Seiji Igusa

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Seiji Igusa

Seiji Igusa is an acoustic guitarist/ composer in Japan. He was born on November 9, 1988 and got close to a hymn and gospel from the childhood period. He began playing the piano at the age of 4 and playing the drum at the age of 11. He started playing an acoustic guitar at the age of 15 and is affected by guitarists such as Martin Taylor,Doyle Dykes.

He won the second prize of "Fingerpicking contest" that was held in Osaka in December, 2006. In July, 2007, he got a grand prize of SonyMusic audition called "Tobi-labo" in Osaka. Then, In August, 2007, he won the second prize of  SonyMusic audition called "Tobi-labo" in Tokyo. In April, 2009, he participated in national convention of the acoustic guitar, "FINGER PICKING DAY 2009". He won a grand prize and a prize for original arrangement at that convention. In October, 2009, he played as an opening act in "Tommy Emanuel JAPAN TOUR". In November, 2009, he released his first album "Introduction". This CD made his  debut as a professional and he started music activities in many areas. He participate in global guitar contest held in U.S. Kansas in September, 2010, "39th Walnut Valley Festival". He participated in "International Fingerstyle Guitar Championship" as a representative from Japan and was chosen as Top5.

In October, 2010, did an opening act for "JOE ROBINSON JAPAN TOUR" In April, 2012, he released his 2nd album "kokoro".

In February, 2013, he moved the headquarters in Tokyo from Osaka and have begun to appear to TV program and a radio. In March, 2013, he also began working on guitar duo "SOULGAUGE". They adopt a taste of "R & B" into "finger-style" and become the topic in the music scene of Japan. In 2014,December, he released session album "Room 193" (This is a collaboration album between four Japanese guitarist; Akitoshi Kiroda, Takayuki Nishiyama, Satoshi Gogo, Yuki Matsui) In July, 2015, he released his 3rd album "Welcome Home". "Light Waves" of this album becomes the ranking first place in video sharing site of Japan and becomes the topic mainly on the internet.

 

 

2006 Second prize of "Fingerpicking contest"  in Osaka.
2007 Grand prize of SonyMusic audition called "Tobi-labo" in Osaka.
2007 Second prize of  SonyMusic audition called "Tobi-labo" in Tokyo.
2009 National convention of the acoustic guitar, "FINGER PICKING DAY 2009".
2009 Played as an opening act in "Tommy Emanuel JAPAN TOUR".
2010 "39th Walnut Valley Festival". He participated in "International Fingerstyle Guitar Championship" as a representative from Japan and was chosen as Top5.
2010 An opening act for "JOE ROBINSON JAPAN TOUR"
 

Video

  • Seiji Iguza
    Sunflower
    MN214 - Bird Guitar
  • Seiji Iguza
    Windmill
    MB100 - Bird Guitar
  • Seiji Iguza
    Sunday Morning
    MB200 - Bird Guitar
  • Seiji Iguza
    New Day New Life
    MPR - Bird Guitar
  • Seiji Iguza
    Silk Hat
    LB100 - Bird Guitar
  • Seiji Iguza
    Mellow Sunset
    LB200 - Bird Guitar

Album / Publishing

2018 Album
《Feel So Good》
2017 Album
《T&J solo guitar traditional tunes》
2017 Album
《Blessings》
2016 Album
《Jesus Loves Me》
2015 Album
《Welcome Home》
2014 Album
《ROOM 193》
2012 Album
《kokoro》
2009 Album
《Introduction》