Joves (Jovelyn Fuego) has lived in Hong Kong since she was 4 years old. She began performing as a solo acoustic singer/songwriter in 2004 and she's been compared to Norah Jones, Joni Mitchell and early Rickie Lee Jones. She has performed acoustically in pubs and clubs in Hong Kong, as well as in the United States (New York and Boston), with great reviews. She teamed up with guitarist/bassist Chris Collins for the Soundbase Festival 2007's Tom Lee Acoustic Band Competition and won 1st prize for her original song "Shoebox in the City", and won 2nd prize for 2008's competition for her song "Master". She and her bandmates (including Mike Salcedo on drums) won 3rd prize in this year's (2008) Global Battle of the Band's Hong Kong Finals. She is recently featured in SCMP's podcast interview on YouTube describing her musical journey and her song "Shoebox in the City".
Bassist Chris Collins, was born and grew up in HK, earned his BMUS degree (jazz guitar
performance) at the Australian Insitute of Music in Sydney and came back to HK to work and teach. He plays guitar, bass and sings and has played more high profile gigs than he can remember now - including one for the President of Taiwan. He won Best Individual Performance in 2007's Tom Lee Acoustic Band Competition for his live performance on "Shoebox in the City". Chris is playing lead guitar with Tai Tai Alibi who's opening for the Manic Street Preachers in Hong Kong on November 26th, 2008.
Drummer Mike Salcedo, started playing drums when he was 16 and felt the love of the groove right away and has never stopped playing since. He joined Shepherds The Weak in September 2001 and have been moonlighting in Joves' band since 2006.
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Shoebox in the City
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