Being a solo act of Saeko Kitamae, SAEKO has been supported by various musicians on albums and on tours. The musicians who have played for her on album or tour are as follows:
Michael Ehre (Metalium, Gamma Ray etc.)
Sven Luedke (Mob Rules etc.)
Herman Frank (Accept etc.)
Mariko Inoue (Fairy Mirror etc.)
Satoko Yanagase (Rosebullet etc.)
Oliver Palotai (Kamelot etc.)
Nick Douglas (Doro etc.)
Victor “Santura” Bullok (Triptykon, Dark Fortress etc.) etc.
Regardless of the backing members, live performances by the project SAEKO have been successful.
In 2004, while on tour with Doro and Blaze, all the copies of her 1st album on hand sold out just after a few shows. Check live videos from here ("Sins for the Gods
" & "Don't be Afraid
") to see why they sold out so quickly.
In 2005, at Wacken Open Air, the capacity audience all raising their fists insisted strongly on encores. Soon after that, all copies of the album in stock sold out again.