Welcome to our monthly episode of ‘On Stage Now’, in which I feature artists and bands and play their covers and remixes.

This month, I present to you the “Keytar Kween of VGM”, Lacey Johnson. Classically trained in music, her main instrument is the keytar, a keyboard played as a guitar. She also plays a variety of other instruments, allowing her to arrange, perform, and produce all of her covers and medleys on her own. Energetic, enthusiastic, and motivated, Lacey Johnson is delight to watch live. She recently performed at MAGWest in San Jose, CA and San Japan in San Antonio, Texas.

I could write more but you have to see her in person while she performs her covers. Enjoy this episode and consider visiting her links to support her.


Lacey Johnson (Personal Website, YT, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Twitch, Spotify, Bandcamp)



Track Listing

“Castlevania II – Bloody Tears Cover” – [Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest] – originally composed by Kenichi Matsubara

“Dance Dance Revolution – Butterfly Cover – [Dance Dance Revolution] – originally by Smile.dk

“Let the Battles Begin” – [Final Fantasy series] – originally composed by Nobuo Uematsu

“Persona 3 – Burn My Dread (with Ferdk)” – [Persona 3] – originally composed by Shoji Meguro, lyrics by Shigeo Komori, vocals by Yoshihiro Komori

“Kingdom Hearts – Destati Cover” – [Kingdom Hearts] – originally composed by Yoko Shimomura

“Persona 4 – Heartbeat Heartbreak Cover” – [Persona 4] – originally composed by Shoji Meguro, lyrics by Reiko Tanaka, vocals by Shihoko Hirata – from Lacey’s album “The Midnight Channel”

“Deltarun Chapter Two: BIG SHOT” – [Deltarune Chapter Two] – originally composed by Toby Fox

“Guilty Gear STRIVE- The Disaster of Passion (May’s Theme) Cover” – [Guilty Gear STRIVE] – originally composed by Daisuke Ishiwateri, vocals by AISHA

“Kirby Medley” – [Kirby series] – originally composed by Jun Ishikawa (Green Greens, Gourmet Race, Mt Dedede)

“Persona 5 Strikers- You Are Stronger Cover” – [Persona 5 Strikers] – originally composed by Atsushi Kitajoh, lyrics by Lotus Juice, vocals by Lyn

“Metroid (NES) Title Theme – Cover” – [Metroid] – originally composed by Hirokazu Tanaka – from Lacey’s album “Next Mission”


Outro: “We Are Who We Are” – composed and arranged by David Gibson Mclean, lyrics by Zaid Tabani, vocals by Lacey Johnson – from the album “Believe: The Music of EVO 2022”


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