Born in Hiroshima, Japan, Rie discovered music as her life-long passion during college in Los Angeles. Living in LA, Rie was exposed to a wide range of music which shaped her style - neo soul/new wave mix. Her biggest musical influences are artists such as Erykah Badu, Sade, Amy Winehouse, Jack Johnson and Stevie Wonder. Following graduation, she performed at hotel lounges, cafes as well as her own shows. She has worked with artists in Japan and abroad. Now, residing in Shonan - a beach town near Tokyo - she releases new material regularly while hosting a weekly radio show at Shonan beach FM.