My thanks toJennifer Goh the staff from Republic Polytechnicfor providing the information and poster of Republic Festival "Reflections 2009" to me. Date:13 November 2009 (Friday) Time: 8.00pm Venue: Republic Polytechnic, Exhibition Hall (E3) Ticket Price: $15 Festival hotline: Call 6510 3000 Artist/Arts Group:
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!
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*:
Straydogs 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*
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 http://www.eml.org.sg/contact
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!
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 http://www.regonline.com/sls-singapore2
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.
I got this information below from Ben the music tutor/director ofNUS 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 Email: email@example.com
DescriptionALTERNATION // ABSINTHE GARDEN
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.
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 celebrity...you 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. Website...is...wait 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 Band is performing again...but this time round it is at Barrio Chino. Check the details below:
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.
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.
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.
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
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 [ firstname.lastname@example.org ] REGISTRATIONS CLOSE 9 October 2009
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 www.creativedigisphere.com
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
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 email@example.com soon as currently I only have 22 more slots for the complimentary free submission ($30 waived).