『RIO』NEW Album Project

『RIO』NEW Album Project

RIO, a ukulele player of a new dimension, transcending genres and borders with his unique and limitless expressive power.
With May Inoue (g) as the music producer, RIO's unstoppable evolution has been captured in this stunning debut album.

『RIO』NEW Album Project

Aloha! This is RIO.
Thank you for visiting my crowdfunding page for my new album project.
This year, I turned 20 years old, and 10 years with the ukulele.
As a checkpoint and a new start, I wanted to do something. Make something even during this COVID-19 crisis.

When I was wondering what I could do, I was given the opportunity to create this album.
It was an encounter with Koichiro Azami, the president of Twin Music which is a crowdfunding company specializing in music.
He listened to my ukulele and became interested in ukulele music and the new frontier of ukulele that I wanted to explore.
For that reason, Twin Music Label has decided to support me on this album and in that flow, I decided to do crowdfunding for the production of this album.

For this album, I had the chance to work with my favorite artists who leads the music scene in Japan.
May Inoue on guitar. Ren Yamamoto on bass, and Daniel Baeder on drums.
With this core member, we also had special collaboration.
My mentor Yoshihiro Arita on banjo; and Jun Miyakawa on organ!

It was my first time making a band arrangement for a recording.
The sound I was hearing in my head all the time finally came to life.
Every second was a dream come true for me.
I thought to myself…
"I want to miss every single moment!”
That thought made me inspired and excited.

Throughout the entire recording, I felt myself. My “music” stands strongly in the middle.
Standing in the middle of a box of ever-changing music where each of our individual sounds flowed freely and crossed every moment.
A pack of these beautiful moments turned into an album.

Jazz, Latin, Funk, Rock, Hawaiian,...

Tokyo, Brazil, New York, Italy, ...

Many of these dots got together as “RIO”

Precious songs from past me with an arrangement by current me.
New original songs that show where I am now.
This is 『RIO』
An album with the sound of 20 years old RIO is now releasing.

However!!
Along with the NEW album, I’ve prepared a number of special offers for this crowdfunding campaign.
We would be very happy if you could support us!

Thank you very much!

  • 90% goal

  • 9of goal

  • All in method The fund will be excuted regardless of whether or not this project achieve its goal 2021/12/06 by 23:59.
Sample tracks
  • Transit (Short Ver.)
  • Waltz For Beth (Short Ver.)
  • Wishy Washy (Short Ver.)
Offer

Staff Pass is available with every single offers for free.

  • スタッフパス

    Staff Pass

    【Detail of Staff Pass】
    ・ You can enjoy not only the Free contents which everyone watch, listen, end read, but also the Pay contents which only purchasers watch listen and read exclusively.
    * included with all offers.
    0yen
  • New Album CD (including shipping fee)

    New Album CD (including shipping fee)+ Staff Pass

    + an original postcard with message autographed by RIO
    3,500yen(tax-in)
    see details
    Estimated shipping date:Early December, 2021(Pre-sale)
  • 『Mother』- Original Ukulele TAB by RIO (autographed)

    『Mother』- Original Ukulele TAB by RIO (autographed)+ Staff Pass

    We will send you the original Ukulele TAB for『Mother』autographed by RIO
    2,000yen(tax-in)
    see details
    Estimated shipping date:Early December, 2021
  • 『Waltz For Beth』- Original Ukulele TAB by RIO (autographed))

    『Waltz For Beth』- Original Ukulele TAB by RIO (autographed))+ Staff Pass

    We will send you the original Ukulele TAB for『Waltz For Beth』autographed by RIO
    This is a new original song I made for this new album. (Sample Music Available)
    A slow waltz for my pet dog Beth. Please play for someone important for you. Hope you enjoy it!
    2,000yen(tax-in)
    see details
    Estimated shipping date:Early December, 2021
  • 『Mother』&『Waltz For Beth』Set - Original Ukulele TAB by RIO (

    『Mother』&『Waltz For Beth』Set - Original Ukulele TAB by RIO (+ Staff Pass

    We will send you the original Ukulele TAB for『Mother』& 『Waltz For Beth』autographed by RIO
    3,000yen(tax-in)
    see details
    Estimated shipping date:Early December, 2021
  • Let’s play『Mother』or『Waltz For Beth』with RIO!

