I have so many people to thank for breathing life into #LionsontheBeach
, culminating in Saturday's album release party at Hotel Utah. After 3 years of dreaming and creating, on Saturday night – an album was born.
First off – thank YOU, for coming out to support me and the album release party at the Hotel Utah Saloon. I can't believe it freaking sold out! My family, my friends, old co-workers, musician friends, new friends – thank you all for coming, inviting your friends, supporting my dream through buying my album and swag, and spreading the word about Lions on the Beach. It meant a lot to me that I could share the biggest show of my life with you and I really hope you enjoyed yourselves.
Thank you if you supported me and my lifelong dream to make an album with my Kickstarter – to help me get to that stage, to finally create something I'm truly proud to share with the world. Thanks to Trace Repeat and Ellisa Sun for opening the night and blowing the roof off of Hotel Utah. Thank you to my band for helping my music to bloom into the full expression of what I've always imagined in my head – 5 part vocal harmony power pop + epic strings. Braden Lyle: for slaying on that wet-reverby guitar, WHILE dropping those gorgeous harmoniesMarissa Lauren: for helping me to believe I can really do this music thing, and for being the best harmony singer I knowAbe Kim: for being the rockZach Parkes: for your lifetime of musicianship distilled into one 60 min setEvie Sim: for being my favorite friend to harmonize with since early LA days, and for blessing the room with your voice once againChristina Wong: for sharing your world-class Juilliard musicianship with your rock n' roll cousin Aaron Wong: for utilizing your perfect pitch and amazing musicianship to play super-high violin parts on your cello #tinyfingersontheneckPatricia Ho: for reminding me why you were the super-star concertmistress of PACOMJ Leechor: for your musicianship and heart – BARTING back and forth in the rain to get in that concert blackHunter T Larsen: for jumping in on harmonies in a pinch and showing me what it means to be a SINGER #legendarymusicstoriesyoureadabout
Thank you to the DCM Ventures family:
Dixon Doll: for your generosity in helping me get to that stage, your heartfelt speech, and for killing it on the tambourine! #RoleModel
David Katsujin Chao: for being there in spirit, and trying to come even after flying in from Geneva with a fever #ExecutiveProducer
Pete Moran: for your excitement and support on Saturday night, and whenever I come back to visit. It really means a lot to me
Gen Isayama: for being the one partner that wanted to do music deals too haha! And now supporting me as a musician. Plus being extremely solid with your percussion rhythm*
And finally, a VERY Special Thanks for the night must go to:
George Yang: for being the CEO of SWAG on saturday, handling everybody and logistics just to help me fund and continue my musical dream. #plussexytshirtmodel
Virginia Ng: for being the COO of SWAG of the night, making my tshirt looks so cute, and being so sweet and kind with helping out any way you could. I really appreciate it
Josephine Wang Wang: for capturing all the magic of the event with your photography skills, hunting for the perfect moments, documenting the love in the room with priceless kodak moments. Thank you Andrew Wang for waiting til the wee hours!
Dorothy Li: for being the one person I trusted to give my phone to for the whole night, knowing 100% you would take care of everybody. Thank you. Plus then diligently running over to man the merch table when everybody started to party.
Josephine Lui: for being the cute t-shirt model and working with Justin Lee to help to get my Lions on the Beach T's into everybody's hands!
David Su: for taking care of our family and the VIPs of the night, and then lugging all those boxes back by yourself back to the house so that I could focus on my performance and hosting everybody
Daniel Su: for helping with carrying all that stuff with David and then helping me transfer all those files at the very end of the night, so that I could focus on thanking all my supporters
Iran Ramirez: for lending the party your skilled eye and capturing the kodak moments of the biggest show of my life
Marco Antonelli: for capturing every second of the musical performances on video so that we can re-live this magical night for the rest of our lives
THANK YOU ALL AGAIN.
If you took pics, please share and tag so we can remember the night!
Photo Credit: Willa Hu