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 Sarah Cheng-De Winne “Brand New” Album Showcase 

You’re invited to an exclusive showcase on 5th March 2013 at Hood Bar & Cafe, 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm)!

All you have to do is to bring the album Brand New to the venue (physical copies only, 1 per person) and show it at the door for entry to this showcase – or, purchase it at the door:)

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Get your dose of emotive power-chord-driven pop-punk at The Summer State’s much awaited’s EP launch this weekend. Formed in 2011, the young punk rock quintet will perform their latest single I Do, I Don’t, an emotional ballad about unrequited love that will tug at the heartstrings.

Come join The Summer State this coming Sat, 23 Feb 2013 as they celebrate the launch of their Self-titled EP with guests and friends, For This Cycle, Amateur Takes Control, West Grand Boulevard, Godzilla & Trick.Venue: Home Club
Doors Open:… 330pm
Show Starts : 400pm.$12 At the Door
$18 Pre Sale with EP (Only @

Obedient Wives Club – Murder Kill Baby EP launch

The highly anticipated sophomore EP from Obedient Wives Club, one of the brightest upstarts in the local indie scene, will be launched at this gig, 15th Feb, 2013. Expect the band to flesh out live, new songs from the Murder Kill Baby EP, which contains five of the quintet’s fuzzed-out, multi-harmonied, retro-pop tunes. Opening the show are emerging indie-pop quintet, Rocketswan.

Where: Home Club, 20 Upper Circular Road, The Riverwalk

When: 15th Feb 2013, 8pm

Admission: $12, includes 1  drink and entry to weekly indie-rock party Kicks! afterwards.


       BAYBEATS 2013

28 JUN 2013 – 30 JUN 2013

Baybeats is the biggest festival of its kind in Singapore and in the region, promoting folk, pop, metal, post-rock, emo, punk, electro (and everything in between), there is something for every personality. The Baybeats initiative makes sure that there will be a decent amount of exposure to artistes and music alike. A platform for homegrown talents, the top 8 bands from this year’s auditions will be given an opportunity to bare their strength and reach out to a wider audience as they play alongside more successful bands from around the region. Tapping on the success of the Budding Photographers programme, this year we also introduced the Budding Writers programme to reach out to the youth. On top of that, the festival also encompasses a lifestyle component in the form of the Festival Village where local vendors and indie crafters ply their wares to the hip and young crowd.
So reach out, touch faith and rock on at Singapore’s very own alternative music festival, proudly presented by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay.Stay tuned to updates and log on to for band lineups, band bios and song tracks you can groove to.

Baybeats 2013 – 28 to 30 June! Mark your calendar now!


8 MAR 2013 – 17 MAR 2013

Experience A World of Music over 10 days of non-stop concerts from music-makers around the globe. Mosaic Music Festival brings the world to you with a dizzying line-up showcasing a variety of music genres and cultures, presenting both premiering Singapore debuts and returning favourites.

Welcome standard-bearing musical representatives of nuevo tango, straight-up jazz, fusion-funk, alternative rock, ska, R&B, folk-rock, afro-pop, electronica and other genres unleashing a maelstrom of sublime sounds ranging from the brutal to the beautiful, the seductive to the cerebral, and the face-melting to the feather-light.

Take in the sonic cornucopia on offer in the Esplanade’s atmospheric performing spaces—the heart-rousing acoustic arena that is the Concert Hall; the up-close and live Mosaic Club; and the charming and intimate Mosaic Studio. Not forgetting the chilled-out stage at the Concourse, the dazzling Outdoor Theatre on the waterfront, and the introspective In The House get-together space in library@esplanade.

Mosaic Music Festival 2013A World of Music right on our shores.







The Sam Willows will be putting up this Sunday, 27 January, in aid of our upcoming North American Tour in March 2013.  The Tour will take us to two of the biggest festivals in North America – South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, and Canadian Music Festival in Toronto, Ontario. The team will be the youngest Singaporean act to take these stages. Also on the table for the Tour are potential stops in LA, San Antonio and Montreal, so it’s going to be a very busy March!  But while the best things in life are free, boring things like air tickets and accommodation aren’t, and to this end, The Sam Willows will be holding a fundraiser. Our friends from other music acts will be coming down to play a mini-set or two, and The Sam Willows will debut a new song during our own set. The event will be emceed by the very lovely Tabitha Nauser.

