On Thursday the 1st of October 2009, H-Artistry II (2), replacing the brand name of Hennessy Artistry is now on the second instalment after its first introduction in Bukit Kiara featuring Ying Yang Twins and Fatman Scoop, had its press conference at the event venue, four season themed Club Quattro at Avenue K, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur..
Being invited as a part of media, we got to meet the artistes for H-Artistry II, Australian singer-songwriter Lenka, Boston rock band Boys Like Girls (BLG), Welsh singer-songwriter Paul Freeman, and Taiwanese musician Hsiao Hung Jen..
Together with me were Joanna and her sister Jennifer, Ruby, Wilson, Hikaru, Ren, Stanley, Joshua, Kristine, Flora, Nigel, Dustyhawk, Ginny, and few more others that I happened to bump into them there..
*Hsiao Hung Jen, with a tag “No Fat Chicks” on his shirt*
Artistes were introduced one by one starting with Hsiao Hung Jen..
Hsiao Hung Jen has collaborated with Asian pop guru, Jay Chou..Jay Chou was so impressed 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!
Hsiao got himself a nomination in Taiwan’s 20th Golden Melody Awards, something equivalent to the Grammy’s in the Chinese music industry, this year..
Paul Freeman‘s music sounds like a combination between Oasis’s pensive, power pop and Bruce Springsteen’s arena rock bravado..
His songs “The Girl Who Broke In Two”, “Earthquakes”, and “You and I” shows his impressive musical talent which lies in his unique and magical ability to connect with his audiences through the song lyrics..
He was signed up by prominent record producer Clive Davis personally..
Lenka rose to fame with her worldwide hit single “The Show”..
The catchy song peaked the charts at #1 in countries such as Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong, and Poland..
*Boys Like Girls’ vocalist Martin Johnson*
Boys Like Girls sold over 580,000 albums in the United States alone and with chart-topping hits such as “The Great Escape” and “Thunder”..
They’ve toured and performed the world over with other established bands such as Fall Out Boys, Good Charlotte, Metro Station, and The All-American Rejects..
*The artistes line up*
Questions were bombarded by the media and the usual Q&A sessions went on..
More photos up ahead..