LOWERCASE AND LINCH AGENCY PRESENTS AN EVENING WITH LYON APPRENTICE, GENTLE BONES, LOKIES & LINYING
The year has kicked off and the gigs are coming in thick and fast. A relatively low key event, this stripped down acoustic affair showcased Gold Coast brother act, Lyon Apprentice, as they made their debut appearance in Singapore.
Before the duo took to the stage, three Singapore acts demonstrated local music’s promise even if it might lack experience and finesse still. Both Linying and Lokies sang originals and covers, the former showed a deft touch with a looper and the latter revealed a diva’s vox recalling Freddie Mercury, Rufus Wainwright and George Michael.
New local sensations Gentle Bones had one thing going for them – chemistry. Joel Tan and Daniel Joshua Lee sounded like they have been playing together for years and the blend of vocals, acoustic guitar and cajon was well constructed to embellish the Ed Shereen referencing material. Naturally, the duo performed their iTunes hit – “Until I Die” – despite technical hitches. Keep a close eye out on them.
Lyon Apprentice aka the Lyons brothers were next with Adam and Nathan a decidedly distinctive proposition from the bouncy indie pop of main band Fairchild. Their oeuvre is expansive, intimate and emotionally powerful with the brothers complemented each other vocally as well. Opening with the fragile “Be Careful”, the duo armed itself with atmospheric, innovative song arrangements which made the music bigger than their two-piece set had any right to suggest. The other highlight of the short set was the heartfelt “I Will Find You”. Look out for the debut Lyon Apprentice coming out soon!
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Thanks to Linch Agency for making this review possible.