He’s big in China: Unknown British singer sees single he wrote six years ago beat Lady Gaga to top of Hong Kong pop charts
An unknown singer-songwriter from Sussex has beaten Lady Gagy, Justin Bieber and Katy Perry to the top of the pop charts in Hong Kong.
Kashy Keegan, from Worthing, was discovered by advertising executives in the Chinese administrative state ,who heard his song ‘This is My Dream’ while searching for music for a new campaign.
They wanted to use 3 minute tune in an ad campaign for a popular Hong Kong TV series.
After it appeared on television, the 30-year-old, who has a day job working as a journalist for a publishing company, was invited to perform the track outside Hong Kong’s central Government offices in front of 30,000 fans.
Kashy, who has signed a one-song contract with Universal Music, then saw the single soar to the top of the iTunes charts.
The singer, who is still based in the UK, is now planning a return to the country for concerts.
He said: ‘I am completely overwhelmed and this whole experience has been a dream come true for me.
‘It’s weird how life works out. My own story is one of perseverance.
‘I’ve always had a passion for music and recorded this song, along with other material, in 2007.
‘But it is not until now that I have received any recognition.
‘One minute I’m in studios recording demo after demo and knocking on every door possible, the next I’m flying to Hong Kong and performing to thousands.
‘I had never performed the song in public before and was quite anxious on the flight over but then the adrenalin kicked in and it went so well.’