Pizzicato Five

Pizzicato Five (formerly typeset as Pizzicato V and sometimes abbreviated to P5)[4] was a Japanese pop band formed in Tokyo in 1979 by multi-instrumentalists Yasuharu Konishi and Keitarō Takanami. After some personnel changes in the late 1980s, the band gained international fame as a duo consisting of Konishi and vocalist Maki Nomiya. With their music blending together 1960s pop, jazz and synth-pop,[5] the group were a prominent component in the Shibuya-kei movement of the 1990s.[6]

Pizzicato Five
Pizzicato Five in the early 1990s.
From left: Yasuharu Konishi, Maki Nomiya, Keitarō Takanami
Background information
Also known as
  • Pizzicato V
  • P5
OriginTokyo, Japan
Years active1979–2001
Associated actsArling & Cameron, Fantastic Plastic Machine
Past members

Pizzicato Five was a hugely prolific group during its existence, usually releasing at least a studio album each year in addition to various EPs and remix albums. Their music has appeared in numerous movies, television episodes, and video games.

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