Foot By MK Group and organized by Star Planet, Gary Chaw’s Crazy for LIVE concert in Malaysia was held on November 12 at Genting’s Arena of Stars, attracting an audience of around 5,000 people.

This concert is the second collaboration between Star Planet and Chaw after Gary Chaw’s Sensation World Tour Live in Malaysia 2011. After a five-year hiatus and a global pandemic, Chaw is back to wow fans.

Instead of a pre-recorded background instrument, the concert featured a band of 13 talented musicians from all over Malaysia.

Chaw himself is from Kota Belud, Sabah, and music director Lee Sze Wan – who also played piano – is from Ipoh. The band was composed of orchestral instruments as well as traditional instruments such as sitars, Malay percussion and guzeng.

In a press release, Lee noted that the biggest challenge was figuring out how to blend Asian and Western instruments together throughout the arrangement of the music.

In addition to ordering Chaw’s high music specifications, she also had to make sure the instrumental sounds were well incorporated.

Besides the troupe, the stage design is also carefully crafted by an all-Malaysian team. The performance and design make the live music truly outstanding and provide 120 minutes of pure auditory enjoyment.

The concert was titled Crazy for Live, a reference to Chaw’s ebullient spirit on stage and the power music has had over the years.

In a press release, Chow expressed hope that the concert will bring positive energy to his fans and that in the near future he will be able to perform in other cities in Malaysia and hopes to bring fellow Malaysian musicians with him to move forward. tour around the world.

Bring back the 80’s and 90’s

For his first song, he started strong with a cover Half Moon Serenade Written by Hacken Lee, famous 80’s Hong Kong singer. This was the theme of the concert, and Chaw also indicated in the press release that his new album Crazy for music Inspired by the 80’s and 90’s Canto Pop songs he grew up with.

Songs of the golden age of Cantopop hold a special place in his heart, Zhao told the audience during the performance, and talked about how he used to watch Cantonese dramas in Hong Kong growing up with his grandfather.

Inspired by his childhood, he sang I will take your placea theme song from the 1990s Hong Kong gangster film series Young and dangerousand a medley of four songs including George Lamm I need you every minuteSam Howe The wanderer songcreator of Francis Yip Shanghai BundHappy-go-lucky’s song Aces go places (A Hong Kong James Bond parody film series), W kinship.

Known for his impressive and impressive vocal range, he has also covered covers of 80s Cantopop songs sung by Hong Kong female artists, including Silly girl by Priscilla Chan – his first attempt at a cover of the song – and Love is over by Anita Moi.

Zhao is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, English, French, Hakka, Hokkien and Malay fluently, and he also sang legend Written by Malaysian Jazz Queen Sheila Majid from the 1990s.

for the masses

Before Chaw appeared on stage, the intro was a recording of his fans talking about when they started listening to Chaw’s music and became his fans. This set the mood for the rest of the party, and he made sure to talk to the audience to entertain everyone in the usual playful “Brother Cao” style, including hilarious banter with fans who screamed loud enough.

During his cover of The only man Written by Jacky Cheung, Zhao wore a dazzling white suit and walked out of a side entrance and entered the audience, giving his fans a close-up view.

One lucky fan even had her dream come true as he held her hand while Zhao sang the song to everyone.

while performing Every sentence you said by Tai Chi, a compilation video with photos of him and his friends and team members who have supported him over the years and played behind the star.

Fix a heartbreak

Among his many outfits, Zhao also sported a shiny black suit, impressing the audience with his high notes of somber breakup songs.

From his latest album released last month, Chow performed two new Cantopop songs, Just another day And the Precious lover.

According to Zhao, the piano led Just another day It was an emotional song because it brought back painful memories for him. When watching Chaw perform, you can really see he pours his heart and soul into him as he sheds tears on stage.

He even spoke about his tumultuous relationship with his wife, admitting to the audience that he was “not okay,” and telling the audience how much he appreciated them for “accepting him for who he is.”

He also said that he has matured over the years, and even talked about the lessons he learned.

He sang at the end before encore sky by Beyond with a fanfare type machine.

Next was the long-awaited debut, where he performed his favorite songs from his early 2006 album, Superman.

while mixing files Superman And the 3-7-20-1He even greeted fans in public seats, telling them to take their chance to take selfies with him.

After that he sang betrayal Before finally performing “Gary Friend Club”, Only you are in my worldwhich ended with an explosion of golden confetti.

When everyone thought this was the finale, he surprised everyone when he whispered to the band to play one last secret song.

“And now the end is near, so I face the final curtain,” Zhao sang. It was none other than Frank Sinatra my wayIndeed, he ended the ceremony in his own way.

From the applause, you can easily tell that the audience enjoyed his performance. As I was leaving I hovered over a fan saying it was worth going to Genting for Gary, and Crazy for Live was definitely a memorable night for fans.

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