Friday, March 25, 2011

Noise-Timbre Program Singer-Songwriter Deon Toh Showcase Gigs (26 Mar 11 & 1 Apr 11)

Hi Guys,
I received an email from Deon (Noise-Timbre Program Singer-Songwriter and ex-member of band BarFly in Singapore) about his new album launch "Letters".


Listen to his album here:


If u like what u heard, u can
catch him live in the upcoming gigs:


1) Noise-Timbre Singer-Songwriter Showcase at Timbre Substation (http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=152928394768056)
Date: Wednesday 23rd March 2011 (Past Gig Date)


2) Earth Hour at 313 @ Somerset (http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=195481673818751)
Date: Sat 26th of March 2011



3) Singer-songwriter showcase at Singapore Art Museum (SAM)
Date: Friday 1st of April 2011 (http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=208491252510794&ref=ts)

More information about Deon to be posted up for media release and other materials at later date.

New updates: Deon's interview with Talkin' the Line 



I will also be bringing u guys more exciting music news.
Looking forward to music parties and music album launch invitations from media agencies, musicians and my DJ friends. :)

That's all from me.
Till then Tata!

Music Blogger/Publicist/Promoter/Marketer
AJ

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

"Stories from Wonderland" Album Launch Concert - Tze n Looking Glass (20 Mar 11)


Album Launch Concert: Stories from Wonderland
Band: Tze n Looking Glass
Date and Time: 20 Mar, 8pm
Tix Prices: $16 & $13 (Click on link to find out how to buy tickets)

Enjoy "Stories from Wonderland" Album Concert Trailer



***NOTE : Concert Date is 20th March, NOT 30th March as indicated in the trailer. Tze apologizes for the mistake and any confusion caused.

As u can see, Tze (a Singaporean musician) will be launching his new album "Stories from Wonderland" concert launch on 20 Mar 11.

What makes him pretty impressive is that he is a Singaporean musician who won the semi-finals of International Songwriting Competition (ISC) 2011 through a total of 15,000 entries all over the world. (http://www.songwritingcompetition.com/semi-finalists.html)

So is he and his music worth listening?
Listen to Tze's music from his new album and song covers
in the player below and decide for yourself.

Video of Tze n Looking Glass talking about their music:




About the "Stories from Wonderland Album" album concert

Inspired by the story of Alice in Wonderland, the Looking Glass is a mirror; it symbolizes reflection — we look at ourselves and ask questions of our humanity, rediscover joy, sadness, hope. It is also a portal to new worlds, new possibilities, and dares us to dream. The ensemble plays original music inspired by simple, beautiful every day stories, Asian mythology and more.

A new world fusion sound combining film score, jazz, Chinese, Indian, European classical music. An exotic ensemble of piano, Chinese erhu, Indian violin, saxophone, bass and drums. Each performance features exciting improvisations, blending sonic textures with Bebop, ragas and cool grooves. It's an exciting, spiritual new world fusion journey!

Tze n Looking Glass is Tze (piano), Dai Da (erhu), Lazar (violin), Boon Chye (sax)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

MusicCamp SG (19 Mar 11 - 20 Mar 11)

A music camp will be conducted from 19 Mar 11 to 20 Mar 11.
For musicians, music lovers, singers or music entrepreneurs who are looking
for networking or collaboration, this is a good time for u
to mingle and get to know important music figures in the real
music industries. Further its free!


Details are shown as below (Info. credits to Jerry - founder of The Singapore Singers & Songwriters Meetup Group):

**ATTN ALL MUSICIANS**

If you've got something to share about music, whether it's your song-writing strategy, your band's latest song, how you recorded and released your own album, or just your thoughts on music in general, MusicCamp SG welcomes you!

Featuring special guest Derek Sivers, founder of CDBaby and his keynote,
...
"Musicians and Entrepreneurs"

Come hang out with other musicians and music-lovers to network, brainstorm or just chill out. Performances from 6pm onwards.

Website: http://barcamp.org/w/page/36549236/MusicCampSG


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WHAT IS MUSIC CAMP SG?

Styled along the lines of the hugely successful BarCampSG, Music Camp SG is a brand new event where musicians and music-lovers meet to create, discuss and experiment.

