My name is BOH. I love beer and Jack Daniels. I also love cars and bikes so I take care about when I drink.
Who Have I Worked With
・Mari Hamada ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IB1LJN3u2_Y ) ・Walküre ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtEuxRgdJZs ) ・Kari-Band ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhInEqlqcSo ) ・BINECKS ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WhqGK9Fevs ） etc...
・Billy Sheehan (Bassist)
・Red Hot Chili Peppers
St. Anger (METALLICA)
Virtual Insanity (Jamiroquai)
What brought you into the music industry?
I decided to become a session musician supporting other musicians after I graduated from music school at the age of 20.
How is your life affected by COVID-19?
The current law in Japan doesn't allow for the implementation of a lockdown. However, the government has requested that venues and events that call for large gatherings of people to be scaled down. As a result, holding concerts have become very difficult. I think many people have shifted to exploring other options of continuing live music by utilizing the internet for live streams.
Have I benefited from a COVID relief fund?
Yes, although the system is very complicated in Japan. I heard that there are many people who have not received aid despite having applied for support.
How do you feel in general?
To summarize everything in one word, I’d say things are “unfortunate”. I really have no idea what is right or what is wrong. I think it is so important to figure out how you should act and think in this pandemic. For artists and musicians, our job is to give dreams, hopes and excitement to others. There are restrictions and limits to what we can do at the moment but I would like to deliver as much happiness as possible through music. Let’s stay optimistic!
A short funny/memorable/touching story on the job.
My best memories would probably be when I was able to watch METALLICA from stage at a music festival and also touring with the Red Hot Chili Peppers. I also was fortunate enough to perform with my favorite bassist Billy Sheehan in Japan. After the show we went to a bar and had a wonderful conversation. That experience is something I will never forget!!
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