Zhou Shengjun

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Zhou Sheng Jin, 2003, Photo: Yoshito Katori

Zhou Shengjun (周胜军 also knon as Zhou LaoEr 周老二, ex-Tongue, The Travellers, Ruins, a guitar player from Xinjiang Province, now in Beijing, also a folk musician and song writer)



Zhou Shengjun was born in the 70's in Xinjiang Province, since his childhood the guitar has become his best friend through whom he would express his feelings and communicate with the world. He came to Bejing in 1997 and joint Ruins in 1999 (till 2002), his unique guitar sound became a trade mark of the band. He has been playing guitar for Tongue between 2004 and 2005. Some years later he became a string musician (guitars, bass, dongbula) for The Travellers (2008-2009).

Aside his band activities, he also started his solo career as a folk musician and song writer, particitapted on several festivals such as Midi Festivals or Jokul Music Festival and published few EPs on his own: "The dialogue between shadows" 《影子的对白》, "On the road" 《在路上》, etc.

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taken from yaogun.com:

Xinjiang guitarist working in Beijing. Nickname "Lao Er" or "Zhou Lao Er". He started to learn guitar from the age of 8 years onwards.

In 1997, he went to Tokyo.

In 1998, he formed the band Ran Hou and played the guitar for them.

In May 1999, he formed the band Ruins, again playing the guitar. Later the same year, he joined the live tour of Wang Fan.

In October 2002, he had been active in the band of Zuo Xiao Zu Zhou.

In Mid 2005, he joined Tongue and later the same year left the band Ruins.

In 2008, he formed the band The Travellers.

On March 5th, 2009, he released his live solo record 影子的対白 EP on MicroMu Records. On April 19th, he rocked the Jiangjin Bar 疆进酒吧. In May his song 再見清源 is included in the X-Music Magazine no. 389. On May 3rd, he performed at the Midi Music Festival 2010.

Participated Festivals


Major releases

Further Information

  • Douban Page
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Other pages

  • Yaogun Page
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