Saturday, July 31, 2010

USA Singer Songwriter Angie Mattson release of new album "Skeleton Arm" & her performance in Singapore (3 Aug - 8 Aug 2010)

I received news of USA singer songwriter 
Angie Mattson (based in Los Angeles) 
is coming to Singapore this coming August.

What's more is that she will be performing 
in Singapore on a tour for her new album "SKELETON ARM". 

Haven't heard of her? No worries.
Here's some video performances of her for u to enjoy:

Angie Mattson - Thank You - Album Version 

"Her song Thank You was the free
Discovery Download on iTunes
with over 140,000 downloads,
and the videos for Drive
and In Violet received regular
airplay on the Logo Network
after she hosted their music
video show NewNowNext."
(As extracted from the press release by 
music label "Radio Nine Records")

Angie Mattson Music Video - Drive

"Her song Drive was on the
book soundtrack for The Seven Rays,
and she’s had several placements in
film and television on networks like
(As extracted from the press release by 
music label "Radio Nine Records")


Another great haunting song of her below:

Angie Mattson - In Violet


Like her songs?
Then u can support Angie Mattson and her music
by buying her songs. Buy her "THANK YOU" song
for thanking and helping her.

If we learn to thank for the things people have
done for us, people most likely to thank you in future.

And I am sure she will THANK YOU for
allowing her to bring the love of music to touch
your hearts :)
Just click on Angie Mattson picture below to listen to her songs and buy the songs.

Here is also the press release sent to me by Chole of
the music label "Radio Nine Records".


Angie Mattson releases new album,
Skeleton Arm, and visits Singapore

"elevating above standard folkie fare with an adroit mix of six-string feedback, a big tom backbeat, and subtle synth touches" - By Stephen Slaybaugh, LimeWire Store

" experimental folk/pop utopia." - Brandon Lemons, Lemonade Magazine

"..her music is filled with a near erotic intimacy: sparse, atmospheric Americana with sharp, imagistic lyrics, great guitar playing and
a velvet voice." - Neil McCormick, Daily Telegraph

From a thunderous melodic chant to
a gritty rockabilly strut,
Angie Mattson's Skeleton Arm
is cool and sophisticated with
a wild and tender heart.
Angie defies genre categorization
with this inspired work of art.
Co-produced by Mattson and guitarist
Jeff Mendel at Violet Room Studios
in Los Angeles, they confidently
weave jazz, bluegrass, and tribal
elements into a blanket of lyrical
and ethereal folk songs.

Mattson's delivery is calm and inventive,
and her elegant songwriting weaves
heartfelt stories with rich
cinematic images. Stormy vocals
sway from disarmingly intimate to
angelic and soaring as she
tastefully displays her powerful
range. Lush, swampy guitars,
haunting background vocals, and
smoking hot drums complete this
unique and warmly crafted album.

After the release of 2007's
Given to Sudden Panic and
Noisy Retreat, which was
recorded by Nathan Larson
(Shudder to Think,
A Camp) in Malmo, Sweden,
Mattson spent several months
touring the US and Canada
with bands like Uh Huh Her,
Suzanne Vega, Melissa Ferrick,
and Justin Currie.

Her song Drive was on the
book soundtrack for The Seven Rays,
and she’s had several placements in
film and television on networks like

Her song Thank You was the free
Discovery Download on iTunes
with over 140,000 downloads,
and the videos for Drive
and In Violet received regular
airplay on the Logo Network
after she hosted their music
video show NewNowNext.

Already in 2010 she has
had Drive in a Mazda spot
and Cold Soul will be the
song during the closing
credits of the upcoming
thriller And Soon The
Darkness. She plans to
head back out on the
road in summer/fall 2010.

Angie will be releasing
Skeleton Arm on her own
label Radio Nine Records.

Angie Mattson grew up on
Lake Michigan, before one day
deciding to skip town for
warmer temperatures. While on
a sailboat bound for South America,
Angie taught herself to play guitar.

When plans of crossing the Pacific
were fowled by El Nino Angie
moved to Los Angeles to pursue
a career in music with the encouragement of friends
and family..... Angie currently resides in the
Highland Park area of Los Angeles

She will be visiting Singapore
as artist in residence at a new
music venue called TAB.

