Hardpack provides the muscle for guerilla-style assault on the city

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 10 August, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 10 August, 2010, 12:00am

While most Canto-pop singers host autograph sessions in fancy venues to promote their new albums, Kary Ng Yu-fei and band Hardpack hired a truck for a one-day roadshow. To promote their four-track collaborative EP, Kary+Hardpack, the musicians hit the road from Causeway Bay to Tsim Sha Tsui and Mong Kok on Sunday.

Fans and passers-by squeezed to the front as the band performed two songs from their new release on the mobile stage at each stop.

It was the 24-year-old singer's first crack at performing guerilla-style. With no bodyguards on the scene, Ng admitted feeling insecure singing on the back of a truck. 'Of course, it's very exciting to be so close to our fans,' she said. 'But I was worried that if we attracted too many people there might be chaos.'

So the four members of Hardpack became Ng's escorts for the day. 'I'm counting on them,' she said en route. 'I'm pretty confident they'll do a good job. Even if they can't pull off a real fight, their tattoos and over-the-top hairstyles should be good enough to scare any bad people away.' As an added caution, Ng sported a vest and jeans instead of her usual sexy concert outfits. 'I'm already very busy today. I don't want to create any extra fuss because of what I wear.'