Eric Moo

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Eric Moo
Chinese name 巫啟賢 (traditional)
Chinese name 巫启贤 (simplified)
Pinyin Wū Qǐxián (Mandarin)
Jyutping Mou4 Kai2 Yin4 (Cantonese)
Birth name Eric Moo Chii Yuan[1]
Ancestry Meixian, Guangdong (Hakka)
Born (1963-02-09) 9 February 1963 (age 51)
Kampar, Perak, Malaysia
Other name(s) Moo Kai-yin
Occupation Singer-songwriter, record producer
Genre(s) Rock, Mandopop, Cantopop
Instrument(s) Guitar
Label(s) EMI Sony Music (2009–present)
Years active 1983–present
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Moo.

Eric Moo Chii Yuan[1] (born 9 February 1963), better known as Eric Moo or Wu Qixian, is a Malaysian Chinese award-winning singer-songwriter[2][3] and record producer.

Career[edit]

Moo studied in Shu Qun Primary School, The Chinese High School and Jurong Junior College in Singapore.[4] He started his first band, "Subway Band" (地下铁), in high school and began performing on stage in 1983. A year later, he released his first album, which topped Singapore's record charts for Mandopop. Subsequently, he launched his singing career in the Taiwan. Since then, Moo has released more than 40 albums in Mandarin and Cantonese, and performed in over 40 concerts.

During the 1980s and 1990s, Moo was part of the xinyao movement and his peers included Lee Wei Song, Lee Shih Shiong, Billy Koh and Liang Wern Fook. One of his more memorable songs is "Kopi O" (咖啡乌), which he performed himself for the popular SBC 1985 drama series The Coffee Shop.[5] At the Star Awards 2007 anniversary special, he revealed that he had insisted on using the term "kopi o" in its original Hokkien rather than transliterating it into Mandarin according to the Speak Mandarin Campaign regulations.

In early 2006, Moo shifted his focus to the mainland Chinese market. He held his most recent and controversial concert on the 27th of May 2012 at Suntec City. He sang only two of his own songs and decided to spread Christianity for the rest of his concert, sparking fury in many fans young and old.

Discography[edit]

Mandarin albums[edit]

  • 心情 (1985)
  • 年輕的心 (1987)
  • 個性生活寫真集[你是我的唯一] (1988)
  • 個性生活寫真集2[何必孤獨] (1989)
  • 為了你[一個像我這樣的男子] (1989)
  • 唱不完的情歌[巫啟賢的柔情之旅] (1990)
  • 傷心情話[傷心的人更傷心] (1991)
  • 赤子心情[是否你曾偷偷的哭] (1992)
  • 愛情啟事[回到自己身邊] (1992)
  • 紅塵來去一場夢 (1993)
  • 等你等到我心痛 (September 1993)
  • 湊熱鬧 (1994)
  • Tai Sha 太傻 "Too silly" (January 1994) EMI[6]
  • 愛情傀儡 (October 1994)
  • 愛那麼重 (August 1995)
  • 思念誰 (January 1996)
  • 我感覺不到你 (July 1996)
  • 啟蒙情歌 (December 1996)
  • 賢言賢語 (August 1997)
  • 啟賢留文正 (March 1998)
  • I'm Yours 我是你的 (October 1998)
  • 團圓 (November 2000)
  • 感動 (December 2000)
  • The Always Winding Road 都是路彎彎 (March 2002)
  • Only Love a Little 只愛一點點 (February 2003)
  • 好经典 (November 2009)

Cantonese albums[edit]

  • 浪子心聲 (1989)
  • 心酸的情歌 (June 1994)
  • 有心[只因你傷心] (1995)
  • 風中有你 (1996)

Compilations/Live albums[edit]

  • 巫啟賢的傻情歌 (December 1996)
  • 演唱會精選 (1997)
  • 尋賢啟事 (December 1999)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Yap, Ricky (3 April 2001). "Moo-ving on". New Sunday Times. 
  2. ^ Donald, Stephanie; Keane, Michael; Hong, Yin (2002). Media in China: consumption, content and crisis. Psychology Press. pp. 112–. ISBN 978-0-7007-1614-2. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Mike Levin (1994-12-24). "EMI, BMG Garner Pacific Rim Success". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc.). pp. 46–. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  4. ^ Teo, Kian Giap. "Interview with Eric Moo". Oral History Centre, National Archives of Singapore. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Music, memories and Mavis Hee". Channel NewsAsia. 9 July 2012. 
  6. ^ Billboard - 1994 12 10 p45 "His second Mandarin album for EMI, "Tai Sha," stole the spotlight from Cheung and Lau as the biggest-selling Chinese album of 1994. It brought two Solid Gold awards from Hong Kong's tastemaker TV station, TVB, and the album's title track "Tai Sha" dominated Taiwan's charts from March to June, and helped push Moo's Cantonese-dialect compilation album, "Too Silly," and a new release, "Sad Love Songs," into Hong Kong's top 10. A new Mandarin album, "Puppet Of Love," .

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