    Let’s play『Mother』or『Waltz For Beth』with RIO!+ Staff Pass

    1-hour session with RIO at a cafe in Tokyo (Roppongi area)
    Let’s have some tea, chat, and play『Mother』or『Waltz For Beth』together!
    ※We will send you the address of the cafe after the purchase is completed.
    5,000yen(tax-in)
    see details
    Limited:5Left:0 Estimated shipping date:Scheduled on an individual basis (During Spring in 2022)
  • Let’s talk with RIO online!

    Let’s talk with RIO online!+ Staff Pass

    Using the video chat service (Zoom), you can meet RIO online for 45 minutes from anywhere around the world. You can talk, play ukulele, or ask for a lesson during this time. RIO can speak with you in English or Japanese.
    3,000yen(tax-in)
    see details
    Limited:5Left:3 Estimated shipping date:Scheduled on an individual basis
  • Let’s experience “Kanikapila” from Hawaii with RIO!

    Let’s experience “Kanikapila” from Hawaii with RIO!+ Staff Pass

    RIO will hold a Kanikapila session in Tokyo (Minato-ku area)!
    With up to a max of 10 people for 90 minutes. Join freely with your friends!
    ※We will send you the address of the venue after the purchase is completed.
    3,000yen(tax-in)
    see details
    Limited:10Left:0 Estimated shipping date:February 5th (Sat) 12:30〜14:00 (90min)
  • 『RIO Art x Ukulele Lab』(S)

    『RIO Art x Ukulele Lab』(S)+ Staff Pass

    RIO will paint on a special Hawaiian Koa canvas for you.
    (SMALL Limited to 10) 2x3 inches
    From RIO’s idea, Isaac Peter from Ukulele Lab created us a special Hawaiian Koa canvas!
    RIO will draw for you on this special canvas after hearing your wishes.
    『Ukulele Lab』
    https://www.ukulelelab.com/
    3,300yen(tax-in)
    see details
    Limited:10Left:9 Estimated shipping date:Due to build-to-order manufacturing, we will discuss with you when the purchase is completed.
  • 『RIO Art x Ukulele Lab』(L)

    『RIO Art x Ukulele Lab』(L)+ Staff Pass

    RIO will paint on a special Hawaiian Koa canvas for you.
    (LARGE Limited to 5) 4x4 inches
    From RIO’s idea, Isaac Peter from Ukulele Lab created us a special Hawaiian Koa canvas!
    RIO will draw for you on this special canvas after hearing your wishes.
    『Ukulele Lab』
    https://www.ukulelelab.com/
    5,500yen(tax-in)
    see details
    Limited:5Left:0 Estimated shipping date:Due to build-to-order manufacturing, we will discuss with you when the purchase is completed.
  • 『RIO x Hansen’s』Custom Model

    『RIO x Hansen’s』Custom Model+ Staff Pass

    RIO x Hansen’s
    Hansen’s Bone Carving Necklace (RIO Limited Edition) (3)
    Only 4 in the world RIO limited edition bone carving necklace is crafted by Hansen Kamiya’s finest craftsmanship. (RIO has 1)
    With a design and story by RIO, Hansen Kamiya gives it a breath of life.
    ➕Hansen’s x RIO Logo will be engraved!
    44,000yen(tax-in)
    see details
    Limited:3Left:1 Estimated shipping date:January, 2022
  • RIO x Zatto Custom Guitar Strap Design A (Limited 1)

    RIO x Zatto Custom Guitar Strap Design A (Limited 1)+ Staff Pass

    A custom guitar strap designed individually by RIO and Zatto!
    ※By adjusting the length, it can be used for ukulele.
    『Zatto』
    https://zatto.thebase.in/
    『With the concept of a casual outfit for artists, Zatto gives an eye-catching design』
    7,700yen(tax-in)
    see details
    Limited:1Left:1 Estimated shipping date:Early December, 2021
  • RIO x Zatto Custom Guitar Strap Design B (Limited 1)

    RIO x Zatto Custom Guitar Strap Design B (Limited 1)+ Staff Pass

    A custom guitar strap designed individually by RIO and Zatto!
    ※By adjusting the length, it can be used for ukulele.
    『Zatto』
    https://zatto.thebase.in/
    『With the concept of a casual outfit for artists, Zatto gives an eye-catching design』
    7,700yen(tax-in)
    see details
    Limited:1Left:0 Estimated shipping date:Early December, 2021
  • RIO x Zatto Custom Guitar Strap Design C (Limited 1)

