I had the absolute thrill of conducting the HSBC Choir in front of a maximum capacity crowd at the Ocean Park Theatre earlier this month. They sang two songs as the start of the HSBC Family Day Opening Ceremony and I honestly couldn't have been prouder. Next year has been approved and I am properly excited about what lays in store for this lovely group of singers!
Since 2007, the first Friday of every December has seen me in the Lan Kwai Fong Amphitheatre (otherwise known as the rather romantically named 'Lok Hing Lane Sitting-out Area. I'm thinking the LCSD really need to work on their branding) leading the lovely public in a carolling session accompanied by an always random, but always game bunch of musicians. This Friday 4th December was no different, and a good time was had by all. We (i.e. Katterwall) raised a good amount of money
It seems that 1970s Prog Rock is the best accompaniment to my current state of flux (closing Katterwall Vocal Academy but NOT Katterwall!) so next up is Yes. Along with Camel I have NO idea what they do, but this seems like the best time to find out!
After an album of only 2 tracks, this took a while to get my head around. The opening of "I Am The Sea" (track 1) totally took me by surprise - so experimental and fresh, I thought perhaps I had TOTALLY got them categorised completely wrong. Then "The Real Me" kicks in and we're in Britain in the 1970s and all is well. I was surprised how many parallels there were between this music and some of the other Prog Rock I have been listening to. This was supposed to be in my Classi
I've tried my hand at online design a few times recently, including getting this year's family comedy Christmas card photoshopped via a tech-savvy bloke from Freelancer.com. It's quite a thing to find yourself working with a bloke who insists on calling you "Sir" (even though you had pointed out you weren't) and to have a final message once the job was ok'd saying "thank you sir so much, I needed money so desperately you just gave me a new life." I mean, maybe my cards didn't