I am counting on all you Power of Pop regulars to be at Timbre @ Substation in force to support this landmark event – let’s show everyone that Singapore songwriting is worth the time, effort and $$$! Not forgetting also the Noise music showcases. A good S-ROCK week, all told!

Come up and say hi – take a photo with me and I will post it here on Power of Pop!

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Well, I’m knackered but fulfilled! An early Saturday saw me being picked up by Musical Theatre Limited’s Dezz Moey and Stella Kon from home, as we headed for the Singapore Polytechnic. MTL had arranged a workshop on story and songwriting and for my part, I was to perform two songs live and share a little about songwriting.

By all accounts, it went well. I sang Beyond the Ashes and I Love Singapore and spoke about my songwriting process and before you know it, it was over. Made a couple of contacts (viz. Kate, Chet Choon) and enjoyed Chee Tian’s short 2006 film, Colours. Thanks to Dezz again for getting me involved.

After that it was lunch with Narisa who kindly turned up to provide moral support wherein we discussed matters relating to KAMCO Music, all of which will be announced in due course. Stay tuned! Then off to Bugis Junction to catch local talents at the refurbished Starbucks at the Mall. Dawn Ho and Munir provided a professional set delivering polished covers and Jon Chong performed his excellent originals.

Nick Tan is improving with every performance, stronger and more assured, as usual You being the highlight. It’s been a while since I last saw Ling Kai and certainly she is also coming along nicely. I noticed a marked improvement in her guitar work and among her new material, Someone Sold Me caught the ear. It was also great to meet up with Jeff Miller/Ruth Yam of Starbucks and Harry of Power 98 to make future plans. Exciting times!

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