Thursday, March 26, 2009

Hand Drumming Jam with Kelvin Kew - 29 Mar 09

The information below is provided by Kelvin Kew (Drummer Educator in Lila Drums).

Sunday, 29th March 2009, 5pm
Clarke Quay Jetty (outside TCC café)
No experience at all, don’t worry Kelvin will guide you through basic rhythms!Novice players, play with others and build on your playing experience! Amateurs, soak in the drumming mood and apply rhythms you’ve learnt! Professionals, come trade solos with Kelvin and inspire the session!


Lîla Drums
Mailing address
Post Office P.O Box 82
Singapore 911503
Phone/Fax : 63341430

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Late nite - Mi Lu Bing (Lost soldiers) - 24 April 09

Credits of the article below goes to Winnie Chan (Esplanade Staff)

Esplanade Presents
Late Nite
Mi Lu Bing (Lost Soldiers)
24 Apr 09, Fri
Esplanade Recital Studio, 9.30pm

Their mix of youthful, melodic power Mando-pop-rock, easy-listening folk-pop, snazzy songwriting and boyish charm got them the overall champion in MediaCorp Channel U’s 2006 SuperBand contest.

They are Mi Lu Bing (Lost Soldiers) – lead singer/ guitarist Nic, keyboardist Weiqi and drummer Sam – and they have sung the theme and sub-theme songs of hit TV serials A Million Treasures and The Golden Path respectively, and released their catchy, slickly-produced, self-titled debut in 2007 to rave reviews, gold-status sales and a 2007 Singapore Hits Award’s “Best Newcomer Award” win.

Get a taste of great music made in Singapore as the rising pop-rock stars deliver Mandarin and English songs in this first-ever Mi Lu Bing concert!

(60mins, no intermission)

Esplanade Presents
Late Nite





Sunday, March 22, 2009

Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra – Harmony Tour 2009/2010 on 19 April 09

Here's some upcoming news of our Singaporean renowned pianist Lim Yan performing with an orchestra. Guess what? He's going to perform with Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra on 19 April 09!!! Opps... its not the orchestra in New York where dramatic loud and beautiful voices have to be accompanied by such great orchestra. But it's good enough to be considered one of the fine orchestras in Asia....all from Japan ...ranting some "Ahleegaito"... . Let me present u: Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra with its resident conductor Mr Kazuhiro Koizumi.

Poster and other picture details on the concert (courtesy by Mr Melvin Tang of 20Twenty Public Relations)

Still not convinced that u should watch it? Our local pianist Lim Yan's video showcase about the concert should make u think twice.

Lim Yan

Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra – Harmony Tour 2009/2010
Date: Sun, 19 Apr 09
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Venue: Esplanade Concert Hall

TMSO was set up to mark the Tokyo Olympic Games in 1965 and has since grown to become one of Japan's foremost professional orchestras. It has won the Kyoto Music Award and received much international acclaim by performing in many countries including the former Soviet Union, Seoul, London, Berlin, Paris, China, Finland, USA and Beijing.

In 2008, Kazuhiro Koizumi was appointed TMSO’s resident conductor. The multiple-award-winning maestro has also conducted the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London, the Berlin Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Full Concert Programme
Tchaikovsky │ Polonaise from "Eugene Onegin"
Grieg │ Piano Concerto in A minor
20-min Intermission
Tchaikovsky │ Symphony No. 5

Links on the concert information:


Books featuring Mr Kazuhiro Koizumi:

Tixs purchase information:

Friday, March 20, 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009

N.E.R.D on 19 Mar 09 & My Music Practice? (Latest Updates of 15 Mar 09)

N.E.R.D Concert have been postphoned to Fri 20 Mar 09. For those who have bought the tickets, pls refer to the poster on the left for more details.

Here's a concert N.E.R.D for u local hip hop music lovers!!! Featuring in this concert is the famous music duo "Neptunes" who have produced music hits for super musicstars like Jay-Z, Usher, Babyface, Justin Timberlake & Britney Spears etc... . Credits goes to Winnie (staff in Esplanade) who have given me the information about this concert.

On the side note,

Its usually NOT my practice to post music concerts/gigs on the international acts on my music blog since they are usually more well-known by people around the globe than our own Singaporean musicians. Exceptions are that

1. They are freaking good musicians that its a must to see them!!!
2. Event Organisers/Promoters requesting me to put the music gigs/concerts
3. Events which help to build and improve musicianship skills of the local musicians in Singapore
4. Music Collaboration with local musicians

If u guys notice, my focus is on promoting Singapore Quality Music and Musicians.

All good Singapore musicians residing in Singapore or overseas musicians who are Singaporeans, my platform is here for u guys to promote your own music on my blog.

For those who have news/videos or pictures on Singapore musicians & music, do email to me.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Jazz/Pop Music Tutor Available for Teaching

For those looking for a jazz/pop tutor who wants to learn improvisation or real music lessons, look no more as this current music tutor is available to give lessons for those interested parties.

A little Writeup of him:

Tze is a composer/arranger/jazz pianist who has worked on music for film, documentaries, commercial pop, dance productions, theatre, advertisements, east-meets-west fusion, experimental/multi-disciplinary performances, collaborations and has performed for jazz and music festivals; He has performed at various venues including Esplanade, Victoria Concert Hall, University Cultural Centre, Arts House etc. He specializes in teaching improvisation, be it pop or jazz, and also conducts masterclasses for jazz combos, improvising ensembles. He can be contacted at

U can check out his music below

If u are still not convinced, check out his free performance 2molo nite at Esplanade Concourse. Details of his performance are found in the previous blog post.

