Does reggae music even exist in Singapore?
Of course it does!!! In fact Bushmen (one
of the Reggae band based in Singapore)
is launching their concert at Substation Theatre
on 15 Oct 11.
After winning the second runner-up in Band Alert Contest
organised by YAMAHA and MTV in 1998, they got
signed with Hunters Records(s) for a recording contract
in 1999. Shortly in March 2000, they released their mini album “RISE UP”.
Check out Bushmen's live cover song performance "Concrete Jungle"
by the late Bob Marley (Reggae's first Jamaican iconic artist figure to achieve international superstardom):
A video on Bushmen talking about music in their lives (featuring music "RISE UP")
“Reggae Singapura” by Bushmen
Saturday 15 October 2011, 7.30pm
The Substation Theatre
Tickets at $18 available at The Substation Box Office
(6337 7800; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Bushmen returns onto the artistic stage with old time 'feel good' hits plus their original fusion of Malay reggae music in a true Singapore style. Whether you are into discovering the talent of homegrown trendsetters or wanting to soak in some nostalgia of the rocking good times, the Bushmen will give you the ultimate reggae experience in their one night only performance at the Substation, home of the alternative and experimental. Join us!
For the band, it may sound strange to most that a reggae band would sprout from an eclectic scene that is dominated by the top 40s and the international arena at large. But for the young members of Bushmen, theirs was a co-existence realised by a common aim when they start performing at the International School of Singapore in 1997.
Taking the assemble on the road, lead vocal and rhythm guitar Izaar, lead guitar Restam, bass guitar Hassan, keyboardist Hairul, drums Sofy, and percussionist Rahman performed live and direct to the masses at local pubs, clubs and restaurants. Harking back to an older generation of musicians who built up their followers by performing live, Bushmen’s popularity soared at venues such as the Nanyang Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, The American School, Youth Park and La Salle School of Arts.
The first steps towards success were embraced when the band placed second runner-up in Band Alert Contest organised by YAMAHA and MTV in 1998. The following year, the group signed a recording contract with Hunters Records(s) and March 2000 sees the released “RISE UP”.
This mini album features five original compositions that are filled with lively hooks and grooves that draw the attention of local and international media and listeners. Track “Don’t you worry” was also featured in the local movie soundtrack “Stories About Love”. To date after the release of “RISE UP”, Bushmen has been invited to work and perform at countless prestigious venues and events.
Check out Bushmen's bio & music link: www.myspace.com/bushmen
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