She will preform every night from August
3rd - 8th.

TAB is at 442 Orchard Road, #02-29, Singapore 238879.
You can find out more details at

Skeleton Arm Track list
1. Bravery
2. Make This Real
3. Mississippi
4. Cool Water
5. Mary
6. Sunday Paper
7. Friends and Weapons

Upcoming shows:
July 30st - Santa Monica, CA, USA - The Apple Store
August 3 - 8 Singapore - TAB
August 12th - Los Angeles, CA, USA - The Redwood
fall tour dates to be announced soon

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SCO Season Opening Gala:Jazz You Up with Jeremy Monteiro (6 -7 Aug 10)

One of Asia’s foremost jazz pianists, Jeremy Monteiro will kick off this year’s Singapore   
Chinese new season with his “Overture in C Major – The Story of Singapore”.
A vivacious piece arranged by Eric Watson, it is certain to jazz up the audience’s mood. Monterio will also premiere Singapore composer Kelly Tang’s new work “Montage: Three Movements for Jazz Piano & Chinese Orchestra”. 

In addition, he will perform “Olympia” to the accompaniment of the other members of the Jeremy trio — bassist Christy Smith and drummer Tama Goh, both accomplished musicians in their own right. The Jeremy trio, SCO guanzi soloist Han Lei and the orchestra will also be playing “Summer Palace”, a wonderful blend of Chinese instruments and Western jazz. 

Other highlights include “Seven Steps to Heaven” and “Asiana”, the latter being composed by Jeremy Monteiro.

Tsung Yeh Conductor
Jeremy Monterio Jazz Piano
Tama Goh Set Drum
Christy Smith Jazz Bass
Han Lei Guanzi
Olympia ,Jeremy Monteiro
Montage ,Kelly Tang
Summer Palace , Kong Hong Wei
Asiana ,  Jeremy Monteiro

6 Aug 2010 (Fri), 8pm
7 Aug 2010 (Sat), 8pm
Singapore Chinese Orchestra Concert Hall

Information extracted from:
Image: Courtesy by Gaylin Tan and Showtime Productions:

Friday, July 30, 2010

SIS Jingle Jam Song Writing Contest

Writing Better Lyrics


SIS Sugar Launches a Jingle Jam Contest ahead of National Day celebrations!

Singapore, 22 July 2010 -- Rolling out its first branding campaign in a decade, SIS Sugar aims to reconnect with Singaporean families and put a big smile on their faces. Using its memorable jingle melody which was first used in the late 80’s, consumers are encouraged to upload their new rendition using any words (as long as it’s melodic and family friendly) to YouTube. The Jingle Jam Contest will use social media with mechanics posted on Facebook, and entries uploaded and judged on YouTube. Additional media amplification is being done through radio talk and PR activities.

Commenting on the milestone campaign, Olsen Ong, Sales & Marketing Manager of SIS, “We are looking to connect with our longstanding customers and develop new bonds with younger Singaporean mothers and their families. We have been an integral part of Singapore’s cooking and baking scene for 40 years and we hope to share even more happy and pleasureable memories with future generations.”

Whatever your singing style, submit your own creative and unique rendition of the original SIS Jingle “Sugartime” and Let Singapore Be the Judge. K-Pop, Hip Hop, Rap, Rock, Sentimental or simply Jazz – the nation-wide search for The Talents, who create the next SIS Sugar jingle starts now.

Mechanics for the SIS Jingle Jam are on Facebook (search for ‘SIS Jingle Jam’ on Facebook or visit together with a list of the exciting prizes to be won. The contest begins now and ends August 27, 2010. Winners will be announced September 1, 2010. Online voting will take place throughout August.

Participants will also have the opportunity to showcase their talent LIVE and win public support on August 7 and 8 at a two-day special consumer event on Palawan Beach, Sentosa. Details for the LIVE consumer days will be posted on Facebook in due course.

