Who are Hong Kong’s Best Kept Musical Secrets?
If you’re in a musical funk, then perhaps, it’s in your best interest to have a read on Hong Kong’s Best Kept Musical Secrets. After all, there is a reason why the title of this article captivated you. It’s because a part of you already knows, there is more to music than what is commercial, or easily seen on the surface of the Top 20s. For the Top 20s songs and albums worth a listen check out our “Best of…” series.
Genre: Alternative Groove Funk
Band Members: Brandon Ho (Vocals) , Yim Chan (Bass) , Shing Mo (Drums), Wai (Guitar), Chi (Sax).
Musical Influences: Soul, Groove, Jazz, Funk and Hip Hop.
Why are they one of HK’s Best Kept Musical Secrets?
Never mind the fact that they were on a long hiatus after their ten year run in the underground Hong Kong indie scene, to see them perform is a rare blessing. I’ve seem them perform live, and was blown away by how effortless their groove was, as well as how they took me through colorful lollipop loops and spirals in my mind, which is exactly how a band with serious rhythm and groove should. The vocals coming out of Brandon gives an edgy 1990s classic rock vibe with his raspy rock voice, mixed with a lot of soul and funk; think Stone Temple Pilots meets Jamiroquai. Definitely a band that I would love to hear more on the commercial airwaves, so if you’re looking for a chilled funky time, find out when they’re performing and you won’t be disappointed!
Favorite Hits: Currently working on their third album, my two favorites from their most recent hits are “Superheroes” (an up tempo tune for when you’re in need of a funky kick start to your day and that extra boost when you’re out saving the World), and “Something to Know One” (a more mellow introspective tune reminiscent of the good ol’ days of Classic Rock. I absolutely love Classic Rock being a rocker myself.)
Fun Fact: Since they were pioneers in Hong Kong with this type of music, they created their very own genre for themselves, “Alternative Groove Funk”.
Where to find them:
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