Yohei Nakamura was born and raised in Kanagawa, Japan. He studied violin from age 6 then started playing guitar when he was 15. After he finished high school, Yohei studied and graduated from Los Angeles Music Academy (LAMA) and Berklee Collage of Music.
Yohei has been playing and recording as a lead/rhythm guitarist with various artists such as Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Sheila E., and Brian McKnight.
The list of artists he has worked with includes;
Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, Baby Face, Marcus Miller, Pharrell Williams, Richie Sambora, Gary Clark Jr., India Arie, Judith Hill, Jannelle Monae, Jill Scott, Steven Tyler, Annie Lennox, Stephanie Mills, A.I., Ledisi, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, Andrea Bocelli, Ne-Yo, PJ Morton, Corinne Bailey Rae, Joss Stone, Candy Dulfer, Johnny Gill, Jonathan Butler, and more.