I am really excited about TAB, the new music bar set to open anytime soon at the junction of Orchard, Tanglin and Orange Grove Roads. And according to TAB’s site -
“…the big idea behind TAB has always been to provide a unique music experience in Singapore. Not just once, but six days a week. Lots of places play host to bands, some with bigger stages than others, but when we looked to find a place where local artists perform their own songs on a regular basis, we came up short. Furthermore, opportunities for Singaporean bands to play alongside up and coming foreign artists and even some of the biggest international names in music are few and far between. Don’t even mention mixing genres in one venue. We believe TAB will change all of that.”
Ambitious? Certainly. But it’s about time!
Already, with Ryan Cabrera and the Album Leaf lined up, TAB is delivering on its promise. But for me, it’s the prospect of lesser known artists setting up a short-term residency in our home town that is giving me chills.
Like Angie Mattson. Angie will be playing at TAB from 3rd to 8th August and she is lovely and talented, a unique combination, and we get her for six whole days!!! Angie was kind enough to answer a couple of my questions ahead of her Singapore adventure.
How did the gigs in Singapore come about?
Keith Tan from TAB contacted me, and I am always up for an adventure, and I liked the concept of TAB so I agreed to come and play.
Get a tattoo or wander around and find some good food, maybe go see the water.
I will be performing solo and each set will be 60 minutes.
Will you be selling CDs and merch at your gigs?
Yes, I will have cd’s and maybe a couple t-shirts.
Any message you’d like to get out there to fans in Singapore?
Please come and say hello after the show. Hang out and eat and drink at TAB.
And so… see you at TAB pretty pretty soon.
Check out Angie’s Myspace.