Lin Kebang, better known by her pen name Xiaohan (Chinese: 小寒; pinyin: Xiăo Hán) is a female Chinese Pop Music lyricist based in Singapore.
She published her first lyrical work (‘義無反顧’ performed by 阮丹青) in 1998.Ever since 2000, where she earned a nomination spot in the Singapore Hit Awards with ‘你抽的煙’, Xiaohan has been a consistent nominee in the annual event. She became the first female to be crowned Best Local Lyricist at the Singapore Hit Awards 2002 with ‘紙飛機’. Xiaohan reclaimed the title again in 2004, with ‘無底洞’.She held on to the title in 2007, 2008 and 2010 with ‘雨天’ (Performed by Stefanie Sun), ‘達爾文’ and ‘抛物綫’ (Both performed by Tanya Chua) respectively. In addition to the Singapore Hit Awards, Xiaohan’s lyrical works were also recognised in Singapore Compass Awards as well as Singapore eAwards. ‘達爾文’ garnered Xiaohan her first regional Best Lyricist nomination in Taiwan’s Golden Melody Awards in 2008.[
From the Chinese pop music scene, Xiaohan expanded her scope to penning lyrics for musicals. She was also involved in the Speak Mandarin Campaign 2006, a fund-raising album “Hands United” for the 2004 tsunami victims and being a judge in various competitions.
She is currently the co-director of Funkie Monkies Productions with Eric Ng.
With the collaboration of Funkie Monkies Productions with Royston Tan, Xiaohan participated in the making of the soundtracks for Royston Tan’s blockbusters, “881” and “12蓮花”In 2008 and 2009, Xiaohan had the honour of penning the mandarin version of the Singapore National Day theme song, titled ‘晴空萬里’ (performed by Joi Chua) and ‘就在這裡'(performed by Kelvin Tan) respectively.
Her first book, <<眼淚是膠囊>>, is available in Singapore from 7 January 2011.