Every Little Thing (band)

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Every Little Thing
Kaori Mochida and Ichiro Ito of Every Little Thing pose in an Aoyama cafe, Tokyo, 2008.
Background information
Origin Tokyo, Japan
Genres Pop, soft rock
Years active 1996 (1996)–present
Labels Avex Trax
Website www.avexnet.or.jp/elt/
Members
Kaori Mochida
Born March 24, 1978 (1978-03-24) (age 39)
Ichiro Ito
Born November 10, 1967 (1967-11-10) (age 50)
Past members
Mitsuru Igarashi
Born May 17, 1969 (1969-05-17) (age 48)

Every Little Thing is a Japanese rock band. The group is made up of a woman and a man. The woman, Kaori Mochida, is a singer from Tokyo, and the man, Ichiro Ito, is a guitarist from Kanagawa Prefecture. This group made their debut in 1996. And next year they took part in Kohaku (New Year's) Song battle for the first time. When they started the band, there were three members. But Mitsuru Igarashi left the band in 2000, and he started to focus on his production. He made all of Every Little Thing's songs and wrote their lyrics. So since he left, Every little thing sound changed a little. Now they released 35 single CDs, 8 original albums, 2 best albums and 3 ballad best albums. They took part in "Kouhakuutagassen" eight times. They are often called "ELT".

Biography[change | change source]

Early careers[change | change source]

Ito began playing guitar in local bands around the US Yokota Air Base in Fussa, Tokyo, performing cover versions of songs by rock acts like Van Halen to local sailors. He initially intended to play drums.[1]

Mochida made her debut as a baby in an advertisement for diapers as her mom hoped she would enter the entertainment business. In 1991, at the age of 13, she joined the eight-member girl group The Kuro Buta All-Stars. Though not successful, the experience convinced her to record a two track demo, featuring the two songs, "Mouichido" (The Kuro Buta All-Stars) and a cover song from 1970s/80s singer-songwriter Mariya Takeuchi.[1]

She sent the demo to Avex Trax, where Mitsuru Igarashi was a producer looking for a girl for a new duo with him as the keyboardist. Impressed by her strong yet sweet voice, Igarashi asked her to join as a duo, and then asked his guitarist friend Ichiro Ito, then working as a studio receptionist,[1] to help on the first single "Feel My Heart", created by Igarashi. Ito, over ten years Mochida's senior, has said that when first meeting the young Mochida wearing gyaru style thick platform boots, he didn't even know how to strike up conversation.[1]

Albums[change | change source]

  • The Remixes (1997)
  • Time to Destination (1998)
  • The Remixes II (1998)
  • Every Best Single +3 (1999)
  • Eternity (2000)
  • 4 Force (2001)
  • Super Eurobeat presents Euro Every Little Thing (2001)
  • Every Ballad Songs (2001)
  • The Remixes III ~Mix Rice Plantation~ (2002)
  • Cyber Trance presents ELT Trance (2002)
  • Many Pieces (2003)
  • Every Best Single 2 (2003)
  • Commonplace (2004)
  • Acoustic: Latte (2005)
  • Crispy Park (2006)
  • 4 message ~every ballad songs 2~ (2007)
  • Door (2008)

Singles[change | change source]

  • "Feel My Heart" (1996)
  • "Future World" (1996)
  • "Dear My Friend" (1997)
  • "For the moment" (1997)
  • "Deatta koro no you ni" (1997)
  • "Shapes Of Love/Never Stop!" (1997)
  • "Face the chamge" (1998)
  • "Time goes by" (1998)
  • "Forever Yours" (1998)
  • "Necessary" (1998)
  • "Over and Over" (1999)
  • "Someday, Someplace" (1999)
  • "Over and Over/ELT Songs from L.A." (1999)
  • "Pray/Get Into A Groove" (2000)
  • "sure" (2000)
  • "Rescue me/Smile Again" (2000)
  • "Ai no kakera" (2000)
  • "fragile/Jirenma" (2001)
  • "Graceful World" (2001)
  • "jump" (2001)
  • "KIWOKU" (2002)
  • "Sasayaka na Inori" (2002)
  • "United 4 ballads" (2002)
  • "Grip!" (2003)
  • "Fundamental Love" (2003)
  • "Mata Ashita" (2003)
  • "Soraai" (2004)
  • "Koibumi/good night" (2004)
  • "Kimi no te" (2005)
  • "azure moon" (2006)
  • "Hi-Fi Message" (2006)
  • "Swimmy" (2006)
  • "Kirameki Hour" (2007)
  • "Koi wo shiteiru/fuyu ga hajimaru yo feat. Makihara Noriyuki" (2007)
  • "Sakurabito" (2008)
  • "Atarashii Hibi/Ogon no Tsuki" (2008)
  • "Dream Goes On" (2009)
  • "tsumetaiame" (2009)
  • "Change" (2010)
  • "Star" (2011)
  • "Moon" (2011)
  • "sora -sora-/koe -koe-" (2011)
  • "Aigaau" (2011)
  • "Landscape" (2011)
  • "On and On" (2013)

Concert tours[change | change source]

  • Concert Tour '98 Time to Destination
  • concert tour spirit 2000
  • Concert Tour 2001 4 FORCE
  • 2003 tour MANY PIECES
  • commonplace tour 2004-2005
  • concert tour 2006-2007 Crispy Park
  • concert tour 2008 Door
  • concert tour 2009-2010 MEET
  • Premium Christmas Concert Tour 2010
  • Every Little Thing 15th Anniversary Concert Tour 2011〜2012 "ORDINARY"
  • Every Little Thing Concert Tour 2013 - ON AND ON -

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Robert Michael Poole (2008-08-22). "Seasoned J-pop duo ELT keep it positive". The Japan Times. Retrieved 2011-05-05.