Taiwan R&B icon to perform at VenetianI think he is finally coming out of his self-imposed hibernation. Can't wait to hear his new songs & read his music reviews, news, promos, eg. There was also some news that he will be holding a series of concerts in a smaller and more intimate venue in Taipei. It was claimed that David said that this was in tune with his new album which calls for a more unplugged atmosphere. Hope it's true cos I really like DT unplugged >"< like the pix below taken by DTFCer:
Sunday, 21 June 2009
Popular Taiwanese singer and music composer, David Tao, considered to be the grandfather of Taiwanese R&B, will make his Macau debut performance at The Venetian on Saturday, August 8. His all-time-hits will be featured in a live performance that will include an elaborate stage set that will compliment his simple yet diverse music.
David released his first self-titled album “David Tao” in 1997 which introduced an R&B trend into the Taiwanese music industry. Since then he's played an important role in the Taiwan's music history. The R&B revised version of “Spring Wind”, originally a favorite Taiwanese folk song, started the trend of covering old songs in an R&B style. These sorts of songs have become some of the artist's most highly rated songs.
His self-titled album was a success with nominations for a total of 4 awards including “Top Ten Best albums”, “Best Producer”, and “Best Song” and “Best Lyrics” for the track “Beach”. David won most awards among all Taiwanese singers in 1998. He was also described as “The Most Talented Asian Composer-Singer” by US Billboard.
Tickets will go on sale on Monday.
(Reposted from Macau Daily Times)
(Pix credit & much thanks to DTFC)