Singaporean musicians pay tribute to Prince

  

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2016 was a fiasco, we lost last year celebrities like Maurice White, Phife Dawg, David Bowie, George Martin, Glenn Frey, Alan Rickman, George Michael and so many others. We were devastated recently by Prince's death that shook us as much as in January with David Bowie's death.

Prince helped to form a new uncompromising, different and new vision through his music, much more than a cultural icon. His songs went beyond criticism which for sure gave him the title of one of the greatest singers of all time with one of the most outstanding and original voices, the owner of a contagious energy, and is important to mention that he was one great musician ahead of his time.
Prince has his place and importance in the music World, simple as that, even after death his place or importance will not be denied. Some musicians from Singapore, who always believed in the importance of Prince in their lives. Here you can read their tribute.
TIM DE COTTA (TAJ, L.A.B.)
His roots came from funk and soul and these rhythms blended with his spirit that was free and wild was the reason why the masses revere his songs. Many artists of this new generation bring with them the best traits of musical genre adopted by Prince and bring to the masses through custom traces of them. Prince's music was so peculiar and incomparable, and yet it was real and overwhelming that surely will be eternalized in the music we hear today and the songs you hear in the future. Its different and controversial personality changed and touched many lives, and even after his death remains to do it. Prince is a legend.
DEAN CHEW (Darker Than Wax)
An age of instant gratification and creativity becomes something entirely scarce Prince was the representative of a group of artists who no longer see as often. It's a shock.
VANESSA FERNANDEZ (Vandetta)
Hear that Prince, a legend of music passed away, definitely is a hard way to start the day. Know that someone who inspired millions of people through his music is a gift that brought joy to the masses, and now he is gone.
MOHAMED HANIS B ISHAK (Spacedays, pictured centre)
Back in Secondary Scholl, I've listened to Purple Rain and 1999, and honestly, my love for Prince came to grow pretty late on, because of all his song the only one that had my total appreciation at that time was "when Doves Cry".
But, Prince's fierce and exploration of love at the most, got me only in NS when my appreciation for him became intense because, from the moment I was feeling distant and isolated, his songs hit me during the nights I spent listening to him. Not only that, his funky songs got me.
It was a heavy hit knowing about his dead last night, and it was even heavier after Bowie's death. Prince was always ahead of his time, his thoughts, intelligence and strong personality. A genius. His music will always follow me as a friend and counselor.
DRU CHEN
Through Prince and also David Bowie, I could explore so many senses and self-expression around the music, and not only that but also sexuality, spirituality, astistry and my own sense of funk. My violin teacher along with him influenced my life directly and show me how to feel good about myself being uncompromising and different. I had the oportunity to meet and to work with Maya & Nandy McCleanand Dr Fink, his former band mates, and it was evident to see how Prince's influence affect them.
Prince is in my way to express myself and every note I play or even in my falsetto, as well as the deep rhythm of funk in my songs. Prince's death made me see life in a different way because it is more delicate than it seems. Do your best regardless of what you do is essential while you can do it.

 

1960

  

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The era of 1960, showered the Singapore people with the melodious music. At that time, various local bands proved their talent with the original compositions and became popular by giving stage performances featuring live and recorded albums successfully. This is the era where the opportunity for the local bands to inspire by the western groups like “The Beatles”, “The Shadows”, “Blue Diamonds” and so on. As Singapore is the home for diverse culture, in this era, A Malay (Malaysian pop) a music style also arose and influenced by British rock in 1960. These bands performed in Malaya language, English language and instrumental music also. Singapore is the fusion of different musical styles, along with the popular music, even urban music also emerges in the region. Before securing the Independence, Singapore merged with Malaysia for a short period. In the year 1961, Malaysian Radio station started a cultural program, “Suara Singapura” which broadcasted in many languages . After getting the great response to this program, the Singapore television started a multi-lingual program in the year 1963, to develop intercultural relations between the people of Singapore and Malaya.

