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In 1997, three kids from Wudaokou – Guo Feng, Ye Jingying and Tian Jianhua, who had been friends since grade school got their hands on a Guns n' Roses record. The boys immediately decided to form a band, which we now known as Reflector (反光镜). They pretty much did nothing but "practice", and by '98 they were performing in a series of gigs at Scream! Club, where they started doing some DIY shows, made it into foreign media highlights the likes of Sky News, CNN and Newsweek (and even had a brief stint with an Italian exchange student in another Chinese early punk-era band, Rockstar). Reflector recorded eight songs on the Wuliao Contingent four-band double-disc compilation in '99 (Scream! Records), and began to build a colorful repertoire of experience in various bars all over Beijing. In 2000, Scream Club was featured in the soundtrack to the film Warm Summer Day. Scream! Records later went on to record a video of Scream Club (which only took one day to tape by the way), following the guys on a frolic through the Beijing hutongs dressed as peasant girls. Needless to say, this video never made it to MTV, VH1 or even Channel V, but you can find it if you look hard enough.
In 2001, attracting media attention as the first Chinese punk band to tour America, Reflector performed at Washington State University and performed in seven cities on the west coast – the highlight of which was a opening gig with Anti-Flag in Sacramento. Upon returning to China, Li Peng (former Premier) joined Reflector. Sadly, Guo then left the band in early 2002, and it took the band another 5 months to record their first EP Reflector, which was released by Japanese record label People’s Records in July of 2002.
Reflector continues to play gigs all over Beijing and China, and has played over 500 shows, including the Live Vocals festival, organized by Cui Jian (August 2003) and the 2003 Midi Music Festival (October 2003). Reflector signed with the Beijing promotion company Newbees Music in February to December 2003.
-- from their website
December 2007, their song 晩安北京 appeared in the X-Music Magazine no. 355.
In the February 2010 issue of TimeOut Beijing, Zeng Yu named them as one of the top acts in 2010. April 3rd, they performed at Shanghai's Yuyintang. According to Jake Newby: Their set tonight was really strong and their professionalism showed throughout. They were thoroughly entertaining and the crowd lapped it up. (...) tonight was all about Reflector and the fans who turned up in droves were rewarded with a top show. On May 2nd, they performed at the Midi Music Festival 2010. On May 3rd, they performed at the Strawberry Music Festival 2010. According to Beijing Gig Guide: The first song we heard as we rounded the corner was a cover of You Are My Sunshine, which the crowd sang along to whole-heartedly, and from that moment I knew I wasn’t walking away until their set was over. The crowd was feverish, and the band was bursting with energy, excited to be participating at Strawberry for the first time, and it was an intoxicating mix. If these guys are ever near you, get out to see them. You will not be disappointed.
Midi Music Festival 2010, May 1st-4th 2010
Zebra Music Festival 2009 - May 2009
Midi Music Festival 2009 - May 2009
Midi Music Festival 2008 - October 2008
Midi Music Festival 2007 - May 2007
Beijing Pop Festival 2006 - October 2006
Beijing beer and rock festival 2006 - October 2006
Midi Music Festival 2005 - October 2005
Midi Music Festival 2003 - October 2003
- Live Vocals Festival, August 2003
Appearances in Press/Books
- Mentioned as "Other Notable Act" in the Insider's Guide to Beijing 2008.
- Mentioned as "Yaogun band to watch" in the Insider's Guide to Beijing 2007.
Midi Music Festival 2005 (VA) - 2006, May
Who is Cui Jian!? (VA) - 2005, July
Badhead 1 (VA) - 2002, July
Scream! Scream! Scream! MV (VA) (video compilation) - 2001
Beijing Scream (VA) (limited release in Japan – 500 records) - 2000
Wuliao Contingent (VA) - 1999, January
10000 Years Punk (VA) - 1998, December
- Interview with Reflector by Rock in China (2005)
- ↑ Andy Best (Kungfuology.com) (2009-03-08). "Reflector blow the roof off Yuyintang". Retrieved on 2009-05-16.
- ↑ TimeOut Beijing, Music - Eye of the tiger, Page 61, February 2010, issue no. 64
- ↑ Jake Newby (2010-04-04). "Reflector at Yuyintang". Retrieved on 2010-04-04.
- ↑ Beijing Gig Guide (2010-05-04). "Strawberry Festival Highlights!". Retrieved on 2010-05-04.
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