Thursday, October 29, 2009

JAZZ, BLUES & FUNK! * Concert - 13 Nov 09

My thanks to Jennifer Goh the staff from Republic Polytechnic for providing the information and poster of Republic Festival "Reflections 2009" to me.

13 November 2009 (Friday)
Time: 8.00pm
Venue: Republic Polytechnic, Exhibition Hall (E3)
Ticket Price: $15
Festival hotline: Call 6510 3000

Artist/Arts Group:

Rick Smith (Resident Guitarist, Harry’s Boat Quay), Norman Seck (Piano/Keyboards), Colin Yong (Bass/Flute), Rizal Sanip (Drums) and Mandy Gaines (Resident Vocalist, Harry’s Boat Quay)


Chill and groove to a night of Jazz, Blues and Funk music with Rick Smith (Resident Guitarist, Harry’s Boat Quay), Norman Seck (Pianist/Keyboardist), Colin Yong (Bassist and Flautist), Rizal Sanip (Drummer) and Mandy Gaines (Resident Vocalist, Harry’s Boat Quay). They promise an evening of familiar jazz standards and more! Expect the unexpected as musicians whip up exciting improvisations in this Jam night. Come join us and get to play alongside these prominent musicians in this jamming session – show us your groove, impressive solos and fancy improvisations!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A Date with Straydogs and Pest Infested - 6 Nov 09

6 Nov 09, Fri, 7.30pm


Esplanade Recital Studio

Let the good times roll with a reunion concert of two of Singapore’s popular tea dance bands of the 60s!

Straydogs and Pest Infested come together to recreate the old “function” days with their signature R&B and blues tunes, some of which were very much in demand by the local tea dance audiences back in the late 60s and early 70s.

The original hits in this concert repertoire include songs such as Born in Chicago, All Along The Watch Tower, Walking the Dog, It’s All Over Now, Cold Morning, NSU and Freedom among other tea-dance session favourites.

Featuring the following musicians*:

Kiang: Bassist
Terry Tan: Vocals/keyboard/harmonica
Anthony Toh: guitarist
Lim Thian Soon: Guitarist
Hensen Beng: Drums

Pest Infested
Ernie Koh: vocals/guitar/ harmonica
Loo Zhen Hoong: drums
Chris Ong: lead guitars
Tony Cheong: guitarist
David Ng: bassist

*Band members subject to change.

(90 minutes, without intermission)
Ticket price: $25*

Package of 4: $80

*Senior citizens concession: $20

Link: Click HERE

Sunday, October 25, 2009

EML presents PROJECT LIVE - Fri 6 Nov 09

NUS Electronic Music Lab (EML)

EML Presents a night of All New Electronic Music, performed Live in Concert. Previously unreleased tracks, fusing influences from Progressive, Trance, House, New Age, Classical, Hip Hop, Breakbeat, and more.

Join us from 8 to 9.30 pm on Friday 6 November, at the NUS University Cultural Centre.

Admission is free, by invitation only - get yours at

Jon Chong at Love The World Soul Rock Bistro & Bar - 28 Oct 09

Wednesday, October 28, 2009
8:30pm - 9:30pm
30 Raffles Avenue, #02-05, Singapore 039803 (Singapore Flyer)

Truly Original ~ Band of Musicals - 30 Oct 09

Host: Musical Theatre Limited
Type: Music/Arts - Performance
Network: Global
Date: Friday, October 30, 2009
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Library@Esplanade

FREE Performance

Some of the best Artistes performing some of the best original songs.

Vocal, Guitar, Piano, Keyboard, Wind....

