Friday, December 12, 2008

Rauzan Rahman's ReWrite Album Launch - 13 Dec 08

Another independent hip hop local music artist Rauzan Rahman is releasing his 2nd album 2molo evening. For those into hip-hop music, be sure to catch him!!! I must say it's real decent hip-hop music from our Singapore shore. Attached below are the email from "The XS Collective" (a collective of hiphop enthusiasts and activists in the form of lyricists, emcees, poets, wordsmiths and musicians that come together with a common bond and direction namely towards the elevation of the positive aspects of hiphop and music in general), his promotion trailer, photoshoot & links to his music online.

Email from "The XS Collective"
On Thu, 11/12/08, The.XS Collective <http://sg.mc762.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=the.xscollective@gmail.com> wrote:
From: The.XS Collective <http://sg.mc762.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=the.xscollective@gmail.com>
Subject: You are invited to Rauzan Rahman's ReWrite Album LaunchTo: Date: Thursday, 11 December, 2008, 11:02 PM

Rauzan Rahman is having his album launch "ReWrite" on 13 Dec 08. Please come along with your friends so that we can have fun together! :) We promise it will be a blast. I've attached a card containing the details of the event.Admission is FREE! We hope to see you there.

Cheers,
The XS Collective

ReWrite (Promo Trailer)




ReWrite Photoshoot



www.myspace.com/xsone
www.myspace.com/rauzantheweatherman

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Late Nite with A Vacant Affair 26 Dec 08

Catch another upcoming local band A Vacant Affair (AVA) at this Christmas Holiday Season. The poster above shows the band members in AVA. (Credits to Winnie who is a staff in Esplanade). Details are shown as below:


SYNOPSIS

Since the release of its debut EP during the Baybeats 2006 festival, A Vacant Affair (AVA) has grown from strength to strength, garnering new fans and breaking staid, old stigmas about local music.The band’s journey has definitely not been easy, but its steadfast friendship and belief in the presence of hope during trying times have continually inspired the band to adopt a more mature approach to both music and life, and deliver intense, uncompromising live performances. Currently the band is in the process of completing the recording of its first full-length concept album – a thematic work which incorporates old and new influences while still keeping the honest and sincere vibes of the EP. Now be among the first to hear them perform music from their new CD live. Expect dissonant guitars over frantic percussion, rhythmic bass lines over thought-provoking songwriting.

Project BreakOut! (Vol.2 Japanesque Music Christmas)

For those music fans of Japanese music, be sure to catch the latest music event "Project BreakOut!" for christmas celebration in the month of Dec 08. Our local Jap-orientated/influenced bands will be performing some of popular Japanese music and songs which u won't regret coming. Below are some details sent by Kunio - a member of Project BreakOut! Crew.
Write up:

[Details]
Date: 20th December 2008
Location: Potong Pasir Community Club
Ticket Price: Pre-Sales - $10 (Presales Commences on 1st November 2008 - 14th December 2008 )
Door Sales - $15
NO AGE LIMIT!!!
First 200 Tickets purchase @ Atsuki GL will recieve $60 worth of vouchers provided by our sponsors!
Pre-Sale Tickets can be purchased from:
1. Official Outlet Atsuki GL Located at Liang Court #03-10 (Cash & NETS payment welcomed)
2. Order through the Bands Involved
3. Through one.pa.gov.sg (search under Potong Pasir CC) (Booking only)
4. Mass order through Email

For those of you who missed it last year or do not know what PBO is about:[ "Inspired by the music scene & live houses in Japan, "Project BreakOut!" aims to organize annual Quality J-music events to bring everyone from the related communities as well as the public with the same passion closer together, also to feature local J-music orientated bands and to providing a platform for the bands/ enthusiasts to look forward to every year!
In December 2007, Project Breakout vol.1 presented 8 Local J-influenced bands like, HellvenX, 79TribalNation, Labyrinth[s] , Human error, Skyler, Razzle Play, ethe'Real & Oriental couch. Nevertheless we had great response & plan to make this year's event better. ]
This year we would be having a christmas orientated theme around the event, Jingle all the way!

[Features]
Of course the main attraction of the event will be the show orientated Gig showcasing some of our best local J-Orientated Bands! There'll be a good mix of Jrock/pop/jazz/etc to suit whichever genre or sub-genre you prefer~As usual there will also be a mini bazaar with booths from our local J-punk/lolita/cosplay fashion outlets, language schools, school clubs, etc. to promote their merchandise/services at their promotional rates.

[Bands performing :]
-Showcase-
Myraid
Weekend Vacancy
Kafien
-MainShow-
Quis
JM~Kai
Lemon
-Guestbands-
Hidama
YiXuanFeng
ethe'Real
For further inquires regarding this event please either post on this thread , PM me or drop an email to projectbreakout@gmail.com

Or you can visit our web-blog @ http://project-breakout.blogspot.com/ for ongoing updates~Bazaar
Currently we're seeking tenants who would be interested in selling their J-Culture or subculture merchadise/goods.Booths will be priced at only $20 for the entire event!!
If you're interested to set-up a booth to sell your goods please contact us @ projectbreak@gmail.com and we'll get back to you ASAP, thanks!
See you at PBO!

Javanese Gamelan Course for Beginners (10 sessions) in Jan - April 2009

Interested in learning an Indonesian traditional instrument like Javanese Gamelan but find it hard to find someone qualified enough to teach u? Look no more as Dr Thomas Manhart (an highly qualifed ethnomusicologist and Gamelan instructor) guides u to master one of the most preserved music instrument from in Southeast Asia. Below is some information on Javanese Gamelan Course given by Dr Thomas Manhart.



Javanese Gamelan for Beginners (Jan-Apr 2009)
course jointly organized by
Southeast Asian Studies Programme, NUS and
Artyfakt – Space for Intercultural Arts

The Javanese gamelan is the largest member of a family of Southeast Asian musical ensembles, and its beautiful music is one of the most complex in the world. A skeletal melody which can progress at different speeds is punctuated at regular intervals by the large gong, and the resulting gong cycle is regularly subdivided into increasingly smaller sub-cycles by a variety of smaller gongs.

The music from Central Java traditionally accompanies ceremonies and dance and shadow puppet theatre performances, and it is also played by itself at informal performances qua practices for enjoyment.

Learn on one of the largest instrument sets in Singapore. You will master basic techniques and structures of the Javanese Gamelan in slendro and pelog tuning. In 20 hours, you will study several songs of different style and form and acquire skills on different instruments of the Gamelan.



About the instructor:
Dr Thomas Manhart is ethnomusicologist and Gamelan instructor at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and NUS. He studied music in the Academies of Munich and Vienna and obtained a teaching degree for music as well as his MA in music education (major voice and Javanese music) at Passau University, Germany. He was awarded a PhD by NUS, Southeast Asian Studies Programme on Music and Religion in Sumatra.

In Singapore, he founded his own music studio Artyfakt, providing Gamelan education to various schools.


