The Life Journey
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The Life Journey (旅行团), pop rock band from Liuzhou, Guangxi
The Life Journey signed to Modern Sky in 2005. The debut album "Life Journey" 《来福胶泥》 came out in 2008. On April 17th their EP "Waiting for you for dinner" 《等你吃饭》 was released.
On May 2nd, 2010, they performed at the Strawberry Music Festival 2010. According to Beijing Gig Guide: They were, as usual, completely adorable. Their new band member, drummer Xu Biao (徐彪), fit in perfectly with the others, and definitely enjoyed riling up such a large crowd. Keyboardist Old Banana (韦伟) was as cute as ever, videotaping the crowd and miming requests for applause. Yann (孔阳), as well, was particularly emotive as he introduced their song “Marry” as being for his new girlfriend (or, more accurately, “the girl who has recently come into my life”).
On June 24th 2011, they performed in the Yugong Yishan presenting their new record "Wonderful Day". According to Beijing Gig Guide: As we all know, album launch gigs can be a little awkward sometimes, when a band hasn’t had the chance to introduce their new stuff to fans, so everyone’s standing around trying to get into new music when all they want to do is rock out to their favorite stuff. However, this album has been so long in the making that I have already heard most of the songs on it, and so had the crowd, which made this a great show. I suspect that the bass player was sick (he was absent from a pre-gig video I saw on weibo, and didn’t look exactly healthy during the show), but that didn’t detract from the enthusiasm with which they played this show. They opened with an incredible round of upbeat songs that had everyone bopping around, and knew exactly when to wind the crowd down. There was also a five-minute interlude as the boys changed clothes and we watched their new music video — literally, Yann walking along a shoreline playing a guitar — for their new soporific single. However, once endured, the slow songs were over, and they rounded up the gig with some more upbeat tunes from the album. They feigned the end of the show and then came out for a great encore — a collection of some old favorites. They finished the night with the very appropriately-titled “Summer Holiday”, which had everyone singing and dancing.
Beijing Strawberry Music Festival 2011 - 2011, May
Strawberry Music Festival 2010 - 2010, May
Modern Sky Festival 2009 - 2009, October
Modern Sky Festival 2007 - 2007, October
Dino Beach Rock Festival 2007 - 2007, June
Wonderful Day - 2011, June
Articles & Interviews
- ↑ Andy Best (2009-09-28). "Mao Shanghai opening night". Retrieved on 2009-10-04.
- ↑ Beijing Gig Guide (2010-05-04). "Strawberry Festival Highlights!". Retrieved on 2010-05-04.
- ↑ Beijing Gig Guide (2011-07-01). "Gig Review: Life Journey “Wonderful Day” Album Launch @ Yugong Yishan, 2011.06.24". Retrieved on 2011-07-03.