Ex-Cookie a reluctant rocker

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 19 January, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 19 January, 2008, 12:00am

Canto-pop singer Kary Ng Yu-fei, former member of girl group Cookies, has said she's not a rock singer despite proving herself a hot rock prospect with her first solo concert, Lady K Live, earlier this week at Hitec.

The former Canadian International School student (right) was the first Cookie to go solo, singing in the rock band Ping Pung before releasing two solo albums With A Boy Like You and Kary In Control.

Gold Label's Paco Wong Pak-ko said he would make Ng a rock star after watching her performance. But Ng says by nature she is more of a hip hop and R&B singer.

'I am very surprised that Paco said so. Perhaps it's because I sang so many Ping Pung songs and those songs really fired up the crowd. Maybe that's why he thinks rock suits me,' said Ng,

Ng said that although many people saw her as a rocker, her character was very different. 'I listen to all sorts of music, but I am particularly fond of R&B and hip hop. Maybe it's because I grew up with those influences.'

Ng said she would like to have more influence on the choice and style of music on her next album. 'I want to be more adventurous this time in terms of the music arrangements and the songs, which are prone to be electronic and rock.'