Shotaro promoting "Taiyou no Shiwaza"
Kamiya Shotaro (神屋城太郎)
November 25, 1986
Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan
J-pop, pop rock
Singer, lyricist, composer
WESS RECORDS (2013)
Kamiya Shotaro (神屋城太郎), simply known as Shotaro (城太郎), is a Japanese singer-songwriter who was formerly signed under UP-FRONT AGENCY's Sapporo branch.
Shotaro was born on November 25, 1986 in Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan.
He did not come from a family with a musical background, but due to his father's influence he had a lot of creative hobbies as a child such as drawing and writing poetry. In middle school he found his father's old electric guitar in the storeroom and played it everyday. He eventually bought an acoustic guitar, on which he began writing his own compositions, and in high school formed a unit with a classmate who sang.
Shotaro moved to Sapporo after graduating high school and began singing and learned the joy of it.
In 2012, his audition for STV Radio's Radio Star wo Sagase! drew attention. He won, and in April 2013 he began his own radio show on the station titled Shotaro Hitori Uta.
On August 7, 2013, Shotaro released his second album and his first release under WESS RECORDS, Waraenai Uta.
In late 2013, Shotaro joined UP-FRONT AGENCY's Sapporo branch.
On September 10, Shotaro released Shotaro no Hitori Uta ~Kono Oto ga Yozora ni Hibiitara~, his first album under the UP-FRONT WORKS label.
On April 8, he released his second album Taiyou no Shiwaza.
Some time in 2017, he left UP-FRONT AGENCY.
- Real Name: Kamiya Shotaro (神屋城太郎)
- Stage Name: Shotaro (城太郎)
- Birthdate: November 25, 1986
- Birthplace: Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan
- Blood Type: A
- Height: 175cm
- Hobbies: Sumi-e, basketball
- Influences: Mr. Children, KAN, Spitz, Hanaregumi
- UP-FRONT AGENCY Status:
- 2013: Joined the Sapporo branch
- [2011.06.19] Ningen no Honne ~Hikigatari Juuni Kyokushuu~ (にんげんの本音 ～弾き語り十二曲集～)
- [2013.08.07] Waraenai Uta (笑えないうた)
- [2014.09.10] Shotaro no Hitori Uta ~Kono Oto ga Yozora ni Hibiitara~ (城太郎のひとり歌 ～この音が夜空に響いたら～)
- [2015.04.08] Taiyo no Shiwaza (太陽のしわざ)
- [2010.04.25] Sakura Kaze (さくらかぜ)
- Real☆Little☆Girl (lyrics)
- [2013-] Shotaro Hitori Uta (城太郎ひとり歌)
- He has written over 200 original songs.
- ↑ "時計台ライブ前夜。" (in Japanese). Shotaro Official Blog. 2010-04-24.
- ↑ "明日はウイングベイ小樽！" (in Japanese). Shotaro Official Blog. 2011-06-18.
- ↑ http://www.office-naiki.com/listen/index.html
- ↑ "5/13ツアー北海道公演に城太郎のゲスト参戦が決定！" (in Japanese). LoVendoЯ Official Site. 2014-05-11.
- ↑ "LoVendoRとBitter＆Sweet。" (in Japanese). Shotaro Official Blog. 2014-05-13.
- ↑ https://twitter.com/shotaro1125/status/828105557684867076
- ↑ http://shotaro1125.wixsite.com/shotaro1125/about