This pages features photos I have taken of musicians performing at gigs and in the street.
Underground Hong Kong Electronica 3
This indie music concert, which was held by The Underground HK (Organizer’s website) in 2018, featured indie pop duo Fabel, DJ Janette Slack and electro-pop artist Yeung Tung and Junk! (aka Glen Lloyd)
Freespace Happening weree monthly festivals held from Autumn to Spring in the West Kowloon Cultural District (Organizer’s website. They typically include music performances, dance and arts-and-crafts stalls.
Here are two videos I took of the music performances:
Rie Fu at the Fringe Club
Rie Fu is a Japanese singer-songwriter who re-located to Singapore and then to England. She is best known for the song Life is LIke a Boat which was used as an end theme in the hit anime Bleach (Rie Fu’s website). These two photos were was taken at a performance at the Fringe Club in 2015.
MOLE HiLL at the Loft in Osaka
Here is J-Rock band MOLE HiLL from Kyoto performing at a promotion gig outside the Loft department stories in Osaka in 2016. I thought they were a new up-and-coming band, but they are veterans, having formed in 2002 (Band’s YouTube Channel)
Hong Kong Indie Music 2003-2004
Here are some of the artists in the indie music scene in Hong Kong in the early 2000s. I played a few gigs with a band called Site Access. Hong Kong’s indie music scene has always been vibrant but not very popular. At any given time, there are probably just under a hundred active bands, but at concerts and bandshows, the audience was mainly the other bands and their friends. The following concerts were organized by my English for Professional Communication Final Year Project students as part of a series of promotional campaigns for the Warehouse Teenage Club (www.warehouse.org.hk) and Wholala (www.facebook.com/WholalaHK/: a group promoting public music performances).
These photos I took while travelling.
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