White Shoes & The Couples Company (Live)
Venue: Beach Club
Date: Friday, 10 December 2021
We’re celebrating early with an award-winning combination live at Desa Potato Head!
Join us for a special sunset session with White Shoes & The Couples Company, followed by Diskoria until late. DJ set by Dea Barandana at 4PM.
Tickets on the door.
About White Shoes & The Couples Company:
A BAND THAT INFLUENCED BY INDONESIAN MOVIES SOUNDTRACK FROM THE 1970’S AND INSPIRED BY ACOUSTIC SPIRIT OF 1930’S CLASSIC JAZZ MUSICIANS. UPDATED WITH CLASSIC STRINGS ARRANGEMENTS, RETRO DISCO BEAT, EASY LISTENING ACOUSTIC BALLADS, AND SOME TUNES FROM VINTAGE KEYBOARD TOYS THAT MADE IN 1970’S.
The band started as a trio in August 2002, in an art institute in central Jakarta. Two art school colleagues turn lover from the visual art faculty, Rio (Yusmario Farabi) & Sari (Aprilia Apsari), decided to form a band together with their fellow art school student named Saleh (Saleh Hussein). This was the first formation of White Shoes & The Couples Company, which features Sari in vocal & violin, Rio on rhythm guitar and Saleh on melody guitar. The three of them made their first debut with this formation in a college event. However, the trio formation diverged from their original plan where actually Sari and Rio had keenly asked a married couple to join the band. The couple was Ricky (Ricky Surya Virgana) & Mela (Apri Mela Prawidyanti Virgana), both of whom studied classical music in the same art school. Thus was the “Couple” aspect of the band’s name made plural.
Yet the couple was hard to meet since they were busy lecturing and covering for orchestras. Several months later, the couple agreed to join White Shoes & The Couples Company with Ricky on Bass and cello and Mela on viola, keyboards and piano.
The band remained a quintet for two years, until necessity required them to enlist a drummer for live shows. Enter percussionist/vibraphonist, John (JohnNavid), who joined the band in 2004, and evened out the lineup to three classical music students and three visual arts students.