Ramon Hervey II
Over the past 15 years I’ve had the distinct pleasure to collaborate and work Yuji Fukashima in booking several major performing artist’s in Japan. He assisted and helped me orchestrate the highly-successful launch of my client Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds in Japan in the mid-nineties, and a follow up tour in 2001, which was equally triumphant. Both tours comprised large touring entourages of over 30 people, required building elaborate sets in Japan, and fusing the talents of double digit Japanese and American production staffs.
In the 25 years that I’ve been managing entertainers, I have not met anyone with more knowledge, experience, and expertise in booking and touring artist’s in Japan than Yuji Fukashima. He is singularly in a class of his own. He has the wealth of knowledge, experience, expertise, and network to book any kind of touring configuration, from large arena and theater size tours featuring major international Pop/R & B music stars, to routing smaller club tours for eclectic, alternative rock, hip-hop, urban, and reggae artists and bands.
Most importantly, Yuji is the consummate professional. He has exceptional character and integrity, thoroughly understands the unique cultural and business sensibilities of the Japanese marketplace, and possesses the diplomatic flair to maintain balance and objectivity in negotiating deals that are equitable and fair for both purchaser’s/promoter’s and artist’s.
I welcome and enjoy working with Yuji Fukashima whenever I can, and consider him to be one of my most treasured and trusted friends.
Ramon Hervey II
Hervey & Company