Born and raised in Chiba, Japan Hide began singing at the age 15. He wanted to play bass in a band, but his high school friends urged him to step up to the mic because nobody else had the nerve to sing. Through the years, Hide stepped out on his own as an artist, cultivating his love for singing as the ultimate expression of love and passion. Throughout the Tokyo area, he performed at local bars, clubs and colleges for many years. He moved to New York 1997, where he has continued to write songs in both Japanese and English. Hide has written and arranged over fifty compositions. Hide's music is very versatile. He can compose various styles of music from Jazz, bossa nova to Hip hop, pop, R+B or even ambient techno. This eclecticism stems from his experience playing gigs in New York with formidable musicians such as Gene Williams, Travis Harrison, Tom Aldrich, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Brian Drye, etc.