Best & Worst 2018 - Asian Concerts

JJ Lin's concert (right) was highly entertaining, Joker Xue (below) impressed with his vocals and No Party For Cao Dong, led by frontman Wu Tu (below right), staged an energetic gig.
JJ Lin's concert (above) was highly entertaining, Joker Xue impressed with his vocals and No Party For Cao Dong, led by frontman Wu Tu, staged an energetic gig.PHOTO: IME PRODUCTIONS, KKBOX, ST FILE
JJ Lin's concert (right) was highly entertaining, Joker Xue (below) impressed with his vocals and No Party For Cao Dong, led by frontman Wu Tu (below right), staged an energetic gig.
JJ Lin's concert was highly entertaining, Joker Xue (above) impressed with his vocals and No Party For Cao Dong, led by frontman Wu Tu, staged an energetic gig.PHOTO: IME PRODUCTIONS, KKBOX, ST FILE
JJ Lin's concert (right) was highly entertaining, Joker Xue (below) impressed with his vocals and No Party For Cao Dong, led by frontman Wu Tu (below right), staged an energetic gig.
JJ Lin's concert was highly entertaining, Joker Xue impressed with his vocals and No Party For Cao Dong, led by frontman Wu Tu (above), staged an energetic gig.PHOTO: IME PRODUCTIONS, KKBOX, ST FILE

Top-notch production value, a line-up of popular hits (Little Big Us, Twilight) and on-form vocals came together to make home-grown singer-songwriter JJ Lin's concert a most entertaining one.

He made a splash with his entrance by appearing in mid-air in a cocoon and transforming into a "butterfly" - and the pace rarely let up over the three-hour-plus show.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 23, 2018, with the headline 'Best & Worst 2018 - Asian Concerts'. Print Edition | Subscribe