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VICISSITUDES OF THE LAST DECADE
滄海十年

2007年,越過大洋,到達彼方,小肥踏上了他的音樂旅途。從香港到澳門,從盼望時間回轉的青澀男孩,到珍重良友伯樂的成熟男人,在值得紀念的十年之際,本期Chessman Post將和你一同回憶小肥的滄海十年。

在澳門歌手還未為人所熟悉之時,當時作為本地組合C-PLUS成員的小肥,得到往一水之隔的大都會——香港發展的機會。加盟香港金牌經理人黃栢高旗下後,小肥以處女作《寵物》唱出無數人在單向感情關係中的無奈與迷茫。身型、外貌都未算拔尖的他,靠著一副和外表不相符的溫柔、深情唱腔,深擊無數聽眾的內心。

其後推出的多首代表名曲,包括至今獲得450萬網上點擊率的《時光機》,以及第二張個人專輯中收錄的《不平安夜》、《十二年沒有冬天》、《寵物的畢業禮》等,都為小肥累積了更高人氣。兩年後小肥發行了第三張個人專輯,主打歌《黃昏音樂會》成為他音樂生涯中的第一個里程碑,作為香港電台的中文歌曲龍虎榜冠軍歌,更是小肥的第一首冠軍歌,意義斐然。

2012年,小肥推出全新專輯《小歌星》,越洋五年,儘管仍未登至最高巔峰,但作為一顆實力與熱誠俱備的「小歌星」,小肥等待的,大概就是那盡訴心中情的「一首歌」。專輯主打歌《一首歌》囊括四台冠軍,第二主打《負親》以父親為題,傷離別恨遠逝,小肥的嗓聲總是令聽者感同身受。

兩年後,小肥以《依然小肥》個人演唱會達成澳門歌手歷史上的創舉,成為第一個登上澳門威尼斯人金光綜藝館的澳門歌手,同年推出同名專輯《依然小肥》,以自己的音樂向全世界宣告,時代縱會變,此心卻依然。

隨後正式回歸澳門的小肥,重返他和兩位摯友共同創立的棋人娛樂製作。以帶領者的身份,盼見更多新力軍加入音樂征途;亦以同行者之名,伴隨各棋兵奔馳於夢想之道。

若說出道首五年的小肥,還是一個懷抱著赤子之心,奮勇得無懼天地的男孩,「成長」後的他,已變得成熟、歷練,無論是為人處事,還是音樂情感的表現,均收放自如,更見內斂。

有人以滄海遺珠比喻之,十年光陰,於風浪中或浮或沉,小肥體驗過奪冠之喜,當然亦品嚐過失敗之悲。遺珠乍看來可憾,然而歷經風吹雨打、冰火洗禮,遺珠之光,終可與明月相爭。

撰文:劉瑞婷
美術:王曉澄

In 2007, Terence Chui started his music journey in Hong Kong. For the past decade, Terence has stayed in both Macau and Hong Kong. He has changed from an immature boy who hoped to turn back the clock to a mature man who treasures his friends and those who inspired him. In this issue of Chessman Post, we will reminisce about Terence’s vicissitudes of the last decade with you.

In the past days when Macau singers were still unfamiliar to the public, Terence Chui, who was one of the members of C-PLUS, gained a chance to develop in Hong Kong, the metropolis just opposite to Macau. After the partnership with Paco Wong who was known as the “Golden Artist Manager” of Hong Kong, Terence released his first music piece “Pets” and he expressed the helplessness and confusion in unidirectional relationships through the song. Although both his body shape and appearance are not outstanding, his tenderness and affectionate voice, which do not fit his appearance, hit the heart of countless listeners.

Later Terence released a lot of famous songs including “Time Machine” which has gained click-through rates of 4.5 millions. Music pieces recorded in his second album for example “Not a Silent Night”, “Twelve Years without Winters”, “Graduation Ceremony of Pets” etc. contribute to his high popularity. His third album was released two years later and the title track “Sunset Concert” has become the first milestone of his music career. The song was exceptionally meaningful to Terence as it was his first song which reached the top in Chinese Pop Chart of RTHK.

In 2012, Terence released his latest album “Little Singer”. After developing his career in Hong Kong for five years, though he might not has reached the mountain top, he has achieved what he wanted. As a “little singer” with much strength and passion, Terence has been longing for “One Song” which can express all his feelings. The title track “One Song” in the album got all the champions of the four television channels.
The second title track “Father” was about the regret Terence felt when his father passed away. Through his voice, the listeners are able to feel his emotion.

Two years later, Terence’s concert “Still Siufay” was pioneering in the history of Macau singers. He became the first singer who performed in Venetian Macao Cotai Arena. In the same year, he released his album “Still Siufay”, announcing to the whole world with his music that his heart remained the same despite the change of eras.

Terence later returned to Macau and to Chessman Entertainment Production Co Ltd which was founded by him and his two closest friends. As a leader, he wishes more music talents to join the journey of music. Also as a companion, he wishes to accompany them on their path of chasing dream.

In the first five years since Terence debuted, he was still a boy who had a pure heart and strong bravery. Terence has become more mature and experienced throughout the years. In terms of handling things and expressing his emotion through music, he has become more flexible and reserved than in the past.

Some compare Terence as the hidden pearl in the sea as he experienced high and low in the past decade. Terence got a taste of joy gaining the championship as well as failure. Being a hidden pearl can be regrettable as it may seem, the light of the hidden pearl can be comparable to the moonlight after overcoming all the difficulties.

Translated by: Rose Chung
Art: Agnes Wong

ISSUE #158

VICISSITUDES OF THE LAST DECADE

 

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