Whenever they get on stage in their iconic mini cheongsam, audience would go crazy. The well-known Taiwanese girl band Musou Band was inspired by Twelve Girls Band from mainland China who achieved great success in Japan. The leader of Musou said that they never though that they would achieve so much, now there are at least 30 bands who are copying them.”
- Team members of Musou Band in their iconic mini cheongsam
THE 1ST CHINESE FOLK MUSIC BAND IN TAIWAN
Founded by the end of 2008, “Musou Band” is the first Chinese folk music girl band in Taiwan. 40 members were chosen from Chinese folk music major students from major Taiwanese universities. And they are still recruiting new members annually.
- 5th generation Musou Band
In fact, the current members of “Musou Band” are the fifth generation. Each performance, there will be at least 3 to sometimes over 20 members to get on stage. Since several members are college students, the band has to get back up members.
- In order to fit in mini cheongsam, members are in perfect body ratio
To make sure members can fit in challenging mini cheongsam, recruitment are somewhat strict with candidates, “they don’t have to be very tall, in fact, the average height of the team was about 165cm (5.4 ft), but you have to be in good body ratio, or longer legs.” said the team leader.
- Members of Musou Band at a commercial performance
Except for professional stage training, new members would have be trained with their postures. Professions will teach them how to talk, walk and perform in a elegant manner when they are in those mandarin mini cheongsam.
MINI CHEONGSAM GIRLS SERVE AND PERFORM IN COFFEE HOUSE
During their spare times, members of the band would be working in a coffee house near Ren Ai Park in New Taipei City. Many fans would come for the band.
“We spend most of our time in the coffee house. And we work as shifts, when some members are performing, others would be working as waitresses, we make coffee, cakes, and help serving customers.”
- Musou Band Performing in Manila, Philippine
The leader said that, although the location is not ideal, but the money is not the most important thing. With the coffee house, members get to excise, and it is also part of the marketing for the band. Many fans know about the coffee house, it help members and fans interact, and that they felt supported by their fans. And fans can get peripheral products from the coffee house.