The Singapore local musicians regularly cited Cliff Richard (Sir Cliff Richard, a philanthropist and a British pop musician, who was recognized as one of the British top singers) and started their career by imitating him.
Music scenario of Singapore in 1950
In the middle of the era Radio Malaya(before independence Malaysia is known as Malaya) started a competition and hugs the hearts of Singapore singers and gathered a following in Malaysia and Singapore. In the year 1961, the top British singer along with his electric bands appeared on the Happy World Stadium. This is an era where the instrumental music became popular by the introduction of electric guitar and electric music by the pop stars.
In the late 1950's, the classical composer Leong Yoon Pin provided help mainly to the orchestral and choral works by his collections, this marked an introduction of choral music and the formation of the Youth Choir, which laurel internationally. Various other foreign performers proved their talent in Singapore including “Rolling Stones” also. The youth was more attracted by the Cliff Richard's performances and began to prove themselves with their own bands. The local performers are in the initial stages, and not having proper training for playing instruments and music, most picked up music as their profession and later they practiced and imitated the top singers.
Popularity altitude
During World War II music platform changed to a new direction and strengthened. The Japanese troops were entertained by these local music bands during their war period. This made the local bands to prove themselves and made music as their occupation. With the experience gained in the Vietnam War, where the local bands performed in their military camps, and in dance halls and performing in many other different venues , made the local singers to sign to the recording companies and even signed with television and radio also. As there was demand for the popular British and Americal songs, the local bands covered them and later released albums also.
Musical sequences at the end of the era
At the end of the era, there is a decline in the local music performances. When the Singapore freed from British after 140 years, there is a decrease of foreign troops entering into the country, in addition to this the government campaign begun and rejected to degenerate the influence of external culture. For many reasons the popular bands disbanded, and because of the sequences raised at that time many musicians shifted to other National Services and some settled down and taken music as their profession. One can say that this is the most significant time for the musicians to get popular and they never get a chance to regain to get the same popularity.

 

Rock The PoP And Shake the Break

  

Rock The PoP And Shake the Break

Singapore has different communities and different music cultures which range from western music to classical music. For a long period, Singapore is the center of the music industry. In the year 1960, many people were inspired by the Western music and in the year 1980, many pop industries entered into Singapore and developed several recording companies. Live music bars in the Singapore are worth seeing bars where the acoustic singers and the live band groups play their roles across the venue for the whole night. There are live bars for Jazz, blues, rock and pop music.

One cannot deny that the entertainment at night bars in Singapore is very interesting and gratifying. There are different varieties of music , one can choose according to their taste. Here are the recommendations for the music spots which offer great choices and takes the music lovers to the other world of heaven.
Timber @ The Substation
Timber at The Substation is a live music bar where all the music lovers have to visit this bar. This bar was ranked in the top position, and offers food, drinks and live music for reasonable rates. The timings and the live performance schedule were given for the weekdays, so it is easy for the customers to choose and visit the bar according to their taste. The best live bands like Goodfellas, 53A and Hubbabubbas are also showing their excellent performance by taking part in this bar. The bar serves different delicious cuisine to satisfy its customers. Some of the cuisine of Timber includes seafood Pizza, buffalo wings and roasted duck pizza. Along with the delicious cuisine this bar has its range in serving hot and soft drinks like Champagne,Mocktails, Cocktails, draught beer and so on. There is no dress code to enter into the bar, but there are few things to be noted before stepping into the bar. One should need 18 years to enter into the bar. This bar is not air conditioned and fully packed on weekends. Keeping all the things in mind the customers can visit the bar and enjoy the live fun.
Crazy Elephant Bar
Crazy Elephant Bar is the right place for the real Blues lovers. This is the place for Rock ‘n' Roll blues music. Wednesday and Saturday are the special days for the wonderful performance of the rock bands in Singapore in Elephant bar. To entertain and to attract its customers the Elephant bar plays humorous and witty jokes. There is one more attraction in this bar on Sundays, i.e the customer can perform on the stage. The bar authority welcomes all the interested customers to take part stage performance. Elephant bar services are good and fast and very friendly towards its customers. Elephant bar provides a pleasant atmosphere. The bar provides air conditioned indoor sitting where one can enjoy the Singapore river. The bar supplies a variety of soft drinks like mocktails and juices and hot drinks like whisky, cider and so on . Along with hot and soft drinks it serves starters, chips,beef burger and so on. According to the schedule allotted by the bar authority the live bands play from 22.00 till late night. There is no dress code to enter into the bar. The bar chargers very reasonable rates.
Hood Bar and Café
Hood Bar (in photo) is the best enjoyable place for original music in Singapore. The Hood Bar authority manages to bring talented singers and also songwriters on stage every night. This bar is famous for art theme which the pictures are visible on its walls. Hood Bar is centrally located with delicious food and live music, so it is the home for the party organizations and special gatherings. The atmosphere of the bar is very comfortable and relaxed. This bar offers different hot drinks and different cuisines. This bar is located in Bugis, which is the best place for shopping. Hood Bar offers its customers excellent and attentive services. Live performances are scheduled so the customers can visit according to their taste. There is no dress code to enter into this Bar.
Choose according to your taste and enjoy the live music in Singapore.

