Category Archives: Newsletter

Newsletter: The AIS for sale “Escape” before it’s too late.

Hi everyone !

The first EP from “The Amazing Insurance Salesmen”, “ESCAPE” is finally for sale on itunes and CD Baby !

Song Name Time
1. Intro 2:31
2. In the Park 3:22
3. Babies 4:11
4. I’d Like To Love You 2:32
5. Escape 4:02
6. This Day 7:58

See you soon !

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Check The AIS on the internet:

www.myspace.com/amsalesmen

www.myspace.com/zsian

http://site.douban.com/baoxianchaoren/

http://site.douban.com/zhangsian/

Newsletter: Gigs and videos from others.

Hi Everyone !

This time many videos and another gig at 2 Kolegas.

This Week end is 2 Kolegas 6th birthday so it’s a few bands going there to play .

There are bands on friday and saturday. The Amazing Insurance Salesmen will be playing on saturday evening after 10PM alongside “DH and the Hellcats“, “Black Cat Bone” and ” Nucleus”.

I got interviewed at the Ditan Park festival and the video was posted this week on the internet, a pretty nice video by Niurenku that got viewed by about70 000 people so far:

http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMjY3NDYwNjM2.html

My friends from No Code,  a rock band made in Bordeaux just released a video for their album “Sex in Byzantium”, check it out it’s nice (on youtube):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqZXuEoRN4s&feature=player_embedded

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Thanks for your support !

www.zhangsian.com

Check The AIS on the internet:

www.myspace.com/amsalesmen

www.myspace.com/zsian

http://site.douban.com/baoxianchaoren/

http://site.douban.com/zhangsian/

Newsletter: The AIS this friday at 2 Kolegas

Hi Everyone !

Gig:

Several things this week. First, The Amazing Insurance Salesmen will be playing this friday night at 2 Kolegas alongside Arrows Made of Desire, Ghost Spardac, and Candy Monster.

(Picture by Sébastien Mahon http://sebastienmahon.canalblog.com/)

Blog:

We wrote a blog on The Amazing Insurance Salesmen trip to the Zebra festival in Chengdu on China Music Dish, check it out !

The Amazing Insurance Salesmen Rocking Out Loud In Chengdu’s Zebra Festival
Guitars were tuned, ties adjusted and nerves abandoned. It was time to do our thing in Chengdu!

By Eric de Fontenay (Founder & Publisher)
(more articles from this author)
2011-05-15
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By Maikel Liem

Link:

http://www.musicdish.com/mag/?id=12920

Zhang Si’an:

After i played with my folk project at the Ditan Park folk festival last week, i got interviewed by Niurenku. On the same video, Lidong gets interviewed:

http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMjY3NDYwNjM2.html

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Thanks for your support !

www.zhangsian.com

Check The AIS on the internet:

www.myspace.com/amsalesmen

www.myspace.com/zsian

http://site.douban.com/baoxianchaoren/

http://site.douban.com/zhangsian/

Newsletter: Zhang Si’an at the Ditan Park festival (and videos from Zebra)

Hi Everyone !

Like last year and the year before, i’ll be playing at the “Ditan Park Festival” on the 7th of May.

Many acts this year, here is the line-up:

On the 7th:

旅行者(lvxingzhe) \ 小河 (Xiaohe)\ 张佺(Zhangquan) \ 阿基奈(A jinai)\叶尔波利(Yerboli)\镜子\立東乐队(Lidong) \ 浪荡绅士\刘堃\BloodyWoods(中国) \ 胡爱唯\张思安 \ Nicolas(希腊) \ Malika(加拿大) \ Nancy J Brown(英国)

On the 8th:

万晓利 (Wan Xiaoli)\蕾蒂与杰特曼乐团 \山 人(Shanren) \ 张岭的蓝调乐队(Big John Blues Band)\ 林天然\钟立风(Zhong Lifeng)\马条\川子\杨嘉松\都兰(Dulan) \张羿凡\ AfrokokoRoots(非洲) \ Kamila(加拿大) \ No name(吉普赛爵士)\ Blackwater(爱尔兰民谣)

For more infos, go to http://www.timeoutbeijing.com/features/Music/11657/Dong-Party-Ditan-Park-Folk-Festival.html or http://www.douban.com/event/13528186/ or  http://www.musicdish.com/mag/?id=12906 and http://www.thebeijinger.com/events/2011/Apr/Ditan-Folk-Festival-2011

Find videos of the Zebra festival in Chengdu, where “The Amazing Insurance Salesmen” played last Monday at this address:

http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/3m8-UhM2y5g/

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Thanks for your support !

www.zhangsian.com

Check The AIS on the internet:

www.myspace.com/amsalesmen

http://site.douban.com/baoxianchaoren/

Newsletter: The Amazing Insurance Salesmen at the Zebra festival

Hi Everyone !

For the first time, The Amazing Insurance Salesmen will be playing at the Zebra music festival in Chengdu on the 2nd of May 2011.

The band will be playing on the Main stage, on the same day as Edison Chen, one of Hong Kong’s biggest pop star, The On Fires (Australia) and many more.

Bands such as Success (France),  Your favorite enemies (Canada), Good 4 nothing (Japan), Xu Wei (China), Brain Failure, Gemini, Bigger Bang etc… all participate in the festival this year.

