Friday Aug 01 2014 8:00 pm - Prairie Ink Restaurant, SaskatoonPost a comment Event type: Live Musical Performance
You can still catch Rebecca Perry's show, Confessions of a Red-Headed Coffee Shop Girl, at this year's Fringe Festival.
Alan Wong is the eldest son of Chinese immigrants who moved frequently across the country, from cities to small-towns, cultivating a unique Canadian experience. He obtained a degree in Music from Brandon University studying classical voice, then, promptly left the country to teach ESL and explore. He re-kindled his passion for contemporary music on the beaches of Japan. Alan returned to Canada to build a career in theatre, his first love, but the songwriting seed had been planted. His theatre credits include The King and I (Rainbow Stage), HMS Pinafore (G&S Society), Canadian Graffiti and Magical Mystery Tour (WOW Productions), various Fringe and Independent theatre shows, as well as being a member of the Manitoba Opera Chorus. Alan was the winner of Winnipeg’s Asian Heritage Society Talent Competition, “Asian Idol” in 2004, and continues to promote Asian heritage awareness through his involvement in historical theatre.
In 2008, Alan relocated to Vancouver to work in Film and Television. He was a featured performer on the shows Fringe and Caprica, and was also an “extra” on numerous shows and movies, bringing his guitar to set whenever possible to write songs. After three seasons of busking on the beaches and streets of Vancouver, Alan returned to Manitoba with a wealth of songs in his repertoire, and a few originals that he has compiled onto a debut EP, Sand & Stone. With a voice that is equal parts smooth and soulful; his richly melodic songs are whimsical musings of Canadian reality, performed with unabashed honesty and passion.
In the summer of 2013, he joined Rebecca Perry in the Winnipeg Fringe production of her one-woman hit show, Confessions of a Red-Headed Coffee Shop Girl. He is happy to be a part of the Saskatoon Fringe for the first time as a part of the same great show!