Duration: 2 hours per session; every Thursday 19:00 – 21:00
From 22nd January (10 sessions; break during NUS study week)

Venue: AS2, NUS Gamelan room #02-01

Fees: S$260; (for students and NS men S$ 180); 10% early bird discount for registration+payment before 10th December
Min. 12 and max. 20 participants (First come, first served basis)

Registration by email to thomasmanhart@art-y-fakt.de,
Deadline: 18th January 2009

Friday, December 5, 2008

Yamaha Asian Beat Band Competition 2008 ( Finals 6 Dec 08) & Yamaha Festive Sale (14 Nov - 28 Dec 2008)




YAMAHA Asian Beat 2008 is continuing the tradition of a successful Yamaha band competition since the 80s, 90s and in the new millennium.Formerly known as the YAMAHA BAND ALERT, this year’s competition would see an even more exciting group of bands and musicians taking part with the latest genre in music and high quality live performances.

This will be the biggest amateur band contest in Asia hosted in ten Asian countries, starting with qualifying rounds in Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Mongolia, Philipines and China. Each country will first host their respective country heats, semifinals & finals. The winner of each country’s finals will converge in Hong Kong for the Asian Grand Finals to be held next year 28 February 2009.

The objective of YAMAHA ASIAN BEAT 2008 is simply to promote Asian band talent and provide an avenue for the development of local music creativity. For Singapore, it provides a great opportunity for us to encourage Singapore musicians to develop their musical abilities andshowcase their talents on a larger stage with the reputable backing ofYamaha Music (Asia) Pte Ltd.

Congratulations to the top 10 bands who had made it to the Finals.

The bands are:

1. III Sound Chronic
2. Stastic Rush
3. Knightsfall
4. Rising Heart
5. Sixology
6. The Danger Dangers!
7. Baricade
8. Ridge
9. Kegs
10.Sylverfront

Join us at the Finals:

Date: 6 December 2008 (Saturday)
Time: 6.30pm - 10pm
Venue: Plaza Singapura, Front Plaza

Guest Appearances by:
1. Sonofa
2. SayWhale (Yamaha Asian Beat 2007 Winner)


Download Latest Yamaha's Beatspot Magazine Vol. 3 Here:YAMAHA BEATSPOT MAGAZINE

(Source: http://www.myspace.com/yamahamusicasia)

Play On Band Competition 2008 held @ Vivo City on Dec 6th




Catch the finalists from the local bands perform their original compositions based on the theme of saving the earth at Vivo City.

Music Event: Music Saves the Earth
Event Date: 6 Dec 08
Time: 12 pm onwards
Venue: Vivocity, The Plaza

More details can be found on the website Play On 2008


Thursday, December 4, 2008

Beats&Breaks - 5 & 6 Dec 08

Watch the performances of our very own local independent hip hop artists and bands @ Esplanade on 5 and 6 Dec 08.

Artists: FreakyZ & The Funkus, Sleeq, Rauzan, Sixx, Da Fam, XS.1 with DJ Ruxta. More details can be found on Esplanade.

OOOM - Originals Only Open Mike - 5 Dec 08






OOOM is a Singapore Art Cafe initiative. It is held on a Thursday/Friday in each month at external venues, and is a rare open mike in town that features original material of both music and spoken word. Registration starts at 7:30pm. Participants get to perform two to three songs or spoken word items. A digital piano, acoustic guitar and P.A. system will be provided, with the latter two being kindly provided by Maestro Guitars (www.maestroguitars.com)

Admission is free. All are encouraged to support the venue by getting food and drinks. The first six OOOM sessions will be held at Wild Oats Bar @Emily Hill. (Source: Facebook)


Event Info
Host:
Singapore Art Cafe
Type: Music/Arts - Jam Session
Network: Global
Time and Place
Date: Friday, December 5, 2008
Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Wild Oats Bar @Emily Hill
Street: 11 Upper Wilkie Road
City/Town: Singapore, Singapore

Phone: 65-96668850
Email:
jon@cafediplo.org

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Songwriters Showcase 4 Dec 08


The information is provided by Christian Songwriters & Music Singapore.

Be serenaded under the stars at CSMusic's showcase finale of the year! Bigger and better, this finale showcase will be held at St Andrew's Open Amphitheatre and starring four artistes instead of two. Home-based artistes Neli Atiga and Jessica Wa'u as well as Australian-based Deb Fung and Alarice Thio will be accompanying us with music through the night. Twice the fun and more than double the blessing - book a date with us and bring your friends!The first 300 to arrive will receive a door gift provided by Integrity Media Asia. Present the attached flyer at Integrity Media Asia's booth at the event and get a $5 discount for any purchase as well! (Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=45432940521)

Event Info
Host: C
hristian Songwriters & Music Singapore
Type: Music/Arts - Listening Party
Network: Singapore
Time and Place
Date: Thursday, December 4, 2008
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: St Andrew's Cathedral, Outdoor Amphitheater
Street: St Andrew's Road
City/Town: Singapore City, Singapore
Music event information in Christian Songwriters & Music Singapore: http://csmusic.sg/web2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=76&Itemid=74
Email Contact: info@csmusic.sg

Tis the season to be Merry @ Blujaz Cafe (Dec 08)



Below is the newsletter from Blujazz Cafe:

Omniform kickstarts December on their new schedule on Monday on the very 1st of December @ Cafe. For those who missed out, they’re back on the 5th Jan with some more great tunes - original compositions and arrangements by Mr Greg Lyons himself.Grooveworks settles the mid week nicely with our jazz afcionados on Wed 3rd Dec @ Cafe (1st Flr) from 9pm onwards.


Monster Trio starts the weekend with a bang on Friday 5th Dec @ Cafe (1st Flr) from 9:30pm onwards. But if you fancy a different sort of party, join Kyoko, our belly dancer @ Space (3rd Flr) for her performance, starting from 9:30pm onwards.
Ayaschool finishes off the a weekend @ Blu Jaz with her wicked boys on percussion and Budi on vox on Saturday 6th Dec @ Cafe from 9:30pm onwards. But we’re giving a shoutout to all our Thai friends as Sawadee Ka is here again @ Lounge (2nd Flr) from 9pm onwards with homegrown Live Thai Music
So whether you’re celebrating December with friends, family, we welcome you with open arms to Blu Jaz where we hope you consider us, your second home. Cheers. (Source article from Blujaz Cafe:
Tis the season to be Merry )

CitiBank Singer Songwriters Presented by JACK & RAI - 3 Dec 08

Do note that Jack and Rai will be performing with Alarice in Timbre on 3 Dec 08...just in case u guys get confused by Alarice - artist of the month in the poster. (Source: Thanks to my accapella music friend Chingmei for sending me this information). For anyone who have updates on local music events, u can send the event information to me.

