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Some of our budding rock musicians are channeling the spirit of Bob Geldof and Band Aid by forming their own BWYA supergroup in order to stage a charity concert next month.

The Fusionists, made up of guitarist, Jason Shin, bass player David Zhang, Keyboard player Rendolm Qian and drummer Mike Wang, will be playing on Friday, 23rd October, with the gig starting at 7pm until 8.30pm. It will take place at BWYA’s Performing Arts Centre at the Laiguangying Campus.

The proceeds will be donated to the Woodpecker Food Safety Centre (WFSC), an NGO with a mission to ensure safer and healthier food for the community. It was founded in 2013 to educate the public on food safety issues and provide a food safety supervision service.fusionist poster

David, who had the idea to host the concert, said that it was his interest in science, particularly chemistry, that attracted him to the WFSC cause. He added: “We have all played in different bands and at different events but this year’s May Fair at BWYA was the first time that we have played together. We all really enjoyed that experience and we wanted to come up with another project that had a very strong message. When we found out about the WFSC it was the perfect match.”

Jason explained the thinking behind the bands name. He said: “We all have very different tastes and styles that we like to play and the songs we are planning to include in our set list are quite varied. The best way to describe it, a little bit of funk, a bit of rock, a bit of metal, would be a fusion, so we decided to call ourselves the Fusionists.”

“We are planning to play a lot more shows together,” added David, “so this is just the beginning.”

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