With dominant technique Nobuaki Kaneko carves out rhythms with his entire body and soul, forming the cornerstone of the sound of his band RIZE. Known for his visionary drum sense, Kaneko has earned his place as the youngest artist on the cover of Rhythm & Drums Magazine and as the first Japanese drummer in banner ads for Pearl, joining the company of Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Joey Jordison (Slipknot).
In recent years, since Kaneko began to incorporate videos synchronized with his music into art installation projects, he has created music for artist Asami Kiyokawa’s solo exhibition in Kyoto and director Takumi Saitoh’s film “blank13” as well as collaborating with performing arts company enra, receiving universal acclaim while exploring the artistry and future of music through his performances.
As an actor, Kaneko captivates audiences with his conspicuous presence in movies, popular television dramas, and commercials. Transcending genre, he continues to make his mark with a dynamic career like no other.