(aka Rock Mum, Goddess of Rock and even “Godmother of Rock”)The driving force behind The Underground (https://undergroundhk.com/). Described by Time Magazine as “Chris B—the tattooed fairy godmother of the Hong Kong scene. ” The ‘face’ of The Underground. Born & raised in Hong Kong, with a Chinese mother and English father. Involved in the HK live music scene since 1990, as a performer, songwriter, guitarist, singer and event organiser.
Her Cantonese composition “會否 Will You?” was nominated “Best Alternative Song” at the 2001 Golden Sail Awards, narrowly beaten out by Faye Wong. Past & present bands include: Sisters of Sharon, Smoking Monkeys, Flowers of Babylon, Thinking Out Loud, COCKfight, Guitars & Panties and CHRANG!. Discovered a flair for organizing events whilst working on Earth Day Festivals and also discovered no one else wants to do it, her perseverance & passion has seen The Underground go from strength to strength. Chris B’s strongest belief is in creating a live music scene that is comparable to New York or London as is befitting for a “World City”.
In the last 20 years, Chris B has organized over 500 live music events, mostly in Hong Kong, the rest in Greater China. These include events such as Music Matters Live (2010) festival (with 37 bands in 4 venues in 2 days) and Global Battle of the Bands (2008-2010). She also curates bands for various festivals eg. Volvo Ocean Race Hong Kong, Lan Kwai Fong Beer & Music Festival.
Chris B was the China Director for Planetrox which sends bands to Canada to perform at a festival called Envol et Macadam.
Chris B is also the creator and founder of FWD Mellow Yellow Music Festival as well as Wild Boar Music Festival.
Chris B has been featured in documentaries that have won awards at the HK Independent Film Festival plus been the subject of many interviews. Presently managing the ‘real’ twins of Hong Kong – Chloe & Ashley who are 13 years old and have already starred with Chris B in a Sony Cybershot ad in early 2008.
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