Infobox Musical artist
Name = Wing
Birth_name = Wing Han Tsang (曾詠韓)
URL = http://www.wingmusic.co.nz/
Wing Han Tsang (曾詠韓), popularly known simply as Wing, is a
New Zealandsinger of Hong Kongorigin.
Having taken up
singingas 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 Webbermusical, 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 Parkerand Matt Stoneexplain 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 UniversityOrientation 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 Southwestfestival. [http://2008.sxsw.com/music/showcases/band/64245.html Wing, a SXSW 2008 Showcasing Artist] from the SXSWwebsite (includes an MP3 of her cover of AC/DC's "Hell's Bells")]
It was confirmed on
1 May 2008that she would perform at Radio 1's Big Weekend2008 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 Millsbrought 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.
As of 2008, Wing has released fifteen CDs:
Phantom of the Opera"
* "I Could Have Danced All Night"
The Sound of Musicand the Prayer"
* "Wing Sings
* "Wing Sings All Your Favourites"
* "Everyone Sings Carols with Wing"
* "Wing Sings the Songs You Love"
BeatlesClassics by Wing"
Dancing Queenby Wing"
* "Wing Sings
* "Wing Sings Elvis
* "Wing Sings More AC/DC"
* "One Voice"
* "Too Much Heaven"
* [http://wingmusic.co.nz Wing's official website]
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