White Shoes & The Couples Company

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White Shoes & the Couples Company
White Shoes and The Couples Company performing live at We Are Pop vol. 7.jpg
White Shoes and The Couples Company performing live at We Are Pop, Vol. 7
Background information
OriginJakarta, Indonesia
GenresPop, funk
Years active2002—present
LabelsAksara Records, Minty Fresh
Associated actsSore, The Adams
WebsiteOfficial website
  • Ricky Virgana
  • Saleh bin Husein
  • Aprilia Apsari
  • Yusmario Farabi
  • John Navid
  • Aprimela Prawidyanti

White Shoes & the Couples Company is an Indonesian pop band from Jakarta, Indonesia. The band are currently signed to both Indonesian label Aksara Records and American independent label Minty Fresh based in Chicago.[1] Their music is influenced by Indonesian film soundtracks from the 1970s, 1930s jazz and 1960s pop music.


White Shoes & The Couples Company also known as WSATCC consists of Aprilia Apsari, Saleh, Yusmario Farabi, John Navid, Ricky Virgana, and Aprimela Prawidiyanti. Apsari and Farabi met each other while they were both studied at the fine art faculty in Institut Kesenian Jakarta (Jakarta Institute Of Arts). The two formed the band with their colleague, Saleh in 2002. In 2004, Ricky Virgana, John Navid and Aprimela Prawidiyanti (Ricky Virgana’s wife) joined.[2] The band came up with the name due to the fad of wearing white shoes at the school where they met. The band sings the majority of its songs in Indonesian.[3]

In 2005, the band released their self-titled album on Aksara Records. In 2007, they released an EP titled Skenario Masa Muda in 2007. Eventually, the band was signed by Minty Fresh, and re-released their self-titled album for an international release. With Apsari’s vocals trilling in English and her home tongue and classical music instruments and phrasings (the eight-minute “Nothing to Fear”) standing out alongside groovy, bouncy nuggets like “Top Star” and “Brother John.” That blend has landed White Shoes & The Couples Company on nearly a half-dozen film soundtracks in its home country.

The band was honored by Rolling Stone as one of the best 25 bands on MySpace. They were also honored by Allmusic as one of the 25 most crushworthy bands of 2006.[4]





  • Senandung Maaf
  • Windu Defrina
  • Sunday Memory Lane
  • Tentang Cita
  • Aksi Kucing
  • Pelan Tapi Pasti
  • Senja Menggila
  • Vakansi


  • Janji Joni movie soundtrack (2005)
  • Riot compilation of Thursday Riot (2006)
  • Berbagi Suami movie soundtrack (2006)
  • Mesin Waktu compilation album
  • Quickie Express movie soundtrack (2007)

Band members[edit]

  • Aprilia Apsari (Miss Sari) – Main vocals
  • Ricky Virgana (Mr. Ricky) – Kontra Bass, Cello, Bass, Vocals
  • John Navid (Mr. John) – Drums, Vibes
  • Aprimela Prawidiyanti (Mrs. Mela) – Piano, Viola, Keyboards, Vocals
  • Saleh (Mr. Saleh) – Electric guitar, Vocals
  • Yusmario Farabi (Mr. Rio) – Acoustic guitar, Vocals

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