Loo and Lam met each other at a singing competition called "Original Music 2000" (原音2000) held by Tom Lee Music Hong Kong , where Loo won the 3rd Prize and Lam won the 2nd Prize. They were the youngest participants. They then started performing together as a team at university campuses and other local tertiary institutions. After about a year, they were discovered by Anthony Wong Yiu Ming, the chairman of the music production company People Mountain People Sea and a renowned singer of the 90's. Lam and Loo was then signed by the company on 1 January 2002, and the group was named at17.