The original BarCamp (http://barcamp.org/):

"is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open / xtremend environment", and "an intense event with discussions, demos and interaction from participants who are the main actors of the event."


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FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE PIGEONHOLE

The Pigeonhole is a book cafe & dynamic arts space run by Rayner Lim & Ave Chan, promoting local NGOs, music, film, fine arts and performing arts.

The Pigeonhole boasts a diverse variety of old, second-hand and rare books on topics ranging from religion to popular culture to botany to politics. Apart from an eclectic array of exciting arts programmes devoted to local independent art and music, the Pigeonhole also serves aromatic espresso, tasty gourmet sandwiches and salads and a globe-trotting range of whiskies, wines, ciders and lagers. The Pigeonhole is proud and honoured to support the good work of local homegrown NGOs and non-profit organizations.

We are always looking for event partners. If you have an idea for an event, whether it's a talk or an exhibition or a performance, drop us a line and we'll make it work!

Blog: http://the-pigeonhole.tumblr.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/the_pigeonhole
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/The.Pigeonhole

E-mail: the.pigeonhole.sg@gmail.com

Address: 52 & 53 Duxton Road, Singapore 089516/7

Note: Most likely I will be arranging to meet up
other music lovers to attend the music camp on Saturday.
Interested music lovers who want to go to the venue 
together, please email me with the subject head
"MusicCAMP SG Gathering".

Email: musicartlifesg@gmail.com

Links: http://barcamp.org/w/page/36549236/MusicCampSG
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=194854413867367&ref=nf

Saturday, March 12, 2011

MUSIC MATTERS: A Bear Fruit Music Workshop (April 11)

An upcoming music workshop will be provided in April
to share and learn how to make music and succeed in
the music industry. Details are shown as below:

Credits Info.: The BearFruit Academy

Calling all aspiring musicians who live and breathe music! Learn what it takes to make it in the music industry!

The National Library Board (NLB) presents ‘MUSIC MATTERS’
– a 4-part Bear Fruit workshop. The workshop aims to bring together young aspiring musicians with a burning desire to share your music with the world! In this series of workshops, Producer /Composer Roland Lim will share tips, tricks, the knitty gritty and the mindset required to achieve success. Learn to develop the right mindset and work ethic to achieve success, relevant and crucial musical skills to make an impact, entrepreneurship skills to make music your career as well as the marketing and law knowledge required to succeed in the industry.

Participants get to perform their songs at a concert after the completion of the workshop, and 1 artist/band will be handpicked to record a fully-produced song with Roland Lim worth $1500!

WORKSHOP OUTLINE
Session 1
Bye Bye NOOB
Developing the mindset
What it takes to be a successful artist
Understanding the music business

Session 2 (with guest speaker Esther Ong)
Marketing 101
Band dynamics
Studying your instrument
How to jam and write effectively

Session 3 (with guest speaker Daniel Sassoon)
Getting into the industry
Music Law 101
Performing 101
Guide to getting good gigs!

Session 4
Planning a release (demo/single/EP/album)\
Pre-production/Songwriting/Arrangement 101
Recording Production

REQUIREMENTS
The programme is sponsored by NLB, so all we’re looking for in you are:
(i) Aged between 15 to 30 years old
(ii) An inspiring musician – as a solo singer-songwriter or part of a band.
(iii) Commitment to attend all four sessions
(iv) Commitment to work on the music project outside course hours

DATE&VENUE
Dates: Saturdays, 2, 9, 16 & 23 April
Time: 2-4pm
Venue: National Library Building.

All sessions except the one on 16 April will be held at the Visitors’ Briefing Room, Level 1 of the National Library Building. The session on 16th April will be held at the Possibility Room, Level 5.

HOW TO REGISTER?
Drop an email to ilyani_suhaimi@nlb.gov.sg by 27 March 2011 with the subject header ‘MY MUSIC MATTERS’ and include the following details:
i. Name, NRIC, Contact number
ii. ONE reason why do you want to join this programme
iii. Website links or mp3s of your music

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Roland Lim
Roland Lim is a Singaporean Record Producer, perhaps best known locally for his production work with local bands For This Cycle, Run Neon Tiger, For Better Endings and Trella. Roland’s work has consistently garnered critical acclaim, including 5 Junk Sound award nominations and winning Live ‘n’ Loaded’s “Best Breakthrough Artist ” with For This Cycle.

