Ellen Joyce Loo

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Ellen Joyce Loo
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Background information
Chinese name 盧凱彤 (traditional)
Chinese name 卢凯彤 (simplified)
Pinyin Lú Kǎitóng (Mandarin)
Jyutping lou4 hoi2 tung4 (Cantonese)
Born (1986-03-27) March 27, 1986 (age 31)
Occupation Singer-songwriter, Master of Ceremonies, musician
Genre(s) Folktronica, Cantopop, Rock
Instrument(s) guitar, piano
Label(s) People Mountain People Sea
Years active 2002 – present
Associated acts at17
Influenced by Anthony Wong
Website peoplemountainpeoplesea.com

Ellen Joyce Loo (born 27 March 1986) is a Hong Kong Canadian singer-songwriter, member of the Hong Kong electrofolk and cantopop musical group at17. She was born in Canada on March 27, 1986. Loo learned classical guitar from her father at the age of nine. She entered the musical competition "Original Music 2000" (原音2000) held by Tom Lee Music with her older brother P.J. Loo in Hong Kong, and together they won third prize. Loo was later signed by the music production company People Mountain People Sea and formed the group at17 with Eman Lam.

Apart from writing songs for her own group, she is also involved in the production and song writing of other singers' albums such as Kay Tse, Miriam Yeung, Sally Yeh and Ken Chu.


  • Lost. Escape. Rockmuiology – A collection of the photographs she took over 3 years of her life with her Revue 35CC camera prior the publication, accompanied by a series of writings (in English). 240 pages, published by Youth Culture (青春文化) in July 2006, Hong Kong, ISBN 988-99184-0-4.[1]
  • I learned the chords at seventeen, collection of 22 originals guitar scores from at17's songs, transcribed by Loo in both standard notation and guitar tablature. 2005, published by People Mountain People Sea / Kubrick, Hong Kong, ISBN 988-97905-7-2

Notable instruments[edit]

  • Bryan Adams Guild Jumbo Box acoustic guitar with a custom-made bigsby vibrato tailpiece (used in most concerts until 2004).


  1. ^ Interview – Ellen Joyce Loo, Milk magazine 267, 2006

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