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Rie fu(りえふぅ)

シンガーソングライター・油彩画家
日本語と英語がミックスされた歌詞や、カレン・カーペンターに影響を受けた歌声が特徴。幼少期をアメリカで過ごし、現地で賛美歌などに触れた事がきっかけで歌に興味を持ち始める。
2004年デビューと同時にロンドンに渡り絵画を学び、現地のミュージシャンとも親交を深める。07年ロンドン芸術大学卒。以後、音楽活動と合わせて定期的に個展を開く等、アートと音楽を繋げる活動を続けている。
近年では、ものづくりの過程が垣間みられる工事現場をテーマとした絵画を描く『工事現場フェチ画家』としても制作を続けている。
ピアノ・ギターを演奏し、他アーティストとのコラボレーションやCM音楽制作等、活動の幅を広げている。
ロンドン在住。

Born in Tokyo in1985. Spent a few years in the U.S in her youth, and learned English from the Carpenters album that her parents had.
It all started when she picked up a guitar borrowed from her brother during high school, and came up with 30 songs a month and sent it to Sony Music Japan.
After making a debut in 2004, she recorded and promoted her music while commuting between London and Tokyo during University years in Central Saint Martins in London.
2006 was a year of new international opportunities, including performance at Midem in Cannes,
recording with the members of the Pretenders in London, and numerous gigs around London.
After graduating uni in 2007, she continues to her persue her music career in Japan as well as a "construction sites" painter.
2009 was a year of collaboration. She participated in the tour of the renowned folk singer Yosui Inoue, and joined the Japanese post-rock band delofamilia. In the fall, she performed in New York for the first time.
She started her own company Rie fu inc in 2012, and continues to pursue her art and ambition to perform internationally.
Her songs are a mix of Japanese/English, with a little bit of sharp tongue, voice deeply inspired by Karen Carpenter.