Cadenzas@Esplanade Concourse - 11 & 12 Mar 09

Below is a performance 2molo nite by my music pianist friend Tze who will performing some jazz pieces with his sax. friend in Esplanade. Below are the details:

Music/Arts - Performance
Start Time:
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 7:15pm
End Time:
Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 9:30pm
Esplanade Concourse
Singapore, Singapore

Tze (piano) and Boon Chye (tenor, Soprano sax) collaborate again on another exploration of jazz standards and originals, drawing from the textures, elements of counterpoint and harmony of classical music, the grooves, riffs-approach of rock and the free-spirited melodic invention, bebop language of jazz Venue : Esplanade Concourse

Admission is FREE

11th March (wed) - 715pm - 930pm
12th March (thu) - 715pm - 930pm

Facebook link:

Academy IG Artiste performs at HSS IDOL 2009 - 12 Mar09

Talk about...Singapore Idol...fever, here's an alternative choice for u. It's HSS IDOL!!! Catch Academy IG artist Yong Ying who will be performing live...What's more...its free!!! Details are as followed:

Come join us at NTU's HSS IDOL 2009 on 12 March 2009.
We will be introducing our new Artiste Yong Ying who will be performing at this event.
Yong Ying was discovered by Academy IG at the Miss Singapore Sweetheart Pageant 2008 where she won the title of Miss Singapore Sweetheart Princess 2008. Since than we have been grooming and training her for the entertainment and modelling industry. Yong Ying is also an undergraduate with NTU and this will be her first public performance. Do join us at this exciting event. Academy IG is also the Official Sponsor for HSS IDOL 2009
If you have dreams of becoming successful in the music, modelling and entertainment industry, you can call us at 67372700 to enroll as a student in our Academy or to participate in Miss Singapore Sweetheart Pageant 2009

The Singapore Singers & Songwriters March Meetup - 13 Mar 09

For those interested in meeting fellow songwriters and musicians or finding a platform to share yr original songs with other music lovers, heres a upcoming meetup organised by some music lover. Those who are interested, do sign up at (its free)

Details are as followed (Note that the contact no is not displayed here as I didnt get permission from the organiser. If u want the no, u know what to do, just become a registered member of :

Park Mall (opp. Dhoby Ghaut mrt)
9 Penang Rd #13 floor
This is a private home or office
How to find us"You can call me at (XXXXXXXX) should you have difficulty finding your way here"
Who’s coming?
44 Yes / 16 Maybe
(no spots left)
Who organized?JerrY

Date: 13th March 2009 (Friday)
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Park Mall (opposite Dhoby Ghaut MRT), Level #13
Venue Sponsor: SOMA (School of Music and the Arts)

We will have introductions from one another and the music we create. After in which, we will proceed on to elaborate some of the projects we have at hand and that I will be able to pass some of these to our music talents. Be it amateur or an experienced musician, songwriter-singer, this will definitely be a platform for us to interact and develop more opportunities for one another!
And if you wish to, you can bring any musical instrument along that day to showcase your talent briefly! The venue itself has a conducive environment with musical sets around actually.
Thanks for all your queries and enthusiasm for this meetup! As this was newly setup about a few weeks ago, kindly allow me some time to make the necessary arrangement.
I look forward to meeting all of you!
I will keep in touch with all through mass-email.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Special Public Speaking and Singing Lessons for March 09 School Holidays

IG Academy is starting some singing and public speaking lessons for kids during the month of Mar 09. Below are some information provided by Jackeline Carter of IG Academy.

Join our express public speaking and singing lessons at special prices this March school holidays. Take this opportunity to help your children improve their speaking and vocal abilities. Classes are taught through fun activities and parents will receive a video showing their children's Before and After Speaking improvements.
Speech & Music - 4 days x 2 hours (Ages 7 years to 12 years)
This programme combines both public speaking foundation lessons and vocal lessons. Your children will learn voice projection, body language, speech construction, articulation, pronounciation and delivery techniques. Both lessons focus on helping your child speak proper English.
Individual lesson - $458 per child
2 children - $390 per child
3 children - $330 per child
4 children - $300 per child
There is a one time registration fee of $20 for each child. However if you print out the $20 voucher and bring it with you during registeration, the fee will be waviered. Please register early to book your choice of time slot.

For more information, log on to or email You may also call 67372700 to speak with our representative.

We are located at 273 Thomson Rd #04-02 Novena Gardens, across from Novena MRT station and next to Revenue House.
If you would like to just sign up for Public Speaking or vocals lessons, please call us for the rates. Call today to avoid dissapointment. We are the only Academy offering Public Speaking for Children in Singapore. Our trainer has a strong command of the the English language and has been a public speaker for many years. She is also a master trainer and has train student teachers at NIE and students at Singapore Polytechnic.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Mosaic Workshops for Month of Mar 09

The long awaiting Mosaic Festival this year is coming up soon in a few more days!!! Interested musicians or music lovers who want to catch and understand more about yr favorite musicians on their music craft or life or even improve yr music skills, these are some workshops and masterclass for u to catch them live face to face!!! Sign up for these music classes to avoid disappointment!!!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Stardust 2009 Auditions till 4 Mar 09!!!

Heres some music and dance auditions from Stardust...till 4 Mar 2009!!! So guys better hurry up and make yr way to the auditions...who knows u might win some cash and prizes!!!


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