Edward and its Magnetic Zeros

  

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The Edward Sharpe and its magnetic zeros have started their music career before ten years, but it seems that their album up from below which was inspired by love of summer has been released recently only. Edward who is a preacher who was sent to save the world by its love was formerly only a singer in lead of a dance group Ima Robot and Alex Ebert which was formed during his work spell at rehab. While on the other side the magnetic zero was result of end of Jade Castrinos and their musical troop who have already released three of their masterpiece which were highly inspired, and apparently espousing by the countercultural that was once so much blooming and was spirited in 60s.

The recent release of the group white is far different from the records they have previously made is PersonA. Among the lot of differences the main is the absence of female voice in the album as the group lead female singer Castrinos departed. Also it is the first album that Ebert and the co. has produced outside the Los Angeles and at the place where Dave Matthews and Tom Waits used to record that is in Piety Street Studio of New Orleans. It is also the first since group is formed when the whole band of 10 members has composed and written the song of album together inside the studio. Group this time has not experimented or invented any new method by the musicians of band but has focus on something that will be refined and more as artistic.
PersonA is the album which is of seven minutes and starts with the `Hot Coals'. The track on which it plays is similar to `Crazy' than to `Home', it was the track which actually brought this band to recognition. In end of 2015 the teaser of PersonA was released about what was coming, it is also a small token showing the collection of artistic skill of band as `Hot Coals'. The album is a greatest hit as still it is clap worth as it shows love for one and others also enlighten the world consciousness by preachy songs.
All this type of his work is balanced by the songs which are softer and are intimate ('Somewhere', 'Free Stuff', 'Let it Down') as they focus more on the voice and the lyrics which Ebert sing other than the music that plays in background. The sound of the album may not be appealing to most of the fan that exist but for the one who loves the band's tunes which are quieter and mellow (like debut album ‘Brother' and ‘Desert Song' and the second one `Here'). It is like album which the fan were waiting for after `Here' and is that one which captures all essence that band has released previously but this time it is with much substance and very little of psych-folk obviousness.
Ebert has said that since he has stopped using his name Edward Sharpe on the cover of album, he has killed the messianic modify ego that he was having from long back. It is like his rebirth and the PersonA is the band's new style signal and also can be reason for the creation of new base for fans.

 

Old School Singapore Music

  

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The release of the first musical keyboard of Singapore with ethnic local sounds has been announced. The players at Korg, one of Japan's makers of musical instruments has coupled with a local Japanese distributor to create the instrument. City Music Co. Pte Ltd is this Japanese distributor partnered with Korg. Thanks to the popularity of electronic keyboard and their vast array of instrument sounds from the western world has put the traditional keyboard design all but obsolete. There are not that many people that are familiar with the traditional music instrument and this helps to reduce the popularity of the traditional keyboard.

