His love of music became apparent at a very young age after joining a school singing group in which he got to know and love alpine folklore. Takeo was so excited about yodeling, he practiced diligently at his home in Tokyo and soon appeared on Japanese television as a yodeler and alphorn player. During a stay in Germany to better his German language skills, Takeo was discovered in a local beer garden by the owner who hired him on the spot to perform for the next three months. His career as a Japanese yodeler took off and was unstoppable! His unique musical ability and infectious personality made him a welcome regular guest on the TV screen in no time!

With his hits “New Bibi-Hendl” and “Chicken Attack”, Takeo has now become a celebrated YouTube star. Tens of millions of views around the world testify to his popularity among young and old. The German-American Steuben Parade Committee is thrilled to welcome Takeo Ischi to the 2019 Parade Gala celebrating the 62nd German-American Steuben Parade.