Paisley Hu (胡蓓蔚) (born 12 November 1971) is a Chinese singer and popular TV personality. She was first discovered by Tats Lau of the legendary Tat Ming Pair, and has released 3 albums and 1 EP since the start of her career in the mid-90s. In recent years, she has focused her attention mainly on TV work, becoming a regular TV host on music programmes for TVB.
Hu's formative years were spent in Shanghai, where she received musical training in Italian opera. She later moved to San Francisco where she was exposed to R&B and Jazz stylings, and studied under jazz singer Faith Winthrop. Her first release in 1994 was a jazz album, sung in her native Mandarin and produced by Tats Lau. In 1996, she signed with Musician Ltd, a short-lived sublabel of Polygram Hong Kong, and in the following years released music noted for an alternative flare. Her sophomore album (就係...) was released to lukewarm reception in 1997. She drew frequent comparisons to Faye Wong, an influence which she has personally acknowledged. She went on hiatus in the years following the release of that album, and has since shifted her attention mainly on being a TV personality.
Hu managed to release one easy-listening Mandarin album with little success in 2002, before becoming a regular TV host for music programmes on TVB. In late 2007, she made a return to the Hong Kong music with the EP Don't Think Just Do.
As of 2008, she is married to Pal Sinn, former member of 80s Hong Kong rock band Blue Jeans and a frequent songwriter on her albums.
- Today Tomorrow Day After Tomorrow (今天明天後天) (1994)
- This is... (就係...) (1997)
- Freeze Frame Love (停格愛情) (2002)
- Don't Think Just Do (EP) (2007)
- ↑ http://ent.y321.com/html/show/2007-6-18/200761817722_6159.shtml
- ↑ http://www.pinkwork.com/paisley/hu1.htm