The idea of Singapore's local traditional ethnic sounds being forgotten was just something that could not be allowed. This was the same thought that Korg shared and as they say great minds think alike, hence the collaboration and the creation of the new fashioned keyboard. Singapore shares three different ethnicity, Chinese, Malay, and Indian. It took the duo of companies approximately a year plus, working with musicians, studios and engineers, to develop the sound of the traditional instrument along with the many different music styles.
The keyboard as referred to as the Pa600SG and this start of the art keyboard boast an expansive database of quality musical sounds and realistic support that make it best to use at home or during a performance. With over three hundred and sixty music styles preloaded within and more than nine hundred sounds that can be fully edited, the Pa600SG is based mainly off the Pa600 that is also created by Korg.
The instrument is also preloaded with over forty different styles of music and thirty one traditional musical instruments. The styles preloaded on the keyboard are all native styles that are generated from the three ethnic groups that make the country. This includes the Cak Lengpong, Gu Zheng, Mridangam, Pi Pa, Dholak and Angklung. The Pa600SG is the owner of a seven inches color display, touch screen and for sound amplification it is equipped with two fifteen watt speakers. The keyboard is equipped with a variety of features and some include four stereo effects master along with the ability to playback files in MP3, KAR and MIDI formats.
For the first time in history, the Republic Polytechnic School for the Arts has collaborated with City Music Co for the City Music's SG50 initiative. Piano, Strings, Brass, Percussion instruments and woodwind are some conventional tones that have long been established in keyboards with very powerful functionality. The music you enjoy today was shaped by these same conventional sounds. There is a lost in interest of some of Singapore's local heritage as it concerns music and with the introduction of the Pa600SG's vast array of local and traditional musical sounds and styles it is the hope of the collaboration that it will help perverse the half a century musical style and sounds of Singapore's history. The keyboard was designed to help with the promotion of Singapore's local music styles. It was also design as Singapore's own musical keyboard. The two companies have shared that they designed the instrument to provide the best traditional musical sounds and music styles that can be used to capture the authenticity of Singapore's traditional music diverged from the country's three ethnic groups. This is the first time that the Chinese, the Malay and the Indian ethnicity has been combined in such a way to provide a bit tradition. This is an idea to ensure that the tradition in terms of the Singapore music stays current or at least relevant, even if it only stays relevant in the minds of the Singaporeans.

 

Manfred Lim

  

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Manfred Lim, or as known as MYRNE, is a Singaporean music producer which often heard this day. He has launched an amazing track release on 2015, like Horned-rimmed Glasses, Artisan, and Croix. His mainstream goes to the electronic local underground scene. He has released his EP (referred to Extended Play) on October 2015, under recording label of Mad Descent entitled Softsins. This EP has made his name climbed up to the top row of Singaporean music artists and DJ.

His big name has been captured by media and make a lot of people interest coming up for him. Also, he has pulled an anxiety of Ryan Hemsworth and Slow Magic to test his ability in music as a DJ and a newly risen beatsmith. His already big name doesn't make him to just sit and relax on his kingdom of fame. Otherwise, he also busied to produce a lot of tracks, including solo and a collaboration with a lot of artists on this couple of months. Anxious? We can see his bustle activity through his SoundCloud pages.
He also made a new EP under Buygore, a Los-Angeles based record label. This EP entitled Fundamentals, containing four tracks which he has made a collaboration with many risen producers from around the world. These are their list: Fzpz from Singapore, Revazz from Washington D.C., Gill Chang from North Carolina, and Holly from Lisbon. This EP is going to be easy to recognize and be cool on the dance floor.
A smooth blend of R&B, future pop and mainstage energy, MYRNE garners fans in both the realms of easy listening and heavy bass alike. His energetic live shows, coupled with his years of classical training has planted him at the forefront of electronic music's newest wave. MYRNE said that this EP has something interesting, that the audience can clearly hear the different style and the influence of each producer on every track. Here are MYRNEs impression for every track of his new unreleased EP:
Flexion - Collaboration between MYRNE and Fzpz; MYRNE said that this track has motivated him to get this EP into a motion. Fzpz has influenced their collaboration to create an atonal synth and an epileptic beat. Chasm - Collaboration between MYRNE and Revazz; This track is brilliant, dominance by rhythm and heavy hitting on synthesizers. He said that Chasm always be a “restroom” tracks for a lot of time when he has to become a DJ, due to its dynamical changing every minute, which will not make everyone get bored. Pretty Things - Collaboration between MYRNE and Gill Chang; This track is said to be slower in the tempo than another usual track of MYRNE because he has inserted the concept of changing the negative space to become an energy lift up. That's better than filling whole space filled with sound, he said. The last track comes up with Rackhead - Collaboration between MYRNE and Holly; Holly has produced a ton of tracks, that he has uploaded as much as 165 tracks in full length. MYRNE said that he is a “Production Monster”. He's really eager to know what kind this track of their collaboration would be like since he had put a lot of experiments on it. And the results are racks, with the bit crusher, the distortion, and the cabinet, which from it has come to the idea for their title of this track.

