Chris B

(aka Rock Mum, Goddess of Rock and even “Godmother of Rock”)
The driving force behind The Underground. Described by Time Magazine as “Chris B—the tattooed fairy godmother of the Hong Kong scene. ” The ‘face’ of The Underground. Born & raised in Hong Kong, with a Chinese mother and English father. Involved in the HK live music scene since 1990, as a performer, songwriter, guitarist, singer and event organiser. Her Cantonese composition “會否 Will You?” was nominated “Best Alternative Song” at the 2001 Golden Sail Awards, narrowly beaten out by Faye Wong. Past & present bands include: Sisters of Sharon, Smoking Monkeys, Flowers of Babylon, Thinking Out Loud, COCKfight, Guitars & Panties and CHRANG!. Discovered a flair for organizing events whilst working on Earth Day Festivals and also discovered no one else wants to do it, her perseverance & passion has seen The Underground go from strength to strength. Chris B’s strongest belief is in creating a live music scene that is comparable to New York or London as is befitting for a “World City”.

 

In the last 20 years, Chris B has organised over 500 live music events, mostly in Hong Kong, the rest in Greater China. These include events such as Music Matters Live (2010) festival (with 37 bands in 4 venues in 2 days) and Global Battle of the Bands (2008-2010).   She also curates bands for various festivals eg. Volvo Ocean Race Hong Kong, Lan Kwai Fong Beer & Music Festival.
Chris B is currently the China Director for Planetrox which sends bands to Canada to perform at a festival called Envol et Macadam.

Chris B is also the creator and founder of FWD Mellow Yellow Music Festival.

Chris B has been featured in documentaries that have won awards at the HK Independent Film Festival plus been the subject of many interviews. Presently managing the ‘real’ twins of Hong Kong – Chloe & Ashley who are 12 years old and have already starred with Chris B in a Sony Cybershot ad in early 2008.

 

Chris B 為The Underground 創辦人,是其靈魂人物。 Time magazine時代雜誌曾讚賞她為香港獨立音樂圈的教母、The Underground的標誌。她是中英混血兒, 爸爸為英國人, 媽媽則為中國人, 於香港土生土長。作為表演者、創作人及活動籌辦者,她於1990已在香港現場音樂不同領域上發展,包括表演、籌辦音樂活動,更創作音樂。廣東歌作品” 會否Will You?” 更在2001年Golden Sail Awards獲提名 ”Best Alternative Song”, 僅以些微差距遭Faye Wong淘汰。她曾參與的樂隊包括Sisters of Sharon, Smoking Monkeys, Flowers of Babylon, Thinking Out Loud, COCK fight, Guitars & Panties 及 CHRANG!。

Chris B 在組織地球日節日活動期間發現了籌辦活動的天賦,並且發現沒有其他人有同樣的想法,她便憑著堅持和激情建立The Underground,且多年來不停擴大規模。Chris B 最強烈的信念是創造一個與紐約或倫敦相媲美的音樂文化,令香港這個“世界城市”也能有好的音樂文化。

在過去的20年,Chris B在香港及大中華已籌辦超過500場的現場音樂表演,那些節目包括Music Matters Live (2010)festival (兩天之內在四個地方有37支樂隊演出),及Global Battle of the Bands (2008-2010)。她亦策劃及邀請樂隊到不同節慶表演,如:蘭桂坊音樂啤酒節。
Chris B現時在亞洲擔任Planetrox中國總監,Planetrox 是一個大型音樂比賽,每年的得獎者均會前往加拿大Envol et Macadam 音樂節表演。

Chris B 作為FWD Mellow Yellow Music Festival主意既創作人,同時亦是主辦人。

她的紀錄片曾於HK Independent Film Festival得獎,並接受多個訪問。現育有一對十二歲雙生女兒Chloe及Ashley,她們早在2008年與Chris B 一起拍攝Sony Cybershot。

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