Biography

Music as a mechanism for escape isn’t a foreign concept. For people of all ages all across the globe, music has provided a haven where a person can be vulnerable, relate to another human in a universal sense and feel accepted.

Seiichi Daimo has been one of those people for a long time. Coming from a family that immigrated to the United States, he was frequently uprooted, moving from Manhattan to San Diego and LA, to finally settling in New Jersey. Seiichi’s youth provided its fair share of obstacles. “There was a feeling of absence and abandonment from both of my parents growing up,” he says. “I was resentful. I couldn’t relate to people.” So he turned to music.

Seiichi’s Japanese-American culture turned him onto playing violin at a young age, he then became interested in learning to play the guitar for the sole purpose of writing his own music. Without many major musical influences in his youth, a middle school-aged Seiichi found his way into a local music scene in South Plainfield, NJ. Brand New, Thrice, Taking Back Sunday, Fall Out Boy and City & Colour entered the fold as influences as Daimo fronted his first band, playing music as a form of self-therapy. He explains: “It allowed me to take off the armor and the mask that I had on shielding me from the world.”

Now a solo act, Seiichi continues to approach his music as an outlet. His debut EP, In The Inbetween, features four songs in a fleshed-out, full-band acoustic setting. Taking cues from the likes of Johnny Cash, Buddy Holly and Bob Dylan, the opening title track shows Seiichi knows his way around writing a comforting melody. The vocals are of pure heart, sung with passion to deliver open lyricism that is relatable for anyone: “I’m not the man that I wish that I was / But I do try / I’ll sing my heart out tonight.” Upon first listen, it’s familiar, nostalgic and refreshingly new all the same.

In The Inbetween is the product of a man who wants to make his life his art, a man who uses music both as an outlet and as a way to hopefully help others, a man who isn’t afraid to confront the realities of life. “For me, music is a medium where you can be completely honest,” Seiichi says. “We all have closets we hide in, but music can break down those walls and connect us. I want to share my heart with whoever wants to listen.”

In The Inbetween will be independently released on February 25th. It was recorded at Central Ave Studios in New Jersey and was produced by Joseph Stasio.

News

First Japanese Write Up! Japanstore.jp

Aug 20 2014

Mike Sullivan and I chat about the debut EP and what its like being a Japanese songwriter.

Feature on Limerence Magazine

Mar 16 2014

“”Make this life your art.” Thats the motto of Seiichi Daimo, the young folk singer/songwriter whose song “inbetween” inspires listeners to keep your head up through the hard times.” - Lauren Lucas, Limerence Magazine

EP Review Static Magazine

Mar 11 2014

“The young Japanese-American is a blunt individual with his heart on his sleeve” - Dustin Harkins, Static Magazine

EP Review from Lucy Out Loud

Mar 07 2014

“In The Inbetween is full of inspirational lyrics sung by a talented musician.” - Kerianne Wilson, Lucy Out Loud.

Guest Blog Post on InfectiousMagazine.com

Mar 05 2014

I had the pleasure of writing a guest blog post for Infectious Magazine!

Feature on MTV IGGY

Mar 03 2014

“People die, relationships crumble, but the world keeps spinning. And in the mist of it all, Daimo’s intricate folk derives beauty from a sense of acceptance.” - Laura Studarus, MTV IGGY

GuitarWorld.com EXCLUSIVE EP Stream and Interview!

Feb 24 2014

“The entire collection is well written and just different enough to get its grip on you and hold on tight.” - Laura B. Whitmore of GuitarWorld Magazine

AltSounds.com File-O-Facts: Seiichi Daimo

Feb 20 2014

AltSounds.com’s rapid fire style interview.

Exclusive premier of "Moon" on Zimbio.com!

Feb 19 2014

“There’s a comforting familiarity to the dreamy track, which reminds listeners that love and loss are both natural and necessary.” - Alicia Diaz Dennis, Zimbio.com

Exclusive Song Premier on ARTISTdirect.com!!!

Feb 04 2014

“We’re crushing hard on Seiichi Daimo. Are you?” - Katie Sheehan, ArtistDirect.com

Interview with Shakefire.com!

Jan 29 2014

Shakefire.com asks some very unique questions and we talk a little about the debut EP.

Interview with Ghettoblaster Magazine!

