As much as we love artists, there’s no denying that they are still human. On stage, these stars dazzle and amaze us, but behind the scenes, they all have their own quirks. No one knows this better than a music producer.
Singer and music producer Steve Chow (周治平) was recently invited on to the “Those Years, Those Songs (那些年 那些歌)” programme. Along with performing, Steve also shared some experiences he had with other singers like Leslie Cheung (张国荣) and Alan Tam (譚詠麟).
Steve is well-known among artists for his works, both as a singer and as a music producer. He has cooperated with several Hong Kong stars like Leslie Cheung, Alan Tam, Jacky Cheung (张学友) and Andy Lau (劉德華). However, the Taiwanese artist cheekily shared some habits he’s seen from them.
When it comes to recording, most artists tend to make themselves comfortable to bring out their best performance. However, Leslie Cheung was the direct opposite. He used to be particular about his clothes, ensuring he looked good, even if he was only recording a song. Additionally, Leslie would perform like he had an audience of millions, with the same demeanour and gestures. As Steve pointed out, Leslie felt at his best when he was performing for a concert.
On the other hand, Alan Tam has difficulty articulating his words. You’d think a music producer would pick on that, but Steve doesn’t think it’s a big deal. “If he articulates them correctly, there won’t be his (style) anymore,” the Taiwanese artist explained with a smile. “Recording him is actually the easiest.” Additionally, Alan is usually enthusiastic to record with others and often goes out to eat. From his experience, Steve shared he thinks the bigger the stars are, the easier they are to get along with.
Well, there no denying that singers are usually colourful characters. However, Steve himself seems to be able to see the silver lining in his job as he appreciates their quirks. No wonder he gets along well with these stars!
Source: China Press
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