Monday, September 15, 2008

Tats Lau

Tats Lau Yee Tat is a musician and comedy actor in Hong Kong.

Music career

At early 1980s, Tats Lau has been active in Hong Kong independent music scene has established several underground bands including DLLM and OEO .

Tats Lau reached his musical career climax while he established classic Cantopop duo Tat Ming Pair with Anthony Wong Yiu Ming. Tats Lau is the chief music composer and instrumentalist in Tat Ming Pair while Anthony Wong is the lead singer. Unlike other Canotpop musicians in the same generation, Tats Lau has strong influence of New Romantics music from UK. Tat Ming Pair, along with and Tai Chi, eventually became one of the most important music groups in Hong Kong history.

After the disband of Tat Ming Pair, Tats Lau has formed several music groups such as Tats Lau and Dream , Tats Lau Government School and most recently 達與璐. However, those groups only enjoy limited success in comparison with Tat Ming Pair.

Film Score Composer

At 1990s, Tats Lau is an active film score composer. He has collaborated with director Clara Law and won the Best Original Film Score awards in both Hong Kong Film Awards and Golden Horse Film Festival by participating Clara Law's ''Temptation of Monk''.

Filming career

For the younger generation, Tats Lau would be more famous for his performance in many comedy films by Stephen Chow such as ''God of Cookery'', ''Forbidden City Cop'' and many other Hong Kong comedy films.

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