Hi iMeniacs.. Today let’s talk about this talented duo-guitarist, DEPAPEPE..

Depapepe (デパペペ) is a music group originating from Japan. The acoustic guitar duo is composed of Takuya Miura (born 5 April 1983) and Yoshinari Tokuoka (born on 15 July 1977), who formed in 2002.

They made their major debut in 2005 with their album “Let’s Go!!!”, which generated sales figures of about 100,000 and ranked within the top 10 of Oricon’s Instrumental Artist Debut Chart. Before that, they had released three indie albums.

The name itself comes from the combination of both short names of the band members, by combining the Japanese word for overbite, ‘deppa’, and the name of Tokuoka’s previous band ‘DERUPEPE’. Contrary to a popular rumour circulating among their fans, the two guitarists are not brothers. In their 2002 formation the pair joined with the Sony Music.

With their signature acoustic guitars, they create music that expresses various scenery of imagination, seasonal nature, and the human emotions such as delight, anger, sorrow and pleasure. They play melodies sometimes gently, and sometimes energetically, to catch the listeners’ hearts with the performance as if guitars “sang” without lyrics and vocals. Indeed, they are such good performers on stage. Their live stage can vary from a compact “guitars only” acoustic set to the full-scale concert with a band. Tokuoka and Miura attract audiences showing their opposite but equally pleasant personalities, and entertain them with talks that can even be done by local languages when they tour abroad. “Let’s make instrumental music a pop!” is the motto that is always cherished by Depapepe.


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