1. Buying an instrument
Okay, you’ve made up your mind, you want to forego a safe office career in exchange for the highs and lows and financial insecurity of the rock band lifestyle. First, you need an instrument and two of the biggest purveyors of instruments in Hong Kong are Tom Lee Music (tomleemusic.com.hk) and Parsons (parsonsmusic.com.hk). If that sounds a little too mainstream, Tsim Sha Tsui’s Pedal Bunker (bit.ly/pedalbunker) is an excellent choice. Stocking effects pedals by EarthQuaker Devices and handmade strings by R Cocco, the Bunker is a one-stop shop for any aspiring rock band.