Posted on: Friday, Nov 9, 2007
Now here’s an interesting story. Northwest born Will Tang is now back in the region after a few interesting years.
Will Tang, singer songwriter & harmonica maestro from Rochdale, took the long way round to get into the British music scene, making a name for himself first in Hong Kong before returning to Manchester to launch his UK debut album ‘Everything Changes’.
When Will left his home in the North West to travel the world he never expected that his ticket to adventure would be the harmonica he carried with him in his pocket. His curiosity to discover more about his roots lead him half-way round the world to Hong Kong. Although not a place renowned for its music, Will managed to find a late-night underground blues and jazz scene which he increasingly found himself becoming a part of.
His talents were soon recognised by the local musicians and his lucky break came when he was asked to play harmonica on a record that became a chart hit. Will created quite a stir with a sound and style unheard of on the scene, and this opened the door for him as a session musician; playing for the likes of Jackie Chan and Andy Lau among many others. He soon secured a record deal for himself (making him the first blues harp player to be signed in Hong Kong) and released his first album – which includes tracks with renowned guitarist Tommy Emmanuel.
You can read more about Will Tang on his website. CD review to follow.
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Will has a gig in the region next week.
14 Nov 2007
Full band headline show. Se flyer below for more information.
On stage: 9:20pm
Entry: £6 advance from TicketWeb
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