 

KIDS, The band

  

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On a Friday night in March, by 8:30 pm and I was at Legendary Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles eagerly awaiting the restoration of Florida rock / emo band further seems forever. I moved from Singapore through the international date landline, and it took me 15 hrs and over 14,000km to reach the sunshine state, only to watch their performance of their second album which they did with Jason Gleason, my favorite singer. With the local opening band, in fact swelling crowd now as the band close to their musical heroes. "I wonder who these are" kids," My concerts partner that night joked with me about the next band, with the impression revealing the meaning of the two questions. I smiled patiently as he makes more jest about their names.

I know nothing of them, and I know that you can get me acquainted with them. Soon, the curtain rises and standing at the center stage are six youths who are ready to give us a demonstration. Then they started playing -At a point, we realize that these children are more than their name can show. The rock band independent of South City Beach Fort Lauderdale, Florida, KIDS was established on friendship, sealed by brotherhoods, and are joined by music and creativity. Since it was established in 2012, with Josiah Sampson Matthew Barrios (drums) Christian Gonzales (Guitar) and Joshua Diaz (vocals / bass), the band has been expanded to include keyboardist and percussionist AJ woomer and Donald Johnson the trumpeter. In 2011, the original band of brothers –who are already friends and co-jam for a number of years - decided to separate from one another as their musical journey reached a crossroads: Emotions as if they were losing their authenticity, and they are the first to question the purpose and meaning in music which is supposed to bring joy -.
And afterward would they say they were simply proposed to follow Convention? The inquiry concerned the checking of their instinct for answers; and when they at long last met weeks after, each characteristically realized that they would not move in the opposite direction of what they knew that they generally cherished. The Band talked their mind in a meeting with Ground sounds in 2015: "they all had the same thing to say: You can't stop being who you are. Regardless of how any of us has grown up; we will dependably compose and play the music. We can't stop that. If not professionally, we will remain craftsmen until the end of our lives. "and making a citation from Picasso that included how they feel ("All youngsters are craftsmen, the issues is remaining a craftsman when they grow up "), their prevalence as kids was energized by the craving for aggregate articulation of honest to goodness opportunity of workmanship, to take the authentic adoration for their specialty and music and offer with genuine people."We do what we love, and if it implies that we are conversing with individuals, so wonderful, "Diaz replied during a 2015 meeting with MySpace, "and, if not, we will in any case be upbeat.”
I don't know anything about the kids when they made that big appearance and had not heard any of their tunes before their introduction implied that all these new ears have had no trust. In this way, as the principal harmonies of "Man on the Moon filled the room; I understood that this set will be something uncommon.
Music manipulated by Adventure
Children, in general, are quite mindful of their own and wrapped in different dimensions of thought, they often march to the beat of their drum. Like children, to revive the passion for their art is meant to do things their way. Although in spite of many musical influences shared between the band, from the country to 80s – even an element fundamental to all, loyalty "life", as shown by Sampson in 2013 interview with The New Times Broward Palm Beach - the heart of all that, they only wanted to be authentic, to be like themselves.
After receiving attention at the beginning of 2013 for their first EP, Sink or Swim (especially this excellent music video under the correct name of a song), the band wanted to do more to "Translating feelings into music" and "to convey the feelings, rather than just sound or story. Diaz explained the process that finally set the course for the creation of their new album. "Whenever we write, we confine ourselves in in an isolated place, and the impacts are that our sound is as authentic as possible. They want their music to be influenced by adventure; then they went on adventures. If they want their music to be inspired by the mountains, then they went to the hills. "
In summer 2013, the band entered the weekdays-trip” crossing the pines In Chattanooga, Tennessee, in the mountains of northern Georgia, checking for inspiration, using the turn experiences sentiments, all arrangements to offer life to tunes that were made. Different things like outdoors and climbing Appalachian Trail ", the four searched for refuge and asylum in a hotel in Hawk Mountain, Georgia, where they have to "lose correspondence with the world, and to dodge them, with them."Where, They Also saw "spaghetti praiseworthy Western films and Kung Fu calm "while conforming a kind of creating" oval (essayist) Robert Frost and researcher Henry David Thoreau "."This is wonderful," said Gonzales In a suitable contribution in 2015 meeting with All Access Music, "Leaving our lives full and devastate reality ... create a tune with his associates as could sensibly be normal, you can't hint at change than some other. "
Band owes quite a bit of their time
In the wild, to guarantee that there is no experience not checked and prepared. "art implies the elucidation of genuine encounters, "they contemplated," We constantly; so we write constantly. The views of the mountains always seems to boost particular kind of song the time when we all were competing with others for the Appalachian Trail, running and jumping boulders, gaps, and holes the feeling of abandonment that there must be when jumping over a waterfalls, or sliding down on a natural rock slide ... all they did on this trip made it into the records. ""We could not wait to get into the studio." Barrios said continuation of enterprise on the band's narrative The Making of Costa Rica, "the nervousness that we are going to Chattanooga and seeing.
All that we have done we are blasting ". The entire band appeared to lead itself not as artisans, but rather Storytellers: remaining some time recently. The crowd with the desire to share their stories with anyone who is ready to listen - and most of the audience that had sit up slightly straight to show that they are attentive audience it was a great treat to watch them again; It was easy to see that they love their songs as they enjoy playing them with us, not how many times you may have done in the Tour. Members of an account set up to meet him, even when their music voices weave the fabric of the room, so many things happening immediately: the beat of the music, the heads nodding to the rhythm and turning on the quality or launching a mixture of different materials, fingers and fists flying, feet hardly stay still. The Experience is too much to contain at a yet it is, especially appealing to many cloying - in fact, I am enjoying everything all.

