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Hong Kong Tour Highlights (and Pics!)

So I went to Hong Kong.

And it was amazing. Probably the best part was all the wonderful people I met during the trip. And the chance encounters. Some highlights included:

1. Going to a chiropractor's office
2. Buying a tripod at the flea market (almost bought a 1989 Gameboy)
3. Had awesome chocolate rose drink at Full Cup Cafe in Mongkok
4. Played two awesome gigs (at Full Cup Cafe and Shanghai Street Studios)
5. Visiting the Hong Kong International Hobby and Toy Museum
6. Checking out the light show 'A Symphony of Lights' at the harbour
7. Became the first artist-in-residence at Shanghai Street Studios and wrote a song there!

I really want to go back to Hong Kong again sometime next year! 

Click here for photos from the tour (links to Facebook album)  ]


My first time in Hong Kong!

Poster by Teresa Tam Studio (


I'm really excited because I'm making my Hong Kong debut this month! I don't know that many people in Hong Kong but the few awesome friends I know have been helping out a lot. 

After a long string of emails and FB messages, we've managed to organize a few cool events. =)

I'll be playing two gigs and teaching a workshop especially for singer-guitarists and singer-songwriters. 

If you're in Hong Kong (or have friends there) I hope you can tell them about the show. Every tweet, e-mail, message, sms, call or Skype message to a friend helps!

Here are the full details:

Az Samad: Live at Shanghai Street Studios

A two-part event, I'll first teach an acoustic guitar accompaniment for singers workshop. Then, I'll be performing an intimate solo acoustic guitar house concert.

Oct 22

Address 306 Shanghai St
Area Yau Ma Tei
Telephone none (contact via e-mail:
Open 2pm (workshop) 4pm (concert)
$350 (workshop includes free Concert ticket) $120 (concert only)

[Acoustic Guitar Accompaniment for Singers] 

Workshop includes:

- Percussive groovy acoustic guitar techniques you'll use in your songs
- Strumming and fingerstyle secrets that will make your great songs sound awesome instantly
- Q & A session so you can ask what YOU want to know
- Handouts (with realistic Practice Guide For Busy Musicians!) to help you progress after the workshop

This is a practical, hands-on guitar experience to help you get to the next level. To ensure that you get the best learning experience and attention you deserve - this workshop is limited to ONLY 6 participants. 

Book and pre-pay now to guarantee a place. 

For Booking and pre-payment, e-mail:

[Shanghai Street Studios Concert]

You're invited to an intimate acoustic guitar concert at the lovely Shanghai Street Studios! 

My name is Az Samad and it's my first time ever in Hong Kong. I'm excited to invite you to this unique concert experience.

You'll hear me play songs from my upcoming album 'Our Voice' and... a variety of songs written over the years in Malaysia, California, Boston, West Virginia - places I've lived and traveled to. 

You'll hear some stories - and maybe some jokes too!

It will be purely acoustic. Just the guitar direct to you. No amps. No speakers. This is one of the best ways for you to experience the music and I'm happy to get a chance to share it with you.

As the space is intimate, we can only accommodate a small audience. 

It would be great if you could let us know if you're coming so your spot is booked. =)

HK $120

For Booking and pre-payment, e-mail:

workshop FB page:

concert FB page:

Street Theatre (w/ special guest Az Samad)

I'll be joining Miles, Eddie and Michael from Street Theatre as a guest at their awesome gig. Thanks to Karmen & Natty for inviting me to play. =)

Oct 23

Address 3/F, Hanwai Commercial Centre, 36 Dundas St
Area Mong Kok
Telephone 6279 3650
Open 3pm
$80 (adv) $100 (door)
[ includes one free Fullcup drink]

FB event page:

Do you have friends in Hong Kong? Share the gig info with them. =)

Here are a few ways:

1) Copy & Paste this link to friends

2) Tweet about it on Twitter >>  

 3) Like this on Facebook >> 

 Thank you so much and hope to see you sometime soon! =)