Sota Koike hails from the lower east side of Manhattan. He is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist with a charming, enigmatic and influential personality that helps him captivate and inspire his audience. When Sota was four years old, he joined the 3rd St. music academy and learned music throughout his student life. Drawing on his love for music, he enrolled in the California Institute of the Arts and received a degree in Guitar Performance. He practiced playing guitar by listening to Stevie Ray Vaughan/Jimi Hendrix albums. Sota's education and affiliations with musicians and music teachers have helped him accumulate in-depth knowledge and expertise about music with a high level of technical and commercial acumen demonstrated by his record of industry achievements. Sota is a massive fan of Blues, Classic Rock, and Hip-Hop, and they greatly inspire his music.
While in college, Sota and his band did a 5 show west coast tour. His impactful performances helped him create a name for himself in the region and earn great popularity. Sota also had the privilege to perform at the Troubadour. He has an active presence on different social media platforms, especially TikTok, which helped him score live streams and followers from all around the globe. His musical style has proven to be highly influential. It is distinguished by his atmospheric, ambient voice and introspective lyrical approach, which often explores his relationships at an intimate and universal level. As an artist, Sota's creative process is simply looking at the world around him and recompensing to it. His music tells a story, and his lyrics, are alluring and idiosyncratic. His music has the power to inspire, and it's a light for the lost in a world drowning in mediocrity. His charismatic personality establishes a genuine bond with his audience, and his music emanates a rare burst of creativity. Most of his work delves into the fundamentals of love to assist audiences in realizing what it means to receive and, more importantly, give love. He understands that there is no fast fix for all the world's ills, but healing begins with love for oneself and others.
Sota's philosophy as a musician is to embrace difficulty to improve continuously and bring order to chaos with his music. He aspires to devote all his time, effort, and energy to music and evolve into an artist who writes and collaborates with the world's best singers and musicians. He aims to move songwriting forward instead of being a part of the "newest trend."
Sota is an active, curious, and vibrant individual by nature. He loves watching and participating in different sports and is a massive New York baseball and basketball fan. He is an ambitious guy who loves to travel around and explore, meet new people learn about exciting new things and cultures, and live life to its fullest.