Jabin Law

Genre
contemporary folk, rock, blues
Instrument
guitar, singer
Location
Hong Kong
About
After releasing his debut album Day and Night in 2014, Jabin Law continues to traverse through his avid interest in life, philosophy and the meta-universe in his new album The Suns (2016). Through explorations of alternative rock, folk and blues, and influences such as Laura Marling, Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen. Jabin Law is lyrical, tender and utterly mesmerising.

The theme of his songs usually conveys feelings rather than meanings. "It's perfectly okay to 'misunderstand' my songs. The songs aren't about me. It's about you and me."

Growing up in a place like Hong Kong, Jabin has known the pseudo-formula to succeed. "Just four chords. Act cute. Write lyrics that could catch others' attention. Being a famous musician in Hong Kong is easier than you think." But Jabin refused to compromise. He sang in Spanish and French. He used incomprehensible metaphors in his lyrics and unusual chord progressions in his music. He denied the rules set by the society.

Besides his passion on songwriting, Jabin’s singing and guitar playing are also the key elements for his artistry. Jabin’s voice is often described as transparent, direct and truthful. Without concerning much about singing technique and repertoire, Jabin’s genuine singing tells us his realm of imagination in this cruel world.

On top of that, Jabin’s guitar playing is another indispensable part of his performance. Inspired by countless blues and rock and roll guitarists, Jabin avoids flamboyant virtuosity and continuously works on the basis of guitar playing. Jabin aims to do more on a chord than most guitarists desire to do on the whole fret. "I love hearing how different chords resonate with the wood when they ring and fade away. Every chord is unique and I'm never tired of discovering new chords."


搖滾的情緒與藍調的苦澀醞釀成Jabin Law更深刻的民謠。

Jabin來自香港,從小學習鋼琴,後自學結他,十八歲開始創作,專注民謠。2012年開始公開演出,包括草民音樂節、開放音樂等,他的彈唱身影亦可見於酒吧、咖啡館。2016年獲邀到澳亞藝術節演出。2017年獲邀參與「賽馬會藝壇新勢力-游山行」。至今發表一張Demo雙專輯《Day》與《Night》(2014),與兩張正式專輯《The Suns》(2016)、《But Tonight, The Boulevard Is Mine》(2018)。

他的作品烙有藍調與民謠的傳統印記:Leonard Cohen、Michael Hedges、The Band,而搖滾的情緒與藍調的苦澀醞釀成Jabin Law更深刻的民謠。


Influences:
Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Nirvana, Nick Drake, Eric Clapton, The Beatles, BB King, The Rolling Stones, The Band, Robert Johnson, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Nine Inch Nails, Michael Hedges, Jack White, The Velvet Underground, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Rory Gallagher, Joni Mitchell, Imelda May, The Smashing Pumpkins, Alice In Chains, The Clash etc.

(Quoted from facebook)

 

Oncoming Gigs

23 Jul 2019 (Tue) 6:00PM - 1:00AM

Venue: 
The Wanch
54 Jaffe Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

 

Past Gigs

Jabin Law x Lost Stars Livehouse

17 Jul 2019 (Wed) 8:00PM - 9:50PM

Venue: 
Lost Stars Livehouse Bar & Eatery
Square Mile, 11 Li Tak St, Tai Kok Tsui, Hong Kong

Make Music, Hong Kong! (Day 3)

23 Jun 2019 (Sun) 3:00PM - 10:00PM

Venue: 
Fringe Club
2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, Hong Kong

To Night .11 (Folk Night)Mini - Live

26 Apr 2019 (Fri) 7:30PM - 9:30PM

Venue: 
Book B
Unit 111, 1/F, The Mills 45 Pak Tin Par St, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong

23 Apr 2019 (Tue) 6:00PM - 1:00AM

Venue: 
The Wanch
54 Jaffe Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Jabin Law at AYM

20 Apr 2019 (Sat) 6:15PM - 9:15PM

Venue: 
AYM Studio
Hong Kong, 香港九龍土瓜灣 落山道號108樓 志昌工廠大廈10樓C室

Jabin Law x Lost Stars Livehouse

7 Apr 2019 (Sun) 8:00PM - 9:50PM

Venue: 
Lost Stars Livehouse Bar & Eatery
Square Mile, 11 Li Tak St, Tai Kok Tsui, Hong Kong

28 Feb 2019 (Thu) 6:00PM - 1:00AM

Venue: 
The Wanch
54 Jaffe Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Trio

1 Feb 2019 (Fri) 8:15PM - 10:15PM

Venue: 
Wontonmeen
135 Lai Chi Kok Rd, Lai Chi Kok, Hong Kong

HAPPY FRIDAY + 吾唱廣東歌

4 Jan 2019 (Fri) 7:30PM - 1:00AM

Venue: 
1563 At The East
Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen's Rd E, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

24 Nov 2018 (Sat) 4:00PM - 6:00PM

Venue: 
Brew Note Coffee Roaster
19 Fort St, North Point, Hong Kong