Over 600 bands have performed at The Underground
Independent live music organisation The Underground HK will celebrate its 19th-anniversary supporting original music on April 22, with performances from an eclectic range of Hong Kong’s finest bands. The Underground, which held its first event on April 22, 2004, has since gone on to spotlight 600+ bands and host 260 events at venues around Hong Kong.
The Underground, which has supported and championed numerous bands and artists, including launching a charity to support full-time Hong Kong musicians struggling in the face of COVID-19 restrictions on live music performance, will hold its 19th YEAR celebration at The Wanch, one of Hong Kong’s premier live music venues.
A full line-up of fabulous and fiercely original Hong Kong bands includes:
LE GROUPE ELECTROGENE FANFARE CLUB, the ultimate festival band, paying tribute to famous marching bands, classic French songs and melodies, fuelled with pastis and camaraderie. We challenge you not to dance to this!
REVERY, a local band managed by Robin Law and Sammy So, members of leading local act KOLOR. With infectious melodies and razor-sharp riffs, you will instantly see why he predicts great things for this hot young rock band.
MURPHY’S LAW – we move over for some reggaeton courtesy of MURPHY’S LAW, who last graced The Underground’s Wild Boar Music Festival. Bringing reggae and dancehall back with passion and pizzazz, the band will have fans on their feet in seconds, they promise.
The noise level picks up with YUSOBEIT, an indie rock four-piece delivering Cantonese melodies blended with multi-genre music influences. The highly versatile alt-rock act definitely make a big impression.
Local alternative metallers and The Underground favourites WHAT THEY DO will connect like-minded audiences from all backgrounds through their brand of alternative rock.
Finally, to close this momentous occasion, Eurasian twin brothers FXITHXHXPE will rap about the multi-cultural beat of growing up and living in Asia’s most exciting city.
It’s fantastic to be celebrating our 19th birthday at The Wanch! When we created The Underground’s first event at Joe Bananas bar in 2004, we could not have imagined the success and longevity of our local independent music showcases,” said Chris B, founder of The Underground HK.
“Fast forward 19 years, 600+ bands and nearly 300 events ” ChrisB
in more than 30 different venues around HK have taken place. And while it’s wonderful to remember the bands who played The Underground shows before going on to bigger and better things, it’s also vital for us to continue to provide a showcase for new and upcoming bands. And lastly, despite Covid-19 restrictions, that we still managed to host 14 events in the past three years is almost unbelievable.”
Lucky Draw Giveaway
Along with watching great bands, the audience will also get a chance to win fabulous prizes in a lucky draw, including:
- Tom Lee Music Gift Certificate (HK$1000) (1 prize)
- Noble FoKus H-ANC wireless earphones courtesy of ECT (HK$980 value) (3 prizes)
- AZLA POM1000 earplugs courtesy of ECT (HK$438 value) (2 prizes)
- Portrait session from Asher Chan Photography (HK$2,000 value)
- HK$500 gift voucher from Noise Origin (band merchandise site) (2 prizes)
- Bottle of Black Tot Finest Caribbean Rum sponsored by Timeless & Tasty (HK$680 value)
- 90-minute online wellbeing session for a group of ten or less, courtesy of Positive Wellbeing (HK$5,000 value)
- A voucher for two to attend a ‘Find Your Style’ art class at Gowld Art Centre (HK$560 value)
More prizes to be confirmed.
Saturday 22nd April 2023
8 p.m. – 1 a.m.
The Wanch, 1/F, Henan Bldg., 90 Jaffe Rd, Wan Chai
Le Groupe Electrogene Fanfare Club (funky marching band)
Murphy’s Law (reggae dancehall)
Yusobeit (indie rock)
What They Do (alternative metal)
Early bird tickets are HK$180 (including one drink and one lucky draw chance) until March 22, 2023.
Advance tickets are HK$250 (including one drink and one lucky draw chance)
Walk-in tickets are HK$300 (including one drink and one lucky draw chance)
Boss, The Underground
(852) 9486 4648