Taikoo Place invites musicians and office executives to engage in new musical collaborations
Every Thursday from 15 October to 26 November, the yearly lunchtime concert series by Swire Properties’ Taikoo Place returns to Via Fiori, the landscaped garden outside One Island East. The concert series introduces new creative endeavors, bringing a diverse music experience to Taikoo Place. Themed “Crossovers”, the programme will showcase unique pairings of seven emerging musical acts from different backgrounds and styles. Audiences will enjoy premiere creations by these musicians while taking a relaxing mid-day break with complimentary organic food nibbler sponsored by nood food, as well as cupcakes sponsored by Sift Patisserie.
First on the list of crossovers are indie rock darlings Chochukmo, who return to Via Fiori to jam with local reggae music icon Mouse FX. Singer-songwriters Michael Lai and Kevin Kaho Tsui, who both began their careers busking on the streets, are primed to share their tales of Hong Kong through music and lyrics. Soft rock act Nowhere Boys will be joined by professional songstress Tang Siu Hau to share how they balance work and their passion for music. The line up will also mark the debut of Japanese electro-pop duo Andersons in Hong Kong, who are sure to impress audiences with their Tokyo-tinged chill out sound.
Date: 15 October to 26 November (Every Thursday)
Time: 1pm - 1:45pm
Venue: Via Fiori, landscaped garden outside One Island East, Taikoo Place
Music curated by Bitetone
Chochukmo (Indie-rock) x Mouse FX (Reggae)
Local five-piece indie rock band Chochukmo will perform their energetic original tunes with the unique Cantonese reggae singer Mouse FX.
The Anello (Electronic, Soul, R&B)
Named as the “Best Local Band” by English media platform HKELD, The Anello is a Hong Kong band formed by Jeff and Michal. Their music blends Electronic, Soul, R&B, and Hip-hop in a contemporary manner.
Kimman Wong (Pop)
Singer songwriter Kimman Wong is perhaps best known for placing top 4 in the Hong Kong beat of the fourth season of “The Voice of China”, but his ties with music are much deeper. His original pieces have been praised in the past by the likes of Mark Lui, Chiu Tsang Hei, Eric Kwok, Pong Nan and more. Wong has also travelled around Europe and Australia with his guitar.
Shandy Gan (Bossa Nova)
One of the very few female bossa-nova singers in the city, Gan made her theatrical debut last year in the movie Dot 2 Dot as well as singing its theme song, a cover of “The Morning Train” originally by Beyond. Outside music, Gan is a connoisseur of coffee, and is preparing to release an illustrated book on Taiwan food.
Michael Lai x Kevin Kaho Tsui (Pop)
A guitarist and singer-songwriter who is always looking for adventures. Lai is shown at Wan Chai’s wet market, singing in exchange for soup ingredients.
His debut album U, U, D, D, L, R, L, R, B,A, Start was released in September 2015.
Kevin Kaho Tsui
An atypical acoustic singer-songwriter who attempts a Reggie Watts-like build-up of music by spot-recording and looping bits live. Tsui will release his third EP GACHAPON this August, included are three songs “Taipo”, “Kowloon City”, and “Sham Shui Po” which praise the city through music and lyrics.
An electronic duo from Tokyo made up of singer and keyboardist Dominika and guitarist/synth player Kentaro. Fashioning a calm, warm and sweet electronic sound, the band released their debut album Stephen & Emily under Japanese label Park last year. Via Fiori will mark their first appearance in Hong Kong.
Nowhere Boys x Tang Siu Hau (Soft rock)
Hong Kong “cinematic” soft rock band, that tells stories through their music, while creating their own unique sound.
Tang Siu Hau
“The Voice” contestant, known for her sweet and strong voice.
• Free admission
• Programme is subject to change without prior notice.
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