Here are the at-a-glance details on the tour fundraiser:

Event Name: The Sam Willows’ Tour Fundraiser: No Sleep Til’ North America

Organiser: The Sam Willows (

Date/Time: 27 January 2013, Sunday, 7pm-11pm

Venue: Beer Market, 3B River Valley Road, #01-17/02-02, Clarke Quay, S179021

Event Webpage:

Tickets: $20 at the door

Closest MRT: Clarke Quay

This coming Sunday, 6 January 2013, Cashew Chemists will be performing live at Beer Market for the launch show. Entry is $5 but a purchase of the band’s EP or T-shirt gets you in for free! Fellow indie bands Pleasantry and For This Cycle will play opening sets.

Tay KeXin [Get Set 就走!] Debut EP Launched on 20/12/2012



Vocaluptuous Christmas Album – Tis the Season (In Stores Now!)

Vocaluptuous is Singapore’s premier a cappella group. With two critically-acclaimed albums, All Wrapped Up and Notes from an Island, Vocaluptuous is known for its fusion of local and international music and rhythms, captivating audiences with its signature lush sound, varied and complex musical arrangements, warm humour and refreshing style.

Vocaluptuous’ smooth delivery and impeccable performance make this another must-have.

14th - 16th December 2012

Celebrating the World into a New Beginning

14th – 16th December 2012

With a myriad of performances that range from traditional ethnic performances, heart-thumping percussion performances to contempory pop, come join us as we celebrate a year well lived and herald the promise of a new year! Spread across various locations within the Gardens, this musical journey features local individual and group performers including Jack & Rai, One Heartbeat Percussions, The Main Wayang Company, Sri Warisan Performing Arts, Ukelele Movement and DJ KoFlow.

Open Mic (with supersixteen)

Calling all singer-songwriters!

Practise your craft, network with musician peers and share your original work at the Pigeonhole’s Open Mic series, hosted by Singapore’s very own supersixteen. (Jowell Tan)!

Each singer-songwriter gets 15 minutes (of fame), exclusive of set-up time. There are 5 slots available each night.

E-mail Jowell to reserve your slot for sessions in NOVEMBER 2012!: jwll.tan@gmail.comJoin the Pigeonhole Open Mic group!

Date: 6 & 20 Nov 2012, 8pm
Venue: The Pigeonhole, 52-53 Duxton Rd

A Do’s 9th Album Release


Remember the husky voice that captivated the Chinese music industry? It’s been a while since we heard from A Do. Although he’s kept a low profile here in Singapore, it’s nice to know that he’s doing well in the China market. Do check out his new album ’9th Time Falling In Love’!

Coffee Morning & Afternoon Tea – Best of the Rocking 60′s II

Jerry N The Neu Faces returns with a slew of unforgettable hits from the ’60s!

Soak in the sweet sounds and rock out as they play the songs of Del Shannon, Tommy James and the Shondells, Sam the Sham & The Pharaohs, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Animals and many more!

DATE: 5 Nov 2012 Mon, 10.30am & 3pm

DURATION: Approx 60 mins


VENUE: Esplanade Recital Studio

TICKET PRICE (Exclude Booking Fee): Standard – S$12

The Great Singapore Sing-along 2012


In 2010, more than 10,000 people gathered at the Marina Bay Floating Platform for a mass-singing event – The Great Singapore Sing-Along.

The 3rd session of “The Great Singapore Sing-Along” is back by popular demand on 3 November 2012!

Once again, we will gather to sing with the accompaniment of the band, with the lyrics projected on the big screen! Expect folk songs, olden day golden tunes, modern popular tunes, dialect songs, new ballads, campus ballads, local compositions, patriotic songs, English classical golden tunes and special medley arrangement of Feng Fei Fei and Deng Li Jun’s suite.

There will also be drinks and food stalls, everyone can eat and sing along the enchanting shore! Each participant will receive a fine song book and a pair of cheering sticks as gift.

We welcome everyone to join us in setting a record of 15,000 people singing together at “The Great Singapore Sing-Along”!

Ticketing: $35, $18 (excluding SISTIC charges)

PAssion Card Members enjoy:

15% off regular-priced tickets (from 1 – 31 August 2012)
10% off regular-priced tickets (from 1 September – 2 November 2012 or while stocks last)


Crazy Christmas 2012

Starring Selena Tan, Adrian Pang, George Chan, Robin Goh, Karen Tan, Judee Tan, Michaela Therese, Vocaluptuous, Hossan Leong and Kumar!

Crazy Christmas is an annual MUST-SEE! 
Catch this year’s star studded cast with a great big band and a bevy of 
dancing gals we like to call the Merry Miss-el’toes. Crazy Christmas gets bigger, better and brighter every year as Singapore’s finest entertainers together with the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Audrey Hepburn and good ole’ Charlie Chaplin bring you song, dance, laughter and love.
This year, we celebrate movie magic as the Silver Screen meets Silver

Catch the family friendly version with Hossan Leong from 28 Nov – 2 December, or the naughty R18 version with Kumar from 4 December – 9 December!

