Rock Man insist his dream ------ Big Tree
He was just a rock-man who has noting when he came to Kunshan 7 years ago. At present, he owns two bars and forms a band named“Tree Band”. Review the way he has experienced, Big Tree only made a short word: Persistence.
Big Tree’s major was architecture in university, when he has graduated he worked as a drummer in a bar instead of an architect. After that, Big Tree performed in bars when he came to Kunshan with his band, and the bar industry developed fast in Kunshan during that period. However, large amount of bars developed from top to down suddenly in 2003, some bands began to perform outside, some of them went to other cities for development, such as Shanghai, Hangzhou etc. Big Tree left his band because of different opinions, and then he rented a bar at low price in Zhongshan Road and opened in the end of the year.
Did he go crazy at the period when most of the bars closed, but Big Tree opened a bar? His friends cannot understand. Big Tree hadn't made any money from the bar, but to teach music class for money to maintain the operation of the bar during the next three years. He said,“I am not in blindness for investment, the bar culture in Kunshan will be developed as the economy goes.”The business of bar was on the mend, and deficit of the past years turned back quickly in 2007. At the beginning of this year, Big Tree decided to expend scale, he rented another bar in West Street. Although this new bar also operating at loss but Big Tree did not worry about it. He said“people should have a long-term view, I believe the future of Kunshan and my sigh.”
Look back for that hard period, Big Tree in desperation. He always locked the door, switched off lights and lit candles for creating songs after bar closed, to comfort and encourage himself. Most of the songs are City Balladry, which tell about light narrative, expressive, and insinuative. These songs always make people touching because it mixes with strong personal experiences. From《Renjian》to《Fangdang》, his music flowed in our blood. Big Tree created a song to encourage himself being strong, which named《Mama》. One time, they played this song made the keyboard player tearing.
To be a bar boss for seven years, Big Tree look like a idealist more than a businessman when he talked about his descant on culture, rock, Reggae and musical ideal. Big Tree said that originally he opened a bar want to form a band that doesn’t need to worry about living and only focus on music. After the second bar opened, Big Tree gathered his friends who have common sense on music and then formed“Tree”band, he was the guitar player and singer. Big Tree is never near with band’s investment, the price of the band equipment almost reach up to RMB 600,000. However, for himself, he just ate fired-noodle.
“I pursue the way to happiness which music brings to me.”Big Tree always answers to the people whose carry of his simple life. Why not to share happiness with others? Big Tree said that the final purpose of operating bars is to expend rock culture. This is his focus of his career.“The culture is a pivotal element for Kunshang development, and the rock culture is a significant part of city culture.”Some people may have misunderstanding that rock is treasonous. The core value of rock is peace and friendship, although sometimes it advocates individual styles.
Dirty plait combed toward back, white and gloomy face like Goth style, tall and slender body, all above make Big Tree and his rock shinning everywhere. However, when you sit and talk to the Big Tree, he is kind and quiet.