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纵贯线 (Super Band) in Singapore

I attended 纵贯线 (Super Band)‘s press conference on 31 May, two Sundays ago. This “super heavy-weight” band, comprising of four of the most talented singer/composer in the Chinese pop scene were in town to promote their upcoming concert and also to grace a SMRT Circle Line event.

In case you don’t know who they are, the band memebers are Emil Chau (周华健), Jonathan Lee (李宗盛), A-Yue (张震岳) and Lo Ta Yu (罗大佑). Definitely not your typical pretty-face boy bands.

Here’s one of their music video:

Below are some photos I took at the event. It was super crowded that day at Bishan MRT Station where the event was held. After greeting their fans on stage, the four of them promptly proceed to a MRT cabin for a media interview conducted in a moving train. They returned back to the stage again after the press interview to autograph a giant billboard and then went to look around the new Circle Line station.

Just arrived on stage
Just arrived on stage
Fooling around on stage
Fooling around on stage
A-Yue trying to look big
A-Yue trying to look big
Unique press conference held inside a moving train cabin
Unique press conference held inside a moving train cabin
A-Yue taking the mic
A-Yue taking the mic
Lo Ta Yus turn to talk
Lo Ta Yu's turn to talk
A light-hearted moment
A light-hearted moment
Huge crowd gathered to watch them
Huge crowd gathered to watch them
On stage again
On stage again
Answering questions on stage
Answering questions on stage
Posing for photo with the Circle Line station manager
Posing for photo with the Circle Line station manager
Signing their autograph
Signing their autograph
Taking a tour of the control station
Taking a tour of the control station

For a detailed report and to watch the event video, visit HERE. 🙂

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张震岳 [Unplugged] LIVE in Concert @ Esplanade

zhang zhen yue

Last Saturday, I paid $90 per tix to watch a show that was less enjoyable than his (FOC) school concert. WTH. Sat at the third circle, first row, 10 minutes late and didn’t feel like I missed anything at all. In fact, didn’t feel the energy of a live performance at all throughout the 2-hour concert.

A-Yue performed an exhaustive list of songs, old and new, popular and unpopular – the irregular pacing of the song sequence did nothing to liven a concert that could have been more satisfying if he had just bothered to pick up the guitar placed on stage, in front of him the whole time. Famous for being reticent – or rather, a euphemistic way of saying that he’s not a savvy performer – A-Yue truly tested the devotion of his fans and their love for his music.

The saving grace, however, was MC Hotdog‘s brief performance. I had fallen back into my cosy seat, yawning and dozing off, when this madman (in a good way) swaggered onstage, cracked lame jokes and sang rude songs. Even A-Yue seemed to warm up a bit more after MC Hotdog came on.

The problem is, I guess, that A-Yue is a tad too lonely when he’s singing by himself. Give the man some company, and he’ll be fine.

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张震岳, LIVE in NTU

A Yue singing

It felt peculiar stepping back into the university campus again last Friday at NTU to attend 张震岳‘s mini concert. The students look so young and carefree. To think I was just like any one of them two years ago. Feel so old man…

Anyway, the concert was a blast!

A Yue wide shot

张震岳 has always been one of my favourite singer/songwriter. One of the few artistes whom I will still buy all their new CD releases. Rock has always been my kind of genre and there are not many talented rock musicians in the Chinese music scene.

The mini concert was held in an auditorium in NTU and 张震岳 sang around 8 songs (if I didn’t remember wrongly). One song, 爱我别走 was an encore item. The encore did not seem staged as the guitars were packed after the previous song and they had to bring out the musical instruments again. For usual staged encores, they will leave the musical instruments on stage according to my observation. 🙂

Took a lot of pictures. Here are some of the better ones to share.

A Yue's guitar
Strumming my life with his fingers…

Gangsta A Yue
I can rap OK!

A Yue and Peifen
A Yue with YES 933 deejay, Peifen

Feng shou ba...
分手吧 分手吧,我们分手吧…

A Yue rap ok
Rapping OK

Clos up
Close-up shot

A Yue smiling
A rare smile from A Yue

Introducing Free Night - bassist
Introducing Free Night – bass guitarist

Guitarist
Free Night – guitarist

Free night - drummer
Free Night – drums

Audience
Audience getting high!

A Yue's guitar puck
A Yue’s guitar puck

Take picture
Take picture!

Autograph session
Autograph session

Rachel
Rachel with my copy of A Yue’s autorgraphed CD

I also managed to get 张震岳’s autograph for my copy of his OK CD.

He is coming to perform next year January at the Esplanade. I am definitely going down to support. Missed his previous concert here at Hard Rock Cafe because of examinations (still was an undergraduate then), am not going to miss it again this time.

Rock on!

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