Check the video presentation of  The Amazing Insurance Salesmen for the Zebra festival on the internet:

The Amazing Insurance Salesmen Zebra video presentation


Want to know more about the festival ? Check the official website:

http://www.myzmf.com/EnglishIndex.aspx

And also:

http://www.gochengdoo.com/en/blog/item/2161/chengdu_zebra_festival

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www.zhangsian.com

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www.myspace.com/amsalesmen

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Newsletter: Zhang Si’an and “The World of Chinese”

Hi Everyone !
I will be playing a few of my Chinese folk songs under the name of my folk project “Zhang Si’an” for the launch of the new design of “The World of Chinese” Magazine this thursday at Salud from 7 PM to 9 PM.
I will be accompanied by Mathieu Wahiche on the guitar/bass and Nico Mège on drums.
Don’t miss it !
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Thanks for your support !

www.zhangsian.com

Check The AIS on the internet:

www.myspace.com/amsalesmen

http://site.douban.com/baoxianchaoren/


The Zhang Si’an Newsletter: The AIS Saturday night at 2Kolegas.

Hi Everyone !

Long time no see !

The Amazing Insurance Salesmen next show: 2Kolegas this saturday 9 of April with 3 other excellent bands from Beijing !

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Thanks for your support !

www.zhangsian.com

Check The AIS on the internet:

www.myspace.com/amsalesmen

www.zhangsian.com

http://site.douban.com/baoxianchaoren/

The Zhang Si’an Newsletter: Tonight at Yugong Yishan !!

Hi everyone !

Tonight is the last gig forThe Amazing Insurance Salesmen” before they fly to Malaysia for the World Final of the GBOB.  (http://site.douban.com/baoxianchaoren/)


The band will be joined by Rustic, winner for the World GBOB last year, who will also fly to Malaysia to play there. A 20 minutes documentary on Rustic’s adventures will also be shown. (http://site.douban.com/rustic/)


“Nucleus” from Ningxia will be openning the show.  (http://site.douban.com/nucleus/)

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Thanks for your support !

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The Zhang Si’an Newsletter: Mandarin(e) Jazz, the album !

Hi everyone !

I just finished the mastering of my new album “Mandarin(e) Jazz”, and it’s now for sale on itunes and Amazon.

Find it on itunes at this address:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mandarin-e-jazz/id417782427

Songlist:

Name Artist Time Price
1 In the Beginning 一开始的时候 Zhang Si’an 3:14 $0.99 View In iTunes
2 I Don’t Know What that Thing Is (我不知道这是什么东西) Zhang Si’an 3:06 $0.99 View In iTunes
3 Love Is What ?! (爱是什么?) Zhang Si’an 4:36 $0.99 View In iTunes
4 Huan Xisha (Poem By Shu Yan, Song Dynasty) 浣溪沙 【宋】晏殊 Zhang Si’an 2:46 $0.99 View In iTunes
5 Song for a Perverted Mind (流氓之歌) Zhang Si’an 2:12 $0.99 View In iTunes
6 I’m a Fool (我是一个傻瓜) Zhang Si’an 1:30 $0.99 View In iTunes
7 Take the “A” Train (A号火车) Zhang Si’an 4:06 $0.99 View In iTunes
8 Walking In Beijing (Part 1) 北京之旅 Zhang Si’an 3:22 $0.99 View In iTunes
9 Mad Horses (Part 2) 奔放的马 Zhang Si’an 2:56 $0.99 View In iTunes
10 Summertime 夏令 Zhang Si’an 3:01 $0.99 View In iTunes
11 Is It the End (I Don’t Want to Know) 结束了吗 (我不想知道) Zhang Si’an 3:16 $0.99 View In iTunes

Notes:

This album has been recorded at my home in Beijing between the month of June 2010 and December 2010.

I composed, wrote, arranged, and recorded everything myself,  except for the songs “Walking in Beijing”, “Mad Horses”, “Take the A train”,  “Summertime” and “Huan Xisha”.

Special thanks to Ubul Tursten (percussions), Guixian (Bass) and Mathieu wahiche (Guitar) who all play on the song “Walking in Beijing” recorded by “Doufu” at 2 Kolegas in July 2010.

Special thanks to Ubul Tursten who plays the percussions on “Mad horses”.

“Take the A train” was composed by Duke Ellington at the beginning of the 20th century.

“Summertime” was composed by George Gershwin at the beginning of the 20th century.

“Huan Xisha” ‘s words are from a poem By Shu Yan  (Song Dynasty).

The album mastering was done by Martin Rawlins in his studio in Beijing.

Cover by Sébastien Mahon.

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Thanks for your support !

All my albums are for sale on itunes and Amazon.com (look for “Zhang Si’an” or “The Incredible JSB!”)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001OSEWOC/ref=dm_sp_adp?ie=UTF8&qid=1270114807&sr=8-3

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001O4B5P0/ref=sr_shvl_album_1_artist_rd?ie=UTF8&parent=B001OIOL02&qid=1284355367&sr=301-1

The Zhang Si’an Newsletter: GBOB, give us your advice !

Hi Everyone !

As you may already now, The Amazing Insurance Salesmen are going to compete in Kuala Lumpur against the rest of the world and try to become the “World’s new best band”.

The event will take place in Kuala Lumpur on the 26 of February 2011.

As we are now preparing for the big event, we are asking you, yes you 🙂, to give us some advice on “what should we do in order to become world champions ?”

You are welcome to give us any advice on that matter. In order to help you make your mind about this, go to www.gbob.com and check all the other bands competing with us.

We will take all advice into account, and will publish the best advices on the Zhang Si’an website as well as in one of the next newsletter.

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Thanks for your support !

All my albums are for sale on itunes and Amazon.com (look for “Zhang Si’an” or “The Incredible JSB!”)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001OSEWOC/ref=dm_sp_adp?ie=UTF8&qid=1270114807&sr=8-3

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001O4B5P0/ref=sr_shvl_album_1_artist_rd?ie=UTF8&parent=B001OIOL02&qid=1284355367&sr=301-1