Chinese name



cǎo měng


cou2 maang5


Hong Kong




PolyGram (1987-1995)
Rock Records & Tapes (1997-2000)
BMA (2005-2007)
Universal (2009-2010)
TVB (2010-2012)
Media Asia (2012-present)

Years active



Anita Mui
Alan Tam

Grasshopper is a Hong Kong Cantopop boy group formed in 1985. The band consists of Edmond So, Calvin Choy, and Remus Choy. Calvin and Remus are brothers and grew up with neighbor Edmond in a poor neighborhood in Hong Kong. It was Remus who was interested in dancing and singing at the beginning. His mother was his dancing teacher. In order to enter a talent competition, the 16 year old Remus enlisted Calvin and Edmond as his back-up dancers. The act did not make it far in the competition but began to perform as a trio. They later named themselves Grasshopper inspired by their agility and favorite cocktail.

In 1985, the trio auditioned in the Hong Kong New Talent Singing Awards where Anita Mui was one of the judges and its first ever winner.

Due to a black-out during the audition, Anita began to chat with the trio. Soon after, they were invited to perform as back-up dancers/singers for Anita Mui. She acted as their mentor and even visited them at their low cost houses in her limousine. This created a big scene at the housing area.

The trio released their first album in February 1988 and continued to go on tour with Anita Mui. In 2000, Edmond was approached by TVB to star in a series. This started a period where the Grasshopper members pursued their respective solo careers. Contrary to popular belief, the band never was dissolved.

Discography Edit

  1. Grasshopper I (February 26, 1988)
  2. 烈火快車 (October 18, 1988)
  3. Grasshopper III (June 21, 1989)
  4. Grasshopper IV (March 1, 1990)
  5. Grasshopper The Best (September 7, 1990)
  6. Grasshopper (物質女郎) (December 20, 1990)
  7. You Are Everything (July 18, 1991)
  8. 永遠愛著您 (January 23, 1991)
  9. La La Means I Love You (August 20, 1992)
  10. 捨不得的感覺 (December 18, 1992)
  11. 世界會變得很美 (May 18, 1993)
  12. 與你在一起 (January 13, 1994)
  13. 音樂昆蟲 (October 17, 1994)