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Kuang of FM97.7 Family Radio Translated by Tien-ti Wang
Music Type: Rock & Blues; Latin Jazz
Hei Niu, vocals; Ah-tsung, saxophone; Ah-lu, bass;
Ah-min, percussion; Apple, keyboard; Ah-hsin, guitar
|Most local Taichung bands can be classified into two categories--those
dedicated to creating their own music, the so-called "underground
bands"; and those who play covers in larger pubs, known
as the "performing bands". Musicians in performing
bands are generally more talented and more professional than
those in underground bands. Repeated performances of the same
songs can lead to burnout, making it hard for the latter group
to pursue the ideals of all musicians.
"We have fun with music," says Ah-hsin. Although many performing
bands have to give up their musical ideals due to financial pressure,
band reorganization and the passage of time, the members of SIXBOMBS,
all over 30, have a level of stamina usually only found in younger
performers. The band admits that they sometimes argue vehemently over
new ideas about how to perform a song they have done hundreds of times.
Nevertheless, that's how they create great performances.
||However, SIXBOMBS, is an exception. The solid skills and strong
rapport of its members--veteran singers and musicians with more
than 10 years' experience--are evident in the balance and quality
of their performances. In addition to pop songs, they play music
that highlights specific instruments, as the band believes that
any instrument can play a central role in a musical piece. The
band's risk-taking experimental style allows them to bring cover
versions of old hits (Sting's "Every Breath You Take",
for example) to life.