Hidè Takemoto

guitarist/composer

+44(0)2084470954

Official home page for Japanese classical guitarist and composer Hidè Takemoto.

Inspired by his guru, the great virtuoso and composer Keigo Fujii, Hidè’s guitar technique can be traced back via José Luis Gonzaléz, Andrés Segovia, Miguel Llobet to the great Francisco Tárrega.

Hidè studied at Osaka College of Music and Guildhall School of Music & Drama with Robert Brightmore, David Miller, Daniel Schroyens, Judith Bingham, as well as master classes of David Russell, Shin-ichi Fukuda and Michael Tröster.

Hidè’s wide influences come from classical, rock (X Japan, Dream Theater, Steve Vai), Indian and Japanese music, giving him a unique and original style of performance and composition.

2018.04.24

"JAPANESE LIVE MUSIC PARTY"

Hidè performs classical guitar set and his electric guitar debut gig with KenG (vocal - Colors UK), Yusuke (guitar - Matatabians), Masaki (bass - Crystal Lake), Paul (drums - Colors UK)

Live Japanese music party featuring EZYPT, Four Seventh, Hidè Takemoto and more to celebrate the arrival of Spring, brought to you by folks at Gig Connection and Japanese English Meetup @ The Water Rats (nearest station: Kings Cross).

http://www.facebook.com/TheWaterRatsVenue

Advance online tickets £5+fees / £7 on the door. 18+ only.

TICKETS: EVENTBRITE.COM or on the door.

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2018.04.07

"Ultimate Music Experience"

Hidè performs baroque, Spanish, Indian, Japanese, English, Celtic, pop & rock music with special guests; 

Hibiki Ichikawa (tsugaru-shamisen)
MC Issun-Boshi (Japanese-rap)
Juri Uchishiba (violin from The Alpacas)
Andrei Ionescu (vocal from The Alpacas)
Akari Mochizuki (enka vocal)
YO (jazz guitar)
Hiroshi Yamauchi (Cajón)
Kyoko Kishida (piano)
Bill Redshaw (guitar)

Immerse yourself with beautiful, silky classical guitar sound with 'never been heard' blend of shamisen, rap and rock 'n' roll for ultimate music experience.

Tickets available at: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/FGGJJE
Free for children under 18.

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