Some musicians look how they sound, but Jimmy Fong is a surprising exception. Listening to his fusion of Latin, Chinese, blues and Islander beats, you’d be forgiven for looking a little confused when a 5’7” Asian man with a beaming smile walks onto the stage. But the mystery is all part of the performance when it comes to Jimmy Fong.
Growing up in Malaysia in the 1960s then migrating to Australia in the early 80s, Jimmy spent many a day learning the strings of his acoustic guitar. And that was before he hit the age of double digits. As a child he listened to local tunes with one ear, while tuning the other to Western influences like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, John Denver, and of course, the infamous Elvis. (Article:The Star News)
Years later and Jimmy Fong has made his influencers proud. In 2011, he graced Malaysian television performing his original song – December Skies – with a 50-piece live orchestra, for which he was selected a finalist in the National Malaysian Songwriting competition.
Following his passion for music he then produced and starred in a musical show named 'My Time With John Denver' and had great success with sell-out shows in Australia and the U.S.A.
In 2017, he was awarded the 'Soaring Eagle Award' by the 'Rocky Mountain Foundation of the Performing Arts' in Colorado.
After a few sell-out shows with 'Down Memory Lane' in both KLpac and penangpac during 2017/2018, Jimmy Fong and the 'Baby Boomers' are back by popular demand for another show at the penangpac to keep their loyal fans happy.
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3H-3A-1, Quay One, Straits Quay,
Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang, Tanjung Tokong, 10470 Pulau Pinang.