Date: 28 Nov – 9 Dec 2012
Time: Tue – Fri, 8pm
            Sat, 4pm & 8pm
            Sun, 2pm & 6pm
Duration: Approx. 90 mins (without interval)
Venue: Esplanade Theatre
Ticket price: Preview show – 28 Nov 2012, 8pm
                        $97, $77, $57, $37, $17
                        Standard – $117, $97, $77, $57, $37


Please refer to SISTIC’s website for more ticketing details.


S.K. Poon’s Glorious Years Concert 潘秀琼再现风华演唱会

Spend an unforgettable evening with Singapore’s very own S.K Poon, otherwise known affectionately as Pan Xiu Qiong. Join the “Queen of Bass” as she relishes you with her golden hits from the 50’s, along with popular Taiwanese singer Xie Lei and homegrown artist Marcus Chin.

Best known as the original singer of evergreen classic Lover’s Tears 《情人的眼泪》, she is also famous for other popular hits including Book of Life 《家家有本难念的经》, Bali 《岜厘岛》 and Bengawan Solo 《梭罗河之恋》. Over the years, she has released many albums and compilations, and has travelled to many countries to perform.

Don’t miss your chance to catch S.K Poon as she celebrates 55 years as one of Singapore’s most timeless singers.



Date: 18 Nov 2012, Sun
Time: 7.30pm
Duration: Approx. 120 mins (without interval)
Venue: Esplanade Concert Hall
Ticket price: $58, $48, $38
Please refer to SISTIC’s website for more ticketing details

Yesterday Once More – A Variety Special

Yesterday Once More features rare and delightful performances by Tony Quek from The Mysterians, famous Rediffusion personality and Singapore’s Cliff Richard Paul Cheong, Tokyo Square’s Max Surin, the original Elvis impersonator Wilson David, Singapore’s first ever all girl band from the ’60s The Teepees (who will be re-forming specially for this performance), Family Robinson’s Joe Ranjan as well as brothers Mel and Joe Ferdinands from Gypsy. Backed by popular ’70s band Jerry & The Neu Faces, with hosts Larry Lai and Jerry Fernandez, enjoy a nostalgic evening of oldies as they bring you songs such as Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, The Way You Look Tonight, Carolina, I Feel Good, Girls Wanna Have Fun and more.

TIME: 7.30pm (1hr 50mins, including 20mins intermission)
VENUE: Esplanade Concert Hall
PRICE: $28*, $38
Limited concessions for senior citizens: $18*
Package of 4: $130 (includes 4 cat 1 tickets, limited)



Directed by Hossan Leong

Choreographed by George Chan

Starring Tan Kheng Hua, Karen Tan, Brendon Fernandez, Petrina Kow, Matt Grey, Ivan Choong, Rebecca Spykerman, Tim Garner, Juwanda, Hassim, Candice De Rozario, Seong Hui Xuan, Glory Ngim, Mina Kaye, and introducing Peter Ong.

This TONY Award winning SUPER-FUNNY MUSICAL COMEDY explores the pros and cons, the ups and downs as well as the ins and outs of being single. Join our talented cast as they try to persuade our hero, Robert, to do what our Government has been hard selling for years..

Get married! Lots of great laughs and great songs about LOVE. It’s just wonderful how singing about getting hitched or being ditched can leave just about everyone in stitches. This November, make a date with Robert and friends and keep them COMPANY.

Date: 1-11 Nov 2012
Time: Tue – Fri, 8pm
Sat – Sun, 3pm & 8pm
Duration: Approximately 2 hr 30 mins with 15 mins interval

Please refer to SISTIC’s website for more ticketing details.

Down Memory Lane 5 – the Charity Dinner Show that Rocks!

GET BACK to the heyday of pop and rock music of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s! Down Memory Lane 5 is back to entertain and get you on the dance-floor! Catch Mel & Joe Ferdinands, Jive Talkin, Robert Fernando, Vernon Cornelius, Jerry ‘N’ the Neu Faces, Rahimah Rahim, Regina Vadham-Meal, Speedway, John Molina, Michelle Soliano and more, ‘live’ on stage in a five-hour extravaganza hosted by Hamish Brown.

The show’s on Saturday 3 November 2012 at the Orchid Country Club. The party begins at 7pm and ends at midnight. Croon and boogie the night away as you do your bit for charity over dinner! All funds raised will support the work of Caritas Singapore and its Catholic charities.

Book your tickets now to avoid disappointment. Or gather a group of ten friends and get a table. Call Stefanie at 6337 3711 or visit for details.

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