MEG LEE CHIN has always been a byword for cutting edge, uncompromising and incendiary new music. The onetime frontwoman for the all-female noise unit Crunch, she was also a member of the seminal industrial supergroup Pigface. Born in Taipei, Taiwan, her father was a US Air Force electronics engineer. Her mother was Taiwanese.
She spent the late 1980s living in London where she formed the all-female "Crunch". Crunch had the distinction of being amongst the first western bands to perform in the Ukraine just after it's dissolution from the former USSR. The band performed at the Miss Rock Europe festival at the Palace Ukraine in Kiev January 92, and in Kharkov Prison (near the infamous Chernobyl Nuclear Plant).
In 1997 she built a recording studio in her bedroom at Old Compton Street in London's Soho where she recorded her first album. "Piece and Love" was released in 1999 by the Chicago based Invisible Records headed by producer Martin Atkins - former drummer for PIL, Killing Joke and Ministry.
Signed to Invisible for 5 years, Meg Lee Chin is probably best known for her work with Atkin's own project Pigface. Pigface membership at one time or another, reads like a who's who of the industrial scene. Bandmates included; Genesis P. Orridge (Psychic TV), Ogre (Skinny Puppy), Taime Downe (Faster Pussycat), Danny Carey (Tool), Chris Connelly (Ministry, Revolting Cocks), FM Einheit, (Einsturzende Neubauten), En Esch (KMFDM), Geordie Walker (Killing Joke), Jenny Bellestar(Bellestars), Charles Levi (TKK), Seibold (Hate Dept), Michelle Walters (VouDou), Siggy (Sugarcubes), Chris Haskett (Rollins Band), Mick Harris (Napalm Death), Lee Fraser (Sheep on Drugs), Martin King (Test Dept), Jared Louche (Chemlab), Slymenstra Hymen (Gwar) amongst others in the ever shifting line-up.
After appearing on Pigface's 1997 LP A "New High in Low" as well as its follow-up, "Below the Belt", she released the solo debut "Piece and Love" in 1999 which was critically acclaimed as a forerunner in the home studio revolution. The album was hot-tipped in Billboard magazine amongst others. Meg and her Soho studio were featured the January 2000 issue of EQ Magazine. A remix album - Junkies and Snakes was released in 2000.
Meg Lee Chin currently lives in London, England.