Email: wjvocalist@yahoo.com.sg

2008 GOOODNESS FINALE OF COFFEETABLE SESSIONS / "AFTER-(KRAFT)WERK" PARTY - 3 Dec 08



Below is the event information happening 2nite (source: Facebook event from our local DJ Nomsta):
Event Info
Host: Nomsta* presents The Coffeetable Sessions
Type: Party - Reunion
Network: Global

Time and Place
Start Time: Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at 8:00pm
End Time: Thursday, December 4, 2008 at 3:00am
Location: Homeclub
Street: South Bridge Road
City/Town: Singapore, Singapore
Map of location : HomeClub

It's the last Coffeetable Sessions of 2008 @ Home club and we will like to close it with a bang! So apart from your usual steward Nomsta holding the fort while the rest of the world is at the widely anticipated Kraftwerk show at the Esplanade, we will be inviting one of the biggest champion of the Asia/Jakarta dance scene Agrikulture DJs to hold an "After-Werk" party as they adjourned to Home after the show.

About Agrikulture

Agrikulture’s dynamic musical vision has captivated concert halls and dancefloors around Indonesia and the region. Combining retro modern electronic sounds with edgy rock, funk and soul rhythms. They’ve collaborated and performed with the best artists Indonesia has to offer (i.e. Slank, Indra Lesmana & Reborn,Kris Dayanti, RIF, Ari Lasso, Syaharani, Shanty, Maliq and D’essentials) and chosen as the opening act for THE PRODIGY show and as Indonesia’s ambassador for the massive GOOD VIBRATIONS FESTIVAL in Singapore alongside the BEASTIE BOYS and CUT COPY and Malaysia’s biggest festival Recharge Revelation 5 GLOBAL GATHERING in Melaka, Malaysia alongside BLACKSTROBE, SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO and JUNGLE BROTHERS. Agrikulture was first formed by Anton Wirjono (DJ Anton) and DJ Aditya, together they started by remixing influential Indonesian pop bands and playing live sets in clubs. Then DJ Hogi returned from San Francisco, with an arsenal of producing know how and musical experience; their musical explorations became something more of a phenomena. These three turned ears with their chart topping remix of Disko Di Rumah and and turned heads with their eye catching performances. Staying true to their roots, Agrikulture also performs decks & fx dj sets combining their mad skills with live synthesis and sampling mayhem. Agrikulture recently recruited two new members, lead vocalist Irfandy aka FanDFMC an icon in the indie scene and two time best MC (Paranoia Awards) and Emil Pahlevi on guitars. Agrikulture’s new live format accompanied by amazing visual artistry marks a new beginning for the band. Agrikulture’s debut album “Dawai Damai” came out inJuly 7th 2007 in Indonesia through Aquarius Musikindo and produced by Future10 music. The new album is loaded with fresh new tracks and wicked collaborations with Tika, Indra Aziz, Jason Tedjasukmana and Edo Wallad of The Safari.
Also features VJ team Palette - Plastikxp & Malcolm Wee.

This nite Homeclub extends till 3am. No coverage. See you there.
Website of Agrikulture: http://www.agrikulture.com

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Singapore Musical Theatre Newsletter December 2008


Recently I just received some music news from Kenneth (a local music composer and musical theater lover) who is associated with Music Theatre Limited Company. The Music Theatre Limited Company promotes and showcases locally-written musicals by Singaporeans and any inspiring musical writers in Singapore. The poster above features a upcoming future event organised by the company. Below is the newsletter for Dec 2008 (Source: Kenneth Lyen):


--- On Sun, 30/11/08, Kenneth Lyen wrote:
From: Kenneth Lyen musictheater@gmail.com

Subject: Musical Theatre Newsletter December 2008

To: "Kenneth Lyen" kenlyen@yahoo.com

Date: Sunday, 30 November, 2008, 2:35 AM


Hi,
Christmas is just round the corner, and I hope that it will lift our
spirits. This year has been a most eventful one, ranging from the
highs of China's Olympics, to the lows of economic recession and
terrorist attacks in Mumbai. Musical theatre (and other arts) has been
adversely affected, says the Straits Times. So I am urging all of you
to please help support us by attending the events that we are
organizing.


A) SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE AND TALENT SHOW
Time: Friday 5 Dec 2008 7-9 pm
Place: Bukit Timah Community Club (Toh Yi Drive, Jalan Jurong Kechil).
http://song-song-song-sg.blogspot.com/2008/11/songwriter-showcase-bukittimahcc.html

Another inspiring session where some of the most talented songwriters
share their craft and creed.
Be at the interesting, well-facilitated enclave of Bukit Timah, where
the best music talents around the Community Centre will display their
talents!


http://www.streetdirectory.com/asia_travel/travel/travel_id_1065/travel_site_108427/
Contacts: Desmond Moey (HP 9272-1648) Skype "desmondmoey", Leong
KimHoe (HP 9761-3830) Skype "lampar138"


B) A CHRISTMAS WISH: MUSICAL EVENING
You are invited to this beautiful musical event: come listen to
sparkling Christmas songs written by our very oHEwn gifted
songwriters.


Date: 19-21 December 2008 (Matinee on Saturday 20th)
Place: The new Genexis Theatre, Fusionopolis (Junction of Buona Vista
Rd North and Ayer Rajah Ave)
Ticket price is $10 plus $1 admin charge by Gatecrash:
www.gatecrash.com.sg or call the Gatecrash Hotline 6100 2005.
Tickets also available at all SingPost outlets, S.A.M. Kiosks and The
Substation Box Office.
It's free-seatings, so please come early to get the best seats.


C) HONEY I SHRUNK THE MUSICALS
You are invited to write a mini musical lasting 15 minutes, and get a
chance of having it staged during the Singapore Festival of Arts in
June 2009 at the Esplanade. The deadline is 31 December 2008. Please
download Rules and Regulations and the Application Form from:
http://musicaltheatrelimited.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=24&Itemid=26


D) MUSICAL THEATRE LTD ANNUAL MUSICAL THEATRE QUIZ
You are invited to our Christmas/New Year party where I will be
conducting our annual Musical Theatre Quiz. Come learn a zillion facts
about musicals, and see what your musical theatre IQ is. And meet
other people who are mad about musical theatre. I will be sending you
details soon.


