Jam Hsiao at Tiger Asian Music Festival 2012

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Tiger Asian Music Festival 2012 at Sunway Lagoon

It was a terrific night. I had the best glimpse of the night at the Tiger Asian Music Festivel 2012 and one of the stage performancer that caught me with such intensify attention was Taiwainese Mandopop singer Jam Hsiao (in pinyin : Xio Jìngténg). This Taiwanese singer Jam Hsiao also just won on Sunday, the Best New Performer award for his outstanding performance in the Taiwanese film “The Killer Who Never Kills” at the 31st Hong Kong Film Awards for Chinese-language

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Jam Hsiao (Xio Jìngténg)

This 25yo singer rose to fame ter only three brief appearances in the first season of China Television (CTV)’s star search show, One Million Star, which is a singing competition reality show similar to American Idol. Hsiao is known for his wide vocal ranges, unique singing style, diverse music genres, and astounding charisma in his live performance

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Born to father of Chinese descent and native Amis aborigina mother, Hsiao inherited beautiful singing voice known for Taiwanese aborigines. Other family members include two older brothers and one older sister. Hsiao took a drum lesson at age 15 after being inspired by a song in a rock CD that Hsiao incidentally found at home – Bon Jovi’s first single “It’s My Life” from the album Crush released in 2000. Hsiao’s drum lessons only lasted for three months due to financial reasons. After that, Hsiao continued his journey in music by sharpening his drum-playing techniques without any further formal instruction in music

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Hsiao has always appreciated music of Bon Jovi, Mr. Big, Skid Row, Yoshiki of X Japan, Jeff Chang, A-Mei, Jacky Cheung, and Na Ying. Music of these artists has significant influence on Hsiao in his early life. As Hsiao matured, he was also inspired by Italian opera tenor, Luciano Pavarotti.

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On 16 June 2008, Hsiao’s debut album, Jam Hsiao Self Titled Album, was released. It included two songs composed by Hsiao, as well as the works of fellow Mandoppp artists such as A-Shin of Mayday, A-Chin of F.I.R., Gary Chaw, Ching-Feng of Sodagreen. Hsiao’s debut album ranked number one on the G-Music and Five Music billboards at the same time for seven weeks. This album also claimed the number one place in Mandarin album charts in several Asian countries.[4] Hsiao’s New-Song Premiere Concert took place on July 6, 2008 at Tamshui Fisherman’s Wharf in Taiwan. In addition to performing the new songs from his debut album, Hsiao also sang a duet with each of his three guest singers, Vivian Hsu, Khalil Fong, and Daniel Powter. Both Hsiao’s debut album and first solo concert enjoyed huge success.

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On August 1, 2008, the revised version of his debut album, “First Live”, was released. This revised album not only includes the original debut album CD, but also an audio CD and a DVD of his live performance at Tamshui Fisherman’s Wharf. The Limited- Edition, “Ultimate Version”, of this album was released on September 26, 2008. In addition to what were included in the First Live version, the Ultimate Version also offer music videos, bonus music “Thank You” for fans, behind-the-scene videos, and Hsiao’s own photography and sketching works.

Currently, Hsiao is very popular not only in his native Taiwan, but also in mainland China, Hong Kong, and other Asian countries such as Malaysia and Singapore. His fanbase is large, diverse, and growing. Fans of Hsiao often call themselves members of “Hsiao Band”, and nickname Hsiao as their Chief. In the era of internet and global networking, members of Hsiao Band also exist in North America, South America, Australia, and Europe.

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I will definitely be booking myself to his next coming concert . . . . . .. . . . .. . . . . . Big Boys Oven

3 Comments

  • April 16, 2012 - 2:11 pm | Permalink

    Sounds like he’s worth a ticket.

  • April 16, 2012 - 3:52 pm | Permalink

    I saw u inside the big screen..

  • Shirley
    April 25, 2012 - 7:12 am | Permalink

    Thanks for sharing. It’s so nice to have found something about Jam in English during my office hour ‘coz my computer at work doesn’t support Chinese.

    Jam is really good, I wanna see him live for sure!

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