This is a very special announcement: The Myth of the Mostrophus, my highly-rated, much anticipated solo album twenty years in the making, is going to come roaring to life for two shows only, in Los Angeles, CA, at Champion Site and Sound on November 5th (doors open at 6 p.m., shows starts at 7 p.m.) and 6th (doors open at 5 p.m., show is at 6 p.m.), 2022.
Featuring a hand-picked band of musicians — Jonathan Mover on drums, Marc Bonilla, Joey Frevola and Alan Morse from Spock’s Beard on guitar, Pete Griffin on bass, Kevin Krohn on keys and backing vocals, and my “collabowriter” on the album, Michael Whiteman straight from the U.K. on lead vocals and guitar, this is going to be an unforgettable night of epic music.
We will be performing the Myth of the Mostrophus in its entirety, plus tracks from my previous solo albums “Coming Through” and “Makin’ Rock” along with a few other wonderful musical surprises.
Seating is extremely limited, so make sure you get your tickets early!
Mounting a show of this kind is a massive effort, requiring time, energy, the dedication and talents of all involved, and a fair amount of money.
The only reason to make it all happen is to share this music with you, the fans. Not fame, not glory, not wine or women…it is to bring my vision of great, timeless prog to those who will truly appreciate it.
Hope to see you there!
Album and Video Release!
Progressive rock legend Ryo Okumoto’s long-awaited solo album, The Myth Of The Mostrophus, is finally available for purchase!
A star-studded follow-up to 2002’s Coming Through, The Myth Of The Mostrophus is already garnering rave reviews for its stellar musical performances, artful songwriting, and pristine production. All of these qualities are on display here in “Chrysalis”, the second video release from the album.
As with the rest of the album, “Chrysalis” is a collaboration between Ryo and Michael Whiteman (I Am The Manic Whale), and is brought to glorious life by Jonathan Mover’s deep foundation of rock-solid drumming, Doug Wimbish’s fluid and melodic bass playing, Ryo’s evocative keyboard and piano wizardry, and the soaring vocals and searing guitar lead of Randy McStine, accompanied by strings and flute, and set to the compelling visual artistry of the video, directed, produced and edited by Christian Rios.
See and hear for yourself why critics are calling this album: “great new modern prog,” and an album that: “fans of progressive rock will return to time and time again!” This is more than a collection of songs, this is a labor of love, imbued with passion–the chrysalis that has truly become the butterfly.
Get your copy TODAY! Available on CD and vinyl directly from Ryo’s store.
As one enthusiastic reviewer said, “Don’t sleep on this one!”
I have a very exciting announcement!
Pre-order sales of my new solo album “The Myth of the Mostrophus” start on my birthday, May 24th! (I want you to order the album for my birthday present!)
There are a total of six songs on the album including the 22-minute epic title track “The Myth of the Mostrophus”, which was performed by Spock’s Beard members past and present. The duet vocals were done by Nick D’Virgilio and Ted Leonard.
Guest artists on the record include: Steve Hackett, Michael Sadler, Mike Keneally, Jonathan Mover, Randy McStine, Nick D’Virgilio and many others!
This album was a labor of love, and was a collaboration stretching from coast to coast. Expertly recorded and mixed by Rich Mouser, featuring some of the biggest names in progressive rock, it is an ambitious journey through my many influences, including prog, pop, rock and R&B, performed by musicians who are at the very top of their class and who gave each track their all.
There are multiple editions of the album available, and on this website you can purchase the exclusive demo version of the songs, not available for purchase anywhere else!
The album will be available in a CD Digipak from InsideOut, a 2 LP+CD package in black vinyl, a special limited edition 2 LP+CD with red vinyl LPs (only 300 made!), plus the Japanese CD edition with 2 bonus tracks.
Click the link below to go to the Mostrophus store and order your pre-sale copy on May 24th:
This is it folks.
Finally after 2 years of practicing with my new group ProgJect, our debut concert in Los Angeles is here! I hope to see you all, my friends and fans, on April 1st at Champion Site+Sound. It will be most memorable night for hard core proggers!
Tickets are now available for purchase on the ProgJect tour page.
ProgJect Spring 2022 US Tour
- April 1, 2022 - Los Angeles, CA - Champion Site + Sound
- April 6, 2022 - Edwardsville, IL - The Wildey Theatre
- April 7, 2022 - Milwaukee, WI - Shank Hall
- April 9, 2022 - Indianapolis, IN - The Irving Theater
- April 10, 2022 - Cincinnati, OH - The Ludlow Garage
- April 12, 2022 - Kent, OH - Kent Stage
- April 13, 2022 - Buffalo, NY - Showplace Theater
- April 15, 2022 - Derry, NH - The Tupelo Music Hall
- April 16, 2022 - Horseheads, NY - The L Live
- April 17, 2022 - Sellersville, PA - Sellersville Theater
- April 19-20, 2022 - New York, NY - The Iridium
- April 21, 2022 - Newton, NJ - The Newton Theater
- April 22, 2022 - Norwalk, CT - The Wall St. Theater
- April 23, 2022 - Vineland, NJ - The Landis Theater
- April 26, 2022 - Annapolis, MD - Rams Head On Stage
- April 28, 2022 - Sanford, FL - Tuffy’s Music Box
- April 29, 2022 - Boca Raton, FL - The Funky Biscuit (2 shows)
- April 30, 2022 - Largo, FL - CPPAC
- May 1, 2022 - Cape Canaveral, FL - Cruise To The Edge Pre-Cruise Event
Playing with Mr. Lou Gramm, the original lead vocal from Foreigner & also playing with ASIA this weekend in LA! I’m very excited to play with Lou! He’s my hero!
Just got call for this gig today and I have practically 9 hours to copy 18 songs and program sound and practice because I’m recording my solo album with Jonathan Mover at Rich Mouser studio for next 3 days till Wednesday then fly to Las Vegas for rehearsal then back to LA for shows Friday and Saturday.
I really need to uncoil all the way to Asia!