I have begun to define myself almost exclusively as a ‘teacher’. After all, that’s what I spend most time gainfully employed, with six classes over 5 days over three polytechnics for the next few months. Till end August in fact.
I have ‘retired’ my solo singer-songwriter career and have also stepped away from SGMUSO as well as from organising StageFright and Originals Sing at Artistry.
But I am still restless and hungry to make a difference in the local music scene. As enthused as I am about its growth, I recognise that even as others rise up to the challenge of building up the scene (e.g. Thunder Rock School, Invasion and the Getai Group) and local bands start to develop credible fan bases both here and abroad (well done, The Sam Willows and Gentle Bones) – it is time for me to fill in the gaps where these may appear.
Specifically, in the promotion of the cause of rock ‘n’ roll (which by my definition, includes classic soul-R&B, pop-rock and country-folk) within our local music scene. There are two fronts involved here, documenting the past and aiding the future. Let’s just leave it at that for now.
Before 2016 is done, hopefully, these seeds would have borne some fruit. Keep a close watch.
… still there’s more …