Tag: Artistry

ORIGINALS SING: DEONORIGINALS SING: DEON

I first came across Deon Toh as the drummer for Singapore indie rock band Flybar. But when the band split, Deon decided to get up from behind the drums and become a singer-songwriter. I had the privilege of spending time with Deon when he was a finalist in the NAC Noise-Timbre singer-songwriter programme, and I […]

STAGEFRIGHT XVISTAGEFRIGHT XVI

I have a dream. Of a Singapore music scene where the majority of venues feature Singaporean songs. Where Singaporean songs are given the same love as foreign songs. Where Singaporeans are not unduly prejudiced against a song simply because it’s written by a fellow Singaporean. Yes I am biased. It’s true that I love Singapore […]

STAGEFRIGHT XVI – JOIE TANSTAGEFRIGHT XVI – JOIE TAN

Last but not least by any means, Joie Tan will close StageFright XVI @ Artistry on 21st January 2015. I spoke to Joie late last year mainly about her experience building a fan base on YouTube. How did you get started on YouTube? How old were you? I started on YouTube after watching Alyssa Bernal’s […]

STAGEFRIGHT XVI – CADENCESTAGEFRIGHT XVI – CADENCE

Mention the word ‘cadence’ during a music theory class and chances are that panicked students will be racking their brains to recall what that term means (true story!). As highlighted in their bio, #sgindie rock band Cadence explains that it is “a section in a musical piece which creates a sense of resolution, or the […]

STAGEFRIGHT XVI – FYM SUMMERSTAGEFRIGHT XVI – FYM SUMMER

I have been fortunate enough to participate in two assessment panels for NAC’s EP grant thus far and it’s clear that there are more and more talented artists out there in Singapore! And the fact that in the two years that I have been curating STAGEFRIGHT, I have never once repeated a performer means that […]

STAGEFRIGHT XVI – TIFFANYSTAGEFRIGHT XVI – TIFFANY

Nothing wrong with playing covers per se but original music is critical for the growth and development of a music scene we can properly call our very own. This is where platforms like STAGEFRIGHT @ Artistry comes in – to provide aspiring songwriters with an opportunity to showcase their own songs. So if you value […]

20 ORIGINALS @ ARTISTRY20 ORIGINALS @ ARTISTRY

I experimented with 20 Originals performance events earlier this year at a local outlet, which was not perfect but was a good platform to push the novel idea that original music made in Singapore needed to build a fan base in order for the local indie scene to survive. The biggest difficulty was as usual, […]

STAGEFRIGHT XV | 12TH NOV | VERHAALSTAGEFRIGHT XV | 12TH NOV | VERHAAL

Last but certainly not least, Verhaal! Verhaal are a Rock Band formed in Singapore in 2014. Before joining the band, the members had already played on several bands , performing on numerous events/occasions. The band consist of Jeslynn (Vocals), Dominic (Bass), Dedry (Guitar), and Marcus (Drums). The band enjoys writing radio-friendly tunes, incorporating diverse style of Rock and […]

THE LONG AND WINDING ROADTHE LONG AND WINDING ROAD

DON’T SPOOK THE ALPACA! Six months after launching Emo FASCISM at Artistry, I was back to promote the release of #alpacablues EP with The Groovy People in tow. There wasn’t much of a crowd there but I do appreciate the kind friends who took the trouble and effort to demonstrate their support. Much obliged! These […]

STAGEFRIGHT XSTAGEFRIGHT X

Goes without saying that local original music needs more exposure and so I am pleased that STAGEFRIGHT @ Artistry is now into its 10th edition. Tonight, the lineup is – 8.00pm to 8.15pm Che Cereza 8.20pm to 8.35pm Hiroki Sunayama 8.40pm to 8.55pm Richard Philip 9.00pm to 9.15pm The Winged Butter Cats Come on down […]