Possibly the first-ever made-in-Hong Kong Gospel album which features an all-star cast will be released this month with the aim of sharing the best of HK musicians with the rest of the world.
According to its latest press release, the album titled “The Chimes” Henry and Roger Chung can be called the “HK’s Buena Vista Social Club”, which features the gospel as the main ingredient combined with music genres such as jazz, bossa nova, R&B, blues, folk, flamenco, and hip-hop, etc. All of the songs are written by the Chung brothers, Henry and Roger.
“The Chimes is musically colorful, superbly skilled, and radiates a sense of maturity. It’s a production all Hong Kong people can be proud of,” said Fung Lai Chi, acclaimed music critic.
Roger (lead vocal) has studied Piano and Vocal at the Peabody Music Conservatory in the US, and was the grand winner (solo performance) of the Hong Kong Association of Christian Music Ministry (ACM) competition in 2007. Henry is the premier blues harmonica player and bandleader in Hong Kong and Asia and was voted one of the top 40 Hong Kong musicians by Time Out HK Magazine and one of Washington’s top jazz and blues musicians by Washington Post.
The guest vocalists include Grammy nominee Howard McCrary, and HK vocalists Mimi Lo, Mimi Tang, A-dAY, Marsha Yuan, and Eternity Girls. The star-studded instrumentalists include Ted Lo, Eugene Pao, Barry Chung, Roel A. Garcia, Joey Villanueva, Anthony Fernandes, Sylvain Gagnon, Tommy Ho, Jezrael Lucero, Rayvaughn Convington, Bob Mocarsky, Raymond Au and Fok Sei Kit. The CD is mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Studio, NYC.
All of the CD's proceeds will be donated for charitable purposes. The CD is due out in July 2009 and is available at all major record stores and Christian bookstores.
For more information, go to http://www.hkchimes.com