WHAT IF? WHY NOT?

By Hans Ebert Visit Hans-Ebert.com How long is a ball of string? It’s always something going through my head when around experienced creative types with proven track records and being challenged to think differently. Come up with ideas. It forces one to be at the top of their game. It’s not the time to playContinue reading “WHAT IF? WHY NOT?”

OPENING THAT FRONT DOOR AND MINING THOSE BACK CATALOGUES

By Hans Ebert Visit Hans-Ebert.com It’s not always about finding new talent. It’s often about going back in time and revisiting that back catalogue. It’s like being Indiana Jones. It’s about rediscovering those gems lying there dormant. All the great music that’s still relevant. Often in a different class. With legendary back stories. But unknownContinue reading “OPENING THAT FRONT DOOR AND MINING THOSE BACK CATALOGUES”

WHY THE HONG KONG MUSIC SCENE REMAINS STUNTED

By Hans Ebert Visit Hans-Ebert.com “We’re not pushing the envelope. We’re licking the envelope.” I said that to a musician friend of mine recently who shan’t be named as he has to work in Hong Kong and do what he has to do to make a living. As for myself, I’ve now come to aContinue reading “WHY THE HONG KONG MUSIC SCENE REMAINS STUNTED”

MUSIC: THE TIME TO SET NEW STANDARDS

By Hans Ebert Visit Hans-Ebert.com It’s not the latest “hip” music, but then, what is- Florence and the Machine? Sia? Drake?- but a friend and I were listening to our friend Maricel, the resident singer at the Champagne Bar of the Grand Hyatt in Hong Kong, perform a set of standards- “Moon River”, “The WayContinue reading “MUSIC: THE TIME TO SET NEW STANDARDS”

WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN? WHAT’S MUSIC SAYING TO YOU

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk Visit Hans-Ebert.com It probably started with Chris Cornell: Slowing down an uptempo song and giving it a new twist just as he did with his amazing version of “Billie Jean”. Michael Jackson and producer Quincy Jones had given the world a slice of slick, danceable pop aided by a hugely importantContinue reading “WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN? WHAT’S MUSIC SAYING TO YOU”

HONG KONG AND ITS OPEN MIC SESSIONS AND WHEN TO PULL THE PLUG ON THEM

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk It was raining. And these days one has to almost force one’s self to get out as there’s really nothing much happening in Hong Kong that’s worth making the effort to see or looking for new people to meet. It seems like it’s all been said and done and heard beforeContinue reading “HONG KONG AND ITS OPEN MIC SESSIONS AND WHEN TO PULL THE PLUG ON THEM”