DEON remains one of our great pop-rock exponents in the local music scene. It’s been awhile since we featured DEON here and are thankful that Music Matters Live 2017 provides us with this opportunity as we talked to Deon Toh, the voice behind the band.
You have got to hand it to Deon Toh and his merry band DEON. For the last couple of years, the singer-songwriter has built a steady following at home and made a life for himself and his band as touring musicians. Read what Deon has to say about his latest Continue Reading
All things must pass. But this is not the end of the journey. Deon Toh shares with us his final thoughts on his Tokyo tour.
The tour is done but there are still one or two updates coming in from Deon Toh.
Latest update from Deon Toh in Tokyo. Thus far, we’ve played at three different venues in Tokyo. It has been a real eye opener. Each venue brings a different vibe, and they specialise in different genres. We are lucky to carry the indie rock/pop flag; which has been suitable for Continue Reading
Finally, it’s showtime for DEON in Tokyo – share the experience!
Fourth instalment from Deon Toh’s Tokyo Tour Diary! Read the rest here. 1 2 3
Deon Toh is back with more thoughts about his time in the Land of the Rising Sun… Support. When touring, my group tries our best to research on Singaporean music acts performing within our vicinity. We’ve played to venues packed with strangers cheering for encores; and also played quieter shows Continue Reading
Missives from Deon Toh, now on tour in Tokyo. Here’s the first one … There’s a myriad of reasons why music acts choose to tour; there are also reasons why music acts choose to tour for longer or shorter periods. I’m not going to pretend to know all of them, Continue Reading
Singer-songwriter DEON has just released Oceans Remix, a free to download EP, available at various digital platforms.
The amount of new music releases in 2015 is staggering. And it’s basically impossible to be able to listen to everything out there. But when it comes to Singapore Rock, well then it is possible to almost do just that. Thus, a justification for this list – our recommendations for Continue Reading
Tonight! DEON launches the superb album that is Oceans at The Substation. The lovely Theodora opens at 7.30pm! It’s the perfect way to spend a Friday night!! Peatix Ticket Prices: $25 for entry/ $45 for Physical CD Book & entry (Original Value $50)/ $60 for Physical CD Book, Lionheart T-Shirt Continue Reading
It’s always a pleasure working with singer-songwriter Deon Toh cos the man is genuine, down to earth and serious about his art. His new album is one of the best I have heard in 2015 and thus, it was illuminating to pick his brains for the stories behind the songs. Continue Reading
When one listens to Oceans, it becomes abundantly crystal clear that for singer-songwriter Deon Toh, it’s all about the music. In this digital age, Toh has gone against the grain to approach the album as a viable artistic expression, like in the days of yore. There are eleven one-word titled tracks Continue Reading
DEON releases his 2nd album Oceans on 10th July. iTunes pre-order will begin on 17th June, and physical copies of the album as well as the digital release of the album will happen on the 10th of July. A music video of first single “Summer” will also be released on Continue Reading
Regular visitors to Power of Pop will be aware that my definition of “pop” is pretty wide. But of course, in the context of modern pop (read: vacuous) , that definition becomes somewhat irrelevant for my purposes. Also, if I say “rock ‘n’ roll”, most people will think of the Continue Reading
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 Continue Reading
Only one contender for PoP Album of the Year. JPNSGRLS epitomizes the best hope for the continuing history of Rock ‘n’ Roll even as the tsunami of prefabricated pop threatens to wipe our beloved music off the face of the earth. Nothing remotely hipster-ish about Circulation and thank GOD for that! Continue Reading
For me, this year’s Baybeats is all about people. Watching aspiring musicians grow into great bands and artists and getting the response and acclaim that they so richly deserve. Wishing the very best for them on stage as they take another step towards fulfilling their musical dreams. Last night, I was Continue Reading
Which bands/artists will Power of Pop be focusing on during the next three nights of Baybeats 2014? Friday 27th STOPGAP | Powerhouse 7.30pm SPHAERAS | Arena 8.00pm DEON | Chillout Stage 9.15pm JAIME WONG | Chillout Stage 10.15pm GIANTS MUST FALL | Arena 10.15pm Saturday 28th ENEC.E | Chillout Stage 5.00pm LOST Continue Reading
Three years ago, I first met Deon Toh (second from left, above) when he was a participant in the Noise-Timbre Singer-Songwriter Program and I was the resident songwriting mentor. Since then, DEON has gone from strength to strength and has played all over the place, including last years’ Canada Music Week. Continue Reading
This piece was originally meant for publication in TODAY but due to miscommunication, it never was and so I decided to post it here on Power of Pop. FAIRCHILD/DEON | Home Club | 3rd Jan 2014 That Singapore is now a premier regional hub for high-end music entertainment is Continue Reading
Short notice but for indie pop fans, this is the perfect start to a musical year that should not be missed. The first Identite of 2014 brings together Aussie outfit Fairchild and local heroes DEON. I will be covering the event for TODAY so I hope to see you there!
Some news and happenings from the little red dot. DRU CHEN – FALL ASIA TOUR In anticipation of his upcoming second single “Turnaround” from Intentions EP, Dru Chen and his soulful 6-piece band will return to Singapore to perform two shows, followed by two more in Malaysia and the Philippines. Continue Reading