E) MY REGULAR YOUTUBE MUSICAL ROUNDUP
1. Subprime Song: Richter Scale
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewiXA_he6VQ
2. Here Comes Another Bubble
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuAJHaXKgFk
3. The Economy Song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cA1gxjgMTXA
4. Economic Bailout Song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yy2_pLppuCw
5. Credit Crunch Song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_iMS31mqmU
6. Credit Crunch Anthem (courtesy of Elton John)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQdNLFVdwfQ
7. Wall Street Musical
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROlDmux7Tk4
8. Crash Dance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzH62hUua3s
9. Depression Song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQPvrAxT_Sk
10. The Dollar and Its Diving
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sbzZ4nNvuo
11. Bearish Song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37pal-PYTUQ
12. Credit Crunch
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vglyHuh2un0
13. Facebook Songs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZzP_69ZTFk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSnXE2791yg
14. Just Google
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KO_ey4v1ccA
15. Dead iPod Song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYq0A8zsrCk
16. iPhone Song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noqoSTB3E6Q
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vniMR6Ez9cE
17. MySpace Song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4BJA8DPXKc
18. Nintendo Wii Song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrjQ7joYHi0
19. My PC is on Fire (enjoy the animation)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPejYdBM11I
20. eBay Song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCIp7eo4MvY
21. The Cheese Rap
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvppFMRy0ZE
22. I am Thesaurus Song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBKCym-ERyY
23. Preschool Musical (courtesy of Frankie Yeo)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGMB7Rn8KGE
24. RSI: Rhyme Scene Investigation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXUM40PuWYI&NR=1
25. Ode to Joy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpcUxwpOQ_A
26. Star Wars (courtesy of Sean Cheong)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lk5_OSsawz4
27. I'm Yours by Jason Mraz
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNGRnAGj-Xo
28. You're Pitiful not by James Blunt
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeAWESP7THs
29. Airport Musical
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgZuHlDuulk
30. Interval Song (cut from Avenue Q)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zF5gcEQVxL4
F) ANIMATION MATTERS
Too Real for Comfort! Scary!
http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/article4557935.ece
Kitchen Opera
http://www.aldente-themovie.com/movie.html
First Bollywood, now Bollymation?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-EezcpFzVI
25 Brilliant Animated Shorts
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/03/03/25-brilliant-animated-short-movies/
Life Working in an Animation Studio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPflLGEHUAI
How much can you earn at Disney's?
http://www.cartoonbrew.com/disney/the-salaries-of-disney-execs
Malaysian Animation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sae73SpfVaM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUxB6SKsTf0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWyWjvGl_GM

Please let me know if you wish to write a musical or perform in one.
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Monday, December 1, 2008

" The Crossroads " at ZOUK - 1 Dec 08



Freemansland (a supporter of local music scene) is organising another music event "The crossroads" at ZOUK on the 1st December. Tickets at $20 with housepour. First 100 gets Band Privilege Card and Goodie Bags! Thereafter, 200 will get Goodie bags! Do check out the poster for more details.






Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Corrinne May Newsletter - November 21st 2008 (Asia)

Hey guys,

In my past blog post, I promised that news of our international Singaporean song-writer Corrinne May will be posted up here if u guys have been following faithfully to my blog. Anyway Kavin Hoohas (Corrinne May's husband and music producer) have just released his first solo instrumental album 'A Moment in Time' and Corrinne is featured as a singer in some of his songs. A great peaceful tune in one of Kavin's tracks "Forever Yours" (free download in his website...read Corrinne May's newsletter below to find out where to download). She also co-wrote a song " Stranger" for 'It's My Life' musical concert in Nov 08 - Dec 08. Interested parties can buy tixs for the musical here.

Without further ado, here's the latest newsletter from Corrinne May:

Dear friends,

It's been a little while since we last spoke and I wanted to just write a little note to update you on what I've been up to. Some of you have wondered if I am going to be back in Singapore for a concert any time soon. Well, I'd love to, hopefully, sometime next year. I'm also working on getting a book of piano scores to my songs done.

In the meantime, I wanted to share with you some new music that I've been a part of. For the past few months, my music producer and husband Kavin Hoohas been working on his newest solo instrumental album, 'A Moment in Time'.

For those of you familiar with Kavin's music, you'll know that it's the type of music that reaches really deep into one's soul and tugs at the heartstrings. It's the type of music that makes my heart soar. It's piano instrumental music at its very best.

Kavin's previous 9 albums, have done very well at the American-based Target Stores nationwide,under the COMPASS records label. This newest album, titled 'A Moment in Time' is his first album for our record label Pink Armchair Records and we're both excited to share it with you.

I'm honoured that Kavin asked me to sing on five of the songs on his album. You can hear samples from the record, including two of the songs featuring my vocals 'Pilgrim's Journey' and 'The Winding Path' and even download a free song at
http://www.kavinhoo.com/AMIT/AMIT.htm

For our friends in Singapore, the album is being released by Warner Music Singapore and you can now find the album for sale at all good music stores in Singapore :) For our friends in other countries, The album is now available for pre-order at a special price at
http://www.pinkarmchair.com/flash/kavin/AMIT/albumamit.htm
And yes, we do ship to every part of the world.

I think the music on this record is the perfect soundtrack for this Autumn season of reflection and introspection and I hope you'll agree :) (it also makes a great stocking stuffer)
My personal favourites on this album are the sweet strains of 'Hush Little Baby'and the very touching 'Miracle of Life'. Also listen to 'Revelations'. Very evocative, emotional, visually-rich music.

The other piece of news for those of you in Singapore, is that I've recently co-written a song titled 'Stranger' for the 'It's My Life' musical which opens in Singapore at the NUS University Cultural Centre from the 27th Nov. to the 7th of December. It's a very meaningful musical and I'm honoured to be able to contribute a song for it. Read more about the musical at this link
http://www.itsmylife.sg/itsmylife/

Thanks for listening :) And I'll update you on more news soon.
Hugs,Corrinne.

http://www.corrinnemay.com/

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

THE AMPS Concert featuring local songwriters of the theme song in our famous local movie "881" - 28 Nov 08

Hey guys

remember our local hit movie 881? It was a really touching movie to me especially on the part where one of the sister was losing her hair due to cancer. I am sure that u guys will have a faint impression of the theme song...it makes me remind of the Chinese lyrics in the song which can be translated into Singlish "each person get half of the pie...feelings won't spilt"...lol. Anyway the song-writers who wrote this theme song will be performing in Esplanade this coming Friday 28 Nov08. So do catch them.

News featured below from Esplanade:

Dreamed up by well-known homegrown producer/songwriter/guitarist Eric Ng and made up of members who are individually established music-makers, The AMPs is a bilingual collective that delivers uniquely re-interpreted English pub favourites and Mandarin chart-toppers from the likes of Jolin Tsai, A*Mei and Tanya Chua, in addition to their self-penned originals such as the theme song for Channel 8 drama serial The Defining Moment, as well as their contributions to hit movies 881 and 12 Lotus.

The AMPS are Eric, charismatic singer/songwriter Ngak, backing duo Clement Yang Xi and Brandon Khoo, regular hard-rocking performers at Hard Rock Café, Wala Wala and Timbre, and ex-Dreamz FM member and singer-songwriter Jim Lim who has toured with superstars such as Lee Hom (Wang Li Hong), JJ Lin Junjie and A*Mei for their worldwide concerts.


Source to get tickets: http://www.esplanade.com/whats_on/programme_info/amp/index.jsp

World Aids Day Concert - 29 Nov 08

The first World AIDS Day Concert in Singapore??? Yes u are right. As mentioned in the Love Amplifed website, LOVE Amplified aims to crank up the volume on HIV and AIDS awareness in Singapore and bring down the walls of ignorance about the disease and about People Living with HIV (PLHIV). It's more than just discussing and understanding, it's about embracing the truth and facts about the disease. Only then can we begin to fight HIV and AIDS and spread the message of love and hope.

