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Ryo Yamagata
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Artist Biography

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  • Band/Affiliation: Miyavi
  • Country: United States

Ryo was born in Japan, at the age of 1 he started becoming interested in drums, mostly influenced by his father. By the age of 3 he learned 8 beat, and his father would teach him as time progressed. At the age of 17 Ryo attended MI JAPAN music specialty college, there he learned a variety of playing styles. In year 2003 at the age of 23 he would started his own band called FUGER and debut. In 2004 FUGER would play WARPED TOUR Japan and many rock festivals. 2006 FUGER would go their Separate ways to reach higher levels solo.

He started doing recording and studio work for various artists soon after the FUGER break up. He would also do tour support, and album sound produce.

He has worked with and along side many Japanese and Foreign artists.

In 2007, 2008, and 2009 Ryo went on 3 World tours with the solo artist Miyavi. The countries include

United States, Russia, Finland, Sweden, Germany, The Netherlands, Austria, Hungary, Italy, Great Britain, France,Spain, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, China, South Korea and Taiwan.

"Zildjian cymbals are my favorite cymbals! All I ever use. They are my favorite because so much dynamics and there range is astounding. They have a high selection, and the craftsmanship is unbeatable, they have sound that can match any genre, be it rock, pop, hip hop, country, blues and jazz...anything! And really nothing beats the way the staff treat you, just like family."

He now resides in sunny California.

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