Posts Tagged ‘Peel Fresco’

By Hans Ebert It’s just not happening, is it? The more you leave Hong Kong and the more you get out there and meet and listen to bands and artists in places like Scandinavia, Melbourne, even in Singapore, one realises just what a music wasteland there is here- a so-called “scene” comprising the usual suspects [...]

By Hans Ebert It would be an understatement to say that Hong Kong is in a funk. Pick up the newspaper and there’s nothing but gloom and doom. Speak to friends, and their businesses are either on shaky ground or else have fallen through the cracks. New restaurants, bars and clubs keep opening, but even [...]

And one wonders why the ‘live’ music scene in Hong Kong is no longer on life support, but dead, dead, dead with not even that one-time supporter of bringing quality Adult Contemporary/Jazz/Jizz to her Sevva establishment- Bonnie Gokson- probably singing that Peggy Lee classic, “Is That All There Is?” Is all there is in Hong [...]

I am so confused. Here I am at Peel Fresco on a Wednesday night and it’s Canto Pop night and I am sure it’s fun for the packed audience of what is, essentially, a karaoke crowd, but I just don’t get it. Or maybe I know it too damn well. But from the jazz of [...]

Genevieve Martiennete, more popularly known as Gigi, is kinda the Grande Dame of all those singers who are slotted into the “Jazz” box and from where they do the usual hotel gigs, the one-off private functions and then do their own thing at venues like Backstage, Joyce Is Not Here and Peel Fresco. (Source: Open [...]

By Hans Ebert I was at Peel Fresco in Soho and the guy next to me stood up and cheered wildly. I asked him if he liked the performer and he shrugged his shoulders. He was simply following the monkey see, monkey do shuffle and just being another brick in the lemmings wall and applauding [...]

By Hans Ebert I was listening to the debut record by Hong Kong-based duo The Weathering last week made up of Jeff and Leora Caylor, one of the more inventive musical attempts to come outta this city and which made me think about a few things. Mainly, I was wondering why, in a city that [...]