ThongYang CHONG
Adith C
Hazel LIM Sitong
Wallace Ang, 洪圣安 (

Artistes from Wonder Of Musicals (Nov5)
Artistes from Lost In Transit (Nov19)


Executive Producer: MTL
Producers: Desmond MOEY, ChiSheng
Venue Sponsor/Partner: Library @Esplanade EPPL
NLB Executive: ThongYang

Stage-Art Director: Desmond MOEY
MC Talkshow Hosts: Honey YEE & Huong TRAN


Saturday, October 24, 2009

Esplanade Presents: A Date with Friends - Encore! A Chinese Talentime Concert - 1 Nov 09

Credits and Synposis credit to Esplanade

Encore! A Chinese Talentime Concert


Esplanade Concert Hall


Chinese Talentime competitions were a big hit in the local Chinese music scene back from the 1970’s to 1990’s, where numerous talents such as Peter Tan, Ye Zheng Wen, Zhang Jin Quan and Cui Xia were first discovered. Hosted by veteran TV host Huang Xiang Qin and He Jie, join us for an evening of familiar evergreen favourites that will conjure up fond memories of the golden era for you and your loved ones!

(120 minutes, including intermission)
$30*, $45

*Senior Citizen Concession: $20

**Package of 4 tickets: $80


Thursday, October 22, 2009

Speech Level Singing technique (SLS) seminar and masterclass in Singapore - 26 Nov 09 - 29 Nov 09

The information on SLS workshop below was sent to my friend Chingmei who runs a local accapella music website.

Jeffrey Skouson, a Master Instructor of the Speech Level Singing technique, will be giving a vocal masterclass here in Singapore on the 28th of November 2009. Speech Level Singing® (SLS) is a technique which makes singing as natural and easy as speaking. Used by more that 130 Grammy winners and developed by Seth Riggs, legendary vocal coach to the stars, SLS produces an effortless, powerful, and expressive voice.

Because you learn how to sing and not what to sing, Speech Level Singing®
can be applied to any type of music. From Opera to Rock; Jazz to Pop; or R
n¹ B. That is why singers who train in SLS have won over 130 Grammys, many
Metropolitan Opera National Council Audition winners, and Tonys for leading
roles on Broadway. SLS has also been practiced by Academy Award winning
actors and industry leaders to perfect their vocal presence and empower them
in speech.

This technique is found to be an extremely amazing way to help get through vocal bridges, and sing through them without the strain and yelling that one used to have when negotiating those notes!

SLS Master Teacher Jeffrey Skouson trains some 150 private students at
Skouson Vocal Studios in Las Vegas. As a Level 5 instructor for Speech Level
Singing and a member of the SLS Instructor Management Team, he has lectured
and taught in Europe and throughout the United States. His clients include a
wide array of pop, country, and Broadway stars, including lead performers in
Mamma Mia, Les Miserables, and Hairspray. Jeffrey was Musical Director for
the multi-million-dollar production of Utah! for two years at Tuacahn
Amphitheater and Center for the Performing Arts in Utah. He currently serves
as the Artistic Director and Conductor for the Red Mountain Music Company in
Las Vegas.

Hope you can come and get to learn about this wonderful technique!

Register online at

Black & White Stories by Low Shao Suan & Low Shao Ying - 23 October 09

Image and Synopsis credit to Esplanade.

The twin sisters Shao Suan and Shao Ying are currently full-time piano accompanists at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (YSTCM). They also enjoy composing whenever the inspiration comes, and they're full members of the Composers and Authors Society of Singapore (COMPASS). In this concert they will share with us their original New Age music on solo piano, and also piano with other instruments The sisters have both sold pop songs to the pop singers.
Shao Suan's songs are:
Chen Yi Yi (Malaysia) - "Collect";
Mink (Japan) - "All My Life";
Vivian Hsu (Taiwan) - "Qin Ai De", translated as "My Darling".
Shao Ying's songs are:
Chen Yi Yi (Malaysia) - "4.7m Kiss";
Suzanne Hsiao (Taiwan) - "Shape Of Happiness";
Jolin Tsai (Taiwan) - "Ru Guo Bu Xiang Yao", translated as "If You Don't Want".

in this concert they will also invite their friends to perform the above selected pop songs with them.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

ALTERNATION (feat Absinthe Garden: Goth art exhibit) - 16 Oct 09

Hi Guys,

I got this information below from Ben the music tutor/director of
NUS Electronic Music Lab. Sounds pretty interesting especially for those open-minded music lovers.

