Nikki Matsumoto was born in Japan in 1963, spent 15 years in the United States playing rock music professionally. Now he calls Tokyo his home. His band, Rock Of Asia featuring Japanese traditional instruments toured in US in 2010, the Middle East in 2012. After 2013, he has concentrated on his solo activity.
Right after releasing the solo effort, Palestine On My Mind, he has gone back to the Middle East in Nov. 2014. He was given a warm welcome by the people in the regions , meeting the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas and Prime minister, Salam Fayyad, appearing on several newspapers etc.
He visited Palestine twice in 2015, One of the highlights was performing at Bet Lahem Live Festival 2015.
Nikki plays music dedicated to the peace and unity of the world. He simply believes that music can be a key to the world peace.