Wednesday, December 12, 2007
For old time sake..
Sha-la-la-la-la, sha-la-la in the morning.. sha-la-la-la-la..
Yep, it's the evergreen `oldie' band The Wynners! And they'll be here for a New Year Eve countdown concert!
You can't blame me for being excited.. Though I was too young (ahem :p) to be a Wynners fan, but almost everyone knows that I'm a hardcore, devoted fan of Alan Tam!!
And yes, if you don't know this shame-on-you, Alan Tam was the lead singer of this group and he went on to pursue a most successful solo-career - the indisputable King of Canto-pop in the 1980s! And while many artistes from that era had already faded off from the scene, Alan is still very much in it, making his presence felt.
Ok ok, I'm not here to write about Alan Tam but The Wynners. :p
Although it was a last-minute notice (I only knew of the time of the press conference a day earlier when I covered Michael Wong in Genting) but it is one PC I can't miss! I wanted to go, whether for work or not! Then it turned out that I was to cover it for two of the publications I contribute to - one mag, one paper.. So it's killing two birds with one stone so to speak.
Just for the record (for the young and ignorant :p), The Wynners - touted as The Beatles of Hong Kong - consisted of Alan Tam (vocals), Kenny Bee (vocals), Bennett Pang (guitar), Danny Yip (bass guitar) and Anthony Chan (drums).
For their promotional tour to KL last weekend, Anthony - chariman of a listed company in China - couldn't make it. But the four of them were sufficient to provide lots of jokes and laughters and made it such a fun and hilarious press conference. Needless to say, the chatty Alan was the one who spoke most followed by Kenny Bee. Bennett Pang had some dry humour too while Danny Yip was his usual rather timid self. But the way they made fun (in good humour of course) of each other was like watching a comedy. Alan even dubbed themselves as the `The Spice-men' - in Cantonese `Lat Gung'!
They may be well into their 50s but The Wynners was probably more youthful at heart than those half their age! And it was heartwarming to see how close the band members are after more than 3 decades! Although they have gone separate ways by 1980, The Wynners never officially disbanded thus the five of them would get together like every five years for their anniversary concerts. This is their 33rd year anniversary reunion.
So for the sake of my idol, I'm doing extra publicity plug here :p <easy WYNNERS 33 Anniversary Countdown Concert> will be held at Stadium Negara on December 31, 2007 starting at 9pm. For details, click here.
The last time I watched The Wynners in concert was 9 years ago at Genting Highland, and yes, it was a great show! So don't ask what I'll be doing on New Year's Eve.. you know the answer!! :p
update: you can read my article here