SDAM's first ever Art/photo Exhibition + Party
Host: Singapore Dark Alternative Movement
Type: Music/Arts - Exhibit
Network: Global
Start Time: Friday, October 16, 2009 at 9:00pm
End Time: Saturday, October 17, 2009 at 3:00am
Location: DXO - 2nd Floor
Street: 8 Raffles Avenue #01-13F, Esplanade Mall, The Esplanade, Colours by the Bay
City/Town: Singapore City, Singapore


Join us as we initiate the new wave of goth parties with revival of ALTERNATION, Singapore’s longest running alternative music night on record. Come 16th October, the interiors of DXO will drip macabre, melancholy and madness as befitting its patrons of eternal night. Hosted by Singapore Dark Alternative Movement (SDAM), the purveyor of Singapore’s only dedicated alternative music events, Alternation will feature, no holds barred, the sickest and harshest of Goth/Industrial/EBM from international club circuits. Those familiar with our goth parties will know this, but for the uninitiated, brace yourselves as our resident deckmasters MENTOR (X’ho) and MURDERFREAK unleash fiery inferno upon the dance floor.

Alternation also features a live performance by AESGRADE, local EBM/Futurepop outfit for your aural pleasure.

In addition, we bring you a more gothic goodness in the form of ABSINTHE GARDEN. This art exhibit is a non-profit effort on the part of SDAM to showcase local alternative talents to the general public as well as media. Proudly curated in the Nest of DXO, we have gathered for your pleasure, an eclectic mix of seven active local artists with a penchant for twisted tragedy. When chandeliers cast their sultry glow upon their heartworks, each of them will take you down the road less travelled--if you will but keep an open mind. What the dark and alternative means to each artist converge into the tenet: Marrying the weird and the wonderful with positively no discrimination, while striking contrast to the everyday with wicked relish.

*******$25 Entry*********
FREE FLOW housepour spirits 9pm - 1am

Photographic and artistic works featuring:
- Deadpoet Photography
- Razin Razor Photography
- Nevar
- Abigail Amalton
- Sean Tay
- Shiro Ang
- Diamond Fangs

Aesgrade (LIVE)
DJ Mentor
DJ Murderfreak

Facebook Link: Click HERE!!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Esplanade Presents: Late Nite - Raw Jazz by hanjin - 27 Nov 09

In Nov 2009...Catch our local Hong Kong based singer and music producer "Hanjin" back in Singapore! Well he is definitely someone worth catching with so many credits under his musical belt. Examples like these would probably surprise you:

1. An original song "No Regrets" written for international Mandarin Pop Heavenly King known widely as "Song of God" - Jackie Cheung in 1998

2. Pepsi Campaign
In 2007, Hanjin produced a song for international sensation Christina Aguilera and Korean pop idol, Rain, for a Pepsi Campaign.

3. Music collaboration with a famous Hong Kong Music Artist and actor would know. His infamous acts really have made big sensations...on the female Hong Kong celebrities and the whole music/acting industry. For those who don't know, just be patient.

Well the credits are shown on his website or videos of him. la...I will show you at the end of the post. Enjoy his performances first:

Performance at College of International Education

Performance at Timbre@Arts House - For Jazz Music Lovers - He is performing the original fantastic music piece "Spain" written by the great international USA based jazz pianist/keyboardist legend Chick Corea!!!

Performance in Jazz at SouthBridge with our renowned international jazz pianist Jeremy Monteiro & Hong Kong guitarist Eugene Bao with local musicians.

Here comes the famous Hong Kong Artist "Edison Chen" who was featured in a few music videos with Hanjin. For those who don't know Edison, he is the one huge Hong Kong music artist who got himself into trouble when clips and pictures of him bedding with Hong Kong celebrities were stolen from his computer.

