Miyavi used to be a visual kei rock musician, I said used to because last night he no longer looked like visual kei musician. Miyavi has unusual songs, fun and hard rock at the same time…but his striking point is in his ability to play guitar. Miyavi was born under the name Takamasa Ishihara (石原 貴雅). His stage name used the last kanji in his name, 雅- MIYAVI.
To be honest…I am not a huge fan of Miyavi…I like his music but I don’t follow his career much. I haven’t heard his latest album yet. I like his music because he has different style compared to other J-Rock musicians.
When I first heard he was going to come to Jakarta, I was determined to come (although I still had a bit of money problem)…fortunately the ticket was very cheap because he came here under the invitation by Hard Rock Café. It was Hard Rock Café 20th anniversary.
I AM GLAD I CAME…HE WAS FREAKIN AMAZING!!
I came to hear his music but music was not the only thing I got, I never expected him to be THAT handsome!! My God, he is soooo handsome. His charisma was oozing everywhere as he played his guitar.
But his current look shows his true handsomeness…behind all his make up, he looks stunning…I wish he never put make up so I could discover his stunning look since the first time I heard his music 😉
Now, let’s talk about last night’s amazing concert
The set list (Thank you Renji Blues for the set list)
- What’s My Name?
- No No No
- Ossann Ossann
- Chillin Chillin
- Please Please
- Jibun Kakumei (akogi)
- Selfish Love
- We Love You
- Subarashiki kana, kono sekai
- Futuristic Love(R U Ready to Rock)
I only know Selfish Love!!!
Even though I never heard the other songs, but I enjoyed the concert a lot. It doesn’t take much effort to enjoy his explosive performance. There were only 2 musicians on stage, Miyavi and Bobo-san (the drummer)…Miyavi both sang and played guitar. He was full of energy and very friendly.
When he stepped down from the stair (he was on second floor), everyone in the café shouted as loud as they could…Gyaaaa I couldn’t believe how close he was. The fun of watching a performance in café is the fact that we could be so close to the musician. He started the show with a solo guitar. He didn’t use any guitar pick because he used his nails and his hand. He was banging the guitar like a bass player rather than a guitar player. It was awesome! Two people on the stage but sounded like a full band.
He was really handsome! I couldn’t believe my eyes…I kept thinking “man, he wasn’t this handsome before!” or “God, how could he be this handsome!”
I totally enjoyed the show. His musicality was mesmerizing as well as his look. Last night was a treat to both my ears and my eyes.
I was also surprised by how good his English was…he speaks English fluently. Because of his ability to speak English, he could easily pronounce Indonesian language (unlike Laruku’s member). And somehow, MANTAP has become official word for ALL Japanese musicians who performed here 😉 … First, Ken (Laruku) mentioned it and then my Japanese friend told me it became an instant hit among Laruku fans in Japan and now everyone who came to Indonesia said the word. Mantap means awesome.
How about the audience?
Well…you really have to give thousand thumbs up for J-Community. We have been waiting for these Japanese musicians for ages and now one after another kept showing up here…Laruku had opened the way, then followed by Alice Nine and MUCC (I didn’t see their performance because I am not a fan), and last night was – of course – the amazing MIYAVI. The wait has somehow created amazing hype. Everyone jumped and shout and followed whatever Meev told us to sing…it was another fun experience (again I was remembered by David Cook’s lame audience…how not fun that was).
I forgot after which song, everyone was shouting “Miyavi…miyavi…miyavi…miyavi…” he was at first a bit shocked but then he enjoyed the calling. In that small café, we managed to rock out the venue by jumping and raising our hands together.
I love the way everyone sang “We Love You…We Love You…Sekai wa kimi wo aishiteru.” … when the song was over I shouted as loud as I can “WE LOVE YOU MIYAVI” … so happy that he replied to us all that he loves us too 🙂 . We also sang together in other songs. I just love how united J-Community is!!
Here’s a photo by Bobo-san
I stood so close to the stage and able to touch his hand when he reached out the the audience 😉 From that photo, I was on the other side of the stage.
After the show, I met a lot of J-Music lovers whom I haven’t met in ages! The after show had turned into a small reunion of the people who had been J-Music lovers for over 10 years. It was a lovely night.
Here are photos and video from the show
Miyavi’s message to Indonesian fans>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afi9g2YqBKI&feature=youtu.be
Thank you for coming to Jakarta, MIYAVI…please keep your promise to come back here again 🙂