Summer In The Cellar is a series of 3 shows to be held at Grappa’s Cellar in Central over 3 weekends in August. Each show will have a theme (blues, indie rock and world music respectively).
Tickets (available from Grappa’s Cellar):
Advance ticket for all shows* – $300 (inc. 3 drinks coupons)
Advance ticket per show – $150 (inc. 1 drinks coupon)
Ticket per show at the door – $200 (inc. 1 drinks coupon)
* Available up to and including 14 August at the door
Contact: [phone number]
Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central
Show 1 – BLUES ROCK, 14 AUGUST
The line up:
Helter Skelter brings a taut new edge to blues-based rock and pop. The band is known for its energetic interpretations, thumping rhythms and dynamic improvisations. Vincent Lam (vocals and guitar), Adrian Fu (keyboards and vocals), Hiroshi Shimamura (guitar), Koya Hizakazu (bass), Jimi Galvea (drums).
“The band composes its own material that brings a new edge to Blues-based rock and pop. A well known fixture on the live indie circuit, their energetic Blues interpretations, thumping rhythms and dynamic improvisations make an explosive combination with the electric chemistry and seamless communication among the band members bringing a delightfully unexpected depth and complexity to their music. This band is a must-see live.”
Alternative artist, Reign Lee’s lyrical yet dynamic style has firmly established her as a singer-songwriter with an edge. In 2009, she showcased at the PLAY: stl Festival in St. Louis and embarked on a 2-month, 26-city tour of the US. Her popular song, ‘BUILT TO LAST’ from her album “HOLDING BACK THE BEAST” was selected to be part of Microsoft and Reverbnation’s Sponsored Songs campaign and resulted in thousands of downloads and a ravenous cult fanbase. The award-winning songwriter has been fortunate enough to play all over her adopted home of Hong Kong, to tour the US twice and release 2 albums to wide critical acclaim. This summer, she will hit the road again for a small tour in the UK and begin recording a new EP. Reign is currently the #1 Alternative Artist in Hong Kong on the Reverbnation charts and has recently been chosen by the popular iPhone app, Radiolicious, as one of their chosen artists. Reign Lee will soon be appearing in a city near you.
Adrian Fu & Adrian Silva
The latest boy-band sensation arrives in Hong Kong. Adrian Fu and Adrian da Silva are disregarding their beer bellies and collaborating for the first time in an intimate musical setting.
Fu is a walking contradiction. He is a PR spin doctor by day, but tries to be a rockstar by night. He is classically trained on the piano (and rejected by his coach for not possessing “that magic touch”), but is a Led Zeppelin addict. A professional songwriter for cantopop and mandopop artists in Hong Kong, China and Taiwan…but never stops bitching about how formulaic songwriting is out here. He also leads Brothers of Roadkill, a band devoid of a genre but continues to tell people it’s piano rock.
Fu is joined by da Silva who is famously known as the frontman for rock group, Audiotraffic. Da Silva was instrumental in the formation of the band’s first eponymous album, ‘Cry’, which was recorded and produced by Benjamin Lefevre; a music veteran who has worked with the likes of The Pet Shop Boys, The Rolling Stones and Van Halen. This was shortly followed by their second, self-titled ‘audiotraffic’ and was similarly met with critical acclaim. In between quiet walks on the beach, reading and nature-based photography, Da Silva is currently working on a highly anticipated third album.
Poster by Ricemove