Vic & Murray


Beijing Expat struggles turned into a sitcom

Did you know that wearing a green hat in China, The hat of shame if you will, means you’ve been cheated on? How about a pair of chopsticks vertically shoved in to a bowl of rice – did you know this feeds the ghosts?

If yes, you will get the subtle jokes. If no, you have a lot to learn – and this sitcom will teach you. I am excited about this because I can show this to my friends and family in Sweden who have never been to China, who have no idea what its like and most importantly – who most likely don’t even believe half of my stories from here! This show is like having a guy standing behind me just nodding along while I am talking.
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Interview with Stevie Mac about the Mac Daddies


Steven McKinney (3d right, Lead Vocals, Cian Rance (6th right, Guitar), JP Fernandez (Not in picture, Bass), Thierry Trotignon (Bottom left, Keys), Jay Aumua (Bottom right, Drums), Erin Luce (1st right, Tenor Sax), Vojtech Havrda (2nd right, Alto Sax, Eric Willingham II (4th right, Trombone), Olivia Ryan (7th right, 2nd Vocals), Colette Howarth (Not in picture, 2nd Vocals), Miri Shlimak (5th right, 2nd Vocals),

"Steven McKinney, lead singer of The Avengers of Music, is starting a new band". The word started going around a few months back, which spiked curiosity and the excitement grew naturally together with pieces the of information we got. He wasn't only starting a new band, he was starting a big band. Will Tavey Lean and The Solid Gold dream machine get some serious competition? I squeezed myself into the tiny practice room at Goza during their rehearsal of No Diggity by Blackstreet. A reggae SKA rhythm was filling the room when I got in, and it was awesome. There ain't enough of those beats in the Beijing Music scene. So a few songs are overlapping from The Avengers set-list, but they are played differently. The Macettes and Mac Daddies adds saxophones and trombone to them, which changes the sound completely.

Hey Steven, how come you decided to overlap some songs from the Avengers?
The Mac Daddies are about 50% Avengers. I kept the songs that are truly special to me, No Diggity being one of them. The Avengers are moving on to more rock, less pop, so I brought the ones the Avengers are less likely to play in the future. Time was also a factor since we had this date booked, but after this first show we will learn new songs.
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