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New collaboration album “Soul to Soul” coming out on November 25th, 2020

September 17, 2020

New collaboration album “Soul to Soul” coming out on November 25th, 2020

During the days people need to keep a distance, Hotei and various artists from 7 different countries come together remotely to deliver the unity through music.  The album is collage with unique international collaborators : Emily King, Nate Smith (US), Bluey/Incognito (UK), Calogero, Marc Lavoine (France), Zucchero (Italy), Carlinhos Brown (Brazil), and Yang Kun (China).   From […]...

HOTEI kicks off his 40th anniversary year with 2 days live concert at Budokan

September 17, 2020

HOTEI kicks off his 40th anniversary year with 2 days live concert at Budokan

Hotei celebrates his 40th anniversary year with the audience at the prestige venue, Budokan.  The shows will be viewable via live streaming for the audience around the globe.  Stay tuned for more details.Date: January 30th, 2021HOTEI 40th ANNIVERSARY Live “Message from Budokan” : Day 1 – Memories –Date: January 31th, 2021HOTEI 40th ANNIVERSARY Live “Message from […]...

July 20, 2020

Astonishing collaboration again!!

After the superb collaboration on “Give It To The Universe” (GUITARYTHM VI), Hotei once again teamed up with Man with a Mission for their new track, “Rock Kingdom feat. Tomoyasu Hotei”...

Hotei announces 40th Anniversary Year website

May 11, 2020

Hotei announces 40th Anniversary Year website

Hotei will celebrate his 40th year in music in 2021. To begin the countdown to this prestigious anniversary year Hotei has created an anniversary website where you will be able to view exclusive content and be reminded of important dates in Hotei’s calendar from the last 40 years and find out about other activities planned […]...

“Freedom in The Dark” video / “Guitarhythm VI Reprise” release

December 4, 2019

“Freedom in The Dark” video / “Guitarhythm VI Reprise” release

Hotei today revealed a preview of his latest official music video today, for “Freedom in The Dark”, a song taken from his latest album Guitarhythm VI, which is currently being used for a Daihatsu car advert in Japan. The music video has been made in conjunction with Daihatsu and features the “Rocky” model. You can […]...

Diahatsu “Rocky” car TV advert feat. “Freedom in The Dark”

November 15, 2019

Diahatsu “Rocky” car TV advert feat. “Freedom in The Dark”

Hotei’s song “Freedom in The Dark” from his latest album “Guitarhythm VI”  features in the latest TV advert in Japan from Diahatsu for its Rocky SUV.  You can watch the advert here...

November 6, 2019

“AMERICAN ULTRA” new guitar launch by Fender Guitars

Hotei was invited by Fender to create a video to celebrate the launch of its new guitar, AMERICAN ULTRA, as part of a global video series it has made with some high profile guitar players, including Cory Wong from Vulfpeck, and Adam Blackstone, musical director for Justin Timberlake, Maroon 5, Eminem and Rihanna. Check out […]...

Hotei setlist from Colours Hoxton London show

October 27, 2019

Hotei setlist from Colours Hoxton London show

Hotei performed a 1.5 hour set to a packed house at the intimate, recently opened, London venue Colours Hoxton last night. At the end of the show flyers were distributed with a Spotify streaming link to the setlist, which you can access here...

Latest album "Guitarhythm VI"

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Guitarhythm VI is the 6th edition of Hotei’s famous guitar album series, the first for almost 11 years and was released worldwide on 29th May 2019. Largely self written and produced, it involved writing and production sessions in London, Tokyo and Milan between summer 2018 and Spring  2019. The album features several collaborations including Makoto Takahashi and Tsunematsu Matsui, on drums and bass respectively, from Hotei’s original band BOOWY, on “Thanks A Lot”; the first time they have collaborated in over 30 years. Japanese rock band Man With A Mission on “Give It To The Universe”; and Japanese experimental musician and producer Cornelius on “Clone”, which also features Mike Garson, best known for his keyboard work with David Bowie. Andrew Hale from Sade’s band co-wrote and co-produced “Calling You, Calling Me” and Tomasso Colliva from Milan co-wrote and produced two tracks – “Freedom in the Dark” and “Tracker”.

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