Wing (singer)

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Name = Wing


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Birth_name = Wing Han Tsang (曾詠韓)
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Born = Hong Kong
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Instrument = Electronic keyboard
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Wing Han Tsang (曾詠韓), popularly known simply as Wing, is a New Zealand singer of Hong Kong origin.

Having taken up singing as a hobby after immigrating to New Zealand, Wing gained an audience by entertaining patients at nursing homes and hospitals in and around Auckland. This prompted suggestions that she release a CD; the result was a debut entitled "Phantom of the Opera", featuring the title song from the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, and a selection of other popular tunes to the accompaniment of a programmed arranger keyboard.

The recording proved a success, leading to a number of subsequent releases of cover versions that eventually gained her an international audience.

In recent years she has appeared on such shows as "SportsCafe", "Rove Live", and "The Annoying Music Show". She guest starred on "South Park" in an episode named for her that was first broadcast in March 2005. On the DVD commentary for this episode, series creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone explain that she had to approve her cartoon likeness before allowing her music to be used. Parker also says he received a letter of thanks from her for the sales boost she enjoyed as a result of the episode. Samples of her music have also been played on "The Russ Martin Show", with Martin originally tricking his listeners into believing that Wing was a deaf American woman who managed to earn a record deal.

In addition to recordings, Wing has made various appearances in her current homeland of New Zealand, like Massey University Orientation in Wellington. [ [http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%22wing+sings%22 Massey University Orientation, March 2007] ]

On 21 August 2007, Wing made her U.S. debut in San Francisco. [ [http://www.cafedunord.com/brilliant/cal/p.event.php?E_id=1178666073&B_id=1180643187&P_id=3 Cafe Du Nord, San Francisco, "Wing Over America"] ] Wing performed at the 2008 South by Southwest festival. [http://2008.sxsw.com/music/showcases/band/64245.html Wing, a SXSW 2008 Showcasing Artist] from the SXSW website (includes an MP3 of her cover of AC/DC's "Hell's Bells")]

It was confirmed on 1 May 2008 that she would perform at Radio 1's Big Weekend 2008 and that she would be performing a special piece for the first time. [ [http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/scottmills/galleries/3316/#gallery3316 Scott Mills picks up Wing from the airport] ]

At Radio 1's Big Weekend, Wing sang at the BBC introducing stage, and performed the songs Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia and Candle in the Wind.
Scott Mills brought her to the Radio 1 listeners during his drivetime shows, and had to personally fly Wing over so she could sing at the Festival at Maidstone.

Wing appeared on New Zealand's music TV station, C4, in June 2008 for their series "Rocked The Nation", singing a popular New Zealand classic.

Discography

As of 2008, Wing has released fifteen CDs:
* "Phantom of the Opera"
* "I Could Have Danced All Night"
* "The Sound of Music and the Prayer"
* "Wing Sings The Carpenters"
* "Wing Sings All Your Favourites"
* "Everyone Sings Carols with Wing"
* "Wing Sings the Songs You Love"
* "Beatles Classics by Wing"
* "Dancing Queen by Wing"
* "Wing Sings AC/DC"
* "Wing Sings Elvis
* "Breathe"
* "Wing Sings More AC/DC"
* "One Voice"
* "Too Much Heaven"

References

External links

* [http://wingmusic.co.nz Wing's official website]
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