Born in Osaka in 1981. Solo artist/ guitarist. He is gaining recognition around the world for his unconventional style of playing the electric guitar, not with a pick, but with his fingers and his original "slap style" which is like no other. Including this year's "SLAP THE WORLD TOUR 2014", MIYAVI has 4 successful world tours under his belt, which totals over 200 shows in 30 countries across North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. After releasing a full album "WHAT'S MY NAME?" in Oct 2010, he has collaborated with various artists in the album "SAMURAI SESSIONS vol.1" which was released in Nov 2012. And finally he made a world debut with the self-titled album "MIYAVI" in June 2013, followed by his 4th world tour.
MIYAVI has garnered attention from other artists and creators in the field and has produced music for television commercials.
In this December, he will also make a Hollywood debut as an actor with the film "UNBROKEN" directed by Angelina Jolie.
MIYAVI is a SAMURAI GUITARIST who keeps challenging the world.