and your skill, respect and sheer enjoyment of the drum
moved many to tears in the incredible sound you produced. You blew the roof off and we can’t wait
to see you again!” – Simon & Doreen Cleggett, Loughborough
“I attend many performances of various types, opera, ballet, music – classical and modern,
comedy, modern dance etc wherever I can… [Your] show was superlative, astonishing, amazing
and truly spectacular – aurally and visually.” – Tony Hacker, Edinburgh
“I’m glad I was sat down – because other wise I would have fallen down. Blown away and then
some. Puttin’ it down like James Brown, bang on the money.” – Phil McCardle, Bury
Prices for 5 performers start from £1750 for a 45 minute show.
Central Scotland: £1,750
North England: £3,000
Rest of Britain: £3,550
Overseas Fees Start From:
(This includes one performance day and two travel days either side)
4 performers – £3,850 UK pounds
5 performers – £4,250 UK pounds
6 performers – £4,650 UK pounds
This includes a full set of Taiko drums (carried in the hold of the plane), the big drum is not used for shows abroad unless requested (this will need to be shipped separately due to the size).
Flights, hotels, local transport and excess baggage of 30kg of baggage weight per person must be provided by the client.
For performances abroad the show consists of one drum per player (approx 60cm diameter x 60 height), which will be carried on as hand luggage. Please inform the airline when booking flights. Enquiry