At Sydney’s Soho Social Club on the 11th of April, the boys of Taiwanese rap group G.U.T.S held their press conference heralding in their two-stop concert tour in Sydney and Melbourne on the 12th and 15th of April respectively.
Organiser Etone Events, who specialises in organising larger performances that encourage cultural exchange between Australia and Eastern cultures warmly welcomed G.U.T.S to Australia.
Taiwanese rap group G.U.T.S is unique in that they are made up of three critically acclaimed rap entities; solo rapper MC Hotdog, popular Aboriginal singer-songwriter Chang Chen-Yue and promising newcomers to the scene MJ116.
MC Hotdog is widely known as the ‘No.1 of Taiwan’s underground rap scene’, and his straightforward rapping style reveals society from his authentic and unique perspective.
Pop rock singer-songwriter Chang Chen-Yue is often known for incorporating Aboriginal influences into his music, using simple melodies and rhythms to broaden his perspectives.
In 2004, MJ116 composed of Skinny, Little Spring and Big Source came to the forefront of the rap scene, shaking up the popular music scene with their unique offerings.
In 2015, the five of them had the idea to combined forces, coming up with the idea of forming G.U.T.S. Their idea made waves and rapidly turned them into a dark horse on the Taiwanese music scene, allowing them the opportunity to successfully perform at the Taipei Arena amongst other renowned concert venues.
All five of them shared their anticipation towards the Australian leg of their tour. MC Hotdog expressed that Sydney and Melbourne was to be the last stop on their overseas tour, allowing them to learn from their experiences, creating the most perfect song list and night for their Australian fans.
After giving a phenomenal performance last night, it’s off to Melbourne to perform on the 15th for the boys. Don’t forget to catch ’em while you can!
G.U.T.S Melbourne Performance
Time: 15th of April, 19:00
Doors Open: 18:00, Concert start 19:00
Venue: Melbourne Olympic Parks, Margaret Court Arena
Prices: SVIP $368, VVIP $228, VIP $128, Golden $88
Tickets: SMS 0410 734 568