    RIO x Zatto Custom Guitar Strap Design C (Limited 1)+ Staff Pass

    A custom guitar strap designed individually by RIO and Zatto!
    ※By adjusting the length, it can be used for ukulele.
    『Zatto』
    https://zatto.thebase.in/
    『With the concept of a casual outfit for artists, Zatto gives an eye-catching design』
    7,700yen(tax-in)
    see details
    Limited:1Left:1 Estimated shipping date:Early December, 2021
  • RIO x Zatto Custom Guitar Strap Design D (Limited 1)

    RIO x Zatto Custom Guitar Strap Design D (Limited 1)+ Staff Pass

    A custom guitar strap designed individually by RIO and Zatto!
    ※By adjusting the length, it can be used for ukulele.
    『Zatto』
    https://zatto.thebase.in/
    『With the concept of a casual outfit for artists, Zatto gives an eye-catching design』
    7,700yen(tax-in)
    see details
    Limited:1Left:1 Estimated shipping date:Early December, 2021
  • Support A

    Support A+ Staff Pass

    ●It will be used for this project
    1,000yen(tax-in)
    see details
    Estimated shipping date:
  • Support B

    Support B+ Staff Pass

    ●It will be used for this project
    5,000yen(tax-in)
    see details
    Estimated shipping date:
  • Support C

    Support C+ Staff Pass

    ●It will be used for this project
    10,000yen(tax-in)
    see details
    Estimated shipping date:

スタッフパス+Staff Pass

【Detail of Staff Pass】
・ You can enjoy not only the Free contents which everyone watch, listen, end read, but also the Pay contents which only purchasers watch listen and read exclusively.
* included with all offers.
  • Price:0yen(tax-in)
  • Amount:
Estimated shipping date: >Free shipping

New Album CD (including shipping fee)+Staff Pass

+ an original postcard with message autographed by RIO
  • Price:3,500yen(tax-in)
  • Amount:
Estimated shipping date:Early December, 2021(Pre-sale) >Free shipping

『Mother』- Original Ukulele TAB by RIO (autographed)+Staff Pass

We will send you the original Ukulele TAB for『Mother』autographed by RIO
  • Price:2,000yen(tax-in)
  • Amount:
Estimated shipping date:Early December, 2021 >Free shipping

『Waltz For Beth』- Original Ukulele TAB by RIO (autographed))+Staff Pass

We will send you the original Ukulele TAB for『Waltz For Beth』autographed by RIO
This is a new original song I made for this new album. (Sample Music Available)
A slow waltz for my pet dog Beth. Please play for someone important for you. Hope you enjoy it!
  • Price:2,000yen(tax-in)
  • Amount:
Estimated shipping date:Early December, 2021 >Free shipping

『Mother』&『Waltz For Beth』Set - Original Ukulele TAB by RIO (+Staff Pass

We will send you the original Ukulele TAB for『Mother』& 『Waltz For Beth』autographed by RIO
  • Price:3,000yen(tax-in)
  • Amount:
Estimated shipping date:Early December, 2021 >Free shipping

Let’s play『Mother』or『Waltz For Beth』with RIO!+Staff Pass

1-hour session with RIO at a cafe in Tokyo (Roppongi area)
Let’s have some tea, chat, and play『Mother』or『Waltz For Beth』together!
※We will send you the address of the cafe after the purchase is completed.
  • Price:5,000yen(tax-in)
  • Sold out
Estimated shipping date:Scheduled on an individual basis (During Spring in 2022) >Free shipping

Let’s talk with RIO online!+Staff Pass

Using the video chat service (Zoom), you can meet RIO online for 45 minutes from anywhere around the world. You can talk, play ukulele, or ask for a lesson during this time. RIO can speak with you in English or Japanese.
  • Price:3,000yen(tax-in)
  • Amount:
Estimated shipping date:Scheduled on an individual basis >Free shipping

Let’s experience “Kanikapila” from Hawaii with RIO!+Staff Pass

RIO will hold a Kanikapila session in Tokyo (Minato-ku area)!
With up to a max of 10 people for 90 minutes. Join freely with your friends!
※We will send you the address of the venue after the purchase is completed.
  • Price:3,000yen(tax-in)
  • Sold out
Estimated shipping date:February 5th (Sat) 12:30〜14:00 (90min) >Free shipping

