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I have not known Nelson Tan for too long but in that short space of time, I have found him to be one of the most dedicated musicians out there in the unforgiving world of S-ROCK. His love and passion for music has led Nelson to cover a whole range of musical styles and formats. After all, I first came across him when he replaced Kenny Png on bass with In Each Hand a Cutlass and neo-progressive instrumental rock is a far cry from the finely-tuned Mando-rock you will find on Nelson’s newly-released solo album, Kyrie Eleison (Greek for “Lord, have mercy”).

Suffice to for me to state that the album is well-crafted and produced and filled to the brim with fine melodies, thoughtful arrangements and instrumentation to satisfy pop lovers, whether or not you follow Mando-rock specifically. For me personally, I am honoured that Nelson decided to cover “My One & Only” in Mandarin and according to the man himself, the translation is faithful to the original lyrics. I will take his word for that.

Nelson launches Kyrie Eleison tonight at Hood Bar from 8pm.

Check out Kyrie Eleison‘s Bandcamp page.

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