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London show announced

July 17, 2019

London show announced

Hotei will be performing at Hoxton Square Bar and Grill on Sat 26th October. Tickets are available NOW – see live section for link. Says Hotei: “After finishing my summer tour in Japan for my new album, Guitarhythm VI, I am looking forward to playing an intimate show for the first time in East London […]...

Guitarhythm VI – new album released today

May 29, 2019

Guitarhythm VI – new album released today

Hotei’s new album, Guitarhythm VI, is released worldwide today ! Buy or stream HERE...

“Give it To The Universe” feat. Man With A Mission, track release

May 26, 2019

“Give it To The Universe” feat. Man With A Mission, track release

The third and final pre -album track to be released from the forthcoming Guitarhythm VI album was released today. “Give It To The Universe” features leading Japanese wolf rockers Man With A Mission and is available digitally globally now. Listen to “Give it To The Universe” HERE...

“Thanks a Lot” video and “Clone” track release

May 16, 2019

“Thanks a Lot” video and “Clone” track release

The full length video for “Thanks a Lot” was released today, which was filmed in London. Also today, “Clone” the second track release from the forthcoming Guitarhythm VI album was released digitally worldwide! WATCH “Thanks A Lot” video HERE LISTEN to “Clone” HERE...

Collaborators, tracklisting and first track revealed for Guitarhythm VI album

May 6, 2019

Collaborators, tracklisting and first track revealed for Guitarhythm VI album

Hotei today announced details of the Japanese musicians he has collaborated with on songs for the Guitarythm 6 album, which is released on 29th May 2019 and features 13 songs. For the first time in over 30 years, Hotei has collaborated in studio with Makoto Takahashi and Tsunematsu Matsui, on drums and bass respectively, from his […]...

SAS Band Live Performances in UK September 2019

April 26, 2019

SAS Band Live Performances in UK September 2019

SAS Band announced today that Hotei will join them for two live performances in the UK, for the very first time, at Portsmouth Guildhall on 12th September and at Shepherds Bush Empire in London on 14th September. SAS Band is an All Star band formed by Spike Edney, best known as the keyboard player in […]...

Hotei unveils sleeve for Guitarhythm VI

March 26, 2019

Hotei unveils sleeve for Guitarhythm VI

Hotei today published the sleeve for the much anticipated Guitarhythm VI album, which will be released on 29th May....

Hotei announces “Guitarhythm VI” album release

February 14, 2019

Hotei announces “Guitarhythm VI” album release

Hotei has today revealed the name for his 18th studio album, “Guitarhythm VI” (Guitarhythm 6). After the end of his band Boowy, Hotei began his solo career with the release of Guitarhythm in 1988, which has been a hugely successful series of albums, each creatively different to the last, and it’s over ten years since […]...

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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