SHIHORI's 1st EP Released in the U.S. Sept 4, 2018
Angel in the Garden
Photo by Ben Shaul
Japanese Singer & Songwriter / Actress, based in NY
SHIHORI is one of the most prominent young music creators in Japan today.
She composes and sings for movies, games, TV commercials and TV anime, including world-famous anime, such as "FAIRY TAIL,” "The Irregular at Magic High School” and "Macross Frontier."
Dozens of her songs have made it into the Japanese hit chart, Oricon Chart, and for 11 of them, SHIHORI has received Gold Disc Certification, having sold more than 100,000 CDs.
SHIHORI has written songs for some of Japan’s most famous contemporary artists, including Nana Mizuki, Momoiro Clover Z, and Shoko Nakagawa. She has collaborated with Kohei Tanaka (composer of anime “ONE PIECE”) and Yoko Kanno (composer of “Macross Frontier”).
Born in Nagoya, Japan, SHIHORI has no hearing in her left ear since birth while having a perfect pitch in her right ear by nature. Additionally, she also suffered from Asperger Syndrome.
She started singing at the age of 2 and writing original songs at 7 before starting to receive formal musical education. At the age of 9, SHIHORI began learning classical piano and was immediately enthralled by the piano sonatas by Beethoven, Chopin and Liszt. Her enthusiasm toward the elements of Baroque and Romantic has shaped her music she creates today.
At the age of 17, SHIHORI decided to become a singer in order to convey the messages of love and peace, and to make the world a better place. She made her first recording at the age of 18. She moved to Tokyo after winning the 1st prize at a vocal audition and started her professional career as a performing/recording singer and as a songwriter.
SHIHORI made her major debut from Anime music label Lantis in 2007. Since then, she has sung numerous Anime and video game songs. As a songwriter, she has provided over 100 songs to various well-known artists.
Mr. Muneo Wakamatsu, former CEO of Sony Music Artists, a legendary music producer, highly praised SHIHORI and commented, "Shihori is the biggest impact since Seiko Matsuda (Japanese legendary pop singer in the 80's) and the genius since Yu-min, aka Yumi Matsutoya (Japanese legendary singer songwriter).” SHIHORI’s performance and voice are often described "to physically shake your heart."
In January 2018, she moved to New York as part of her “Share the American Dream Project.”
SHIHORI has performed at venues all over Japan, as well as abroad, including the Otakon Festival in Baltimore, the Santa Fe JIN Festival and the Japan Festival in Vietnam. She has held her solo concerts at NY’s The Bitter End and Club Bonafide.
Her first EP recorded in the U.S. titled “Angel in the Garden” has recently been released in September 2018.
Shihori Japan Tour 2015
Shihori Japan Tour 2017
Shihori Japan Tour 2018
2010 Otakon 2010 (Baltimore)
2012 Santa Fe Jin Festival 2012
Feb 2016 J-Summit @Bowery Electric
May 2016 J-Summit @Bowery Electric
Mar 12th J-Summit @The Bitter End
Apr 13th Japan Fes @Ramen Jiro
Apr 14th NY Ramen Contest & International Food Avenue
Apr 27th Shihori 1st Solo Concert @Club Bonafide
Jun 13th Shihori 2nd Solo Concert @Silvana Harlem
Jun 23th Shihori 3rd Solo Concert @Club Bonafide
Oct 20th Real Sexy Varietry Party @Arlo Nomad Hotel
Nov 4th J-Summit @The Bitter End
Nov 12th Martina Feserova Featuring Shihori @Sidewalk Cafe
Feb 10th Shihori 1st Anniversary in NY Solo Concert @The Bitter End
2010 August Otakon 2010 (U.S. Baltimore)
2012 April Santa Fe JIN Festival 2012 (U.S. Santa Fe)
2014 Oct Japan Cultural Festival Vietnam (Vietnam)
Jan 16th Culture Toronto (Toronto, Canada)
Feb 23rd Japan Night in NY
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