Sony Music Entertainment Singapore recently distributed a new debut EP release
"第一步 ｜ 第一部" by an upcoming Mandarin band "TKB" in June 2011.
What's more exciting is TKB's upcoming debut EP release launch gig happening
on 30 July 11.
TKB's "黑色相片" & "By Your Side" in the EP release were broadcasted first on Mediacorp Radio YES 93.3FM by DJ Dennis Chew in April / May 2011. Take your time to enjoy these songs below.
TKB's first official release via Youtube "黑色相片"
TKB's first official release via Youtube "By Your Side"
TKB have also contributed their part for charity
with their performance to raise funds for
the badly affected Japan by the terrible earthquake
and tsunami disasters back in March 2011.
Check out TKB's live performance entitled "No.17"
@ St James Dragonfly "Jam for Japan" fundraising event
I must say that they have pretty good sponsors backing them up.
Check out their video with the sponsors and supporters in it:
Their sponsorships and endorsements
include the following:
1) Earthling "the event agent"(band marketing/management)
2) Qwish (official website sponsor)
3) 32Bit Recording (sound engineer/recording master sponsor)
4) IceRockz (x1 free bubble tea coupon with TKB album purchase)
5) Macbeth (apparel/footwear endorsement for TKB )
6) Tattoo Craft (monetary sponsor/all illustration/ all design
7) EZ50 (Venue sponsor for TKB's launch promo show)
Curious to know about TKB?
Check out their biography and journey in music...below:
TKB BAND MEMBERS
Lead Vocalist - Nicole - Her petite frame and her sweet impish smile creates an air of presence & surprises us all with her thunderous vocal range. She commands stage presence through having experienced and performed at various local and international dance congresses and events.
Drummer - Matt - An 'ang moh' Australian who displays aggressive drumming techniques, he has experienced drumming in large performing arenas in Japan, Indonesia and Australia. Matt being the only caucasian in the group, he does add flavour to a mandarin band!
Bassist/Vocalist - Kenny - An experienced performer who has been playing bass and composing since his secondary school days. His playability coupled along with Matt's rhythmic progression, the pair belts out powerful attacking syncopations.
Kenny is the male vocalist and in TKB and raps as well.
Lead Guitarist/Band Leader - Derrick - As the band leader, he drives TKB's movements and fuels the band into accomplishing its current disposition.As TKB's main composer/writer and lead guitarist, Derrick hopes to push TKB further with more refreshing and inspiring music and hopes to create further awareness in the mandarin rock circuit, locally and abroad.
January 2011 - launch of TKB's official website http://www.wearetkb.com/
February 2011 - completion of first studio album "第一步 ｜ 第一部"
April 2011 - first Live Performance @ Dragonfly "Jam for Japan" fundraising event
April / May 2011 - first radio broadcast for TKB's "黑色相片" & "By Your Side" on YES 93.3FM by DJ Dennis Chew
June 2011 - contracted a local distribution deal with Sony Music Singapore for "第一步 ｜ 第一部"
June 2011 - ongoing negotiations with Swee Lee Music Company on instrument endorsement deals
July 2011 - 30th Sat july 2100hrs promo launch gig at EZ50.
Aug 2011-6th Sat Aug 2000hrs Hood Bar '21st SCIM'.
Want to listen more of their songs?
Check out their EP song tracks below:
More information about TKB's EP "第一步 ｜ 第一部" below:
TKB's EP "第一步 ｜ 第一部"
TKB album design stems from the idea of big music from little red dot Singapore.
The little reds from the event posters, CD album inlays, and the disc face all has a red dot which symbolises a made in Singapore produce.
TKB wants to be identified as a band from Singapore with big dreams and our desire to be heard by all, over the continent.
TKB is new and vibrant with our street-style image and self-branded music & sounds.
TKB is unique with an Aussie drummer who keeps the band real tight, a duo female/male vocalist for vocal prowess and a band filled with stage experiences to support main vocalist who is also a performing dancer since young.
TKB is as real as it gets upfront.
TKB would be the first in local mandarin band scene to
hold our own launch event this 30th July sat 9pm at EZ50.
Neil Rd S088804
TKB is up on their website promotions page.
TKB's two songs 黑色相片 & By Your Side are also featured in YES 93.3FM by Dennis Chew in April period.
There are a couple of firsts including being recognized by Sony Music Entertainment Singapore and under their local distribution contract.
And TKB is also proud to present the numerous supporting sponsors and endorsements and a sponsored website.
TKB is spearheading with full throttle for this debut launch event and hope much to be reviewed by 联合早报 and other reporters as well.We hope to leave an impression for the masses who have yet to heard of TKB and to continue supporting this TKB movement.
TKB is a 4 piece member homegrown mandarin rock outfit whose musical direction summons an array of dynamic rhythms, energy and suspending melodies. The band composes and arranges all of their music, stemming from individual member's influences.
Their newly released album "第一步 ｜ 第一部" is a reflection of a truly Singapore produce. As the album title suggests, this marks the band's first step into mainstream Mandarin music genre and to continuously produce more chapters in the future.
TKB aims to achieve International standard in terms of their music and hopes that this will inspire local youths and homegrown artistes. By raising this benchmark, TKB wants to assert positive energy amongst the local music industry hence creating more opportunities and avenues for aspiring musicians in fulfilling their dreams.
Rock music is not neccessary loud music,but rock music certainly must pack a punch and with every rock music,there is a ballad or two.
Don't hesitate to start on TKB, TKB might just start you up on air-guitar and lip-syncing as soon as u hit the play button.
All Press Media Release Credits: Derrick (Lead Guitarist/Band Leader in TKB)
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