POWER OF POP INTERVIEW – HOLLIE FULLBROOK/TINY RUINS

Another music event that one should not miss at the upcoming Singapore Writers Festival is the performance of New Zealand artist Tiny Ruins (aka Hollie Fullbrook). Last time out, Hollie touched Singapore audiences with her gorgeous fragile folk-pop in May 2012 at the Esplanade Recital Studio. Since then, she has Continue Reading

PoP RECOMMENDS: MAX JURY

What makes new music worthy of anyone’s attention? Is it merely the fact that it’s contemporary and in a style and fashion that is popular and trendy? The pop music scene prizes glitzy superficiality over substance of any form to such an extent that the very art and craft of Continue Reading

RALEGH LONG’S GORGEOUS DEBUT IS HOVERING DANGEROUSLY CLOSE TO GREATNESS

I met English singer-songwriter Ralegh Long last year when he visited Singapore and found him to be an unassuming, down to earth chap. You can listen to my interview with Long here. What I particularly liked about Long was the deep commitment to his craft and that he found inspiration from Continue Reading

ORIGINALS SING – ESTHER LOWLESS + DEBRA KHNG

It’s the first Originals Sing @ Artistry on 11th Feb. A special one for me, personally, as the songwriters featured are distinct artists within the Singapore indie music scene. Esther Lowless – I first met when she was fronting Indus Gendi – and whose musical career I have been following Continue Reading

STAGEFRIGHT XVI – CLOUDS & SHADOWS

The songwriters are the future of Singapore music. Make no mistake about that. STAGEFRIGHT is a platform for the songwriter and in its 16th edition at Artistry on Wednesday, 21st January, we continue in our support of the songwriter. Cloud & Shadows aka Andy Philip has a elliptical concept of Continue Reading

GLENN TILBROOK’S SECOND VISIT TO SINGAPORE COMES LABELLED WITH LOVE

Fuck nostalgia! For me, it’s always about the here and now – the singer and the song. Sure, you could describe singer-songwriter Glenn Tilbrook in those terms but that barely does any justice to the talent and wit that this man possesses. As the frontman of 80s ‘new wave’ band Continue Reading

PoPTV: NICHOLAS CHIM PROVES THAT IT’S NOT ABOUT WHERE YOU COME FROM BUT HOW WELL YOUR MUSIC CONNECTS

Forget about how small Singapore is or how you need to sing in the native tongue in order to play overseas, singer-songwriter Nicholas Chim has broken all these rules to find acceptance in Germany!  Well, don’t just take my word for it, check out his Tour Diaries below. Official Site

DEETALK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES

Singer-songwriter Daphne Khoo will be performing at KEEPERS on Saturday, 29th November. Tickets are priced at $25 (with the Wonderland EP) & $20 and can be purchased from deetalk.peatix.com. All proceeds will go to the Singapore Cancer Society. Also featuring guests Dee Kosh, Gareth Fernandez, Gayle Nerva and Nathan Hartono.

STAGEFRIGHT XV | WED 12TH NOV | ARTISTRY | YAP WEI CHIANG

Next up in STAGEFRIGHT XV @ Artistry — Yap Wei Chiang! Wei Chiang is currently an aspiring singer-songwriter and college student. Whenever he’s not busy studying, trying to get to lectures on time, playing Ultimate Frisbee or Dota 2, he spends his time ruminating on life, love and what it Continue Reading

STAGEFRIGHT 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 Continue Reading