Evolution of UB40

  

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Many people are confused with British pop band UB40. The first version of the band was disbanded when lead singer and vocalist Ali Campbell quit the original member group to seek a brand new solo career. In 2013, Mickey Virtue, the lead keyboardist and Astro, the lead percussionist joined Ali to form a new band named We Are UB 40. Tickets purchased for UB40's live performances will actually be performed by We Are UB 40 members. The new group has one original member of the UB40 cast. There is some legal complication behind the change in group name but many are not concerned as long there are good music produced.

The 2nd reincarnated UB40 version headed by the three group team live up to their expectation as they put up a wonderful and amazing Saturday night performance at Marina Bay Mastercard Theatres, back in 2016. The trio was supported by a seven member band and they put up a glorious performance for two full hours filled with reggae music with a mix of fusion pieces. They went from their past golden chart topping music right to music materials from a brand new album called Silhouette.
The opening was full of energy and dynamism. UB40 started the evening performance with a lovely cover of their 1991 hit song, followed by the wonderful melody of Chi-Lites and Homely Girl. The group's main 3 member team and the seven member band played their respective instruments with extreme precision. Jaunty grooves accompanied the songs that pierced right through the soul. Perfect equilibrium was maintained for the rhythm of each song. The concert presented a revitalized and renewed UB40. In the concert, they updated many popular 80's music materials with modern patches and at the same time preserving the original tune and flavor. This new UB40 version was delighted to carry on the name of the band. They had lots of fun on stage and long queues can be seen outside the drink counter. Every single member of the audience had been enjoying with them.
Astro shouted a question asking the member audience whether they were having a great time. Everyone screamed “Yes” in agreement and threw their support physically by raising their hand high up. Red wine was almost spilled on the table. The band's latest materials were pleasing to the ears. Silhouette was a great cover as well in the classic segment. However, the most popular song is from their Labor of Love album. Campbell showed his affection to the audience by screaming the he wants to listen to louder cheers, before starting on the many hit songs such as Cherry Oh Baby.
The band enjoyed commercial success by re-producing existing music and songs. They have also many original covers in their production room such as Fijian Sunset. Cyber Bully Boy, a new song as well received heartwarming reactions as it is about lead singer Campbell's past experience of being bullied by the original member of the UB40. Despite the harsh meaning behind the songs, the band never displayed any grouses publicly and continued performing with class.
The highlight of the performance was specially booked for the finale which includes “I Cannot Help To Fall in Love”, Red Wine and Kingston Town. UB40 had a very huge avid fan base and many could not believe their own eyes to see their musical heroes on stage giving their best. Even only 3 authentic members present, it was as close as anyone can get to UB40. It does not matter which band name they select, it will always be clear UB40 will resume their career and glory by making a good name within the reggae and pop music scene for many years to come.

