Pre-Festival Programme of "Hong Kong Pop Culture Festival 2023" – Pop Unplugged
Johnny Yim, dubbed the "BAP man" (Best Arranger-Producer) of the local popscene has selected Cantopop classics from the 1980s to the present day andarranged them into unplugged versions that will be covered by a new generationof singers and band, including James Ng, Mag Lam, Kayee Tam, Vivian Koo, Zpecial,Yumi Chung, Windy Zhan, Archie Sin, Rock Ho and Felix Lam with live bandaccompaniment, reshaping the golden era of local pop music.
The concert will feature classic works of different eras as the theme, with the songs of legendary stars in the 1980s and the “kings” and “queens” of the local pop scene in the 1990s and 2000s. Theme songs from TV dramas in various styles will also be performed to pay a tribute to the late veteran composer Joseph Koo. The finale will include smash hits of pop stars at the present day, to conclude the concert with the showcase of endless charisma of Hong Kong's pop music. Radio host Alex Lee will be the emcee of the performances.