COMRADES IN ARMS
Time flies swiftly, Cantopop group C AllStar has already formed since 2009, which has consisted of Andy Leung, On Chan, King Wu and Jase Ho. The group members have shared lots of high and low moments, have gained numerous “most popular group gold award” and have sung a number of popular songs that resonate with most of the HK audience. Recently, a countdown timer has started at a press conference, which told the group members would begin an indefinite hiatus and would be concentrating on their solo careers in regards to their foreseeable future. How do the 4 friends/groupmates regard their prolonged friendship and the near-the end collaboration?
At the beginning of the music career C AllStar acted as street performers at Mong Kok pedestrian zone, and continued with a series of recording, meetings, publicizing, performance to public and award winnings. After a long-term cooperation, the 4 comrades had built a great understanding among each others, they laughed and made fun together the conversation, Just like best buddies! The trust, tacit understanding and friendship they built was started at busking in Mong Kok “The beginning 14 weeks busking forced us to discuss all the time, as purposed to attract pedestrians to stay and admire our performance. Through the discussion and conversation we knew each other (stated by On).”Throughout the understanding from cooperation, the 4 kidults have also gradually established an in-depth friendship through recreation, Andy claimed continuously “We found out we have shared common interests, which are video games, basketball and card game—a deeper understanding of everyone’s personality.”
During leisure time the group members can play together, but sometimes pressures and intense conditions may occur during their work. They have one member loves to make fun to alleviate the atmosphere “The English pronunciation of King is very funny and weird, as well as his use of words. (stated by On)” “Without King’s word, we do not know how to relieve our pressure, and comes to a boring atmosphere and working condition will be quite tense. (Stated by Andy)” “Actually most of the joyous moments are created by King. (agreed by Jase)” Afterward King demonstrated with a few examples, and the atmosphere was filled with joy. King is a deadpan humour besides a talented composer.
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The C AllStar farewell concert will be held in few months later (20-21 October at Hong Kong Coliseum), and they get ready for the preparation works. King said they will definitely sing their signature song “Ladder to Heaven”, Andy also mentioned each concert’s rundown can be different, so he welcomes C All fans can share their preference of song choices on Facebook. Jase indicates the rundown has not been decided yet, but he does have a choice “There is one song I feel very touching, it is always performed in our large-scaled concerts, the audiences would ask for encore and sang along with us. It is called “Our Woodstock”, and I hope we will sing again at the concert, in order to createsan unforgettable memory.”
The band will split after the farewell concert, but it does not mean it is the end of their collaboration and friendship. Each member might createsa song for the others’ solo career “I can mix electronic elements to the Cantonese song’s arrangement, we seldom listen this style before. My fellows also like to try new stuffs, it is a good idea for them to sing a new style. Actually, I add this electronic concept for our new song “The Evolution of soul” (replied by King) ” “I have composed before, and I am very familiar with their thoughts, so my work can be their tailor-made songs. (On)”
Andy said C AllStar will reform in the future, but they will still play basketball in order to keep in touch. Now their important task is to cherish their farewell concert in October, which is a halfway station of the music road walked with the comrades, the collaborated musician and all fans. The concert will recall and share the achievement of their music road together.
Although the characteristic of C AllStars members are different, their common interests allow them to build a deep friendship. Their palate on spirits are not similar, they still chat together at bar. Unexpectedly, these 4 kidults want to createsa cocktail belongs to C AllStar: On favours on mint and sweet flavours; Jase prefers a creamy palate；King recommends to mix with whisky；The playful Andy jokes that sea salt can be added as well. However, all of them agrees the base ingredient must be a unique spirit to createsan unforgettable taste. Why don’t we suggest some special spirits that suitable for straight- drink or cocktail mixing.
時日如飛，C AllStar 4子釗峰、On仔、King和Jase自從09年組隊後便一直合作，當中一起經歷和分擔不少苦與甘，更一起榮獲多次組合金獎及演唱多首引起共鳴的熱門歌曲。早前他們在記者會啓動單飛倒數器，宣佈完成告別演唱會後便正式分開發展。4位伙伴朋友對於過去的相處和接近臨別的合作，有甚麼感受？
平時休閒時可以一起玩耍，但工作時難免會遇上壓力和緊張情況，不過他們幸好有成員願意搞笑舒緩氣氛：「阿King講英文發音好好笑，除此之外，他有時說話的字眼用法很怪。 (On仔)」「aKing的說話真係唔知點減壓，會較沉悶和工作沒有那麼輕鬆(釗峰)。」Jase對此也十分認同：「基本上 C AllStar咁多年的歡樂時刻都是由King 帶起的。」然後King 就即場說了幾句，全場頓時一片歡樂，沒想到他除了懂得編曲，還是一名冷面笑匠。
C AllStars 4位成員雖然性格不同，但興趣相同可以讓大家建立深厚友情。同樣地，他們對酒的口味不同，但也會在酒吧相聚促膝長談。不過這幾位大細路竟然想出要弄一隻屬於自己組合的Cocktail：On仔喜歡薄荷或甜的味道；Jase喜歡帶cream的味道，但King 提議加Whisky；鬼馬的釗峰笑說要加海鹽，但大家都認為要放一種特別的酒做base才可以令人回味。與其這樣不如介紹以下數款特式酒類，不論淨飲還是弄做cocktail也適合。
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