Coffee with Aerhyn Lau

Article Written by Stephen Bell – Marketing/Development @coffeescreative

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At Coffeeshop Creative we are not only passionate about designing and developing a unique web presence for our clients, but also sharing their stories. We are super excited to share another story in our series of blogs – Grabbing Coffee. Today’s feature – the triple threat, talented Bari-tenor, Aerhyn Lau.  As we are designing the upcoming launch of his custom website, we recently caught up with Aerhyn for coffee. So grab your favourite cup of java and get to know a little about this talented and charismatic singer!

 


 

 

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Aerhyn Lau onstage – Photo Credit: Emily Cooper


 

Tell us a little about yourself?

 

I’m a Vancouver born-and-raised Can-Asian, living a western dream of performing in the arts – much to my parents’ chagrin.  By the time I was 18, I had been studying piano since I was 6, been singing with the Vancouver Bach Family of Choirs and playing the violin at age 8, played in all the concert & jazz bands in school, played in the Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra for 6 years all while travelling the world with all these groups.  Since I had my parents’ support throughout literally two-thirds of my life, I thought they were nudging me towards a career in the arts;  I was so wrong! Lol

 


 

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Aerhyn Lau- Photo Credit: Karolina Turek


 

Triple Threat- how important is it today for actors/actresses to display singing/acting & dancing on stage?

 

Gone are the days where having one or two of the triple-threat skills was “enough” to make it big. In this day and age, people are getting better, folks have more diverse skills, and we’re clawing our way to the top with every tool that we can come up with.

 


 

 

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Aerhyn Lau onstage – Photo Credit: Emily Cooper


 

Being a Native of Vancouver, what is the musical theatre scene like out west?

 

The stage and musical theatre scene exists… but it’s not as big as it used to be, especially with the closing of the Playhouse Theatre a number of years ago. There are definitely more opportunities out east- especially ones that pay. However, it’s slowing climbing up. In due time.

 


 

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Aerhyn Lau- Photo Credit: Karolina Turek

 


 

What’s coming up for you in 2019?

 

Life of a musical theatre actor is always up in the air. I have nothing booked as of yet, but I have done a few handfuls of auditions for 2019 that I hope to hear from soon.

 


 

And most importantly, favourite type or style of coffee?

 

With it being the holidays and all, my go to caffeinated drink is a gorgeous Egg Nog Chai Latte!!

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