The Japanese guitarist and singer Miyavi started his career very soon in 1999, at that time he was the guitarist of the band Dué le Quartz, but the band was dissolved in 2002, and Miyavi decided to go on with a solo career. In 2004, he signed with Univeresal Music Group and released a first major single “Rock no gyakushū -Superstar no jōken-/21 Seikigata Koushinkyoku“, Following with his first major album „Miyavizm“ in 2005. Now, he is not with Universal anymore, but he created his own company in 2009, he is still having some contracts with EMI music Japan and PS company, but mostly, he is producing himself.
Miyavi started to have success pretty quickly after his solo album. Afterwards, he changed very often his music style, because he likes to experiment. He is a pure example of the Japanese movement, the visual key. He doesn’t only make rock, but all music genres, and he has a very extreme look, crazy hairstyles, make up on his face, crazy clothes. Recently, he started to get success all over the world, he also makes a world tour and he became a figure in the Japanese music scene. The most important thing to know about Miyavi is that he plays guitar like a god. He is so talented that you could just listen to him playing guitar during an hour or so without being annoyed after 10 minutes. He also likes to mix different genres, which are unexpected most of the time, he really likes to experiment a lot when it comes to music. He always has his guitar with him everywhere he goes.
On stage, he is moving, jumping, dancing and giving everything he has. He really enjoys being on stage, it’s his life and where he is feeling the best. He always has something funny to say on stage or on the videos he puts on his official web-page, that’s something we really like about him, because he is sharing with his fans all the stupidity he can do. In his song, he is mixing a lot of Japanese and English, he even sings a few recent songs entirely in English. Lately, he is doing a lot of featuring with different artists, still in a purpose to experiment. He is cool, smart, and talented, we can only advise you to take a look at his videos, and enjoy his music. His last album was from 2010, but he just recently released a single in featuring with Yuksek, where he is only playing guitar. If you want to take a look at it, you can also read our review.
Text by Virginia Clinberghe