Jan 26 2014

GhettoBlaster Magazine asks me some questions about my debut EP “In The Inbetween”

Events

In The Inbetween Tour!!!

  • Tue, Feb 25 2014
  • 12:00
  • 18+
  • Free

Launch Music Conference

  • Sat, Apr 19 2014
  • 08:45
  • 21+
  • $3 or Free with Event Badge
Venue: The Taproom
  • 25 west king street
  • lancaster
  • pa
  • 17603

Hey all, I will be performing on the reverberation acoustic stage at the Launch Music Conference and Festival!

$3 cover or Free with and event badge.

See you then!

http://launchmusicconference.com/

RedGorilla – Bourbon Girl – 212 E. 6th Street – 2PM

  • Fri, Mar 14 2014
  • 02:00
  • 21+
  • Free

Thursday, March 13th – Music Madness ATX Showcase – 4PM – Aussie’s Grill and Beach Bar – 306 Barton Springs Road

  • Thu, Mar 13 2014
  • 04:00
  • 21+
  • Free
Venue: Aussie's Grill and Beach Bar
  • 306 Barton Springs Road
  • Austin
  • TX

Lyrics

In The Inbetween

here we are in this world we played the game we went to school we did the work but thing didn’t change for us because this is who we are

things aren’t so simple but we try to do our best i hope that satisfies for now

cuz i don’t want to fight lets leave this for another night so what does this world have left for me heres to you, to i, to us, the inbetween…

whoa where does it all go we know the best has yet to come whoa where does it all go

and i’m not the man that i wish that i was but i do try i’ll sing my heart out tonight loving you could come so easily i could be your anything…

whoa where does it all go we know the best has yet to come whoa where does it all go whoa where does it all go we know the best has yet to come where does it all go

and i won’t let this die tonight if you can get up and fight you should because i’ve seen some things in my time so when things are good let them be good and when they’re bad… just do the best that you can

whoa where does it all go whoa…

whoa where does it all go we know the best has yet to come whoa where does it all go whoa where does it all go we know the best has yet to come where does it all go

Can You Hear Me

hello… can you hear me calling I’m the one who used to call you darling and i know that you lost your way hope in time you find it but not with me

hello… can you hear me father I’m that boy which you never bothered with and mother just stay away your voice is like poison and i can’t take another drink

because we’re all orphans we’re all slaves and i ain’t got the time to waste…

the ones you never wanted the ones you never wanted the ones you never wanted the ones the ones you never wanted the ones you never wanted the ones you never wanted the ones…

whaoOoOoOoOoooo (howl at the moon)

Wishing Well

we’re standing by watching stars collide and we’re angry at the world so many hopes and dreams we’re bursting at the seams with no way to fulfill them now toss another coin down

the wishing well down the wishing well

i’m sitting here watching life as it passes me by and I’m angry at the world all i can do is sing the blues i got some stories to tell you there’s people going hungry i saw a crippled man hobble down the street with half of a broken cane so much pain in this world so much suffering then i have to listen to some bitch complain how she didn’t get skim in her latte

down the wishing well down the wishing well toss another coin down the wishing well

and i’ll dream of a day when i’ll have a family and i’ll cry out loud i’ve made it because hope’s a hard thing to hold on to when people come and people go down…

down the wishing well down the wishing well…

Moon

take my prisons let me drown as i was left here to die…

then we went dancing on the moon we know not what we do this is you and i tonight by candle light…

and i know you know you stay steadfast i still stay solo and i’m not the one you want when it’s all said and done who am i i’m not the only one this is who we are when it goes down we were the coolest kids in town and we’ll walk thru the valleys of shadows now…

give us kids a chance you said let us live let go of all your fears and get lost in our arms give us kids a chance you said we are young we’re supposed to love and lose it’s a part of… growing up

we’ve been down this road before we stormed the castle and lost the war you and i will be just fine in your arms…

give us kids a chance you said let us live let go of all your fears and get lost in our arms give us kids a chance you said we are young we’re supposed to love and lose it’s a part of… growing up

give us kids a chance you said give us kids a chance give us kids a chance…

give us kids a chance you said let us live let go of all your fears and get lost in our arms give us kids a chance you said we are young we’re supposed to love we’re supposed to loose its a part of growing up give us kids a chance you said get out of your head and listen to your heart its telling you…