DEM POP is made up of two girls, Angie and Tiffany, who love Japanese pop music, especially idols! They have performed together and apart in various conventions and events over the years, including Japan Expo USA, AOD, FanimeCon, and Anime California! As a soloist Tiffany was the winner of the first ever Vocaloid Dance Contest at San Francisco’s J-POP Summit in 2011 and was a winner again in 2016! These two talented girls have come together to bring everyone at Anime Los Angeles a one-of-a-kind performance full of energy, singing and dance!
Captain’s Savvy Sing A Long Crew
Captain’s Savvy Singalong Crew is a professional musical act that prides itself on celebrating the diverse aspects of otaku and nerd pop culture. The group uses music and comedy as a way to share their love for all things geek-chic while engaging their fans and audience. All performances are accompanied by lyrical presentations in order to encourage fans to sing along. Originating in Southern California, the band started as a passion project from lead vocalist Samuel “Captain” Khosravi. After a successful debut at Anime Conji in 2013, the band started attracting various musicians to their line up including Christion McGowan, Rin Moeslie, Becky Booth, & Jeremy Bergstrom. CSSC has now been featured at several conventions and local specialized events.
TaiKomotion, founded in 2012, is one of the two taiko groups from UC Irvine. Founded from the love the founders had for taiko, TK exists to teach its members the art of the Japanese drum as well as the discipline and respect associated with it. TaiKomotion members strive for continuous improvment, making it an undying wish to never stop learning. As an open college taiko group, we accept any and all UCI students who wish to learn and learn the art without discrimination towards race, skill level, religion, etc… coming from humble beginnings practicing on homemade equipment TaiKomotion has grown into it’s name, bringing a loud bang wherever it goes.
Super Soul Bros
The Super Soul Bros. are what would happen if you jammed a 70’s Herbie Hancock record into a Super Nintendo. Based in San Jose, CA, the Super Soul Bros combine explosive funk-fusion and jazz with familiar
melodies from classic video game, anime, TV and movie soundtracks. Since their formation in 2012 by keyboardist Robbie Benson, they’ve become renowned for their dynamic musicianship, improvisation, and
high energy shows.
Whether they’re taking requests on the fly, or the crowd’s busting into a full-on soul train, it’s always a party with the Super Soul Bros!
Robbie Benson- Keyboards
Brian Sheu- Guitar
Alex Popoff- Saxophone
Chris Haman- Drums
Christian Manzana- Trombone
Bill Smolik- Trumpet
Nova Vocal Ensemble
Nova Vocal Ensemble is a professional chamber choir consisting of experienced singers dedicated to performing the choral works of living composers, Our collaborators have included Los Angeles composers such as Dale Trumbore, Amy Gordon, and Jeremy Jennings, film composers Saar Hendelman and Terrance Zdunich, and musical theater composers Sam Johnides and Tony Gonzalez.
Nova has performed in diverse venues across Southern California, including the San Fernando Mission, the Echoplex, West Los Angeles Public Library, E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo and Youtube Global Leadership Summit at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Engredea Expo West at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anime Los Angeles at the LAX Marriott, Anime California at the Anaheim Marriott, the premiere of The Devil’s Carnival: Alleluia at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, and Disney’s California Adventure.
Driving Recklessly (With Seatbelts)
Driving Recklessly is your live band for playing the greatest jazz-fusion and pop songs from all ranges of anime and video games! They are a local LA county based band that plays music from Cowboy Bebop, Baccano, One Piece, Gekkan Shoujo, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Super Mario, Undertale, Animal Crossing, and more… Prepare yourself for a performance that is sure to get you in a good mood and on your feet!