Monday, July 28, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Jupiter Hall, Global Business Park,
Block A, Level 4, No8, Jln 19/1 46300 PJ
( 靠近星洲日报报馆总行 )
电棒 & IKA
预售票 RM55（7月25日正式市面发售）/ 现场门票 RM70
现场学生票 RM40 （需出示身份证和学生证，只限当天购票）
询问 012 377 8558 (shane) / 017 633 9660 (达)
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
on the eve of press conference, 2v1g had a rehearsal in my house....
the chemistry and the camaraderie are so much stronger now than when we first started 12 months ago... everyone is having fun!
so it is gonna be the first time 2v1g performing live together as a trio!
watch the amazing roger performing john lennon's "imagine"... watch the tail-end of the song where roger teases with harmonics! the arrangement of the song is done by his idol, tommy emmanuel.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
who would have guessed - 2v1g received an invitation from no black tie (NBT) to perform a gig there in september!
NBT, long regarded as the premier jazz club in downtown kl, is the meeting place for musicians, jazz lovers and casual music lovers who want a classy place for good music. the acoustics there is first class too.
we are delighted! well, we are definitely keen but we have to sit down to discuss with everyone in the team tomorrow night, when we rehearse for our press conference .
2v1g's press conference is going to be held at precious old china cafe, central market.
if you happen to be around that area at that time, do drop by and get your remaining autograph from roger wang!
if we do decide to do the gig, hope you guys can come and support ya!
Sunday, July 13, 2008
debbie hsiao - this year's taiwan melody awards winner in the "best newcomer" catergory.
a talented singer-songwriter who composed several hit songs for stefanie sun yanzi.
good compositions, good voice.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
三面台的小巨蛋7点钟已经排满了人龙，听说有的观众前一晚已经在星光大道等候。幸好我们的座位是有编号的才不至于要排队入场, 谢谢小叶老师 :)
是啊，我们喜爱的 Tanya 再度夺下金曲奖最佳女演唱 ！看着她率先夺下最佳作曲和专辑制作人，眼泪狂飙的那一刻，我的心情已经是激动的了。总觉得这两个奖项对 Tanya 来说更加意义重大，仿佛之前所受的辛苦和委屈，都会在得到肯定的那一刻一扫而空的。最最记得她说的一句话：" 做音乐的过程中，很多时候是需要不断的自我怀疑、调整、重整和前进的"。
对不起啊，金亮老师和 Winnie, 在我排练了2天的《宝镜》后就请假溜人，因为台湾之行是早就预订好的。
对不起啊， Leslie, 我没遇见你的陈绮贞。你要告诉她的话，我在这里代为处理一下噢 ~ "绮贞，我爱你 ！！！"
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
tanya chua's [goodbye & hello] is undoubtedly this year's best mandarin album.
everyone in 2v1g likes tanya chua, including roger, who was impressed the first time he heard tanya's voice. he yelled, "this is very unlike the typical chinese pop singer!".
tanya has come a long way from her indie roots in s'pore. she is regarded by many as one of today's most talented singer-songwriters in the chinese scene (the other being taiwan's cheer chen qi zhen). in a sea of crappy chinese mandarin pop, her music comes to anyone with discerning and critical ears, as refreshing and cool, without succumbing to the hype and commericalism of today's manufactured pop.
last night was her 2nd time winning the best female singer in taiwan's golden melody awards. not only that, tanya also won the best producer award. as a first time producer, she must be over the moon with this recognition.
we all at 2v1g are happy that tanya gets the recognition she long deserves!
Friday, July 4, 2008
Early last year I got a call from my friend Leslie Loh. Leslie is an avid audiophile who owns a local Hi-Fi publication, AV Xpress, and a very popular blog, Desirable Audio Boutique. I have known Leslie for a number of years. He has been a supporter of my music ever since my early gigs at No Black Tie. He told me that he wanted to produce an audiophile standard Chinese acoustic album featuring just the voice and an acoustic guitar. It would be a minimalist approach to Chinese classic love songs of the 80s and 90s with high resolution recording. If successful it would be the first Chinese audiophile pop album produced in
Leslie also recruited producer Chow Kam Leong as well as Winnie Ho and Regine Tai on vocals. He named the project 2V1G which stood for 2 voices 1 guitar. It was supposed to be a temporary name, but since no one was able to come up with something better, it eventually became the name of the group and album.
Once the songs were selected, I began work on the arrangements which turned out to be harder than expected. You see I have never taken much interest in Chinese pop music, so all this was new to me. Ironically this was one of the reasons that I has chosen for this project. Coming for a different musical background, Leslie felt that I should be able to look at these songs with a fresh perspective. Winnie and Regine on the other hand come from a strong background in singing Chinese pop songs. Winnie is the winner of Astro Talent Quest 2000 (an annual Chinese singing competition in
This meant that I needed to bring my guitar arrangement closer to what Winnie and Regine were used to and at the same time give it a fresh interpretation!! ..... I had to rethink a lot of my approach to this project. A lot of my usual playing style just didn't work in this context. I had to bring myself out of my musical boundaries and get closer to what would work better with the singers, the songs and the vision of the producer.
The guitar recording took a total of 12 days that was split into 3 separate trips to KL. It was a bit of a struggle at the beginning, but towards the end I began to get the hang of it. We managed to come up with a nice selection of 12 songs. Besides the standard heartfelt Chinese ballads, there are also a few songs that were arranged in a style that was closer to home for me. There should be enough variety without being too safe.
I just received the album a week ago and heard the final product for the first time. I must say the whole production team did a great job. Not many singers have the guts to expose themselves and sing with so little musical instruments to hide behind. Winnie and Regine not only managed to pull it off, but their vocal performance really stood out. My guitar playing came out really different from anything that I have done before. It felt refreshing, familiar and a bit foreign all at the same time ... but in a good way.
All in all, I enjoyed the whole experience. I got to discover new musical territories, tried things I normally will not do on my own, worked with a wonderful team and gained a deeper understanding of Chinese pop music as well as a few kilos from all the pork they fed me!!Thanks for listening
Thursday, July 3, 2008
besides things related to 2V1G, we will also share with you here music/albums that we like and also the events (i.e.concert, gig, promo) that our music label musictoxin organizes. the ratio of 2v1g's news compared to non-2v1g's news would be 80:20.
just as a sneak preview, together with dongtaidu (a chinese indie concert organizer) we will be bringing in - for the first time in malaysia - hong kong's indie act my little airport for a mini concert on the 30th august 2008! stay tuned.
在此做个预告, 在八月三十号，我们和动态度将会联合主办香港独立乐队my little airport的音乐会！敬请留意!