"Miyavi" (雅-miyavi-, born September 14, 1981 in Hyogo, Japan, is a Japanese solo J-Rock artist and former guitarist (under the name ) for the visual kei indies band Dué le quartz, which disbanded in 2002. In the same year, Miyabi announced that he was going solo, changed his name to Miyavi, and released his debut album "【雅楽】-gagaku-." He soon signed a contract with PS Company along with other artists such as Alice Nine, Kagrra,, Gazette, and Kra. These bands, including Miyavi, are said to be a type of Visual Kei called Koi Kei X.
In October 2004, Miyavi released his first major single "" and began to credit himself in the songwriting credits in his liner notes as "MYV". His first major album, "【雅-miyavizm-主義】", was released in June 2005.
Miyavi composes, arranges, and produces his own music. He has been playing guitar for 11 years.
Miyavi's significant change in music style since leaving Dué le quartz caused many of his original audience to disperse, but attracted a new audience that he did not originally have.
In addition to his musical career, Miyavi also starred as himself in the 2003 film "" and models for various J-Rock magazines such...