Young singer-songwriter Pong Nan will take centre stage at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre's Studio Theatre from February 24 to 26. The concert, The Individualism Experience, is part of the Hong Kong Arts Festival's ExxonMobile Vision series. Nan graduated from Georgetown University in Washington DC with a degree in international politics and culture, but then realised his true calling was music. So he uploaded the songs he had composed onto the internet and performed live at the Fringe Club and Harbour City shopping mall. Nan's profile rocketed when his songs were sung by Canto-pop stars such as Joey Yung Cho-yee, Sandy Lam Yik-lin and Aaron Kwok Fu-sing, as well as being featured in theatre productions and films. His debut album, The Unadorable Pong Nan, was released in 2004, impressing listeners with its piano-driven ballads and upbeat pop songs. The up-and-coming star was nominated for the best male singer accolade at a recent music awards ceremony hosted by TVB. In his upcoming concert, Nan will stay away from the sappy love songs which dominate the local music scene. He not only wants the audience to enjoy his powerful live performance but he also wants to provoke them into reflecting on life and society. He will take audiences on a musical journey that explores the dark sides of humanity such as materialism and celebrity culture. The concert will start at 8.15pm. Student tickets priced $75 and $60 ($150 and $120 for adults) are available from Urbtix on 2734 9009.