Pizzicato Five

Pizzicato Five
Aliases
Pizzicato 5
Pizzicato V
Country
Japan
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Originally a five-piece unit, they debuted commercially in 1985 under the aegis of Haruomi Hosono.
In the early years of their career, Pizzicato Five went through diverse line-up changes, only to find temporary stability (and commercial success) in the early 1990's, when singer/model Maki Nomiya joined Konishi and Takanami.
In the mid-1990's, when Pizzicato Five started to gain international recognition, Takanami quit the band, thus leaving Konishi and Nomiya as the only remaining members.
The duo officially broke up on March 1, 2001.
Known for their prolificacy and eclecticism, their unique retro-futuristic sound and fashion sense made them (at least for Western audiences) the epitome of the so-called Shibuya-kei (Shibuya Style).
Members
Keitaro Takanami    (1984 - 1994)
Maki Nomiya    Lead singer (1990-2001)
Mamiko Sasaki    Lead singer (1984-1987)
Ryo Kamomiya    (1984-1987)
Takao Tajima    Lead singer (1988-1990)
Yasuharu Konishi    Founder and only constant member
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