# # #

About SIS:

Over its long history with Singaporeans, SIS has continued to drive new benchmarks for quality and excellence reflecting the standards and ethos for which Singapore has become renown. Today SIS supplies more than 65% of all the sugar used in Singapore, the quality raw material of many of Singapore’s most popular foods and drinks. It is just as central to happy life in Singapore today, as it was in 1967.

Moreover, SIS is leading the way to position Singapore as a leading food hub both within Asia and across the world, exporting standards of excellence and products that set the benchmark internationally.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sweet Delusion Music with Pop Shuvit, Saint Loco & The Otherside Orchestra - CANCELLED

NOTE: The Sweet Delusion Music concert have been
cancelled due to unforseen circumstances
Any inconvenience is deeply regretted.

Other music events are still on.
Click on the links below to find out more.

Inch Chua "Wallflower" Album Launch Concert Launch - 30 July 10
July Music Contest: Experience a Piece of Rock n Roll Heaven with Visa and Slash!!!
Ernie Watts & Organamix - Jazz at The Arts House - 31 July 10


Tickets are going presale at $32, door $42. Limited places For tickets, email or sms 83170079

Presenting the 1st ever Sweet Delusion Music (SDM). SDM aims to promote talented bands from all over the world which are not mainstream, rarely or never heard on Singapore airwaves.

This year, we're bringing (Pop Shuvit from Malaysia not coming) and Saint Loco from Indonesia. Both bands are part of the supergroup Project E.A.R, which made their debut in the 2008 MTV Asia Awards in Malaysia.

Saint Loco is a hard rock band based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Comprising of Joe Tirta [Vokal], Beery Manoch [M.C.], Iwan Hoediarto [Gitar], Gilbert Sannang [Bass], Timotius Firman [Drum]. The band released 2 albums with another one releasing this month. Influence by PapaRoach, P.O.D., R.A.T.M, Red Hot Chili Pepper, Linkin Park, Skillet, Lost Prophets expect head banging music. With awards and overseas invitational shows including Macau in their hands, Saint Loco is ready to conquer Asia.

The Otherside Orchestra consists of consists of members Wan, Izwin, Haizal, Rasheed, Angah, Azan, Shah and honorary members Rifal, Batak, Faiz and Izzat, there’s definitely strength in numbers as far as OtherSide is concerned. With such a large group, one is inclined to think their live performances would be impossible to watch. But therein lies the band’s appeal. While Wan, Izwin, Haizal, Rasheed, Angah, Azan and Shah work it on stage, Rifal provides special lighting effects to complement their music. Batak, Faiz and Izzat are in charge of sound, creating and controlling vocal effects. Suffice to say, watching this band live is unlike any other in the scene. “There are many of us in the band, and we have all kinds of sounds – sort of like an orchestra,” explains Izwin about their band dynamics. “But we’re a different kind of orchestra, the ‘other’ kind. So the [band’s] name just made sense.” With an album entitled Electromancetacy out, the band has been gigging non-stop and getting a lot of attention along the way. For a band that has only been at it for a year, being touted as an “It” band is definitely flattering. Izwin says, “We didn’t expect it because it happened so fast. But the scene is growing and people are curious to check out new bands. Besides it helps that we sound different and have so many people on stage.”

Pop Shuvit (cancelled)
Pop Shuvit was the opening act for My Chemical Romance and Tokio Hotel and they were invited to perform at Youth Olympic Games in August. Comprising Moots! (vocals), JD (guitar), AJ (bass), Rudy (drums) and Uno (turntables), the band who got its name from a skateboarding trick of almost the same name began making waves in the local music scene in late 2001 and since then, has had 4 successful releases under their belt and gained a sizable fanbase in Asia notably in Malaysia, Japan, Thailand and Singapore. Known for their adrenaline-packed live shows and eclectic blend of hip hop and rock, Pop Shuvit are being touted as Asia’s leading Hip Hop Rock band.

Monday, July 26, 2010

InSing Interview with Inch Chua - Great Female Singer Songwriter!

InSing Interview with Inch Chua (a great songwriter who have performed in prestigious South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival in USA: Click HERE!!!

