Paisley Wu

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Paisley Wu
Chinese name 胡蓓蔚 (traditional)
Chinese name 胡蓓蔚 (simplified)
Birth name 胡之洋
Born (1971-11-12) 12 November 1971 (age 42)
Shanghai, China
Occupation Singer, TV host
Genre(s) C-pop (Cantopop, Mandopop), C-rock, alternative pop
Label(s) Go East (1996–1998)
J-Sonic (2007–2008)
Years active 1994–present
Spouse(s) Pal Sinn (2008–present)
Official Website Official website

Paisley Wu (胡蓓蔚) (born 12 November 1971) is a Chinese singer and popular TV personality. She was first discovered by Tats Lau of the legendary Tat Ming Pair, and has released 3 albums and 1 EP since the start of her career in the mid-90s. In recent years, she has focused her attention mainly on TV work, becoming a regular TV host on music programmes for TVB.

Biography[edit]

Wu's formative years were spent in Shanghai, where she received musical training in Italian opera. She later moved to San Francisco where she was exposed to R&B and Jazz stylings, and studied under jazz singer Faith Winthrop. Her first release in 1994 was a jazz album, sung in her native Mandarin and produced by Tats Lau. In 1996, she signed with Musician Ltd, a short-lived sublabel of Polygram Hong Kong, and in the following years released music noted for an alternative flare. Her second album (就係...) was released to mixed reception in 1997. She was unfavourably dubbed as a Faye Wong wannabe, though she has personally acknowledged the latter's influence in later years.[1][2] She went on hiatus in the years following the release of that album, and has since shifted her attention mainly on being a TV personality.

Wu managed to release one easy-listening Mandarin album with little success in 2002, before becoming a regular TV host for music programmes on TVB. In late 2007, she made a brief return to the Hong Kong music scene with the EP Don't Think Just Do, which featured a number one single, "Letting Go."

Throughout her career, Wu has collaborated and recorded with Tats Lau, Jan Lamb, and Anthony Wong Yiu Ming in the mid-90s, as well as Lazy Mutha Fucka and Edison Chen in 2004.

In 2008, she married Pal Sinn, former member of 80s Hong Kong rock band Blue Jeans and a frequent songwriter on her albums.

Discography[edit]

  • Today Tomorrow Day After Tomorrow (今天明天後天) (1994)
  • This is... (就係...) (1997)
  • Freeze Frame Love (停格愛情) (2002)
  • Don't Think Just Do (EP) (2007)

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://ent.y321.com/html/show/2007-6-18/200761817722_6159.shtml
  2. ^ http://www.pinkwork.com/paisley/hu1.htm

External links[edit]