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I've scheduled this year's Blowfish Unplugged performances again at the San Diego Asian Film Festival.  The full schedule of acoustic performances at the festival are below!  I'll be playing 2 sets- one Nov 5, Saturday at 4pm and then Nov 6, Sunday at 3pm... but i'll also be playing with Catherine Nguyen during her 2pm set.  

Every year, the San Diego Asian Film Festival provides a platform for not only films from around the world, but also local Asian American musicians as part of our Blowfish Unplugged series. All performances take place in the UltraStar Mission Valley lobby and are free for all festivalgoers.

Friday, Nov. 4
8pm: Alex Famous

Saturday, Nov. 5
1pm: Jeremy Lumbreras
3pm: Ivan Cheong
4pm: Terry Matsuoka

Sunday, Nov. 6
12pm: Brandon Fong
1pm: Ivan Cheong
2pm: Catherine Nguyen
3pm: Terry Matsuoka
7pm: Jeremy Lumbreras

Wednesday, Nov. 9
7pm: Alex Famous


You're Invited!

Pacific Arts Movement - Meet and Greet with Kent Lee
Wednesday, Oct. 5 | 5:30-7:30pm
Seven Mile Casino
285 Bay Blvd Chula Vista, CA 91910

Pacific Arts Movement is proud to introduce Kent Lee as its new Executive Director! Please join us in welcoming him into this new position during a cocktail reception on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at Seven Mile Casino in Chula Vista.

Enjoy a variety of appetizers from Harvey's Lounge inside Seven Mile Casino and entertainment by Terry Matsuoka.

Please RSVP by Friday, September 30th.


I've been doing some illustration work for a new company called "Manscaped".  They are going to have a great male grooming kit that includes tools for those private areas that you want to be careful with...  Here's a sample of a piece that is going into their "package".  

A student that took my photo classes posted some great pictures of hummingbirds recently.  I can see her improvement just by looking at these.  Great job Susan Farese!  

By chance I met a really talented guy named Misawa Masanori.  He makes music under the name Like This Parade.  Check him out on Soundcloud

Well, he has begun remixing my latest album- "Handmade" and it sounds super awesome.  It's a creative spin on my music.  It's got an eclectic range of sounds and has feelings of electronic lounge and breakbeat in there.  

We should be releasing it in some form before winter comes.


Kollaboration is a great organization that puts together Asian-American entertainment programs.  I played at one of their shows awhile back.  They shot this cool episode of their show "The Green Room" featuring- me!

Please check it out.

I sing my songs- "The Minute", "I Will Be There Too" and "How She Feels".  Thanks Martin Yueh!

I'll be part of the "Asian Festival" at the San Diego County Fair, Sunday June 12th.  There's more information in my calendar to left there.  

There will be all kinds of other Asians performing that day.  I really enjoy going to the fair, so i'm pretty excited about it.  I'll actually have a couple of my designs showing throughout the duration of the fair as well.  It's in the Visual Arts area of the fair.  

So go and get whatever is the deep fried food of the day and come see me at the Plaza Stage at 9:30pm.


Exciting news- I have accepted a new residency!

Every 1st Monday of every month I will be playing at URBN as part of Thumbprint Gallery's special monthly event Monday Night Medley.  The event take place from 5pm-10pm every 1st Monday.  I will be playing from 7-9pm.

The next Monday Night Medley is June 6.

I'm particularly excited because it's such a cool venue.  Physically I like the wide open space and industrial feel.  The people that work there are really nice and friendly.  The pizza is delicious and they have an incredible beer selection.  This is also an art event and being an artist, i'm very happy to be involved in that.  I will do my best to entertain and provide good vibes with the music.


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I had no idea gorillas could sing, let alone do impressions!!!


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