Hyde Musical artist

Hideto Takarai (寶井 秀人, Takarai Hideto, born January 29, 1969 in Wakayama, Japan), known exclusively by his stage name Hyde, is a Japanese musician, singer-songwriter, record producer and actor. He is best known as vocalist for the rock band L'Arc-en-Ciel, as well as for Vamps. While in L'Arc-en-Ciel his name is stylized as hyde, whereas in his solo work and Vamps it is stylized as HYDE.He joined L'Arc-en-Ciel in 1991 after leaving the band Jerusalem's Rod for which he was the guitarist. In addition to being the lead singer and main lyricist of L'Arc-en-Ciel, Hyde has released 4 solo albums and 8 singles. In 2008 he formed Vamps with K.A.Z, and started his own independent record label called Vamprose.

Personal facts

Hyde
Alias (AKA)HYDE P'UNK HYDE HYDE DARK hyde HIDE
Birth dateJanuary 29, 1969
Birth place
Wakayama Wakayama
Hometown
Osaka

Musical artist

Career started1990
associated musical artist
L'Arc-en-Ciel
Vamps (band)
BackgroundSolo singer
genre
Alternative rock
Hard rock
Pop rock
instrument
Fender Mustang
record label
Tofu Records
Ki/oon Music
Gan-Shin