Of course there will be a music concert to support this cause. So guys do yr part and buy tixs. Whats more, u also get to see our local musicians and our famous local mandopop queen Stefanie Sun perform live!!!



Music Event: World Aids Day Concert
Date: 29 Nov 08
Time: 1930 -2200 (0730 pm - 1000pm)
Venue: Fort Canning Park

Where to get tickets:
HERE!!!
More details can be found on the Love Amplified website.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Personal Thoughts on DJing music?

Hey guys,

I am really happy to see that more Singaporeans are helping local musicians in Singapore. Recently I just went for Denon DJ workshop in Republic Polytechnic. It was really an eye-opener to see our one and only Denon Ambassador Brand DJ Razaq and his fellow helper DJ Timo (Resident DJ of DLBo) giving us an introduction to DJing workshop. I must say that I had a lot of fun doing scratching and pressing the buttons on the latest Denon DJ equipment to "mis-mix" the groovy hip-hop sounds....Yo Yo...to House Music. To some, u might not consider DJs as musicians. But I think as long as they are producing or composing music, I feel that DJ are also musicians.

Coming back to DJing, I have heard of bad DJs mixing music. It totally sucks. Can u imagine that u are dancing half-way through the music when there is an abrupt change of music from the first sound track to the next sound track??? It totally kills the mood!!! Maybe...that's one of the factors why one of our famous local clubs closed down recently in Singapore. Alrite I am not going to name the club. U guys should know. And I am going to kill the next DJ who don't mix properly (just joking). DJs out there...pls learn to mix the appropriate tempo and chords between different tracks properly to avoid scaring customers like us away.

For inspiring DJ wanna-babes and hunks, U really have to work yr way up into the DJ industry even if u have the talent. DJ Razaq and DJ Timo had their ups and downs too. I really respect Razaq for his sheer determination. He actually self-taught himself and went to watch how DJs were doing all those mixing & scratching where DJing was considered as a secret music skill-trade market among DJs back in the old days. DJ Razaq also teaches his own personal DJ mentoring course (for a few years) to inspiring DJs. What's the difference??? U actually have OJT (on-job-training) with DJs in local clubs!!! Such invaluable experience...where can u find???

Razaq is such a busy guy who goes around touring and DJing in various famous clubs in the world. If u guys are waiting for Razaq to start the DJ course, u will have to wait for a while. Those interested for the course, just email me. Who knows??? If the response is so good, he might consider starting the course earlier. In the meantime, I will keep u guys updated if he is ready to launch his next session in DJ mentoring course.

It's also heart-warming to see our DJ Razaq (who is also the Group Entertainment Manager of The Emerald Hill Group Pte Ltd) searching for young music talents to play in one of the new outlets in his company. I have recommended D'Fusion (a local music-duo band who I met in the Songcraft Songwriting Circle gathering) to him. Hope that this news will inspire more musicians to improve themselves in Singapore.

If u guys have any local or international news about our local musicians or upcoming local music events or any venues which promote Singapore Music, contact me via email or leave me a msg in my tagbox. Singapore Musicians...u guys are also welcome to send me news or happenings about your latest album launch, events or anything related to music in my blog.

Email: wjvocalist@yahoo.com.sg

Do come back soon to watch out for the upcoming news on our international song-writer Corrinne May.

If u guys are wondering who's the people in the picture on top: It's DJ Timo (Left), Me (Center) & DJ Razaq (Right).

Signing off
Yr dearest Music Blogger
AJ







Sunday, November 23, 2008

French Music – Concert by the Paris Graduates Presented by By The Flute Studio (Singapore) - 23 Nov 08

Remember how our teachers used to tell us stories of Pied Piper of Hamelin how he lured the children with his enchanting flute tune?

Here's a chance for u to get mesmerized by beautiful flute tunes by our own local Singaporean musicians. Details are shown in the posters.










Extra information: http://esplanade.com/whats_on/programme_info/french_music_concert_by_the_paris_graduates/index.jsp

Friday, November 21, 2008

Free drumming session gathering on 22 Nov 08?

Looking for some free drumming session this weekend? Look no more as a drumming session will be held on this Sat 22 Nov 08. Please sign up at www.meetup.com to register as a member and rvsp if u guys want to go.

The details are as followed:

HangOut With The Beat Junkies!

Hey Beat Junkies!!!!!!
We are back again for another session of drum happYness..!!!!!!!!!!!
Pls bring your drums that day.....or any other hand percussions you may own as we have some members who do not have their own instrument as yet...so they need our generousity in sharing.


Sharing is caring and the more the merrier... For this next drum sessh...we are hoping to come up with some new beats.

So if you would like to help us in Creating New Sounds..pls share with us some of your compositions as we would love to hear from you. And I strongly encourage those who are more experienced in their genre of music to share with us some of your skills and techniques..this way..the education goes round like a cypher...keeps on turning..
Some of us may be pros and some just amateurs..so let the learning and creating of music carry on...and on...


NOTE:
CONFIRMED AT EAST COAST. MEET AT McCafe ALFRESCO AREA 6PM. TEXT LEONI IF YOU'RE LOST.


Those serious enough..you may want to purchase your own pair of drumsticks as a start. Price ranging from: $8 -$16. Go to Bras Basah Complex or any nearest music store you can find. If you are purchasing,you may want to start on the cheaper ones for practice purposes. We most prob will be showing some drumming basics with the stick-if you are interested to learn,we are willing to teach...See it as an investment for future drum sessions.

For Non-Singaporeans:
If you are taking a cab,just say East Coast MacDonald's to the cabbie. It'll be easier that way...you can take the cab from Eunos Mrt Station. Or if you're from Town(Cityhall),go by ECP to East Coast beach okay...
Pls...I beg you pls.....DO NOT BACK OUT LAST MINUTE okay.... Unless its an emergency,like your cat died or granny sick,family crisis,school project deadline or the President is visiting you that kinda thing..other than that... Pls try to make it once you Rsvped Yes..okay. I gurantee you won't regret it...


Alright then...From Leoni & Asaro,
Peace out Compadres!
Pls contact us if you have questions or even for direct confirmations & directions:-


Date: 22 Nov 08
Time: 1800 hours
Location: East Coast Beach
1000 E Coast Park Service Rd

Singapore

How to find us: "Asaro will be holding the Brazillian Flag."

Link: http://drumcircle.meetup.com/334/calendar/9130643/

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Music News on 14th Singapore Hit Awards 2008 - MediaCorp Radio Network

If u guys are looking for some latest news on a local music award in recogition of Mandarin Pop Singers in Asia, the news on "Singapore Hit Awards 2008" from MediaCorp Radio should interest u guys.

