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The meteoric rise of local pop duo FS


Malaysian pop duo FS will stage their first Malaysian concert this Saturday.

Malaysian pop duo FS will stage their first Malaysian concert this Saturday.

The pop duo will be holding their first concert in Malaysia this Saturday.

Judging from local pop duo FS’s quick and meteoric rise to stardom, their name could well stand for Fast and Swift.

A mere two years after they made their debut as a singing group, the duo formerly known as Fuying & Sam, who dropped their first full-length album Love Temperature in September last year, will stage their very first concert in Malaysia this Saturday. The duo will also be gracing the silver screen soon, with roles in local movies like the Ryon Lee-helmed The Dream Boyz (to be released on Feb 15), as well as Teng Bee and Jen B’s Paint My Love.

But that’s not all – the duo got their first taste of a major concert audience when they served as the opening act at the Malaysian leg of Singaporean songstress Stefanie Sun’s Kepler World Tour concert at Bukit Jalil Putra Indoor Stadium in Kuala Lumpur last month. They have also spread their wings to Taiwan last year to further their music career.

Recalling their experiences in Taiwan in a recent interview, Ong Fu Ying, 21 and Sam Chin Neng, 24, shared how eating out together is always a challenge for the two, as Ong is a foodie, but Sam is a vegetarian/pescetarian.

“I like to look for good food wherever I go, and when there’s good food in front of me, I have to at least try a bit of it. But Sam never touches fried food, not even the fried garlic or onions sprinkled on a vegetable dish. I always try to tempt him, but I have never succeeded!” said Fuying.

“I’ve got to warn him not to tempt me,” lamented Sam.

The boys also shared that it takes quite some effort to keep fit and look lean.

For Fuying, it’s a combination of jogging (in Taiwan), calorie control, crash dieting, and replacement meals (i.e. juices or shakes), which he admits he can keep at for two weeks at the most. Sam, on the other hand, prefers working out with push-ups and sit-ups.

One thing they enjoy doing together, however, is biking around Taipei using Youbike, a bicycle rental service in Taiwan that lets you ride for free for the first 30 minutes.

For their concert on Saturday, the boys hope to show off some nifty footwork and a brand new composition, apart from tunes from their album Love Temperature, which was recorded both in Taiwan and Malaysia.

“If it’s possible, I hope to present a song that I’ve written myself,” Fuying hinted.

“We hope to remain on top of our game...” said Sam, “...and keep making good music for our supporters,” concluded Fuying. 

FS 2ºC Concert Live In Malaysia will be staged at Mega Star Arena, Lot 14080, Jalan Kuchai Lama, Kuala Lumpur this Saturday at 8pm. Tickets are priced at RM88, RM138, RM238 and available at all CD Rama outlets as well as www.koozaa.com. For concert details, call 010-501 0516 or visit www.koozaa.com.

   

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