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The Show Goes On…line: PiA’s Funny Way of Life (2017)

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Published: 9 Jul 2020


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Performing songs from her first solo album Funny Way of Life, Taiwanese singer-songwriter PiA shares her takes on a world gone askew, suggesting that the only things standing between us and the absurd might be a sense of humour and a glass-half-full outlook.

With a down-to-earth personality that radiates through her clear warm voice in this full concert video, PiA’s songs are ballads of everyday life told through jazz, pop-rock and funk. An independent musician active in the Taiwanese scene since 2010, PiA and her former band mates (known collectively as PiA Band) were nominated for “Best Musical Group” at Taiwan’s 26th Golden Melody Awards. Now touring as a solo artist, PiA continues to perform extensively across Taiwan, Japan and different parts of Asia.

Held at Esplanade Recital Studio on 10 February 2017, PiA’s Singapore showcase was presented by in::music, the arts centre’s platform that nurtures and promotes emerging Mandopop artists and their original works.

PiA a.k.a Wu Beiya is a Taiwanese singer-songwriter and music producer. At 23, she debuted as a contestant in the One Million Stars talent competition before releasing her first EP Rainy Day Diary the next year. Mentored by well-known musician and record producer Bobby Chen, she launched her solo career with the release of her EP Three Wishes in 2015. She put out her most recent album Love Is Too Dangerous in 2019.

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