Time: February 23, 2013 from 8pm to 10pm
Location: Alva's Showroom
Street: 1417 W 8th Street
City/Town: San Pedro
Website or Map: http://www.alvasshowroom.com
Event Type: music, concert
Organized By: Heather Caine
Latest Activity: Jan 16, 2013
Ryo Okumoto was born in Osaka, Japan. He began playing classical piano at the age of three and continued through 13. He became a professional musician at the age of 15 performing at the Live House in Osaka for a year. Because of his great desire to learn more about different styles of music and his strong independence, he moved to Tokyo at the age of 16. Ryo performed in nightclubs and discos for the next five years.
It was 1994 when Ryo became part of Progressive Rock group SPOCK'S BEARD. The band quickly hit the top of the prog scene with many successful European and US tours. Their tenth studio album "X" was released in 2010, and the band are currently recording a new album after releasing a live CD & DVD from their popular 2010 tour.
Ryo's skills are internationally recognized now and he is reaching audiences all over the world. He has been featured in many magazines worldwide ~ Dutch Rock magazine "iOPages," for example.
Ryo's creativity has no limitations and his undying passion for music will always keep him visible, whether it be rock, jazz, R&B or a broadway production. He will always be in the public's eye.
Ryo has performed with:
Phil Collins, David Foster, Debbie Gibson, Al Green, Eric Clapton, Steve Lukather, Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy, Lamont Dozier, Nichele Nichol, Natalie Cole, Jeff Porcaro, Richard Elliot, Roslyn Kind, Barry White, Simon Phillips, Chris Squire (Yes), Jennifer Holliday, Louis St. Louis, Kitaro, Jay Graydon, Sue Raney, James Ingram, Peabo Bryson, Original 5th Dimension, Aretha Franklin , Dionne Warwick, Aaron Neville, Marilyn McCoo, Melissa Manchester, Johnny Gill, Paul Gilbert, Eric Burdon of the Animals, Roberta Flack, Pointer Sisters, Brenda Russell, Glenn Hughes, Patti Austin, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Bobby Kimball, Sheena Easton, Eric Carmen, Teena Marie, Robbie Robertson, Richard Street (Temptation), and many more.
Suggested Donation $20.00