Roland is an experienced sound engineer and has recorded for International singers Jonathan Wong ( OMF Music HK ),Pete Hollens( USA ),Joi Chua (Warner Music) and Australian bands such as Arturo Chaos, Mandalay Victory, Dyscord and Make Them Suffer. In addition ,Roland has composed and arranged music for all of The Virts’ (international card flourishing group) videos, including the Top selling ‘ Anaconda ‘ DVD and also TV spots for companies such as CLEAR and MinuteMaid for Australian Music and Sound Design house SongZu.

ABOUT GUEST SPEAKERS

Esther Ong
Formerly a HYPE music artiste , Esther is a fully certified speech level vocal coach and has taught countless students at various music schools . In addition she is also an in demand session singer , having performed with Ministers and Superstars at major events .

Daniel Sassoon
Daniel Sassoon is one of the most well known names in Singapore Music , having been top selling indie pop group Electrico’s former Lead guitarist , A legal counsel with SKYPE by day ,and Guitar Hero by Night , Daniel is a well respected ,highly sought after musician and held in the highest regard by the local music scene, having judged Baybeats 09 and 10 and brings his wealth of legal experience to this workshop series.

This programme is presented by Bear Fruit Academy (an initiative of the National Library Board).

Information Link: http://thecreativeacademy.wordpress.com/2011/03/03/music-matters/

Friday, March 11, 2011

Mosaic Music Festival 2011 Updates (11 Mar 2011 to 20 Mar 11)

Mosaic Music Festival will be happening once again this year
starting from today 11 Mar 2011 to 20 Mar 11.

So have u bought your tickets to watch your favorite acts?
No $$$ to watch ticketed performances?
Fear not! U can catch good acts at Esplanade
concourses and outdoor theatres for FREE here in Singapore!

As for me, I am damn excited to watch Pe'z since
Pe'z (Japan band) will be slashing
their swift musical blades live tonight at
Esplanade Theatre Studio.

Wondering who they are?
Here's some crazy stuff razing over them:


With their genre-defying ambiguity and technical virtuosity, PE’Z must be heard to be understood. – Metropolis magazine (Japan)


PE’Z, who dub their style “Samurai Jazz”, are certainly a phenomenon… (they) use traditional instrumentation to create a contemporary jazz-rock sound. – The Japan Times


A live performance of Pe'z:




Isn't it amazing that music can convey so much
emotions through instruments? Want to watch them live
tonight?

Sorry guys all their tickets sold out!
Regret u didn't buy the tickets
in advance? In future,
its best to buy it earlier
and make it a date with friends!

Enjoy the music acts!

Till then tata!
Oops..the mosaic festival link before I forget:
http://www.mosaicmusicfestival.com/

*Live Jazz & Wine UnLimited...with MARINA XAVIER* - 11 Mar 11

Unwind and dance to the soulful jazz music by our homegrown renowned artiste
Marina Xavier, as she brings up a whole new experience of art and music, at
Singapore's latest art haunt, The Della Butcher Gallery. So come on in, and
enjoy great fun on this magical Friday night!

For more information about Marina, visit her at www.marinaxavier.com

*Live Jazz & Wine UnLimited...with MARINA XAVIER*
Friday, March 11th, 8pm

Della Butcher Gallery,146 Mackenzie Road, Singapore 228723

Thursday, March 10, 2011

SupaflyTV Interview: THE SPOTLIGHT Ep. 2 (DJ KoFlow) 2011

Hi guys


I recently discovered SupaflyTV "THE SPOTLIGHT" video featuring an interview on DJ KoFlow (Singaporean-based DJ) on facebook.


Here's the video interview. Enjoy!
 

 
'THE SPOTLIGHT' is a SupaflyTV web series that features talent who have made their mark as head honchos of their individual craft. Hear from these people how they got involved, experienced and grew over the years to become who they are as artistes today.

Btw DJ Ko Flow will be also launching his EP in March 11!


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