EXPECT AN ECLECTIC ROCK EXPERIENCE WITH THE CHINA BLUE EXPERIMENT AT BEERFEST ASIA 2015

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The China Blue Experiment describes itself as a “blues/pop fusion band with wide reaching influences, eclectic styles and troublesome personalities”, which demonstrates that if nothing else, the duo of Darren Forster and Gordon Cant has attitude in spades. Should be fun to check ’em out! Words by Darren Forster.

Why is it important for you to play in Singapore?
It represents a great opportunity to take our product to an international audience. We would like to the opportunity to (hopefully) impress the wonderful people of Singapore and beyond and would hope that we could establish ourselves in a way that means we can return regular and share our ever evolving musical experience.

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PERTH DUO FOREIGN ARCHITECTS TO PLAY AT BEERFEST ASIA 2015 AS PART OF SWAM

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Foreign Architects are a Perth based duo featuring singer/songwriter Matt Burke and percussionist Andrew Barnett. The duo will play Beerfest Asia 2015 (together with Singaporean and other Aussie bands) on Sunday 28th June. This is part of the musical exchange between Singapore & Western Australian music scenes which has been ongoing for the last couple of years. Thanks to Timbre Music (Beerfest organisers), we got in touch with Matt Burke/Foreign Architects for a short interview.

Why is it important for you to play in Singapore?

This is an important opportunity for us to gain international exposure and start to build a fan-base outside our home city. Singapore is a country we have always wanted to travel to and getting to bring our music to Singapore is a dream come true for us.

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SGMUSO SONGWRITERS NIGHT #03

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Another great opportunity for artists to get their originals heard is the SGMUSO Songwriters Night. Now a monthly event, the re-launch kicks off on Saturday, 28th February at The Barbershop by Timbre. Featured artist will be Tim De Cotta X The Warriors with the open mic segment to showcase Fym Summer, JAWN, Hell Low and Ciao Turtle.

See you there!

SINGAPORE – WESTERN AUSTRALIA MUSIC EXCHANGE (SWAM)

The next stage of the evolution of the Singapore music scene took place on Sunday when two SG bands (Take Two, Gentle Bones) and three Western Australian counterparts (The Brow, The Amani Consort & The Disappointed) played at Beerfest 2014. Before that, there was a casual exchange of ideas between both sets of musicians with the promise of more exchanges and even collaborations in the months and years ahead!

I met and interviewed the three WA bands and found them all to be talented, committed, friendly and easy-going. I intend to do a spotlight on each band in the days ahead together with the audio interview. Stay tuned…

 

TIMBRE ROCK AND ROOTS 2013 [NEWS]

Timbre Music has pulled out all the stops to present its best lineup so far for Rock and Roots 2013. Read ’em and weep (for joy!)

ROBERT PLANT!

PAUL SIMON!

BONNIE RAITT!

JIMMY CLIFF!

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT!

TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND!

Sorry if it sounds like I am shouting but these are five acts to get worked up for – all acclaimed and respected acts in their own right. Personally, I am most excited about Wainwright as the singer-songwriter had released his best album (in my opinion) this year and will definitely be on top of his game when he plays in Singapore. More coverage to come – so stay tuned!

Details:

Dates: 22nd/23rd March 2013

Venue: Fort Canning Green

Official Site

 

 

ROKTOBER!

(Press release)

Germany    has    Oktoberfest.    Singapore    has    Roktober!

Timbre    Music    and    Erdinger    proudly    present    Roktober!,    four    nights    of    pure    undulated    fun    on    20    to    23   October   2011   at   Timbre   @   The   Substation   and   the   car   park   in   front   of   the   live   music   venue.   Back    with    a   vengeance    after    2010’s    inaugural    outing,    the    free    admission    event    spans    more    live    music   performances   over two   separate   stages,   live   match   screenings   of   Rugby   World   Cup   2011,    classic    beer    games    including    the    Beer Pong    Championship    with    celebrity    competitors    and    even    a   (ticketed)   BBQ   buffet.

“We   are   proud   to   say   that   Roktober!   is   truly   a   localised   version   of   Oktoberfest.   Roktober!   is    probably   the   only   Oktoberfest   event     to   stay   away   from   a   Bavarian   band   and   we   absolutely   do   not    propagate   chicken   dancing!     Hopefully   this   gives   Oktoberfest   enthusiasts   something   fresh   to   look    forward   to,   especially   since   we   are   the   closing   Erdinger   Oktoberfest   event   for   the   season.”   says   Mr.   Danny   Loong,   Co-­‐Founder   &   Chief   Creative   Director   of   Timbre   Group.

On    propagating    non-­‐chicken    dancing,    Singaporean    bands    The    Marilyns,    Cheating    Sons    and    Pleasantry    (led by    ex-­‐frontwoman    of    Postbox)    play    along    resident    Timbre    bands    Goodfellas    and    53A    over    the    four   evenings.    Timbre’s    Blues    Summit    featuring    prominent    Singapore    blues    musicians    and    personalities    including   bands    Chicken    Shack    Revival,    Raw    Earth,    Mel    &    Joe    and    members    of    the    Singapore    Blues    Club    are   back    again    on    Sunday    for    an    early    evening    of    blues,   rock   &   roll   and   soul.   This   annual   highlight   promises to   entertain   Roktober!   audiences   and    provide    some    musical    surprises    along    the    wall.    Specially    invited    to   Roktober!    is    also    New    Jersey,   the   ultimate   Bon   Jovi   tribute   band   who   is   well   known   in   every   corner   of   Australia   to   be    able   to   simulate   all   aspects   of   a   “real”   Bon   Jovi   concert.   Even   music   guru   and   close   friend   of   Jon    Bon   Jovi,   Molly   Meldrum   himself,   says   of   them   “They   are   sensational   -­   even   Jon   would   be   proud!!”.    Be   ready   to   punch   your   fist   in   the   air,   hold   your   lighter   up   and   get   ready   for   as   close   to   the   real    deal   during   their   performances.

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POWER OF POP INTERVIEW – IMOGEN HEAP

You’re coming back to Singapore! What was it like playing in Singapore 1st time around?

Well, it was very brief sadly. We didn’t really see much of the town but looking forward to coming back this time and spending a little bit more time there. It was one of the most beautiful concert halls I’ve played in, no doubt I really saw that but it was a flying visit. But on this occasion I might come a couple of days early on my own. The band will join me the day before the gig. I’m also coming back to do a concert called Music Matters on the 26th of May, so I’ll probably spend a few days there then as well. I’m doing a talk and a workshop.

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