In 1994, Fong was asked to play with Denver in a private performance in
Malaysia for the Sultan of Kedah. "I was humbled in John Denver's
presence and and was inspired by that meeting with him," Fong said.
Born in Penang, an island off the West Malaysian Coast, Jimmy Fong has
been strumming his guitar since T.V was in black and white. 42 years and
thousands of performances later, it's fair to say Jimmy has never been a
Mingling the sounds of East and West into beautiful music that resonates
with his audience is what Jimmy does best. " I grew up with a strong
musical influence from both sides" said Jimmy. But it's not just the
music. It's the passion and warmth of feeling that goes into every
performance that makes Jimmy Fong much more than a musician. It makes him an
Right now, he is widely accepted as one of the finest acoustic
guitarists/entertainers in both home countries – Australia and Malaysia.
Just like John Denver and James Taylor did for the generation of the late
60's & 70's, Jimmy inspires his audience. Creating a new and exciting
musical genre that can be enjoyed by all. "The audience was thrilled
with Jimmy and he has a great following. He writes quite a few of his own
songs which are a credit to him and are most entertaining.His "Jonker
Street", which tells the tale of his cultural background, is wonderful
& we hope it reaches out to all his fans. Jimmy is currently working on
his latest project – Jonker Street. It's a candid but beautiful snapshot
of Malacca through song
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