Under The Stars 2011 – 6 Mandarin Pop Singer-Songwriters

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23 July 2011, Singapore – Come 30 August, 2011, expect a three-hour long multisensory musical experience in Singapore’s first Mandarin singer-songwriter festival at The Coliseum in the Hard Rock Hotel at Resorts World Sentosa.  Coincidentally, 30 August, a Tuesday is also a public holiday.    Celebrating the spirit of original music with 6 singer-songwriter talents from the world of Mandarin Pop, you can enjoy live-band music genres that includes singer-songwriter, alternative, electronica, experimental, indie rock, folk, acoustic, jazz, pop and bossa nova.

Other sold out Indie and Singer-Songwriter festivals in Asia such as  簡單生活節《Simple Life》, 河岸留言演唱會, Indie Pop 草地音樂節 and the crossover appeal of Indie and such acts in today’s music landscape are the reasons James Kang of Play Music, the organizer of the festival is bringing this possible annual affair to Singapore.  Co-organizing the event is Woohoo! Experience.

The line up of the six artistes with over a thousand ‘live’ combined gigs all around the world with countless prestigious music awards include:

Crowd Lu 盧廣仲 (Taiwan)

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Crowd Lu’s destiny with music is intriguing. In his freshman year at University, he was run over a bus, leading to severe injuries in both legs. During his months of hospitalization, he picked up the guitar and experimented with music composition.

The quirky & inimitable style of Crowd Lu was born. The release of his debut album “100 Lives” caught the music industry by surprise, and propelled him to the top of the charts – altering the trend of heavily manufactured pop music in the market. In 2009, Crowd Lu was honored with the prestigious Golden Melody Awards for “Best New Artiste” and “Best Composer”.

Crowd Lu’s adorably geeky glasses, paired with a mushroom like hairdo also made him an unlikely fashion icon!

Lala Hsu 徐佳瑩 (Taiwan)  

Under the Stars 2011 - Lala Hsu

Lala Hsu

Lala Hsu came into spotlight as the deserving winner of Taiwan’s Top Rated Reality Singing Program “A Million Stars”. Watched by millions over the world, Lala’s cool spin on popular songs kept audiences spellbound. Her pitch-perfect ‘live’ performances have enthralled fans of all ages.

Lala Hsu released her self-composed debut album in 2009. The album spawned several regional Number One hits and earned her wide-spread recognition for her profound song writing talent.

In 2010, Lala Hsu won the “Best New Artiste” Award at the Golden Melody Awards ceremony in Taiwan. She also became the Top 10 Most-Searched Person on Taiwan’s Google Chart!

Peggy Hsu 許哲珮 (Taiwan)

Under the Stars 2011 - Peggy Hsu

Peggy Hsu is supremely talented. She composed her first song when she was just 8 years old and exploded into the music industry at 19 with her critically acclaimed debut album “Balloon”.

Ethereal. Mystical. Enchanting.

These are often the words used to describe the unique Peggy Hsu. Her captivating brand of music covers fascinating themes such as Lunatics, finding Neverland, Snow in Germany, and Wish Boxes. A Multi-Instrumentalist with musical skills that include melody & lyrics composing, music arrangement, producing, Peggy Hsu is an amazing all-rounder. Her 4 full-length albums have won her many awards all over Asia.

hocc 何韻詩 (Hong Kong)

Under the Stars 2011 - HOCC

hocc is a Hong Kong songwriting superstar. She remains the only female artiste in history to be the apprentice of her childhood hero – the late music legend, Anita Mui.

As a singer, composer and producer; hocc takes control of her music with great success. She is one of the most experimental artistes in HK today, and also one of the most Awarded.

Her solid performances in musicals and tremendous ‘live’ performance energy led to sold-out tours not only in HK, but also worldwide – from Toronto, Canada to Atlantic City, USA.
A Staunch Advocate of Social Commentary, hocc’s music & lyrics are arresting and controversial. Her edgy soft rock band style has become synonymous with her name.

In 2011, she conquered the Taiwan market with her widely-praised Mandarin album and was deservedly nominated for Best Female Vocalist at the Annual Golden Melody Awards.

katncandix2 棉花糖 (Taiwan)

Under the Stars 2011 - katncandix2

katncandix2 is a 2-member band that started as a Street Musician Duo in 2007. The singer-composer band is anything but fluff (as their name ironically suggests) – their music is thought provoking, warm and inspiring. This winning combination garnered massive attention for their first album [2375].

Nominated at the Taiwan Golden Melody Awards Ceremony twice for the coveted “Best Group” Award, katncandix2 offers an exciting fresh sound to the industry. The duo had been invited for numerous showcases and festivals in Taiwan, Hong Kong, China and Singapore.

Ellen Loo 盧凱彤 (Previously from at17) (Hong Kong)

Under the Stars 2011 - Ellen Lu

A “Most-Watched” name in the HK music industry, Ellen Loo is a rare talent. Besides innovative compositions, she was also the chosen guitarist for many famous names in HK, such as Sammi Cheng and Joey Yung.

Ellen Loo started off as a member of popular Indie girl-band “at17”, winning the hearts of fans with their unpretentious & pristine sound. The group was credited with pioneering the genre of “Folktronica” in Chinese music – blending Folk Music seamlessly with Electronic elements. Their private showcases around Asia (including Singapore) are often sold-out within hours.

As a solo artiste, Ellen Loo released her debut album to great credit, making big splashes in the region. Currently the hottest new female act in the Mandarin music circuit, Ellen Loo is a fast and rising star to look out for.

 

Ticketing Information

Venue: The Coliseum, Hard Rock Hotel at Singapore Resorts World Sentosa
Date: 30th August 2011 (Tuesday, Public Holiday)
Ticket Prices: S$88 (Free Standing) (excludes $3 SISTIC booking fee)  Ticket sales from 22 July 2011.

Visit www.sistic.com.sg or call SISTIC hotline at +65 6348555.   For updates on Under the Stars, check out the Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/warnermusicsingapore

 

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