Favourite Chinese Singer

I’ve been tweeting quite a bit with fellow fans of David Tao and I observed that some of his fans are really loyal and nice to him.  I suppose fans are always very sweet to their favourite singers, actors, etc. 

I then asked myself who is my favourite singer?  I guess I’m a great fan of David Tao because he sings well, writes great songs and produces excellent music.  He’s also a very good live entertainer and speaks fluent English & Mandarin (language abilities always impress me). 

I can’t really decide, however, if my favourite singer is David Tao, or a local singer who has since disappeared from the scene – Cai Lizhang.  I’ve sort of forgotten about Lizhang ‘cos he has never released a solo album and I used to listen to him live at Muchuan.  That said, he was really really funny in all the live sessions, and I really love his voice. 

Anyway, the end of Feb was Lizhang’s birthday and so to wish my idol a Happy Birthday, here’re 2 songs sung by him for your listening pleasure.

疯了[audio:CaiLiZhang-FengLe.MP3]

每次醒来 [audio:Cai-Li-Zhang-MeiCiXingLai.MP3]

Happy Birthday Lizhang!!

Tay Ke Wei

For all pop concert fans, I’m sure you’ve heard of Singaporean, Tay Ke Wei, a regular backup vocalist for the likes of David Tao, JJ Lin, A-mei and Wang Lee Hom.  Having heard her live at 2 David Tao concerts, and the songs on her website, http://taykewei.blogspot.com/, I really can’t figure out why people say she’s a good singer.  Her voice seems very thin, weak and airy to me.  Can anyone explain the merits of her voice please?  (Mich – any idea?)

David Tao in Space – The Talk & Rock Show

I really must apologise for the poor quality of the videos filmed with my Nokia X6 (the sound is a lot better than the visual!!).  I’m waiting for the better quality videos taken with my friend’s digicam.  Will post them once I get them!  (Though it may take some time…) 

Here’s a selection of fast and slow songs from last night.

 

 

 

 

 

David treated all his fans to his guitar playing (he had like 3-4 different guitars!).  The stage was set up to look like a living room from the 70s.  Instead of having whole orchestras and backup singers like his previous concerts, David chose to stick to a simple 5 piece band (himself included) so the feel of the music was very different.  The atmosphere was terrific and the audience lapped up every song.  I’m so sad he may not be having another concert for some time now as he moves to the next phase of his career.  Boohoohoo!

Opus 69

Here’re some of the songs I like from David Tao’s latest album.  I think out of the 14 songs, I only didn’t enjoy 2 songs… loved the rest!  Even though I downloaded the album from Nokia’s Come With Music, I saw on one of his interviews on youtube that he also filmed a 1hr short film / protracted MV clip for the album.  Wonder if the hard copy album comes with it… if it does, I’m getting it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

By the way, with the release of this album, David Tao has completed his contract with his recording company and is now a free agent.  He will be moving on to directing movies, which was what he studied in college.  He said he’ll still be making music… but it wouldn’t be his focus anymore.  Sob.  Wonder when we’ll hear another album from him!

What I really love about his albums is that he is able to use many different musical styles – rock & roll (his favourite), R&B, ballads, etc, but each of his song has a very unique melody that stays with you long after you hear it.  Definitely not run of the mill.  He’s such a talented musician!

Janice & Sonia Lee

First heard this pair of twins on my friend’s facebook page.  Checked out their youtube channel and although they talk funny (as though there’s something in their mouth), they sing beautifully and what I really really like is their harmonisation!!

 

Check out this video of them singing in Korean… wait for the harmonisation… it’s really nice!!

I’m so impressed by the sister that does the harmonisation.  Heh.

6 Songs Collide

Cache sent this youtube video to me… it’s a mesh of 6 songs.  Quite cool though I only know 2 out of the 6 songs.

Click here to view the video (I couldn’t embed it) or listen to the 6 songs here:

[audio:6-songs-collide.mp3]

The songs are:

Songs and Artists
– Jason Mraz’s I’m Yours
– Howie Day’s Collide
– Five For Fighing’s Superman
– Boyzone’s All That I Needed
– Three Doors Down’s Here With You
– Angela Ammons’ Always Getting Over You

 

Reminds me of the Chinese pop super medley called Ci Ji 2005.  Heh.

Thinking Aloud

I think I really like these songs. 

Jack Johnson – Do You Remember

[audio:Jack-Johnson-Do-You-Remember.mp3]

Photo montage song?

 

Jason Mraz – Lucky

[audio:Jason-Mraz-Lucky.mp3]

2nd photo montage song?

 

Daniel Ho – For Eternity

[audio:Daniel-Ho-For-Eternity.mp3]

Solemnisation march-in song?

 

Jack Johnson – Better Together

[audio:Jack-Johnson-Better-Together.mp3]

Dinner march-in song?

 

Michael Buble – Feeling Good

[audio:Michael-Buble-Feeling-good.mp3]

2nd dinner march-in song?