Sho Okamoto (vocal)
Kouki Okamoto (guitar)
Hama Okamoto (bass)
Reiji Okamoto (drums)
OKAMOTO’S is a four-piece rock band of junior high school classmates. The band and members’ names are a tribute to the avant-garde artist Taro Okamoto and the legendary punk band Ramones, both of whom they highly respect. The band made their major debut when they were only 18, and has released six singles and six albums to date.
In 2010, OKAMOTO’S became the youngest Japanese male act to perform at SXSW 2010, a music festival and conference held in Texas, United States. Since then, they have been performing actively overseas, and have done a seven-city tour in America, a tour in Australia, and many shows in Asia, including Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, and Vietnam. Back home in Japan, the band has performed over 300 shows in three years since their debut, sweeping all major festivals and events such as Fuji Rock, Rock in Japan Festival, etc.
In 2011, OKAMOTO’S was the guest act of the Japan tour of The Verbs, the supergroup of Steve Jordan, Pino Palladino, Meegan Voss, and Tamio Okuda. The following year, they were also the guest act of Paul Weller’s Japan tour, garnering rave reviews. Transgressing the generations and musical genres, the band collaborates with top-notch artists on recording projects and live sessions, expanding their scope of activities on a worldwide basis.
In 2014, the band celebrated their 5th debut anniversary with a commemorative album, which was a collaborative project with a spectacular list of artists such as RIP SLYME and Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra to name a few, and with a tremendously successful concert at the Hibiya Open-Air Concert Hall in Tokyo in the fall. OKAMOTO’S is the leading figure among the young bands in the Japanese music scene.