By the time San Francisco-based singer/songwriter/pianist Vienna Teng quit her full-time software engineering job at Cisco Systems, she had signed with independent label Virt Records and was preparing for her debut release, Waking Hour. Just a few short months later, she was featured on NPRs Weekend Edition, made her network television debut on the Late show with David Letterman, and was followed around by a camera crew from CNN for a prime-time profile. She was soon opening for artists such as Shawn Colvin & Joan Osborne and had her song, "The Tower," used in the NBC prime-time series "Ed." Her days are now filled with interviews and sold-out performances. Needless to say, it has been an abrupt shift from her cubicle days.
Alex Wong has always relied on the belief that if you listen closely enough, the music will always tell you where to go.
As a Brooklyn-based performer/songwriter/producer who has made music on 3 continents, he has taken that concept literally. During his far-flung career, Alex has produced and performed in India, the Far East, Europe and all over North America.
Following the music he hears has taken Alex to diverse stylistic territory as well. He is involved as producer, performer and writer for projects ranging from classically-influenced chamber folk to moody dub rock to cinematic indie pop. In fact, Alex's range has become somewhat of a signature for him and is evident in the diverse artists he's shared the stage with over the years, such as India.Arie, Colin Hay, Brandi Carlile, The Indigo Girls, Blue October, and Megadeth. Yes, Megadeth.