A circle of friends connected by goof-touch! The “FIST BUMP” corner of the radio program “GRAND MARQUEE” features people who live and enjoy Tokyo in a relay format.
On July 11, Mr. Earvin of the curry-loving unit “Tandoories” appeared on the show, introduced by stylist Kenichi Taira. We asked Earvin, who appears on the show just for the fun of eating curry with Tandoories members, actors Naoto Takenaka and Koji Okura, about what prompted them to form the unit, recommended curry restaurants in Tokyo, his unexpected job, and more.
Forming a unit of curry lovers with actors Naoto Takenaka and Koji Okura
Takano (MC): First of all, that’s not your real name, is it?
Earvin: That’s not my real name. My name is Earvin. I’m from Iwate Prefecture.
Celeina (MC): I heard that you have a curry-loving unit called “Tandoories”
Takano: What kind of curry-loving unit is that? (laughs).
Earvin: It’s just about having fun eating curry. The three of us are doing a program that benefits no one.
Celeina: The participating members are ……
Earvin: The members are actors Naoto Takenaka and Koji Okura and me for some reason.
Takano: What an amazing group of people. Where can I see this?
Earvin: You can watch it on a YouTube channel called “Tandoori’s,” and it is also broadcast on MUSIC ON! TV (MUSIC ON! TV). Also, in addition to the main program, we have a spin-off program called ” Tandoori’s Kitchen ” where we upload videos of curry preparation.
Celeina: Earvin, are you good at making curry?
Earvin: I can’t. I’m a 100% eater.
Takano: I see. You visit a lot of curry shops.
Earvin: I like to go around and look for them.
Celeina: Your name was mentioned earlier, but you are working with Naoto Takenaka and Koji Okura in Tandoories. Did you originally have a connection with them?
Earvin: When I was in my 20s, Naoto Takenaka-san used to take me to shoot movies and dramas, and I watched the shoots.
Takano: How did that come about again?
Earvin: It all started when I handed him a demo soundtrack at the launch of a live concert, and Takenaka contacted me. From there, he took me to various recording sessions. And on the way home, he would always ask me to have something to eat, and it was always curry. When he saw my face, he would say, “Curry, curry,” so I asked him if he would make it into a program. So I asked him if he wanted to make a program about it.
Takano: That’s how it goes.
Earvin: So it was like curry saved me.
Takano: No, there are too many things that interest me. First of all, I heard that you were a musician.
Earvin: I was doing music when I was in my 20s, and I happened to have a chance to give it to Takenaka-san while I was distributing sound recordings day and night, getting feedback from people, playing live shows, and doing things like …….
Takano: That’s amazing, isn’t it?
Earvin: I guess there is nothing scary about being in your twenties. Please listen. Please call me. I’ll call you.
Takano: But we actually connected, and now we are doing a curry show together. That’s amazing.
Earvin: That happened.
Takano: So, I don’t know where to start. I feel like the mystery is getting deeper, but anyway, I’m sure he’s an interesting person.
Earvin: I see. Thank you very much.