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 43)
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 Hong Kong singer and television presenter. She was first discovered by Tats Lau of Tat Ming Pair, and has released 3 albums and 1 EP since the start of her music career in the mid-90s. Since the 2000s, she is mainly known as a 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 studied R&B and jazz. Her first release was a jazz album in 1994, which was 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 which was then home to the newly reformed Tat Ming Pair, and during this period released music that showed a more alternative-rock influence. Her first and only album (就係...) on the label was released to mixed reception in 1997. She was often unfavourably dubbed as a Faye Wong wannabe, though she has personally acknowledged the latter's influence in later years. [1][2]

Wu released an easy-listening Mandarin album in 2002, before becoming a regular TV host for various music programmes on TVB and TVB8. In late 2007, she made a brief return to the Hong Kong music scene with the EP Don't Think Just Do, which featured her first ever 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]

Studio Albums[edit]

  • 1994: Today, Tomorrow, Overmorrow (今天明天後天)
  • 1997: This is... (就係...)
  • 2002: Freeze Frame Love (停格愛情)

Extended Plays[edit]

  • 2007: Don't Think Just Do [EP]

Soundtracks[edit]

  • 1997: Downtown Torpedoes OST (神偷諜影電影原聲大碟)

Other Appearances[edit]

  • 1996: "The End" (了了) & "My God" (我的天) with Tats Lau on Anaesthesia (麻木)
  • 1996: "Guest" (客人) with Anthony Wong
  • 1997: "A Forbidden Fruit Everyday" (每日一禁果) with Tat Ming Pair on Long Live! Long Live! Long Long Live! (萬歲萬歲萬萬歲演唱會)
  • 1997: "Sweet Sweet Honey" (甜甜蜜) with Jan Lamb on Discotheque (的士夠格)
  • 2000: "Forget that He is He" (忘記他是他) with DJ Tommy on Scratch Rider
  • 2004: "War" (戰爭) with Edison Chen, Han Jin Tan and MC Yan on Please Steal This Album
  • 2008: "Ardent Greetings" (酷拜) with Hins Cheung, Kay Tse, Ivana Wong, Kevin Kwan and Louis Cheung

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year English Title Original Title Role Notes
2004-present Global Rhythm 無間音樂 Host / Herself
2007-2009 Jade Solid Gold 勁歌金曲 Co-host / Herself
2010 Some Day 天天天晴 Ms. Wong (cameo) TVB series
Don Juan De Mercado 情人眼裏高一D Ngau Mei-Kwan (cameo) TVB series
2012 Ghetto Justice II 怒火街頭II Nancy TVB series
The Hippocratic Crush On Call 36小時 To Ka-Man TVB series
2013 Triumph in the Skies II 衝上雲霄II Hana (cameo) TVB series
The Hippocratic Crush II On Call 36小時II To Ka-Man TVB series

References[edit]

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

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