Click HERE for her radio interview in LUSH radio channel
Want to catch her live in July?
Check out this link for more information

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Inch Chua "Wallflower" Album Launch Concert Launch - 30 July 10

This talented singer-songwriter Inch Chua
is launching her new album concert in July @ Esplanade.

Among the talented songwriters who
I come across, she is definitely one who
shines and soothes your ears with
her pleasing and heartwarming vocals with
melodious original tunes and honest lyrics.

To be frank, I am pretty much surprised
that even her music album is free to be downloaded.
Yes...its true that she writes original songs and let
people download for free.

But I must salute to her that she does not even
ask people to buy her own music album.

I mean good songwriters put in so much
effort and time to write new songs and produce
new albums. Yet she gives permission for people
to download her songs for free.

U guys can download her music album for free!!!
If you really like her songs and wish to show some support,
you can catch her live in her new album concert launch recital
@ Esplanade in July.

Details can be found below.

SYNOPSIS from Sistic

If you know the music of Inch Chua, you will come to love how she playfully contrasts quirky electronic beats and alluringly acoustic songs with heartfelt lyrics. Join her in this Late Nite outing as she plays her first full length concert, featuring tunes from her debut EP The Bedroom and brand new full-length album Wallflower (both free-for-download and lovingly recorded within the four walls of her bedroom).

This is a show not to be missed as she brings a whole troupe of backing musicians known as The Metric System to add to the festivities! Being the first female singer-songwriter to represent Singapore in both South by Southwest in Austin, Texas and MIDI Festival in Beijing, China, she will be performing songs which melds her love for 60 girl-groups, introspective folk and modern day electronica. Another Esplanade Presents programme

Co-presented by Aging Youth

Buy tickets here!!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

July Music Contest: Experience a Piece of Rock n Roll Heaven with Visa and Slash!!!

Rock icon Slash will be holding his music concert here in Singapore soon.

For those who might want to catch him live before the actual concert,
here's a chance for u to meet him face to face and even take part in a
music contest.

Here's a NEWS RELEASE sent to me in regards to Slash's music news
for music lovers in Singapore:

Experience a Piece of Rock „n‟ Roll Heaven with Visa and Slash
Visa cardholders with the best air guitar performance stand a chance to meet rock icon Slash and win an Epiphone guitar

Singapore, 9 July 2010

One lucky fan will have the rock „n‟ roll experience of a lifetime with a live air guitar concert, a chance to win an Epiphone guitar and a personal meeting with the God of the Axe himself.

Visa cardholders in Singapore will get the chance to show off their best air guitar moves in a competition organized by Visa and LAMC Productions. Three finalists will face off in a showdown before a live audience on 30 July 2010, at Hard Rock Café.
The winner will be presented, by sponsors Visa, LAMC Productions and I_S magazine, with an Epiphone guitar at the Hard Rock Café‟ and will also get to meet Slash during his Fort Canning concert on 2 August 2010. Slash will personally autograph the winner‟s guitar then.

Visa Premium1 cardholders who purchase two or more tickets to Slash‟s concert will enjoy the Early Bird price of $98 per ticket till 1 August 2010.
Meranda Chan, Country Manager for Singapore and Brunei, Visa said: “Visa cardholders are always on the lookout for unique lifestyle experiences. We are excited to offer them the opportunity to live their rock star dreams of performing in front of a live audience and rubbing elbows with Slash.”

Slash is one of the most high-profile rock musicians in the past 20 years, first with Guns „N Roses, and then with his own band, Slash‟s SnakePit, in the 1990s and with Velvet Revolver in 2000. He has worked with Michael Jackson, Ray Charles and most recently with Jamie Foxx at the 82nd Academy Awards.

To participate, contestants simply have to make a purchase with their Visa card from 1 to 30 July 2010. They can then log on to to submit a 30-second video clip of their air guitar performance covering any Slash song from Guns „N Roses, Velvet Revolver, Slash‟s SnakePit or his latest solo album. The three contestants with the most Facebook „Likes‟ will move on to perform live on 30 July 2010. The finalists must bring a Visa card sales slip and their Visa card to Hard Rock Café for verification purposes.

The winner will be chosen by Visa, LAMC Productions and the audience. The closing date for the contest is 28 July 2010.


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