Born in 1993 in Hyogo, Japan, Rei spent her childhood years in New York, making her fully bilingual in English and Japanese, which she incorporates into her self- penned lyrics. Having started classic guitar at the age of 4, she became fascinated with blues music at 5, andstill lists Johnny Winter, Blind Blake, JB Lenoir, Jeff Lang, BECK, tUnI-yArDx, HIATUS KAIYOTE, etc, as some of her favorite musicians and inspirations.
Rei release her 1st mini album “BLU” in February 2015, which was produced by Ryosuke Nagaoka from PETROLZ. Since then, she’s garnered appraise for her performances at major Japanese rock events such as Fuji Rock, Rising Sun, Peter Barakan’s Live Magic, etc.
Rei’s self-produced 2nd mini album, includes her self-designed album cover and 7 new tracks, ranging from explosive, blues sounds to sentimental songs accompanied by tender guitar strumming. A perfect blend of her Japanese roots and classic American blues, mixed with a touch of indie rock, her anticipated 2nd new album was released on November 4th, 2015.