The guitarist, record producer and actor
MIYAVI carves his own path by believing in his own music and is constantly enjoying the “game” of challenging himself. He is active both domestic and overseas and continuously explores uncharted territories. Therefore, we are presenting him the title of Game Changer with the expectation that he will surprise us with his own original game.
MIYAVI is gaining recognition around the world for his unconventional style of playing the guitar ―not with a pick, but with his fingers and his “slap style,” which is like no other. MIYAVI has four successful world tours under his belt, totaling more than 300 shows in 30 countries across North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
He has also opened the shows for Lenny Kravitz, Thirty Seconds to Mars, and recently has had co-headline shows with twenty one pilots.
In recent years, MIYAVI gathered attention from other artists and creators in the field. He has also produced music for television commercials for various national brands, including Asahi Beer, Yokohama Tyre, Uniqlo, Toshiba, Nissan, Lotte Co., Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., among others.
With his acting debut in a feature film directed by Angelina Jolie “UNBROKEN”, MIYAVI was inspired by the message of peace which he himself has strived for; he has been able to use all his performing abilities this time as an actor who considers his body and soul to be his instrument.