Kary proves to be one tough cookie in switch from Canto-pop to indie

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 15 September, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 15 September, 2010, 12:00am


Singer Kary Ng Yu-fei (below) is taking a decidedly different direction from her early days as a member of manufactured pop group Cookies.

Last Friday, she headlined sportswear-brand Puma's Archive Uncovered concert with hip hop bad boys LMF, punk rockers Hardpack, singer-songwriter Endy Chow Kwok-yin and DJ Becareful (actor Sam Lee Chan-sum).

'After so many years as a musician, I now know which direction I want to go in,' said Ng, referring to her recent ventures into more guitar-driven music.

The 24-year-old performed a short set with Hardpack, including a cover of Katrina and the Waves' 1980s hit Walking on Sunshine, and a solo acoustic rendition of her old Canto-pop song Companion.

The LMF crew - all shod in Puma - followed with a raucous set, cheered on by an animated Ng.

A crowd of 600 - including actor Anthony Wong Chau-sang and singer Pong Nan - packed a Kwun Tong warehouse, which was made to look even grittier in line with Puma's recent focus on urban street culture, such as hip hop and skateboarding.

Whether Ng has successfully made the jump from Canto-pop artist to indie rocker is up for debate, but at the least, she is one tough cookie.