Developing a soft rock and roll appear so mellow concerning make the Carpenters appear heavy, the couple duo of Le Couple continues to be liberating music since 1994 and surprisingly, to get a Japanese group, never experienced the business enterprise until their early thirties. In the past due ’80s, Ryuuji Fujita and Emi Fujita had been making their method as a few in Tokyo. Ryuuji got his dreams to be a specialist musician and with Emi went a little “live home” (a pub with live music), where he’d sometimes play with pick-up rings when he wasn’t offering. Being with out a band for some time, he asked his wife to sing as well as the duo was created. Their preliminary repertoire contains covers of Traditional western ’60s and ’70s pop strikes (believe the Hollies, Wayne Taylor, the Searchers). They started to play around the town and had been scouted one night time when playing in Harajuku. Your choice was designed to promote both like a “couple duo,” and upon the discharge of their 1st album, Cover & Look for, they toured Japan inside a train station wagon, advertising themselves in probably the most grassroots method possible. Ryuuji returned to songwriting and Emi composed the lyrics. Creating a little following, both got a huge break in 1997 when their melody “Hidamari no toki” was selected as the theme melody to the play Shinryo Naika-i Ryoko. The one stayed over the graphs for 11 a few months and sold almost 1.5 million copies. Over the Couch, a follow-up mini-album, was made by Tore Johansson. Five albums and one best-of afterwards as well as the group continued hiatus in 2000.