Handpicked by celebrity singers AGA, Phil Lam and Adrian Fu, the selected buskers will transform Taikoo Place office hub with the amazing art of live music
PROJECT AFTER 6: Busking is back with application open to all office professionals of Hong Kong for the first time, reminding them there is always life after work and to never give up on their passion in music. With close to 200 applications, the screening and two-day audition have ended with 40 busking groups selected by celebrity judges such as AGA, Phil Lam and Adrian Fu etc. The best of the best will perform at the lunchtime live gigs every Thursday in September and October. Together with a line-up of celebrity singers, lunch breaks in Taikoo Place will never be the same again with the stunning new soundtrack of PROJECT AFTER 6: Busking!
200 applications from across Hong Kong amazed celebrity judges with a kaleidoscope of musical talents
The audition call has attracted almost 200 talents from all walks of life including locals and expats from the Philippines, Britain, Sweden etc., encompassing different industries and professions, from firefighter, lawyer, flight attendant and freelance blue-collar to banker, engineer and clerk; there are millennials as well as dreamer-turned-fathers who pick up their passion again. At the audition, celebrity judges AGA, Phil Lam and Adrian Fu were all surprised by the buskers’ mesmorising acts, covering a number of original songs, solo accordion performance by an experienced busker, a refreshing erhu and double bass duo etc. It was a meaningful occasion where the judges shared valuable feedback with the buskers on their performance skills and style.
The shortlisted buskers will share the stage with celebrity singers in Taikoo Place’s lunchtime concerts every Thursday from September onwards
After the two-day intense auditions, 40 busking groups arose from almost 200 applications! The talented musicians mingled with one another at the Buskers Gathering & Workshop on 24 August, where they also had the chance to meet with celebrity guests AGA, Phil Lam, Robynn & Kendy, Mischa Ip and renowned music producer Edward Chan. Their fruitful exchanges on song writing, music production, busking and stage performance, igniting inspirations for their lunchtime live gigs on Thursdays throughout September and October in Taikoo Place. Lunch breaks become even something more to look forward to with the amazing art of live music, featuring special appearances from Gin Lee, Eman Lam, AGA, Phil Lam, Robynn & Kendy, Adrian Fu, Dusty Bottle, Lil’ Ashes, Cath Wong and Mischa Ip.
PROJECT AFTER 6: Busking
Performance dates & venues:
6, 13, 20, 27 September G/F One Island East
4, 11, 18, 25 October 1/F Dorset House
12:00pm – 2:00pm
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Going hand in hand with key tenant to transform office spaces with music
As the first corporate partner of PROJECT AFTER 6 and a key office tenant at One Island East in Taikoo Place, DBS Bank (Hong Kong) and Swire Properties share the same vision of engaging the community and stakeholders. This is reflected in DBS Bank (Hong Kong)’s new “Live more, Bank less” brand promise and commitment to enabling customers and the public to have more time to spend on the people and things they care about. The bank’s ‘DBS Got Talent’ stars can also fulfill their musical aspirations, with the winner performing in Singapore.
About PROJECT AFTER 6
Launched in 2014, PROJECT AFTER 6 is an engagement programme initiated by Swire Properties for its office portfolios. Offering a valuable platform that connects the office community through a series of activities spanning different genres, the programme aims to strengthen connections between office executives by bringing art, music and entertainment into their work environments, and to tap into office professionals’ unexplored talents. PROJECT AFTER 6 is also part of Swire Properties continual commitment to sustainable development. It aims to nurture and provide attractive working environment for a positive impact on employees’ productivity, leading to successful businesses and a more integrated community.
About Taikoo Place
Taikoo Place is recognised as one of Hong Kong’s best-planned business hubs, managed by Swire Properties. The portfolio offers over 5 million sq ft of prime commercial space for local and multinational corporations. A wide range of cosmopolitan business and leisure amenities are situated within the area, including the multi-purpose venue ArtisTree, the co-working hub Blueprint, the private members’ club The Refinery, the landscaped garden Taikoo Park, and restaurants and cafes. Within five-minute walking distance are the shopping mall Cityplaza and the lifestyle business hotel EAST, Hong Kong. www.taikooplace.com
DBS Bank, a leading financial services group in Asia, is reimagining banking – to be a bank that is with you anywhere in the world, and that simplifies processes. “Live more, Bank less” reflects this belief – to deliver banking that is so simple, seamless and invisible, that you have more time to spend on the people or things you care about – to “Live more, Bank less”. www.dbs.com/livemore
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At the audition, celebrity judges were all surprised by the buskers’ mesmorising acts, covering a number of original songs, a refreshing erhu and double bass duo etc.
It was a meaningful occasion where the judges shared valuable feedback with the buskers on their performance skills and style.
The audition call has attracted almost 200 talents from all walks of life including locals and expats from the Philippines, Britain, Sweden etc.
At the Buskers Gathering and Workshop, guest speaker Edward Chan and celebrity singers had exchanged industry insights on song writing, music production, busking and stage performance to all selected buskers.