Note that in no way that I am trying to give a bad name on HanJin by featuring him with Edison. It is to show the real fact that even such "famous" artist like Edison work with our local musician like Hanjin. It shows that we have real breed local music talent in Singapore. And I mean REAL music talent!

It appeared that Hanjin worked pretty closely with Edison on rap and hip hop music. Enjoy!!!

Enjoy the music video on HEINEKEN 型人聚音樂會 (some music gathering party)

The video performance shows a Radio Interview @ FM93.8 Live recently at September 2009.

After hearing so much about Hanjin, isn't it time to show our appreciation and support to watch Hanjin live at Esplanade? Start buying the tickets now!!!
Click HERE to buy the tickets!!!
Hanjin's website: Click HERE!!!

Chicken Shack Revival "Live" at Barrio Chino - 16th October 2009

Chicken Shack Revival Band is performing again...but this time round it is at Barrio Chino. Check the details below:

Hey Folks,

Greg here from the Chicken Shack Revival Band. How are u doin?

This comes as a surprise! We've been invited to play a gig at Barrio Chino next Friday evening 16th Oct!

We've got some kick-ass repertoire of soulful music straight from the heart! You'll hear an atomic era inspired tube-tone guitar, Wailin' Mississippi Saxophone aka the Harmonica, supported by a super groovin' rhythm section!

thanks for all the warm support that we have been getting at our past gigs!

See you all there! Spread the word!

Detail as follow:

Date: Friday 16th Oct 2009
Time: 930pm till late
Address: Barrio Chino. 60 Club Street.

Greg Leow

Saturday, October 10, 2009

A Date with Rahimah Rahim - 8 Nov 09

8 Nov 09, Sun, 7.30pm


Esplanade Recital Studio

Come and experience rapture in rhythm with Singapore’s first lady of song, Rahimah Rahim, who rose to fame as a singer in the 70s and 80s. Performing popular songs such as Conga, La Isla Bonita, I’m So Excited and When Will I See You Again along with some of her Malay original hits such as Gadis dan bunga, this talented diva is set to bring the house down with her high energy, powerful vocals and stage charisma.

Also joining her onstage for this show, are guest artists Anne Hussein, Jatt Ali and Hamid from Black Dog Bone who are longtime friends and contemporaries of Rahimah in her stellar career. Together, they will create an unforgettable reunion of harmony in songs such as You’ve Got A Friend and That’s What Friends Are For.

(75mins, no intermission)


Package of 4: $60
*Senior citizen concession: $15


Singing Art with Claressa Monteiro (Jazz Singer) - 4 & 11 Oct 09

Dear Friends,

Be visually and musically inspired as you journey through Asian Civilisation Museum's Collection which evokes a mysterious tale of Asian histories and culture.

Venue: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place, Singapore

Dates: 4 Oct & 11 Oct 2009, 4-6pm, Sundays

Ticket Price : S$58
Price includes MP3 player with personalised compilation of songs and compositions by Claressa Monteiro and her creative team of Brian Benson and Tan Wee Siang, fine wines and a talk with Claressa, Singapore's pre-eminent jazz diva and Music Director.

Booking hotline : SISTIC - 6348 5555
Booking Website :

For more information, please view poster attached.


Showtime Productions Pte Ltd
5A Lorong Telok, Singapore 049018
Tel: 6483 2001

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Full Circle - Musicals Appreciation Series

Brought to u by Musical Theatre Limited (MTL)

Come join 8 young talented singers/actors as they chart life from one's childhood days, falling in and out of love, the joy of marriage to even having children. The stories will be sung and performed by means of musical theatre songs from Tony Award winning hits like Avenue Q and Hairspray! Learn more about how our journey in life is reflected through familiar songs from popular musicals like Mamma Mia! and Rent, and also lesser known ones, like The Wedding Singer and 25th Annual Puttnam County Spelling Bee.
Appropriate for everyone in the family, this will be a perfect chance if you want to sample what's new in the modern musical world.
Admission is free.

