Char, Bogert & Appice

 in Japan - December, 1999

Char - Japanese guitar sensation...

Tim Bogert has a long history with Carmine Appice, being part of Vanilla Fudge, Cactus and BBA (Beck, Bogert, Appice) together. Char Hisato Takenaka is known as one of the top guitarists in Japan. His producing, performing and song writing skills have strongly influenced many musicians. Char himself sings over 70% of his songs in English, and you won't believe that those great sounds are coming from a musician in Japan. Listen to Snake from Guitar Zeus Japan, featuring Char, here on

In December, 1999, CBA performed eight shows in Japan, and recorded a show live - CBA Live In Japan, for Polydor Records. They played 4 nights in Tokyo with the last gig at the BUDOKON on Christmas Day.

Carmine Appice writes: "Good to be back and moving on to Char tour (CBA)... Tim & I are listening to material... We are recordng live 3-4 times with Polydor records... there will be two live TV broadcasts.... and radio broadcasts... so things are Rocking!"


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