With two of Cantopop’s biggest stars singing together at the same show, the upcoming Alan Tam and Sam Hui joint concerts should be able to draw in the crowds easily.

It will be the first time they are performing together in Singapore and Malaysia, following a successful run of their joint Happy Together concert series in Hong Kong over the past year.

“Think of this one as the best of the best,” says Tam.

Besides performing a number of duets, they will also sing a selection of each other’s biggest hits.

Do not ask them about the concert setlist yet, though, because they are having a hard time whittling down the final selection.

Tam, who has written more than 800 songs over a five-decade career, says: “Between the two of us, we have way too many songs to choose from. We are like classic song warehouses.”

Hui, who is widely considered to be the first major Cantopop star, is nicknamed the “God of songs” and has more than 23 albums to his name.

Some of his most famous tunes include From The Heart Of A Loafer and Tsim Sha Tsui Susie.

One of Tam’s most popular songs is Love In Autumn, a classic romantic ballad that has become a hit tune to play at weddings in Hong Kong.

He says with a laugh: “But I always tell wedding couples that they really should not play this song at their wedding because the first line goes, ‘If in life you are meant to break up’.” – The Straits Times/Asia News Network


Sam & Tam Happy Together – Classic Express will be held on Dec 22 at 8pm at Axiata Arena, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur. Tickets, priced at RM888, RM788, RM668, RM568, RM448, RM338 and RM238 (exclude RM4 ticket fee), will go on sale at 11am on Nov 8 via www.myticket.asia, hotline at 03 9223 3667, and authorised ticket outlets. Each customer can purchase up to six tickets. For more info, go to www.starplanet.com.my.