Joe Inoue was born in Los Angeles, California under Japanese parents who moved to the states to follow their career.
He grew up in an environment filled with music, and started listening to music seriously in his middle school years.
He listened to as many types of music, no matter what the genre. In fact, he still does. That is where he got his versatility in creating music.
Despite his birth in Los Angeles, Inoue never failed to learn how to speak fluent Japanese. He achieved this mainly by [i]"reading crapload of comic books and watching Japanese tv shows"[/i], he says.
Gradually, Inoue started recording his own materials on a multi-track recorder, with him playing every instrument, including vocals, and yeah, I mean, everything.
In 2005, he decided to send few of his demos to Japan, and signed a record deal with Kioon Records.
Inoue released his debut e.p."IN A WAY" in 2007, followed by his first single "HELLO!".