Do come back and check out the video of a live music performance under TCS TV channel 8 by our very own local singer songwriter Sean in my upcoming future blog post. Apparently he was featured and nominated as one of the artist entries for "BEST LOCAL ARTISTE" in Singapore Hit Awards back in 2002.

Now it's time for u guys to read some news on music. Credit goes to MediaCorp Radio Network for the information provided below (Source: http://www.mediacorpradio.sg/)


Singapore Hit Awards 2008

The 14th Singapore Hit Awards was held on 25 October (Saturday), 8 pm at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

Organized by Y.E.S. 93.3FM, co-organized by Channel U, and supported by RIAS, the Chinese pop music event presented awards to outstanding talents including Taiwanese rock band May Day, Hong Kong artiste Eason Chan, Malaysian vocalist Fish Leong and music industry newcomers Yoga Lin, Jade Liu, Joanna Wang, and Wu Jia Hui.
Eason Chan was one of the biggest winners of the night, taking home prestigious awards like Best Performing Male Artiste, Asia Media Award (Male), Album of the Year, and Outstanding Regional Artiste (Hong Kong). Popular Taiwanese rock band May Day, best known for their infectious music and stage presence, won Asia Media Award (Group) and Best Stage Performer. Local singer-composer Tanya Chua was awarded Best Local Artiste as well as Best Composing Artiste.


The music awards also acknowledged promising newcomers of the industry, presenting the Outstanding Newcomer award to local singer Wu Jia Hui and overseas artistes Joanna Wang, Aska Yang, Jam Hsiao, Yoga Lin, and Jade Liu. Up and coming Taiwanese singer Yoga Lin also won POTP (Pick of the Pops) Artiste with Most Chart Hits and Most Acclaimed Artiste of the Year for his fast-rising popularity in the industry.

For more information on Singapore Hit Awards 2008, visit
http://www.singaporehitawards.sg/

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

anugeraHitz.sg - Hitz the Local Malay Music Industry

It is particularly heartening to see that our Singaporean music composers and musicians especially our fellow Malay ethnic group slowly getting recognition by the local media in Singapore. For me, I find that the main focus on the local music industry in Singapore seems to be focussing on Mandarin Pop music. Such occurance on this particular music genre could be due to the major Chinese population staying here. It's not that I find Mandarin Pop music is bad. It's just that I wish that more variety of music genres (jazz, r&b, hip-hop, xin yao, film etc) composed by our own Singaporean music composers could get more airplay in the local radio.

Mind...u...guys. I am also a Chinese if anyone thinks that I am against Mandarin Pop music. Anyway the information below features the collaboration of Composers and Authors Society of Singapore (COMPASS) and MediaCorp in setting up an award show for the local Malay music industry.(Source from COMPASS website: http://www.compass.org.sg)

anugeraHitz.sg
Hitz the Local Malay Music Industry


Singapore, 11 November 2008 – Composers and Authors Society of Singapore (COMPASS), MediaCorp Suria, MediaCorp Radio Warna and Ria, and today announce their first collaboration in the production of anugeraHitz.sg, an awards show that honours the best in the local Malay music industry.

The inaugural awards show also recognises and celebrates the contributions made by the talents to the Malay music industry. Local and international viewers can view the ‘LIVE’ show on Suria and via web streaming at anugeraHitz.sg. Radio listeners can also catch the ‘LIVE’ simulcast on Warna 94.2FM and Ria 89.7FM. The event will be held at MediaCorp TV Theatre on Friday, 3 April 2009 at 8.30pm.


Senior Vice President of Suria Network Programming and Promotions and Eaglevision Production, Mr. Suhaimi Jais says, "Since its launch in 2000, Suria has produced and discovered many local talents, including those in the music field. Suria has always been one of the main platforms for the artistes, composers and musicians to have the opportunity to showcase their talents. The strong cohesion between TV and Radio has garnered the support of more than 240,000 viewers for Anugerah Planet Muzik (APM). We hope to garner the same support for anugeraHitz.sg. Today's partnership with COMPASS is an extension of Suria's commitment to help nurture these talents to their fullest potential. At the same time, our effort will acknowledge the contributions they have made to the industry and community."

Echoing the views, Dr Edmund Lam, Chief Executive Officer and Director of COMPASS adds, “COMPASS is pleased to work together with MediaCorp on anugeraHitz.sg. These awards aim to recognize music, recording artistes and album producers who have excelled. We have seen a revival of the local music industry in Singapore in recent years with the strong support given by the media, especially by Suria, Warna and Ria. They have been critical and indispensable vehicles to promote local music. This encouraging situation is also attributed to the nurturing and promotional efforts of PERKAMUS over the years.”

"Our Malay radio stations, Warna 94.2FM and Ria 89.7FM, have always supported local talents. We introduced Anugerah Planet Muzik (APM) in 2001 as a platform to showcase the best in the Malay Music industry in this region. The Singapore segment has always been an integral part of the event. We are very excited about 'anugerahHitz.sg', an awards show that celebrates and recognizes talented local artistes and music professionals. We hope that this event will be a milestone in the Malay music industry. We look forward to the support of all artistes and music fans here in Singapore and the region", said Ms Zakiah Halim, Vice President of Malay, Indian and Community Programming, Radio Division.

There has been strong support and demand for local music in recent years. Local songs and artistes are regularly featured in the weekly popular charts indicating strong support and love from Singaporeans. It is also a testimony to the immense creative talent in the pool of Malay music professionals.

A total of 10 award categories will be presented during anugeraHitz.sg:

Artis Terbaik (Best Artiste)
Duo/Kumpulan Terbaik (Best Duo/Group)
Artis Baru Terbaik (Best New Artiste)
Duo/Kumpulan Baru Terbaik (Best New Duo/Group)
Album Terbaik (Best Album)
Lagu Terbaik (Best Song)
Komposer Terbaik (Best Composer)
Penulis Lirik Terbaik (Best Lyricist)
Lagu Paling Popular (Most Popular Song)
Artis Paling Popular (Most Popular Artiste)

Submission of entries for the above mentioned award categories will start from 1 December 2008 to 30 December 2008. Songs, albums, extended play (EP) and singles that are released between 1 July 2007 and 31 December 2008 are eligible for entry.

Viewers and listeners are also given the opportunity to decide via SMS for the Top 3 positions of “Most Popular Song” and “Most Popular Artiste” in March 2009.

A special “Lifetime Music Achievement” award will be presented to honour the individual who has made an outstanding artistic contribution and impact to the local Malay music industry during his/her lifetime.

To find out more about anugeraHitz.sg, please visit
anugeraHitz.sg.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Get Your Music Heard At Changi Terminals!

Inspiring music composers seeking to get their compositions of instrumental / soothing ambient music to be heard out there, here's yr chance. COMPASS is looking for talents to send their compositions to be broadcast in our own very Changi Airport!!!!

Credits goes to COMPASS website for the information below:


Get Your Music Heard At Changi Terminals!