Brought to you as part of Musicals Appreciation Series by Musical Theatre Limited (MTL) in collaboration with library@esplanade.


Juzazwan Jumari
Victoria McColl
Shahdon MJ
Dhaniah Suhana
Joie Goh
Dominic Wong
Geri Tan
Tannie Tang

Conceptualised and produced by:
Tan Tuan Hao
Mohamad Shaifulbahri

With the greatest of assistance by our Production Assistant:
Kit Ho

And our maestro on the piano on the day will be:
Leonard Neo
Facebook Link: Click HERE!!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Musicals - Writing Story and Song Seminar (Free!!!)

Musical Theatre Limited (MTL) brings u music workshops about writing musicials. For musicians, it is useful to u even for those who are not into writing musicials. It provides music networking with musicians and singers at the same time u also get to learn tools on how to write songs. The details are as followed given by Desmond MOEY from MTL:

A rare chance to learn and to be happier....
Teachers: Elaine CHAN! ChetWoon! KenLYEN! DezzMOEY! StellaKON! Amazing!

By DONATION (free for Students with ID) ~~ This FREE is Good free stuff! Hosted at The ArtsHouse!


Writing Story and Song
Two seminars conducted by Musical Theatre Limited,

Come and learn from our experienced practitioners,

How to write music and script for Singapore musical theatre.

These seminars are for people who have just started writing/composing musicals, as well as veteran composers and scriptwriters. Panel discussions and hands-on exercises will help you get started on a full-length work or a 15 minute mini musical.

Sat Oct 17 and Sat Oct 24 2009, 2 – 6 pm at the Arts House.

FREE when you sign up for the seminar –
voucher for 1 session of personal mentorship on your new Mini Musical script.

Five Foot Broadway Mini Musicals 2010

Entries close 15 Nov 2009.


Sat Oct 17 2 pm.

Writing The Songs

Songwriting: the Melody and Arrangement - Elaine CHAN and Kenneth LYEN
Writing Lyrics - Stella Kon and Desmond Moey

Sat 24 Oct 2 pm

Writing the Story by Chet Woon.

Cost – FREE to students showing student card. Other participants are invited to DONATE as they wish (Donor gets 2.5 times tax relief)

contact: Audrey Lee [ ]

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Music Project Brought to u by ExpressInMusic - Call for Gaming Music

For those interested parties,
here's another music project for u guys to create original game music!!! Brought to u by ExpressInMusic.

Hi Everyone!
Here's a special call for this project below...specially for instrumental music that you feel is suited for games:


The Occassion: SHOOOT Fiesta. A celebration of Machinima, Games and Metaverse

The Significance of the song:
First 35 submissions for SHOOOT Fiesta 2009 (S$30 for locals and USD$50 for international category) will be waived when submitted through Express In Music.
- Any form of music that you feel is appropriate for games.

More about SHOOOT (http://www.gxleague.c...) and

Advantages for composers:
- Original songs will have the opportunity to be broadcasted and musicians can gain exposure during SHOOOT Fiesta
- A music piece/song will be chosen to be showcased complimentary in 3D avatar
- Participate in Best original song competition
- *Selected composers will be given 1 “Exclusive” project partnership with Express In Music for clients who require game music
- Chance to perform live at SHOOOT Fiesta 2009 in collaboration with Live Virtual Music Performance (Tokyo)
- Top prize to Japan, Tokyo

Language: -

Lyrics: Not Compulsory

Genre: Any suitable for games

Copyrights: Remains with the composer

Licensing Rights: Will give rights for SHOOOT Fiesta to broadcast the song

Distribution Rights: -

Monetary Remuneration: -

Deadline for submission: 18th October 2009 at 2359hrs

You can submit up to 2 entries. Do email me your entries at soon as currently I only have 22 more slots for the complimentary free submission ($30 waived).

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