day 1 we have miyavi a visual kei artist turn American artist. Takamasa Ishihara (石原 貴雅 Ishihara Takamasa?, born September 14, 1981) better known by his stage name Miyavi, is a Japanese singer-songwriter, guitarist and record producer. He has been active since 1999, first as guitarist for the now defunct visual kei rock band Dué le Quartz and then as a solo artist starting in 2002. In 2007, he became a member of the rock supergroup S.K.I.N., and in 2009 founded his own company, J-Glam. He toured worldwide several times, with over two hundred shows. After becoming a father Miyavi toned down his on-stage attire. He is known for his finger-slapping style of playing a guitar. Miyavi married Japanese American singer Miyuki Ishikawa (known as Melody) The couple have two daughters, Lovelie Miyavi (July 29, 2009) and Jewelie Aoi (October 20, 2010).