Jam band the best Wu formed within the campus of St. Olaf University in Northfield, MN in 1992 across the nucleus of vocalist/guitarist Chris Castino, guitarist Jason Fladager and drummer Terry VanDeWalker. Channeling an array of affects including bluegrass, rock and roll, jazz, psychedelia and R&B, the group constructed a strong regional following because of a thorough live plan, adding bassist Andy Miller in 1995 and keyboardist Al Oikari a yr later on. In early 1996 the best Wu also got their first every week gig at Minneapolis’ Terminal Pub, solidifying their fanbase and rating an area on the next year’s H.O.R.D.E. Event. Their debut recording Tracking Buffalo With the Bath tub appeared that fall months, and was reissued from the Big Wu’s fresh label Phoenix Increasing in 1999. Folktales adopted a year later on.
Music Songs Red Sky, Minnesota Moon, Midnight Rudy, Precious Hands, Break Of Day, House Of Wu, Southern Energy, Two Person Chair, Silcanturnitova, Gimme a Raise, Take The World By Storm, Kensington Manor, Chateau In The Know, Dancing With Lula, Flat Iron Suite, MN Moon, Kangaroo, Rhode Island Red, Irregular Heartbeat, Elani, Bloodhound, Shantytown, Dark Hollow, Jazz 88, Make Believers, Texas Fireball, Angie O'plasty, Ray Charles Can See, Dog's Dead, Red Sneakers, Big Love, The Ballad Of Dan Toe
Albums Tracking Buffalo Through the Bathtub, Folktales, Live at the Fitzgerald, Spring Reverb, Tool for Evening, 3/13/98 Cedar Cultural Centre, Welcome to the Family, Baby, 2/2/03 - Atwood Ballroom, Folktales for the Bloodshot: B-Sides the Raw Mixes
He is referred to as Ng Yin-Cho (or Ng Yin-Jo) in Cantonese and Wu Yan-zu in Mandarin.
He was born in Berkeley, California, grew up in Orinda, California and went to high school in Oakland, California.
Is of Shanghainese descent.
Posed for renowned Singaporean photographer Leslie Kee for Kee's 2006 charity photo-book "Super Stars", dedicated to the victims of the 2004 Asian tsunami disaster, which consist of photographs (mostly erotic) of 300 Asian celebrities by Kee.
Founder and first instructor of the University of Oregon Wushu (Chinese Martial Arts) Club.