Call for Submissions of Instrumental/Ambient Music

If you like your music to be be heard at the Changi Airport Terminals, we like to hear from you!

Singapore's Changi Airport which saw 36.7 million passenger movements for the year 2007, and recently registered an increase of 6.7% passenger traffic in the first quarter of 2008, has agreed to COMPASS' proposal of playing at least 25% of local music at its terminals. This is an exciting piece of news as it not only means that the large number of passengers going through the award-winning airport will be listening to Singapore music, it also means that a proportionate portion of the royalty collected from CAAS will be distributed to the relevant local composers!

So if you have compositions of instrumental/ambient music suitable for palyback at the terminals, please send a copy of the CD to us for selection by CAAS*.

You may post the CD to COMPASS at 37 Craig Road Singapore 089675, Attn: Rachel Wong (CD for CAAS selection)

* Please note that

- music selection process is the prerogative of CAAS
- final selection of music is at the sole discretion of CAAS
- NO queries pertaining to the final selection of music will be entertained by CAAS or COMPASS.


Link: http://www.compass.org.sg/cIndex240.aspx


Friday, November 14, 2008

Artistic Tapestry in Republic Polytechnic - 15 Nov 08

Show Title:
Artistic Tapestry

Date: 15 Nov 2008 (Sat)
Time: 8pm
Venue: The Republic Cultural Centre, Theatre
Ticket Price: Free Admission

First Come, First Served Basis

Artist/Arts Group:
Republic Polytechnic Chinese Cultural Group (Wushu, Chinese Orchestra and Dragon and Lion Cultural Troupe), Indian Cultural Group, Malay Cultural Group and various community groups

Synopsis:
An evening of traditional and contemporary performances by our different ethnic groups woven together into one unique cultural tapestry that reflects us a nation that knows how to have fun without losing sight of our different roots. So come on down and tap your feet and sway to these lively performance as you and your family soak in the energy and vibrancy of our diverse ethnic heritage when woven together defines us as one happy and fun loving nation!


Link: http://trcc.rp.sg/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=95&Itemid=80

Denon DJ Workshop - 14 Nov 08

Looking on how to start DJing??? Check this free workshop conducted by Denon DJ as he shows u the introduction to scratch yr way through music in Republic Polytechnic!!! Below are the details from Republic Polytechnic.


Show Title:
Denon DJ Workshop

Date:
14 Nov 2008 (Fri)
Time:
12pm-1.30pm, 2pm-4pm & 6pm-8pm
Venue:
12pm (RP Student Lounge), 2pm & 6pm (The Republic Cultural Centre, Lab)
Ticket Price:
Free. To register, email your name and details to

trcc_events@rp.sg or u can contact Jocelyn directly for fast reservation of DJ workshop slot through her email: jocelyn_teo@rp.sg


Artist/Arts Group:
Denon DJ & The Republic Cultural Centre (TRCC)
Synopsis:
DJ Technology has evolved alongside with the rise of digital music reproduction. Denon DJ presents how-to sessions with some of the latest digital DJ equipment in the market. Feel the flow and catch the beat with some hands-on at this open workshop!

Link:
http://trcc.rp.sg/index.php?view=article&catid=18%3Areflections-2008&id=100%3Adenon-dj-workshop&option=com_content&Itemid=80

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Replug 2008 - 13 Nov 08

Here's some free concert by our own student music talents in Republic Polytechnic.

Date: 13 Nov 2008 (Thurs)
Time: 6pm
Venue: The Republic Cultural Centre, Studio (Level 2)
Ticket Price: Free Admission
Artist/Arts Group: Republic Polytechnic Replug Ensemble

Synopsis:
Replug Ensemble - a group of really talented singers and musicians who will indulge you with a range of well loved songs in their inimitable acoustic style in the setting of the lounge - a great way for friends and loved ones to chill and lose yourself in the seductive ambience of mellow lighting and soothing sounds.


More information, click HERE!!!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Next Gen Rockers Talentime Camp in SP - Dec 08

Hey guys,


Looking for a music camp to learn music skills to play in a band, watch band performances and even get free food, jamming in the month of Dec08 when u know it's going to be boring to stay at home during the holidays??? Well below is some information for a music camp catering to the public in Singapore Polytechnic:








p/s: Pls note that in the email below, the sender's email and contact no is masked to protect the individual's privacy.


From: peiling yan Subject: Next Gen Rockers Talentime Camp in SP
To: wjvocalist@yahoo.com.sg Date: Saturday, 8 November, 2008, 3:09 PM


Hi,
I am PeiLing from Singapore Polytechnic. I am organising a music day camp in SP from 9-13 Dec.It is a camp targetted at rock/pop bands or aspiring band members. You will get to visit recording studios, talk to experienced bands, learn performing skills that you might not be able to learn outside, and also experience a talentime at the end of the camp!
I've attached a brochure and poster below for more information.
I believe that it's a definitely worth it experience! Bands like
West Grand Boulevard and King Kong Jane are also playing live on the last day.
We are collaborating with the concert "In Rock We Trust", thus loads of other bands will be appearing too! Participants can also get to watch bands soundcheck as well as talk to the bands!


Not forgetting that participants can learn how to play as a band and also have their own talentime experience on the 2nd last day!

You also get to watch the bands soundcheck, something you'll never get to see at concerts!
If you're finding it expensive, let me give you a few reason why it's worth it:

1. The cost of inviting bands to perform and share experience.

2. You get to experience and visit studios in Singapore Polytechnic which is very updated in Singapore. Our studios cost millions of dollars.

3. You get jamming time!

4. We provide lunch and dinner!

5. And if you compare it to outside courses, it is comparatively cheap for what we offer. Just 4 times a week lessons (eg. vocal, piano, guitar), which accounts to 4 hours, cost more than 100 bucks.

You can either contact me, give me a call or an sms at ------- or you could reply my email. :)
ps. It would be appreciated if you could pass the news around and post it up on your blog.



Cheers!
Regards,
PeiLing

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Yamaha Asian Beat Band Competition 2008 - Closing entry - last date: 9 Nov 08

Yamaha Asian Beat Band Competition 2008 is closing their entry soon on this Sunday 9 Nov 08. So for guys interested in taking part in this great competition, be sure to sign FAST!!!

