Not all Tokyo's are from Japan. This Yoyo is a writer, producer, arranger, mixer and musician from the outer most galaxies of the known universe. He is currently based in Chicago. Tokyo's mission is to bring the peace and love from multiple galaxies together in order to create a unified harmony amongst as many beings as possible. Tokyo works within no boundaries and perceives no limitations for himself and collaborators on all projects he takes on. If you're interested in what he does please feel free to reach out. Tokyo enjoys working on all different kinds of projects including songs, film scores, commercials, television, video games and anything else creative and fun. Tokyo Yoyo's production house, along with a vast network of top musicians in many genres, includes professional skills along with professional equipment. Everything you and Tokyo have experienced separately up until this point has lead you both here. In a true collaboration the whole is always greater than the sum of it's parts. That's the end game! Peace.
Tokyo Yoyo (Mike Poupko) HIstory
MUSIC IN TV AND FILM
Networks and Corporate: Disney, NBC, FOX, BBC, Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, Food Network, Cooking Channel, HGTV, WGN, DIY Network, MGM, Universal, Bose, Relix Magazine, Rutgers University and more.
Notable Shows/Movies: Dateline NBC, Design On A Dime, Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern, Made In America (Emmy winning), Rehab Addict, So You Think You Can Dance, New In Town (Renée Zellweger, Harry Connick Jr.)
Where: US, Canada, India, Hong Kong, Russia, Australia, Germany, Turkey, Mexico, Brazil, Scandanavia, Spain, Portugal, UAE…
Notable Venues: House Of Blues, World Music Theater, The Metro, CBGB's, Double Door, Park West…
Shared the bill with: Tom Petty, The Black Crowes, The Wailers, Soul Asylum, Soul Asylum, Cracker, Fishbone, Blind Melon, Victor Wooten, Rachel Yamagata, and more
Performed Live With: Frankie Avalon, Nely, Jeff Mauro (Food Network), Jim Peterik (“Eye Of The Tiger,” “Vehicle”), and more.
Theater: Tony & Tina’s Wedding, Hair, Footloose, and more.
Countries Performed In: Most of the US, France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Morocco, Canada and more
Chicago Music Award - “Best Rock Album” – Punsapaya – Prepare to Qualify
Chicago Music Award – Punsapaya nominated a second time for “Best Rock Album”
Chicago Music Award – Punsapaya nominated 3 years in a row for “Best Rock Performer”
Elmhurst Jazz Fest – Outstanding Soloist award 2 years in a row.
Bachelor's degree in Jazz Guitar Performance from the Chicago Musical College at Roosevelt University in 2001.
Mike is also proud to be the director and owner of North Shore Music Institute since 2010.