Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Fringe is the biggest arts festival in the world. I'm a proud Edinburger and growing up watching shows every summer in my beloved hometown, I'd always wanted to perform at the Fringe. This is where our journey began! My partner Nate flew in from Germany to help record my first concert in Scotland. Lacking sponsors and with very few resources to film, the first part was shot right before my concert and it was extremely stressful. Both myself and the filmmaker Nate needed to develop a working relationship and master new equipment in only two hours! 

愛丁堡篇

Nate從德國飛來英國一天就為了幫忙拍攝,時間很緊迫,我們只能在表演前挪出兩個小時拍MV。我們沒操作過穩定器也沒什麼經驗就這樣開拍了,拍攝過程真的困難重重... 先是租借的穩定器螺絲掉了、又一直被旅客中斷拍攝... 眼看再演唱會再不到一個小時就要開始,還要換衣服和排練我真的不知道怎麼辦,我拍到一半大哭,結束拍攝趕去彩排。就我們兩個人,但我們用盡了最大的力量在兩個小時內完成了第一篇。

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Being an Edinburgh local means we get to find the coolest venues at the most affordable prices. I've always been a big fan of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (the author of Sherlock Holmes) and was thrilled to have found this beautiful venue completed with amazing acoustic, a vintage piano and a stunning chandelier. This performance marks not only the beginning, but also the transition of my music journey. I single handedly organised the concert from application, venue hunting, recruiting musicians to designing my poster. It was a small concert but certainly no bed of roses!

在家鄉表演的好處就是可以找到最酷最便宜的場地,我選擇在我超崇拜的福爾摩斯作家 - 柯南道爾的紀念中心演出。這次演出從申請表演資格、找場地跟設計和印刷海報都是自己來,真的讓我學習和成長了很多!何去何從是在我很痛苦、迷惘的時後寫的。每次演唱都讓我想起那時後的感受,很多時候邊唱邊哭、但每次演出都讓我更加堅強!

 演唱會場地勘查

演唱會場地勘查

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 彩排側拍:吉他手Norman 是我的姑姑的朋友,特別從北蘇格蘭來愛丁堡跟我一起演出

彩排側拍:吉他手Norman 是我的姑姑的朋友,特別從北蘇格蘭來愛丁堡跟我一起演出

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I'd chosen a Taiwanese song, a Scottish song and 7 of my own songs for this meaningful concert. Although most people couldn't understand a word of Chinese and Taiwanese but I think I did my best to convey my passion through my voice. There were a handful of Taiwanese attendees, it was so rewarding when they told me how much they had enjoyed my show and how touching it was to hear our languages sung so beautifully.... thousands of miles away in Scotland. 

七首自創曲加上一首台語和一首蘇格蘭歌

可能在場的觀眾感覺得到吧,就算有幾首大家聽不懂的中文和台語歌。唱完最後一首歌我才發現全場的觀眾都紅了眼眶,看到好久不見的高中老師在最後一排擦眼淚,我真的很感動,終於圓夢在全球最大的愛丁堡藝術節演出,在蘇格蘭讓大家聽見台灣的音樂!

 第一次彈百年古董鋼琴

第一次彈百年古董鋼琴

 彈著跟我的堂弟Jay-ger借的吉他

彈著跟我的堂弟Jay-ger借的吉他

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