Born in a Paiwan family in southeastern Taiwan, Abao started her career as a member of the female duo Abao & Brandy in 2003. The duo debuted with their self-titled album Abao & Brandy that year. The Mandarin pop album was a critical and commercial smash, and won the duo Best New Artist at the 2004 Golden Melody Awards. In 2016, Abao successfully transitioned from Mandarin pop to indigenous R&B, and released her first indigenous R&B album Vavayan. All songs on the album are in the Paiwan language and has attracted huge attention from both indigenous and non-indigenous communities. In 2017, Abao won Best Indigenous Album and Best Album Producer at the 28th Golden Melody Awards with Vavayan.
9m88 aka Baba is a Taipei-raised, New York-based musician. After receiving a degree in Jazz voice major from The New School, she has broadened her interests in various genres of music, including Jazz, R&B, Pop, and Free Improvisation. Baba is also known for infusing her music with vivid and retro visuals, and much of her lyrics deal with personal, bitter-sweet stories on a daily basis. After releasing her 7-inch vinyl Nine Head Hinano, including a cover of City Pop classic "Plastic Love”, Baba has gained more attention around the world. 9m88 is now working on her debut album independently, which will be released in summer 2019.
Founded in 1999 by singer/keyboardist Hui Ting, bassist Che Yu, and drummer Chien Yuan, this unique trio plays "piano rock" featuring darkly humorous lyrics about the dilemmas of modern life and love. The band has performed at major festivals, such as Ho-hai-yan Gongliao Rock Festival, Simple Life Festival, Formoz Festival, Liverpool Sound City, SXSW, and Fuji Rock. After a five-year hiatus, Tizzy Bac reunited to record their seventh album in 2018. Sadly, during recording, bassist Che Yu, passed away following a long battle with cancer. With thoughts of Che Yu and a deeper understanding of life, they pushed on and churned out Him, their most moving and mature album to date. Tizzy Bac has won several awards, including being shortlisted for the Golden Melody Awards.
With a nearly 30-year-long performing arts career, One-Fang is one of the most recognizable and beloved voices in Taiwanese pop music. She established herself as a mainstay in the Mandopop genre during the 1990s,with the release of “C'est la vie, mon chéri” and other chart-topping hits. To date, she has released 22 full-length albums. She remains as active as ever in music, theater, televesion, and film, always exploring new territories. Departing from the traditional Mandopop model of collaborating with a composer and lyricist, One-Fang is writing and producing her own songs. In 2018, she performed to full houses at Taipei Arena and Kaohsiung Arena, each show attracting some 20,000 fans--a testament to her enduring popularity.