Monday, November 22, 2010

The boys done GOOD!!

Congratuations to Jean-Sebastien, Maikel, and Mao Mao, The Amazing Insurance Salesmen - now crowned China Champions of the Global Battle of the Bands competition, after last night's showdown in Hong Kong. [The GBOB website, by the way, is just awful; there's such a welter of general 'music community' stuff on it that it's impossible to find any information about the competition itself, completely unnavigable!]  Badr has some photos, and some quotes from his chat with the organizer last night.

Although one should never count chickens prematurely, their victory was, frankly, fairly unsurprising to me. They are a stellar trio of musicians, and I seriously doubt if there's anyone else in this competition worldwide who comes close to matching their technical abilities.

Now we're all busy plotting how we can sneak away down to Kuala Lumpur at the end of February next year to support the lads in the World Final.....

Here's a taste of them doing their thing - a version of Duke Ellington's Caravan - at 2 Kolegas earlier this year.... posted by Zhang Si'an (Jean-Seb's Chinese alias) himself.

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