As we were unable to procure a setlist for this concert I’m going to provide an overview and some excellent pictures!
One of Miyavi’s signature tunes is Rockstar and he has been labelled ‘Japanese Rock God’ and with good reason the boy plays flawlessly.
He seems to be ‘as one’ with his guitar like as if it is an extension of himself. This made me wonder if this was why he ‘moves’ the way he does when he’s playing, it’s almost as if the rest of the parts of his body move independently of each other in a strange almost disjointed manner, all the while the guitar playing is flawless.
I wouldn’t say the vocals were of any special quality but he is a showman, and he knows how to draw the audience in and keep them in. He is energetic and his eager energy reflects in his audience.
I think what touched me as a mother, was his unwavering humanitarianism. He had recently been visiting refugee camps and was clearly moved by the experience and he wanted to reach out to his audience and move them in much the same manner on such an emotive subject. It is clearly a cause very close to his heart and one which he should be paid far more attention to. When he speaks he speaks with passion and from the heart, and it makes me realise where some of the lyrics come from in his songs.
I strongly advise if you have never heard of Miyavi you watch the following links. He is well worth going to see and I for one will be at his next show in the UK.