Alan Tam

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 18 August, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 18 August, 2005, 12:00am

August 25-September 3, 8pm, Hong Kong Coliseum

Hongkongers appear to be in a nostalgic mood. After the recent success of veteran singer Paula Tsui Siu-fung's concerts, another middle-aged singer who was a star in the 1970s and 80s is planning a 10-night extravaganza to celebrate his 30 years in showbusiness.

New faces seem to come and go every week in the Canto-pop scene, but Alan Tam Wing-lun is one of the lucky few to have passed the test of time, and he's never shown any sign of wanting to step out of the limelight.

His career didn't have a promising start: as the keyboard player for the inauspiciously named the Losers, who may well have been Hong Kong's first boy band. The group, who featured Kenny Bee as lead singer, had a change of fortune and became poster boys for thousands of women when they changed their name to ... you guessed it, the Wynners.

After the group disbanded in 1980, Tam went on to become one of Hong Kong's biggest-selling solo artists, with tracks such as Autumn Romance, In the Fog, Cannot Forget You and Substitute for Love - numbers that will no doubt be dusted off for his latest concerts.

Having released more than 30 solo albums and once receiving six awards in one night, Tam has slowed down in recent years and is almost as famous now for his quest to retain his youth as his music. A recent pairing with Hacken Lee has kept him in the limelight and their first concert series as a duo last year was a success.

Lee will join Tam on stage for his anniversary concerts, along with Andy Lau Tak-wah, Jacky Cheung Hok-yau, George Lam Chi-cheung, as well as Bee and other members of the Wynners.

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