Tian Qiyi is the project of two brothers: John Tian Qi Wardle and Charlie Tian Yi Wardle. Their father is Jah Wobble, which means John and Charlie were exposed to a diverse range of musical styles and traditions, including traditional Chinese music…
Their ability to seamlessly blend different musical styles and cultures has made them pioneers in the field of contemporary Chinese music, and alongside Mr Jah Wobble himself, they join us at RMH on Friday 15th March!
“An eclectic weave of traditional Chinese instrumentation, trip-hop grooves and psych-soused post-punk” – Song Lines
John Tian Qi Wardle and Charlie Tian Yi Wardle were born to a musical family. Their father is Jah Wobble, a prominent bass player who has collaborated with various musicians such as Brian Eno, Bill Laswell and Bjork. Their mother, Zilan Liao, is a skilled and globally respected guzheng player from Guangzhou China, who has performed at various events and concerts across the world.
The two brothers are beginning to make a name for themselves in the music industry through their innovative and unique blend of traditional Chinese music and contemporary/modern sounds. Born and raised in England they were exposed to a diverse range of musical styles and traditions from a young age, which has influenced their musical style.
Their band, Tian Qiyi, was formed as a way to share their innovative musical style with the world. Their latest album, ‘Red Mist’, showcases their skilful instrumentation and creative approach to music-making. The album features a range of tracks that are both energetic and danceable and haunting and reflective, demonstrating their versatility as musicians.
Their music is a reflection of their cultural heritage, and it’s exciting to see how they have merged it with modern sounds to create something new and unique, and will be an exciting journey seeing how they evolve and influence people and culture through their innovative and captivating sound.