 

Getai Group

  

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It was in 2015 when Timothy De Cotta, Carmen Low as well as Lionel Ang discovered the Getai Group. They have exerted so much effort in trying to pursue the local arts as well as the music world to its new ventures. This group has made it to the top all the time whenever they join some events like the Getai electronica, Getai Holidays, Getai Mash+Ups to name some. Their viewpoint is very inspiring, since it has been focused on reaching the Singaporeans and make them believe and love all their original arts. It has persuaded to see them lured to more than 10,000 who have attended the local centric and other alternative themed events for the previous years.

The Getai Group is even eager in attending some concerts and parties, even those that were thrown at a beaten path venue. Their efforts never stopped and so do their rigid programming, even if it has slowed off, however, they have fueled a healthy and well appreciated culture in boosting the Westernized community. The discussion has focused on the passion of the Getai Group's co-founder and they're one of a kind bassist Tim De Cotta. How everything has been built together, their objectives, their dream, the challenges that they have gone through, how they faced the Getai Soul in 2016 and the dependable individuals behind their success.
It was Tim who courageously talks about how the Getai Group started. He took back the people to where they began. As he tells it all, Getai Group is an outcome of a soaring struggle and hard work. It was Getai Electronica that took them into the limelight. It was their very first big event that they were not familiar with and never expected things to be that big. During those times, Lionel Ang as well as Carmen Low who planned to put up the Lepark had a chance to be involved in the TAJ that happened in January. It was a show that the group is conducting at the Esplanade Waterfront Stage. It was for the benefit of a show entitled All Things New. They fell in love with it right away and then move towards the rooftop show. Tim just said yes to this show without even having second thoughts, he uttered.
How did he feel about it? It was a mixture of probabilities as well as the chance to have an added experience as well. But the truth is that, it may have been noted down if it occurred over a year back, since Tim never knew who they were in the first place, he also didn't know about the predictions as well as the sources they have had. However, there was something that just enabled him to pursue the event and say yes. They exchanged phone numbers and after a week's time, Tm went to the Lionel to the rooftop of the People's Park Complex. This is where they have been blown away. How about the primary Getai Electronica event took place? TAJ has been an apple of the eye, said Tim. To this day, they are still considered as a family as they released their debut EP a week back prior to the Getai Electronica event that occurred on February 7 of 2015.
There was also a realization when he was on the rooftop. He has thought of if it will just be a mess to just have a particular band with the use of an incredible place, particularly with the city skyline sight. So he came up with a mini concern, it was a ghetto style for 5 bands to join. It was from 5pm-10pm. He contacted who he thought will work perfectly for this show and in 2 days' time, he got confirmations from Disco Hue, GIF, Spacedays, TAJ as well as the The Good Life Project. All of these take place just 1 week before the said event. It was just so simple to promote the show that will be held at the rooftop to anyone. It has been so basic for me.
Tim, Carmen and Lionel banded together to pull over their means as they come in contact with the F&B, marketing and sounds, however, they did not really do so much and before they knew it, the rooftop party was just spreading all through the social media. It was all because of the Coconuts as well as the Bandwagon who took up all of it. They are the ones that spread the news to the other online editorials and through social media. It was very surprising how soon the people were able to take the news and more media are asking about it through their online portals. It was just so surprising, knowing that all have been roughly prepared and it was just all a Do It Yourself preparation.
They were all shocked at that point, knowing that they have used the basic tools, which they carried. They also just use some crates to complete the stage setup, all of the musicians who joined us carried the crates and stacked all of them as well. It was just all basic, from the concepts to the execution of the musicians who joined them. It was just a joyful event knowing that they did what they have to do under the heat of the sun. They also do the setup of the stage and at that point in time, they do not have any idea of what is in store for them. However, there has been a belief in what they do. Who would think that a DIY event like this will gather more than two hundred people at the onset of the night. As the night went on, there were more than a thousand people all relaxing and enjoying the night. It was just so amazing to see them having fun with the groups.

