Work: Singer Songwriter/ Model / FYE Advisory Board Member

Born to a Japanese mother and a French father, UKICO is a singer songwriter, producer now based in Tokyo. She spent her childhood in Paris and studied at the University La Sorbonne while traveling internationally for her modeling career. She decided to move to Tokyo to continue modeling and get to know her roots better. That is where she started writing music and began performing with a japanese guitarist. Later, she decided to pursue music more seriously and moved to NYC where she went to a music engineering school, Institute of Audio Research. After graduating salutatorian, she interned at a recording studio based in Brooklyn and at the well known jazz club Birdland, while writing her own music and performing. She was greatly influenced by brooklyn indie pop culture as well as trip hop. She is now working with the producer Justyn Pilbrow (The neighbored, Halsey…) as well as Japanese producers for her first EP. Her music can be described as alternative dark pop, with some traditional japanese influences.


Franc Franc compilation “Voyage” will be out 8th of March where UKICO wrote and performed “Première Danse” (in french).


  • 03/22/2017: “My Secrets to Uncovering the Diamond Inside You”