“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...

Hotei joins Roger Taylor from Queen and all star band on stage at SAS Band shows in UK

September 15, 2019

Hotei joins Roger Taylor from Queen and all star band on stage at SAS Band shows in UK

Hotei joined SAS Band, the all star band created by Queen’s keyboard player Spike Edney, as special guest for two shows this week, at the Guildhall in Portsmouth and at Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London. Hotei performed two of his own songs – “Battle” and “Freedom in The Dark” – and joined Jamie Moses and […]...

Quentin Tarantino adds “Battle” to his Spotify “Film and TV Favourites” playlist

July 29, 2019

Quentin Tarantino adds “Battle” to his Spotify “Film and TV Favourites” playlist

Quentin Tarantino has included Hotei’s iconic song “Battle Without Honor of Humanity” to a “Film and TV Favourites” Spotify playlist which he has curated, of his favourite songs from his movies.  This comes ahead of Tarantino’s new movie release, “Once Upon Time in Hollywood” due 14th August. “Battle” features in “Kill Bill” Volume 1″ movie, […]...

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...

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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those who hasn't had a chance to see me perform this song live, check this out! Yes, it is not a cover ;)

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