Off we go! A huge honour for us Brits to be headed to Taiwan to give a concert in their most iconic venue!
11 hours of flying to HK, 3 more to Taipei & straight into rehearsals! No time to conquer jetlag, we just #redbull & go I expect to have no idea what planet I’m on by around early evening, but that’s the way it is with international touring. Currently 8:15am here, but my body clock is 8 hours behind at midnight; hence why I’m cradling a Starbucks & listening to electro very loud, must stay awake
Our first visit to the big night food market at Ningxia, so many choices! We had fish balls, pork dumplings & soup, stir fried chicken, noodles, shaved ice desserts & lots else! It’s a hot, fragrant & busy place, with barely a westerner in sight, we felt honoured to be there! We’re so full
We can be a fly on the wall at their #press #conference today June 22, 2017 !!! https://www.facebook.com/xinclassical/videos/1557955904245653/
Sherrill Klaus I would love the ride up and the the view… but not the ride down
thebandblake Singing for an audience of 1000 school students tonight; cultural exchange! Great to be able to share what we do with the younger generation too, after all, they’ll be replacing us in the future 🙂 Hope to inspire a few Taiwanese students to take up classical singing and harmony vocals.
Sherrill Klaus ❤️ You are a beautiful inspiration to all ❤️
A few concert shots of tonights show in Taipei with our young orchestra & choir. They were amazing, as were the audience, great to see over 1000 people waving their phone lights in time to Edelweiss 🙂 A great memory to cherish!
Stephen performing Over The Rainbow with 20 young Taiwanese singers, all with lovely voices and big smiles. Certainly a memory I’ll cherish in my ten years of singing with @thebandblake & traveling the world.
Blake #19:50 Spectacular!!! #Edelweiss ❤️🎶
Such beautiful scenery and exotic foods ☺️
Lovely tea location and a beautiful gift
Stephen Bowman at 國家音樂廳 ·
The auditorium of the National Concert Hall in Taiwan, our venue for tonight, soon to be full to the brim with 2500 new friends & fans from Taipei! This is extremely exciting for us boys, a career highlight for sure!
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Beginning rehearsals in the incredible National Concert Hall of Taiwan! A few of our orchestral players tuning up, the projection team & lighting crews getting ready, along with the sound team who will work with the acoustic of this iconic venue. You have no idea what an honour it is for us to perform here, equivalent to the Sydney Opera House, The Royal Albert Hall or the Moscow House of Music. What a job we are blessed with! #Taipei #Blake #show #tour #concert #Taiwan #nationalconcerthall #orchestral #classical #music #singing #real
- stephenbowmanblake Standing in front of the National Concert Hall of Taiwan, ready for our show! So so excited! 🙂
- blakepassion So excited for you 😊🎶❤️
thebandblake Have you ever seen a national concert hall quite like Taiwan’s? It is MASSIVE. The closer you look, the more detail you see. Can’t believe we have sold this venue out in a country we’ve never been to before; maybe we should come here more often 😉
Backstage monitor shot of our show in Taipei tonight, going very well so far, great audience!
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Just finished our show for over two thousand people in Taiwan! Buzzing! Fantastic audience, who laughed, cried & cheered throughout. We couldn't be happier, this was a huge success for us. It seems we'll be back again very soon now, to an even bigger venue 🙂 #blake #concert #taipei #taiwan #classical #nationalconcerthall #show #classical #fun
- stephenbowmanblakeHundreds of people lined up for photos with us after the show, so we met every single one of them, greeting them with our best ‘Ni hao’ and thanking them with a ‘Xie Xie’ 🙂 Never seen a reaction like this before, except perhaps in the Philippines where the audience were equally warm and kind to us. It’s so touching to be 10,000 kilometres away from home, but still get that warmth like the UK. We are very lucky chaps! 🙂
blakepassion The world is your Home Away from Home❤️😊