Saturday Music at Laundry Steps 2021

Saturday Music at Laundry Steps

Saturday Music at Laundry Steps

Saturday Music at Laundry Steps

Saturday Music at Laundry Steps

Saturday Music at Laundry Steps

Date & Time

3 Jul 2021 2:30pm - 5:30pm

Location

Laundry Steps

Price

Free of charge

General

Designated Saturday of each month, an exciting line-up of established and up-and-coming Hong Kong musicians will gather at Tai Kwun’s Laundry Steps to offer an afternoon of light-hearted music. Curated by singer-songwriter Vicky Fung, an avid promoter of Cantopop, these Saturday afternoons will showcase the best of Hong Kong’s jazz, pop, independent and world music, where you will revisit and discover the musical talents of our city at the unique heritage site of Tai Kwun.


THEME OF THE WEEK: The Journey of Sojourn

To stay or not to stay, is it really for us to decide - or is it our own choice? In the end, the experiences collected throughout one’s journey will forever stay with them and become a part of who they are.

Time

Line Up

Music Genre

2:30pm – 3:10pm

Elly C

R&B / Bedroom Pop

 

3:40pm – 4:20pm

Gareth.T feat. Jill Vidal

Indie Pop / R&B


 

4:50pm – 5:30pm

Jing Wong feat. Felix Tham & Clark Lo

Book Rock


 

Biography

Elly C
Gareth.T
JILL Vidal
Jing Wong
Felix Tham
Clark Lo

Elly C is a singer-songwriter based in Hong Kong. She started her musical journey as a pianist and then found her love for the stage when she started performing in musical theatre at the age of 16. She then developed an interest in different genres of music and was inspired deeply by a lot of the local and international indie artists and producers on SoundCloud. She then started writing and producing her own music. In April 2020, she released her very first single “wanderlust”, an ambient R&B song that she wrote, sang and produced.

20-year-old Hong Kong R&B artist Gareth.T coalesces the smooth tones of R&B and the rough edges of hip-hop music. Influenced by the likes of Bryson Tiller, Pink Sweat$ and Khalil Fong, Gareth is truly a one-of-a-kind gem rarely found on the Asian music scene. He signed with Warner Music Hong Kong earlier this year and dropped the first song with them titled "Boyfriend Material."

His musical maturity excels beyond his experience and age, proving that he is across cultural star in the making. His music has been covered by many international media and blogs such as HYPEBEAST, Billboard, HiphopDX and more. Currently studying at Berklee College of Music, the multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and producer has nearly a million streams on Spotify.

In addition to his own music, Gareth is an avid songwriter and producer, having collaborated with Keung To, Dough-Boy, Tyson Yoshi, Milky Day, Lewloh, among others. He has been featured on a variety of international and regional blogs with each release.

JILL Vidal is a Hong Kong Cantopop singer of mixed Filipino and Korean descent, and Janice Vidal’s twin sister. JILL joined the music scene in 2006. She is capable of singing different music genres including pop, R&B, rock, and urban songs. Jill’s songs had great performance on streaming and radio charts. Her last single “Ways To Cope With Regret” has recently topped ChillClub chart.

Jing Wong graduated as a Theatre Designer and Director in London's Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design with First Honours. Jing Wong went on to create a Fashion Theatre brand with his sister Kay called Daydream Nation in 2007. He was first signed to People Mountain People Sea, and now signed to Frenzi Music. He has released a total of 5 album/eps and has toured 30 cities in China. He played at Music Festivals such as the Clockenflap, Wow and Flutter and Freespace Happening. He was also invited to play in Adelaide's OZAsia Festival in 2016, Zandari Festival and PAMS festival in Seoul 2017. His songs featured in films by the award-winning director Ann Hui and Heiward Mak. He is also a keen educator who taught young musicians regularly in events organised by the Renaissance Foundation and “Every Life is a Song”. Most recently, he created Jing Wong Creations to host a two year Devising Music Theatre project that involves training young artists whilst creating a Music Theatre show at HKCC, called " The Drifters" and a Vinyl “On Departure” will be launching with the show in Aug 2021.

Felix Tham is a violinist and has studied extensively under the late great violin pedagogue Professor Lin Yao Ji of the Central Conservatory of Music. Garnering a bevy of local music competition awards, Felix was chosen to represent Hong Kong at the Tochigi Music Festival in Japan as a soloist at age 13. At school and at university, Felix performed extensively as a soloist and ensemble musician. In recent years, through his association with pop jazz funk Acoufunkture, folk tango outfit Cafe 852 and indy "book rock" singer Jing Wong, Felix has been experimenting with ever-expanding genres. His recent collaborations include the critically acclaimed music-drama "A Spy in the House of Love" with Jing Wong, and a recording of the tango "Por Una Cabeza" at the RTHK with Cafe 852.

Clark Lo is a local experienced drummer, who is the spokesperson of a Turkish cymbal brand “Anatolian Cymbals” in Hong Kong. He is the drummer of the local band Cracklebox and Tommy Chung’s Blues Trio and guest drummer of The Flame. He collaborates with local musicians from time to time, and participated in the production of theme songs for large-scale performances and won numerous awards in different band competitions. In addition, Lo was a member of the program committee of the Silvermine Bay Beach Music Festival. He has organized many large outdoor music festivals and participated in many large-scale concerts as a technician (Drum-Tech). He has a deep knowledge and a unique set of insights and aesthetics in equipment.