China: Day 10

Our last day in Shanghai was dedicated to lounging, after a big night!

But first we had to leave the bags ready…

Shanghai it’s very beautiful, we spent amazing days here, but we’re already missing Portugal, our families and friends!

Now it’s time to wait anxiously for the time to board!!!

China: Day 9

This Saturday we went for a walk in the streets of Shanghai – we visited the highest buildings in the world, we went shopping… but we still had time for our last showcase.

In the end of the day we organized a dinner in our apartment that last all night long.

Since it was Jo birthday, we sang the happy birthday song to her and bought two cakes. The first one was smashed against the box when we seeked it to the pastry shop!!!

After that we explored better the night in Shanghai… We met some new Portuguese friends from here, at a jam session, until the sun started to rise again!!

See you soon!

China: Day 8

Today was another presentation day, and this time with concert agents. After that we had time to make an outdoor photo shoot. It’s was really nice but it started to rain and we had to stop a few times. But it was pretty funny and we had a great time.

Back home, we still had time to go to the gym and relax a little bit. At the end of the day we had a deep desire: to go to Starbucks! It’s was an adventure to get there and when we finally arrived… it was closed! Of course, 1 a.m. whishes never has a happy ending!

See you soon!

China: Day 7

This city doesn’t stop but, today, Shanghai gave us a quiet day. It was a special day because it was our first presentation to the media.

It was another intimist evening quite an intimist because being on stage just for the media it’s quite a challenge! Once again, Jo tried to make a connection with them and the atmosphere was pretty familiar. It was amazing and quite a day!

See you soon!

China: Day 6

Today was amazing! We got back to the place where we’ve been two years ago, for the first time in Shanghai: YuYinTang Bar. It was like travelling through time.

Before that, we had another presentation to the music industry. It was really nice to meet them and show them our songs!

Between the studio and the concert arrangements, we still had time to eat something…. but of course that we forgot about Shanghai’s traffic and its tricks… we though we can’t make it in time because of a gridlock!

China: Day 5

Today was day of exercise for ones and work for another’s.

While the men of “the house” had to go to the storage get the materials for the Show Cases, Jo and CC went to the gym practice a little. A little, we mean…

We’re suspicious that CC is training for the Olympic Games, she was more han an hour exercising!!

Well, after that we spent some hours in the studio and still had time for a presentation to the music industry representants.

China: Day 4

The beggining of the week started with a “home” change. Now, we ́re not in hotel anymore, but in an apart-hotel with a very familiar ambient.

We still had time to rest a little bit, but not too much, because you had to go to the supermarket so we can have some groceries for when the stomach starts to crawl.

This week started with the Show Cases and our first presentation was for the brands. We also will have a concert at Yu Yin Tang Bar.

China: Day 3

The third and one of the most expected days has come to an end. Now, the morning sickness from nervous are over but we still have a long journey of work
and challenges, here, in Shanghai. (and that’s the magic of this trip!).

The West Bund Music Festival concert was amazing. The audience received us on such a warmly and unique atmosphere that, even 10.000 miles away from Portugal, we felt at home. The interaction with them was pretty dinamic and everytime we asked the audience to follow us, they do it. One of the most curious things that we were told about, was that the chinese public usually sit during festivals but as soon as we enter the stage and started “teasing” them, they stand up and followed our energy.

One of the moments that we remember with special tenderness was the moment when I walk by the stage extension and get throught the public, singing and opening a paper umbrulla, an iconic symbol here. The public was mad, it was amazing! We thought about it and prepare that moment to surprise them, but we got surprised back with their reaction. It was unique!

The stage was pretty big and we felt imponent by its magnitude. From West Bund we are now going to a piece of our history: wednesday, we will play on Yu Yin Tang, the first bar were we performed, two years ago. It’s always good to remember the places that somehow left a mark o us, and be back. We are pretty excited about it!

Tomorrow it’s time to get our sleep schedule back on track and do some shopping. Tuesday we will be back to this great musical adventure, and record some work, here, on a diferente studio!

See you soon!

China: Day 2

We are on the second day in Shanghai and it seems that we are already getting used to the amount of people, to the time schedule and even the food… although we already looking for something portuguese, but no complains about Chinese! (despite we didn’t understand what it is, it tastes really good).

After yesterday’s soundcheck we were completely astonished with the majesty of the stage. The production told us that the glacier effect is based on the idea of a cold thing, contrasting with the intense and warm moments that the festival can give to its audience. It seems that it would be amazing!

Today we spend the time reorganizing the last details of the concert, so it would be a presentation with surprises. This way, we are able to create a language that is adapted to Shanghai and, meanwhile, we think that its good for people to like us and be surprised.

Today the dinner was delicious but we came back early to the hotel because tomorrow is our big that at West Bund Festival and we have to be with our bateries recharged!

We hope that you are following us in our adventure!

See you soon!

China: Day 1

It has been 26 hours since we left Portugal. We were in a hurry in our scale in Dubai but despite all that, we were able to watch movies, live concerts and even get our energies back – something almost rare on the last few months. Artist’s life is always this way.

We landed in Shanghai, what a relief! We barely knew that between the airport and the hotel we had a one-hour journey ahead. The traffic was so much but we were able to look around and enjoy the view. Shanghai is really hot and full of light. It’s amazing.

The room were we staying is on the 12th floor and the view is amazing. We can see the stage were we will be performing!

Despite the amazing view, a bath and a meal were something that we were looking for really hard! The dinner was amazing but super spicy and between the “cutlery” stunts, Joana was the winner, because she was able to eat a peanut with the chopsticks!

With full belly and a few minutes to spend, we call to Portugal, but in a hurry because it was late and our next day is really important!

After this big marathon it’s time to get our time schedule to the Chinese one.

Tomorrow there’s a big day ahead!

See you soon.