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White Shoes & The Couples Company


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Jakarta, Indonesia (2002 – present)

In August 2002, in an art university in central Jakarta, two lovers from the fine art faculty Rio & Sari decided to form a band together with their confidant in the faculty named Saleh. This was the first formation of White Shoes & The Couples Company, which features Sari in vocal & violin, Rio in rhythm guitar and Saleh on melody guitar. The three of them made their first debut in 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 from the music faculty to join the band the couple was Ricky Surya Virgana & Mela Virgana. Yet the couple was hard to meet since they were busy lecturing and covering for orchestras. Several months later, the couple eventually joined White Shoes & The Couples Company with Ricky on Bass and cello and Mella in viola, keyboards and piano.

The first song of white shoes & The Couples Company was “Runaway Song” written by Sari & Rio. The next one was “Windu & Defrina”, followed by “Sunday Memory Lane” and “Nothing To Fear”.

The Band’s acquaintance with its current manager Indra Ameng was another story. Indra Ameng was then already a well-known manager. Previously he was the manager of an old famous band in the 1990’s called Rumahsakit. Nevertheless, White Shoes & The Couples Company and Indra Ameng did not meet in the world of music, but the world of visual art. This was because Indra Ameng happened to be a visual artist and a program coordinator in an artist initiative space called ruangrupa.


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    semangat yang sedang tour di australiaaaa~

    20 Mar 8:11am Reply
  • encilforcutie

    WSATCC maen di soundsfair ga sih, 25 oktober?

    7 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Avdanmania

    waktunya bernostalgia :D

    7 Oct 2014 Reply
  • nobledeath

    band dari jaman ane SMA om. Pertama kali denger ini pas manggung di SMA ane, tahun 2004/2005 ane rada lupa

    29 Sep 2014 Reply
  • jatayuproduct

    aku padamu vox

    16 Sep 2014 Reply
  • anunski

    Sweet perfom @ rolling stones cafè sayangnya cuma bentar :p

    4 Jul 2014 Reply
  • heyranggi

    yang punya cd album pertama wsatcc sama ep skenario masa muda dan mau dilepas boleh kontak gue :3

    19 Apr 2014 Reply
  • joshuasakoe

    Vakansiiiiiii !!!

    18 Feb 2014 Reply
  • eki_firmansyah


    28 Nov 2013 Reply
  • karanssly

    Jadi berniat dengerin the rest of WSATCC's album gegara denger lagu "Kisah dari Selatan Jakarta". A tune I've been waiting for so. very. long! Keep on rocking guise :D *maksud dari post ini, biar lebih banyak lagu kayak gitu wkwkwk not that I don't like the others but yeah*

    24 Oct 2013 Reply
  • bellautami

    katanya WSATCC mau konser di Goethe Institut tanggal 26 Juli ya? ada yang bisa confirm? bayar berapa ya? thanks!

    21 Jul 2013 Reply
  • bujangankota

    FYI: baru aja abis ngobrol" dan share sama mas Ricky Virgana, ternyata Tam Tam Buku, terinspirasi dari pemusik Joe Meek makanya musiknya jadi lebih ke psychedelic pop :)

    6 Jul 2013 Reply
  • r_m

    Tam Tam Buku was great live!

    5 Jul 2013 Reply
  • theoamb

    lembe2 seksi!

    21 May 2013 Reply
  • anemonlaut

    tam tam bukuuuu ...dulu jaman SD gw nyanyinya : tang tang bogor selera tangga lima... eh ternyata liriknya salahh....ahahahaa

    15 May 2013 Reply
  • Febeliaa

    tam tam buku :)

    14 May 2013 Reply
  • fitear1590

    Fantastic group. Any news on their EP that's supposed to be released "April 2013"?

    27 Apr 2013 Reply
  • prrretty

    Ye Good Ol' Days sabi lah :D

    24 Mar 2013 Reply
  • mulololo

    White Shoes & The Couples Company is Pop Mondial de L'Indonésie

    29 Jan 2013 Reply
  • blinkerita

    Me gusta rented room :D

    19 Jan 2013 Reply
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