Credits goes to SOFT website (www.soft.com.sg) providing us the information on
Yamaha Asian Beat Band Competition 2008:



REGISTRATION FORMS WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM 25 SEPTEMBER 2008 AT:

1. YAMAHA PLAZA SINGAPURA
2. YAMAHA TAMPINES MALL
3. YAMAHA THOMSON PLAZA
4. YAMAHA FRONTIER CC (JURONG)
5. YAMAHA SUN PLAZA
6. YAMAHA CLEMENTI
7. LEE COOPER BRANCHES
8. BEAT MERCHANTS STUDIO


*Beat Merchants Studio will be giving out 50% off Jamming Services & 25% off Recording Services for all our participants. Valid till 31 December 2008 [Terms & Conditions Apply]

*Please refer to the Entry Forms for Rules & Regulations

*FREE Registration Starts 26 September 2008

REGISTRATION:

1. All entry forms must be accompanied with a passport size photo of each individual band members, song lyrics and registration fee* [Applicable from 1 Nov 2008 – 09 Nov 2008]

2. Registration is FREE from 26 September 2008 - 09 November 2008.

3. Entry forms must reach the following address latest by Sunday, 09 Nov 2008. Late entries will not be entertained.

5. Registration & fee to be paid only at Yamaha Music (Asia) Pte Ltd, Beatspot at Plaza Singapura.

YAMAHA MUSIC (ASIA) PTE LTD (Beatspot)
68 Orchard Road #06-01 Plaza Singapura Singapore 238839
Operating hours:
Mon-Fri: 12pm – 9pm, Sat-Sun 10am - 9pm, Public holidays: 12pm – 9pm
Tel: 6332 0140/42 Fax: 63363787


PRIZES

Grand Prix Award:
SGD $3’000 Yamaha Voucher + SGD $1’200 Lee Cooper Voucher + Various Prizes + Expenses paid trip to Hong Kong for Asia Grand Finals

Distinguished Award:
SGD $1’500 Yamaha Voucher + SGD $800 Lee Cooper Voucher + Various Prizes

Encouragement Award:
SGD $500 Yamaha Voucher + SGD $500 Lee Cooper Voucher + Various Prizes

Individual Awards:
Best Guitarist, Best Bassist, Best Keyboardist, Best Drummer, Best Vocalist, *Best Composer [new]

CONTEST SCHEDULE

Heats:
22 & 23 Nov 2008 (Saturday / Sunday)
Tampines Mall, Open Plaza

National Finals:
06 December 2008 (Saturday)
Plaza Singapura, Front Plaza


Music details on the Yamaha Asian Beat Band Competition:

http://www.myspace.com/yamahamusicasia

Play On 2008: 'Music Saves The Earth' composition Band Competition - Closing entry on 10 Nov 08

Play On 2008: 'Music Saves The Earth' composition Band Competition is closing their entry soon on this Monday 10 Nov 08. For guys interested in taking part to play your original music works in green environment global protecting competition, be sure to sign FAST!!!

Credits goes to PLAY-ON website (http://www.play-on.sg) providing us the information on this competition
:

Registration Starts NOW!
Play the Music, Play the Game, Play On!

If you are between 13 and 35 years old, form a band of 3 - 15 persons and play to the theme of 'Music Saves The Earth'.

It can be a song, a piece of music or an original composition by you!

Simply send in your registration for this Band Event of the Year by 10 November 2008. Registration Fee per band is only $20. Shortlisted bands will be notified by 15 November 2008 for Briefing on 22 November 2008. Grand Finals will be held on the 6 December 2008 at VivoCity.

Completed entries will include:

  1. Completed registration forms submitted to any of the CCs
  2. Full payment of Registration Fees paid - Cheques made payable to "Toa Payoh Central CC YEC"
  3. Upload of demo clip - instructions will be notified by email to the band leader as indicated in registration form

This year, the ratings in WOWTV for the uploaded clips will be taken into consideration for the selection of the finalist bands. Viewers are allowed to rate their favourite bands from 1 November 2008 till 10 November 2008. Uploading of clips for Registered Band starts from 22 October 2008. Quick register today to start accumulating your ratings!

Download the band registration forms here today! Submit completed forms to any of the following venues:

  • Bishan CC
    51 Bishan St 13 S579799
    Tel: 62594720
  • Bishan North CC
    Blk 233 Bishan St 22 #01-126 S570233
    Tel: 64515955
  • Thomson CC
    194 Upper Thomson Rd S574339
    Tel: 62546344
  • Toa Payoh Central CC
    93 Toa Payoh Central #01-01 S319194
    Tel: 62546843
  • Toa Payoh East CC
    160 Toa Payoh Lorong 6 S319380
    Tel: 62567601
  • Toa Payoh South CC
    1999 Toa Payoh Lorong 8 S319256
    Tel: 62596602
  • Toa Payoh West CC
    200 Toa Payoh Lorong 2 S319642
    Tel: 63530577

Noise Singapore Concert Series - 8 Nov & 15 Nov 08

Looking to spend somewhere to ENJOY FREE MUSIC? NOISE SINGAPORE FESTIVAL is back to showcase all our local young talents especially in the music sector! Credits goes to NOISE SINGAPORE website for the write-up below:

There’s no better way to spend your Saturday evenings than with the Noise Plug & Play events at Cathay Cineleisure Orchard! Get your adrenaline pumping with two hours of high-octane music performances by Noise Singapore musicians. The first of two electrifying performances, catch this year’s Noise Apprentices EN-X, as well as past Noise Apprenticeship musicians Richard J, S.P.O.N.G.E and Quasimodo as they bring the house down.

When: 08 Nov 2008, 6 – 8pm

Where: Cathay Cineleisure Orchard


About EN-X
EN-X (pronounced an – ex) which is short for Entity X, is an entity embodied by members from different walks of life, coming together to bring about something even greater than its individual parts; The X symbolizing the reconciliation of the heart and mind, the outer self and inner self, and faith and the soul (as seen by the two lines intersecting at a point).


About Quasimodo
We like jangly guitars, sad singer-songwriters, tambourines, doe-eyed pretty girls, jazz standards, 60's girl groups, dancing till dawn, love songs, Jens Lekman, Botanic Gardens on sunday mornings, Fort Canning Park on weekday evenings, Edith Piaf, Britpop, Audrey Tautou, hyperactive toddlers, hobos with harmonicas, group hugs, behaving like girls at gigs, cult comic books, Noam Chomsky, staying up late the night before recording sessions and falling asleep during recording sessions.

About Richard J
Richard J, born Richard Mark Jansen on August 21, 1989 is Singapore youngest talent extraordinaire to perform in Top Dawg Party twice. Richard J started composing music at the age of 12 and inspired by artistes such as Lil Wayne, Bow Wow, he then moved on to create a style of his own. He began performing at the age of 15, joining street competitions/ Battles, and in 2005, he joined his first Rap Battle as a soloist and came out victorious. With a brand new LP in the works scheduled to release in 2008, this young extraordinaire has so much more to give.


About S.P.O.N.G.E
No strangers to the local scene, S.P.O.N.G.E. has performed at Suntec City, the Esplanade, HMV, and in 2007, they were one of the few bands chosen to be part of Noise Singapore’s The Apprenticeship Programme (TAP) under the tutelage of Nick Chan of Astreal and MUON fame. S.P.O.N.G.E. was set up in 2006, and after settling into the band’s current lineup, they have grown into their unique sound by utilizing elements from a vast range of influences. The band defies traditional genres of music with atmospheric lead melodies, a driving rhythm backbone and powerful vocals. S.P.O.N.G.E.


Website: NOISE SINGAPORE

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