Hidè Takemoto’s double CD ‘RED SHOES GREEN TEA’ and ‘SKY FLOWERS’ launch event brought to you by Gig Connection and Sakai Kuwahara Moving Service, featuring a live performance by classical guitarist Hidè Takemoto and guest musicians including leading UK-based Japanese musicians and English blues/folk singer-songwriter Tim Hopkins, delivering the ultimate fusion of music and experience with
Hidè Takemoto, guitar
Tim Hopkins, guitar & vocal
MC Issun-Boshi, Japanese rap
Juri Uchishiba, violin
Sake & Beyond
Union Street Cheese
The Koji Fermenteria
Erika Amishiro Jewellery
Hidè Takemoto graduated from the prestigious Guildhall School of Music as a Bachelor of Music, obtained Postgraduate Diplomas in Music Performance and Composition in 2006 and started performing in the UK, Europe and Japan.
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’s wide influences come from classical, rock, Indian, Spanish, Celtic and Japanese music, allowing him to collaborate with many musicians including Kuma Harada, Rie fu, Hibiki Ichikawa and many more.
Followed by his debut CD ‘FOUR SPRINGS’, Hidè has performed at many concerts and festivals, acquiring international recognition.