Grasshopper - Classic Cantopop from a Hong Kong-based boy band
Ever since 1985, Grasshopper has been mesmerising its fans worldwide with music in Cantopop style, which was particularly popular in the 90s before going into a long slump. However, it has seen a remarkable revival, not least thanks to bands such as Grasshopper. Cantopop is a sub-genre of pop music mixed with elements of jazz, Rock ‘n’ Roll, R&B and electronic rhythms. The lyrics are mainly in Cantonese Chinese which initially limited the footprint to most within Asia before it spread beyond to Europe, Australia and America. Buy your Grasshopper tickets now at StubHub.
From a poor suburb in Hong Kong to the world stage
The foundation year of Grasshopper is somewhere between 1985 and 1988. Brothers Calvin and Remus Choy and neighbour Edmond grew up in one of the poorer suburbs of Hong Kong and started dancing at the age of 15. In 1985, they took part as a trio in a talent contest where the legendary Cantopop singer Anita Mui was part of the judging panel. A divine intervention led to an electrical blackout in the venue, which gave the group time to talk to her for a lengthy time. She signed them almost instantly after the contest as her background group and became their mentor in the following years. Until her tragic death in December 2003, Grasshopper performed with Anita Mui whenever she gave a concert, although by then they themselves had risen to stardom in the Cantopop scene. Their success went beyond Hong Kong, seeing them perform in Singapore, Thailand, China, Australia and even Europe. The start of the new century saw a large decline in the popularity of Cantopop which led the trio to go into acting in a variety of TV dramas and movies. Two band members had also started their own families which took priority for some years. It wasn’t until the end of the first decade of the 21st century that Cantopop went through a revival period, mainly due to famous singers like Jackie Cheung and naturally Grasshopper and other bands. Find your tickets to the next Grasshopper live concerts here at StubHub.
Grasshopper live on stage
After being restrained mainly within Hong Kong and some provinces in South China, Cantopop surged in popularity throughout the 90s. The music genre went through a worldwide boom, not least thanks to the Chinese immigrants, who found pleasure in listening to traditional music. It took Grasshopper nearly 10 years to perform for the first-time outside of Asia after which the world became their home. Concerts in Europe and Australia were followed by the big stages in Las Vegas. Other popular Cantopop singers are Paula Tsui and George Lam. Buy or sell your Grasshopper tickets right here at StubHub.