FUNKY, FANTASTIC: FINK
--By Pieter Vorster Translated
by Annie Liu
"Taiwan is a bit like the USA during
the 60's. People are ready for it!" This is how
Fink, the newest band turning heads in south Taiwan,
describe the positive response from the crowd at May
Jam a few months ago. All the more impressive is the
fact that they signed up for May Jam just 2 weeks before
the show, with a newly added vocalist and hardly enough
material to fill 30 minutes of the 40 minute slot!
With various backgrounds in - and an
undeniable love for - music, Fink's sound is not what
you would expect. A combination of Jazz, Blues, Reggae
and Rock, they manage to make it all fit together in
melodies that seem like they were there all the time,
or should have been. It is music that appeals to all
people, and tends to make you move. Their songs are
mostly original, but look out for some (equally original)
covers of Billy Jean and Led Zeppelin's Ramble On.
Fink (derived from 60's slang for gangsters
in the UK) is a hard-working and committed bunch. "I
have to play music," says Simon. "We got together
and everyone just clicked musically," adds Kate.
They spend most of their free time jamming, writing
new stuff and setting up gigs. Their creative chemistry,
combined with evident enthusiasm, is paying off as they
seem to gain a larger fan base each time they get up
Their next goal is to put together a few songs in Chinese.
As a band that came together in Taiwan, they are adamant
about getting people together and enjoying the music
as much as they obviously do.
Womb Bloc is located at 67, JhongJheng
2nd Road, on the 3rd floor of La Cafe Strada. For more
information, contact Chloe at 0912-712-602.
Saturday, July 15th - SenseOrgan's 3rd anniversary party
at Womb Bloc. Includes several featured DJ's. Entrance
is NT$250, includes drinks.
July 22nd to August 3rd - local artists CrazyJason and
his friend WK4 will exhibit their artwork/illustrations.
Opening night (the 22nd) will feature live performances
from 3 indie bands: Varo (former members of Ladybugs
from Taipei), Bamboo, and BRC (both from Kaohsiung).
Admission for the live show is NT$200, includes drinks.
Kate Rombough - Vocals
Simon Wallace (Australian) - Guitar
Neal Furnival (British) - Bass player
Julian Emmanuel (American) - Drummer
Marco Morelli (Canadian) - ex-percussionist
(Contact Fink at 0927-284-713 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
7?15?Catch FinkThe Armory ,
Catch Fink on July 15th at The Armory in Tainan. Visit
www.armorypub.net for more info.