PixelToy was formed by Ho Shan and lead singer Candy Wu in the summer of 2001. The two music lovers studied in the same university, and discovered in a conversation that they shared the same taste in music so much that they had to form their own band. They invited a friend to be a guitarist and participated in the annual "Teenage Band Competition" organised by Warehouse, in which they won the "Best Adapted Song" Award and started to be noticed. PixelToy has since become a patron in performances in schools or indie music scenes. Apart from enhancing their performing experience, they also actively plugged their music to all indie record labels. In 2002, PixelToy released three songs in three collective albums produced by the indie label "89268". Amongst them, "Happy X Festival" has once climbed up to the 18th rank on the CR2 903 Billboard, the most important music chart in Hong Kong.
PixelToy's enthusiasm and unique touch towards music caught the attention of Anthony Wong and People Mountain People Sea Productions (PMPS). PixelToy's member, Ho Shan, was invited to participate in the production of at17's second album, "KissKissKiss", in which he did the music arrangements for two songs, and did the special effect sound design of another song. Besides, Ho Shan has also taken part in the music production of Jimmy's "Sound of Colours" Musical in Taiwan, filling the roles of music composing and music arrangement.
Both of the PixelToy members are true all-rounded artistes. They both take part in melody composition of their songs, while Ho Shan focuses on music arrangement and producing, Candy is mainly the lyricist apart from being the lead singer. In addition, Candy herself is a Graphic Designer and the designer of PixelToy's Official Web site, while Ho Shan acted as a MV Director for some of their own songs.
Known to be innovative in their music form and sensation, after joining PMPS, PixelToy held their first concert, "PixelToy Story", at Hong Kong Arts Centre Pao Galleries in March 2005, in which they received huge responses from the audience. In May 2005 they released their first album, "The Science of Love". The album was critically acclaimed and has a satisfactory sales performance. The duo is now preparing to release a Taiwan edition of their album to test the water of the Taiwanese market. And they have won the awards for the best new comer of the year, presented by commercial radio Hong Kong.
Their official website: www.pixeltoy.org
Their music label:www.peoplemountainpeoplesea.com
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