『RIO Art x Ukulele Lab』(S)+Staff Pass

RIO will paint on a special Hawaiian Koa canvas for you.
(SMALL Limited to 10) 2x3 inches
From RIO’s idea, Isaac Peter from Ukulele Lab created us a special Hawaiian Koa canvas!
RIO will draw for you on this special canvas after hearing your wishes.
『Ukulele Lab』
https://www.ukulelelab.com/
  • Price:3,300yen(tax-in)
  • Amount:
Estimated shipping date:Due to build-to-order manufacturing, we will discuss with you when the purchase is completed. >Free shipping

『RIO Art x Ukulele Lab』(L)+Staff Pass

RIO will paint on a special Hawaiian Koa canvas for you.
(LARGE Limited to 5) 4x4 inches
From RIO’s idea, Isaac Peter from Ukulele Lab created us a special Hawaiian Koa canvas!
RIO will draw for you on this special canvas after hearing your wishes.
『Ukulele Lab』
https://www.ukulelelab.com/
  • Price:5,500yen(tax-in)
  • Sold out
Estimated shipping date:Due to build-to-order manufacturing, we will discuss with you when the purchase is completed. >Free shipping

『RIO x Hansen’s』Custom Model+Staff Pass

RIO x Hansen’s
Hansen’s Bone Carving Necklace (RIO Limited Edition) (3)
Only 4 in the world RIO limited edition bone carving necklace is crafted by Hansen Kamiya’s finest craftsmanship. (RIO has 1)
With a design and story by RIO, Hansen Kamiya gives it a breath of life.
➕Hansen’s x RIO Logo will be engraved!
▪️Hansen's -HP
http://hansenkamiya.shop-pro.jp/?tid=2&mode=
▪️Hansen Kamiya
Inheriting the legacy of the great George Michael, Hawaii's foremost bone carving artist, Hansen Kamiya is a pioneer of bone carving in Japan, preserving his reliable techniques and polished designs.
▼ Work Scenery of Hansen Kamiya
https://player.vimeo.com/video/61604532?h=59aeaa3fcd
▪️What is Bone Carving?
These are tools and ornaments made of bones that have been common in Pacific cultures since ancient times. In Polynesia, in particular, fishhook-shaped pendants are prized as protective objects, and are still considered important amulets by the people of Polynesia who follow this tradition.
  • Price:44,000yen(tax-in)
  • Amount:
Estimated shipping date:January, 2022 >Free shipping

RIO x Zatto Custom Guitar Strap Design A (Limited 1)+Staff Pass

A custom guitar strap designed individually by RIO and Zatto!
※By adjusting the length, it can be used for ukulele.
『Zatto』
https://zatto.thebase.in/
『With the concept of a casual outfit for artists, Zatto gives an eye-catching design』
  • Price:7,700yen(tax-in)
  • Amount:
Estimated shipping date:Early December, 2021 >Free shipping

RIO x Zatto Custom Guitar Strap Design B (Limited 1)+Staff Pass

A custom guitar strap designed individually by RIO and Zatto!
※By adjusting the length, it can be used for ukulele.
『Zatto』
https://zatto.thebase.in/
『With the concept of a casual outfit for artists, Zatto gives an eye-catching design』
  • Price:7,700yen(tax-in)
  • Sold out
Estimated shipping date:Early December, 2021 >Free shipping

RIO x Zatto Custom Guitar Strap Design C (Limited 1)+Staff Pass

A custom guitar strap designed individually by RIO and Zatto!
※By adjusting the length, it can be used for ukulele.
『Zatto』
https://zatto.thebase.in/
『With the concept of a casual outfit for artists, Zatto gives an eye-catching design』
  • Price:7,700yen(tax-in)
  • Amount:
Estimated shipping date:Early December, 2021 >Free shipping

RIO x Zatto Custom Guitar Strap Design D (Limited 1)+Staff Pass

A custom guitar strap designed individually by RIO and Zatto!
※By adjusting the length, it can be used for ukulele.
『Zatto』
https://zatto.thebase.in/
『With the concept of a casual outfit for artists, Zatto gives an eye-catching design』
  • Price:7,700yen(tax-in)
  • Amount:
Estimated shipping date:Early December, 2021 >Free shipping

Support A+Staff Pass

●It will be used for this project
  • Price:1,000yen(tax-in)
  • Amount:
Estimated shipping date: >Free shipping

Support B+Staff Pass

●It will be used for this project
  • Price:5,000yen(tax-in)
  • Amount:
Estimated shipping date: >Free shipping

Support C+Staff Pass

●It will be used for this project
  • Price:10,000yen(tax-in)
  • Amount:
Estimated shipping date: >Free shipping