Taiwanese musician, Hsiao Hung Jen.With a voice hauntingly familiar to that of a particular Korean superstar, Hsiao has even collaborated in the books with Asian pop guru, Jay Chou. In fact, Jay Chou was so impressed by this newcomer that not only did he personally direct Hsiao’s ‘Watch The Sleeves Go Down’ music video, he even worked on the script and adjusted the lighting effects himself! This plus a nomination in Taiwan’s 20th Golden Melody Awards this year not only cements Hsiao as one of the Eastern stars of the future
Making up the line-up from the West on Oct 2 is pop-rock musician, Paul Freeman whose music sounds like a combination between Oasis’s pensive, power pop and Bruce Springsteen’s arena rock bravado. His most impressive musical talent lie in his unique and magical ability to connect with his audience through the powerful lyrics in his songs such as “The Girl Who Broke In Two”, “Earthquakes”, and “You and I” which he wrote. One such person who understood the magic of Paul’s music was legendary record producer, Clive Davis, who signed him up personally.
Australian television actress and songstress, Lenka, who is most famous worldwide for her hit single ‘The Show’. The single which has peaked the charts at number one in countries such as Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Poland, has also been featured on the UK and European Hot 100 charts. Her self-titled album, ‘Lenka’ meanwhile, broke into the American Billboard 200.
Boys Like Girls!
Having sold over 580,000 albums in the United States alone and with chart-topping hits such as ‘The Great Escape’ and ‘Thunder’, rock quartet Boys Like Girls are most definitely the ones to watch. They’ve toured and performed the world over with other established bands such as Fall Out Boy, Good Charlotte, Metro Station, and The All American Rejects, and their appearance at H-Artistry ‘The Global Art of Mixing’ marks only their second visit to Malaysian shores.