 

Dick Lee tells how to be True Blue Singaporean

  

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Dick Lee is a famous music icon in Singapore. In an interview conducted for the 938 LIVE's Bharati Jagdish that it took him some time to build the guts to say that the music he wrote is based on a Singaporean concept. Dick Lee is one of the finest music icons in Singapore. He is a singer and a songwriter. One of this famous songs is entitled Home. It was written and released twenty years back, but still it is being sung by most Singaporeans to this day. In fact, it has become among Singaporeans. He has been in the music industry for over forty years and to this day he is still significant in terms of composing the pop music, national songs and scores for musicals. To this day, he is also working in the fashion industry, he works for events management and advertising companies.

It is just that he says he is sorry for the upcoming projects and the musicians must do to succeed in a competitive global market. However, he started to relay about his background as an artist and how he started in the business. He added, for him, growing up has never been simple, it was not a bed roses. As a teen, penetrating the music world and pushing through the pop culture back then is still not allowed. There was a big hindrance with regards to the negative aspects of the Western culture. He added, if you want to pursue rock music, it wasn't possible, then, since it was linked with drugs. If you wanted to pursue the pop culture, you must also be involved in some heavy metal music along the way. Did you push through with it? He eagerly says yes. He did and his parents were suspicious of him them. Rock concerts were banned during those times and so do with long hair. These cool things back then are all unlawful.
But is it the challenge that made him push through with his career in music? Somehow yes, he uttered. There is just this rebellious feeling in his and it never stopped him from pushing through with the music that he likes the most, even if he must go through rough times. But why did he say that it was hard back then? Is it because of his parents? Is it because of the judgmental minds of the people? He simply answered yes without elaborating his answer. But how did he able to go through the times when his parents are suspicious of him and doesn't want him to go through those unlawful kinds of music trends then? He simply says that he just did what he must do in a secretive manner. That made interesting for him, he added. This was during 1970s. It was just after the big music boom in the 1960s. He added, to this day, you can still say that it is still the golden age of Singapore pop music genre. It was when the local bands are everywhere with fans screaming for their music, then it just disappeared through time. That must be because of the National Service.
What is the National Service and why did he think that it may be the reason for it? It was around 1970-1971 when he started to work on his compositions and there was nothing to start with. All of the bands are nowhere. They must have rounded up all of the kids, their hair might be cut short and they might be placed in the army. It is truly hard to find, out why they are all broke during those times. The recording industry might have died just like that. When he started to be in the big music world, he started to write some music. He may be perceived as weird or as a freak back then, people may start to ask why would anyone write songs if this is not trendy at all.
He started to recall how people were able to cover some of his songs and that started the age of the Talents. They were the only few methods for them to sing the songs they have made and then let them be heard by a lot of people. The Talent Time Contestants mostly sand the cover versions of the songs as well. The hardest things were, the more he pushed through in his career and his thrive to be heard. But apart from the rebellious urge, what does he say in his effort to write music and to be a performer. As he recalled things, when he was still in the 6th grade, he considers himself as a typical kid. However, when he reached grade 10-12, he started to be lured in pop music and he thought that that is where it all started. He enjoyed learning and playing the piano all at the same time, he was sure then that he will get into the pop music world.
When he was 17 years of age, he started to work at his mom's shop, he started designing for teen clothes and he also runs some fashion shows. But the question is, were he not scared to go off the beat from the path that he wanted to take. He said that he was just a kid back then. There were no responsibilities, yes, he was so fearless and is ready to embrace fear in particular. That is the difference of Dick Lee to some of the teens today, he was so fearless then, while the new generation today easily gives up on something. He started to send demo songs back then only to be rejected due to his lack of experience. However, why does he took the hard path when he came from a well off family. He eagerly says yes, he came from a well off family, but there are so many things to do in life than to just be merely fed on a silver spoon by the parents.

 

  
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