Tom Knight from Soul Shake on the joys and challenges of leading a hotel band in Beijing

Tom Knight from Soul Shake on the joys and challenges of leading a hotel band in Beijing.

Tom Knight is the founder and leader of Soul Shake, the band that rocks Beersmith – a fancy beer and burger joint in Beijing’s CBD – five times a week.

The conversation went to places I didn’t expect. There’s real joy in seeing Tom and Soul Shake perform, but behind that joy there’s a lot of work, and a lot of pressure.

Tom was open about the challenges of working in an industry where you’re young, away from home, constantly under pressure, and constantly in and around bars.

If you stick around to the end, there is some breaking news.


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