Every life deserves a song of their own. With this belief, singer-songwriter Vicky Fung and lyricist Chow Yiu Fai launched the social enterprise “Every Life Is A Song” (“ELIAS”) to make songs about the lives of different communities, hoping that eventually the songs will accumulate into a catalogue charting the history of our city.
"My Main Stage" programme aims to promote and nurture young artists in Hong Kong's music industry, helping those who want to join the industry and are enthusiastic about music creation to solve their problems they encounter in music production and enhance their work to a professional level. Under Mr. Chiu Tsang Hei's mentorship, there are more than 10 participants who have produced and released their songs via various online music streaming platforms so far.
The Charles K. Kao Foundation for Alzheimer's Disease Limited (the "Foundation") is a registered non-profit making charity organization founded in 2010 by the late Professor Charles K. Kao and his wife, Mrs. Gwen Kao. The Foundation aims to raise the public awareness of Alzheimer’s disease / dementia, educating the general public on brain health care strategies, enhancing care and support to Alzheimer’s patients, their families and caregivers. The Foundation also aims to encourage and facilitate co-operation amongst the various organizations, such as universities, government departments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to enhance resource allocation and education, thereby further benefitting Alzheimer's patients and their families and the support system. At the same time, the Foundation takes educating the public on dementia as its own responsibility and encourages people to face the challenges dementia brings with a positive attitude.
Co-Founder of ”Every Life Is A Song”
An artist with multi-faceted experience along her journey as songwriter, lyricist, singer-songwriter, founder of live house and music label, and being an active producer and curator, Vicky believes that the power and value of music lies beyond the limits of commercial music industry, and she has always endeavoured to promote Hong Kong’s music culture. Uniqueness and novelty are presented in Vicky’s works. Some of her important works include 《雌雄同體》, 《弱水三千》, 《彳亍》, 《今天終於一人回家》、《銀髮白》、《剎那的烏托邦》, and more recently 《在錯誤的宇宙尋找愛》、《溝渠暢泳》、《荊棘海》. Having released 3 albums of her compositions, Vicky endeavours to explore the pop and artistic boundaries in her performances in particular in her concert at Freespace, West Kowloon in 2020. In May 2022, Vicky presented her first interactive self-healing experience at Tai Kwun, which was then further developed into an interactive art experience with arts technology and healing elements at Shatin Town Hall. Vicky will continue to curate community art and socially-engaged participatory art projects, and explore the frontiers of multi-media and arts and technology oriented performances, stretching the boundaries and possibilities of art and her music works.
Concert Special Guest
A singer-songwriter under Sony Music’s O.U.R. Works label, Cath Wong was talent-scouted at a busking event in Taipei. She has swiped best newcomer at various music awards in 2018.
Cath has released three studio albums. Her breakthrough came with singles ‘Cracks in the Wall’ and ‘Before Dawn’, embracing a diversity of styles and mood as her music evolves. Followed by the success of her 2022 single ‘The World Kissed Me with Pain And I Sing’ which topped three No.1’s on local pop charts. Every little success adds up – Cath has won Best Female Singer Silver and Bronze at Ultimate Song Chart Awards in 2021 and 2022 respectively, turning a new page in her music career.
Her third music show “Blooming Underwater” in 2023 has won the hearts of the audience with her mesmerizing performance and a great concert program and theme. Her 2023 album “4891” interweaved music and literature which is widely acclaimed.
Concert Special Guest
Indie pop singing duo sister The Absent Brother is formed by singer/guitarist Chintung Tse and singer/keyboardist Chinlui Tse. The singer-songwriters are known for writing heart-warming songs and they are good storytellers. After first earning attention on the internet with their heart-warming originals, they produced and released their debut album “Best Before” in 2016 and have since then actively performing in various music festival and shows such as Clockenflap, Wow and flutter, Taiwan Spring Wave Music and Art Festival, Ronald Cheng Drive In Concert 2021 and etc. They released the EP “Metabolism” in 2019 and their songs received good reviews from DJs and audiences. Chintung Tse is also a songwriter and compose songs for different artists such as Sammi Cheng, Kelly Chen, On Chan, Joyce Cheng, Jeremy Lee Twins, Kary Ng, Mag Lam etc.
Concert Special Guest (02.09 | 3:30pm-4:30pm)
After graduating from secondary school, Zeno Koo Ting-hin received theatre and acting training at HKAPA, during which he also performed in short films and graduation projects at tertiary institutions.
In 2013, he was chosen by director Cheung King-wai for the role of Eric in Somewhere Beyond the Mist, the winning film of the First Feature Film Initiative. Since then, he has also appeared in television dramas. In 2018, he was chosen by Wong Chun, the director of Mad World, to perform in a short video called “The Distance Between Me and Film Awards” for the 37th Hong Kong Film Awards, in which he reinterpreted the role of Lai Yiu-Fai in Happy Together and received critical acclaim. His recent film credits include Tracey (2018) and i’m livin’ it (2020).
In 2020, he performed in two television dramas, playing the role of King in We are the Littles and Ben Chu Ka-bing in Life After Death. In the same year, he participated in the talent show King MakerⅢ, making memorable stage appearance with his performances Us and Self Portrait. He was then awarded Yahoo Asia Buzz Awards and “Determination Awards” from The Kongest Film Awards.
In 2022, he made his 3 songs about ‘self exploration ’ as a independent singer to join hk local music. At the same time, he also has his first art-tech exhibition ‘ Nessie ‘ in openground to show different way of his music.
Kaki Lam graduated from B.A. Social Work of HK Polytechnic University, a registered social worker in HK, had worked in NGO for grassroots students in HK for 4years. At the same time, she never stops to create music and perform. In 2014, she went to Australia for a busking working holiday trip, bringing her original songs to OZ streets. In 2016, she returned to HK and began to devote herself to the HK music & arts industry. Meanwhile she formed an acoustic duo girls group- Winter Bagels, and released an EP to bring to Eastern Europe in August of the same year, afterwards the group is active in the HK music scene. Kaki has worked for music and performance related productions for 6 years, mostly as Producer and Project Manager, and also to keep on music creation, aiming to infiltrate the capacity of multiple roles and holistic experiences so that she could more effectively bring up connections of projects as well as to align the creation and production.
Slasher in creative industry as lyricist, painter, illustrator and script-writer. Lyrics include 《白襪仔》, 《日落派對》, 《出神》.