CEO  Jon Underdown

Born and raised in Seattle, Jon’s lifelong interest in Asia brought him to Japan in the Spring of 2001. After a year of study and networking in Tokyo he permanently relocated there to pursue a career in music. For the next 14 years he immersed himself in the Tokyo rock scene as a front man, songwriter, and lyricist for the following bands:

  • fade (2002~2014)
  • YELLOW FRIED CHICKENZ (GACKT) (2011~2012)
  • Sonz of Freedom (2013~2014)

10 albums later and with one world tour and numerous tours of Japan under his belt, in 2014 Jon decided that it was time to change the trajectory of his musical career.
Applying everything he had learned as a rock front man he returned to his natural vocal and songwriting style of soul, funk, R&B, reggae, pop, and dance and has been focusing on working as a producer and composer for Japanese major label artists and independent artists.

Most recently he and internationally reputed producer Victor Newman have formed their own production company Funtime Productions, and the powerhouse artist and producer unit YAY and are poised to take the global music scene by storm in 2018 and beyond.

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