Bagdad Cafe the Trench Town

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Bagdad Cafe the Trench Town
Origin Osaka, Japan
Genres Japanese reggae
Years active 2001–present
Labels Victor Entertainment
Website Official Site
Members Mai
Big Mom
Michael Punch
Iwai Longseller
Past members Tico Arai - drums
Mr. Soulman - tenor sax.

Bagdad Cafe the Trench Town is Japanese reggae band founded in 2001. Their début album Love Sunset was released in 2003. The front-woman, Mai, sings mostly in Japanese but adds in many English words too.[1] In 2008 the band took part[2] in the Fuji Rock Festival for the first time.[3]

The group took their name from a combination of the 1987 West German movie "Bagdad Café", and the Trenchtown neighbourhood in Kingston, Jamaica.



Studio albums[edit]

Title Release date Label Japan Oricon Chart Peak Positions
Love Sunset August 6, 2003 Independent
Up Right and Smiley June 23, 2004 Independent 233
Movin' On September 22, 2005 Victor 226
Good Times August 9, 2006 Victor 75
Satisfaction July 25, 2007 Victor 102
We're Living July 22, 2009 Victor 221


Title Release date Label Album
Everything August 31, 2005 Victor Movin' On
Sunshine July 19, 2006 Victor Good Times
Nice Time July 25, 2007 Victor Satisfaction


Title Release date Label Japan Oricon Chart Peak Positions
Meets the Reggae: Passing Point September 21, 2007 Victor 204


  1. ^ "Fuji Rock Festival 2008: Sunday". Retrieved 2010-02-26. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Fuji Rock Festival 2008 Lineup". Archived from the original on 9 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  3. ^ "Bagdad Cafe the Trench Town - profile". Archived from the original on 2009-04-13. Retrieved 2010-02-26. 
  4. ^ a b "Oricon Style" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-03-02. 

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