Gig Updates!

The Bellamy Brothers’ Debut Singapore Concert, 23rd Jan 2017

I had a blast last Monday being part of the opening performance for the Bellamy Brothers’ debut Singapore concert on their current tour.

The Bellamy Brothers and their band were really nice to us, and we thoroughly enjoyed their excellent, world-class playing. A big highlight for me was chatting with the drummer, Rocky Marvel, after the show, and for him to tell me that he liked my playing, was beyond awesome. He was so gracious in answering a couple of questions I had about his drum setup and it was just two drummers exchanging thoughts about the instrument we both love to play. Before our conversation and photo taking were over, he gave me the pair of his signature model sticks that he used that night and his namecard! How cool is that?

I wish the Bellamy Brothers safe travels through the rest of their tour and to many more years ahead of fine music they have to give.

I wish to thank the following:

The Revival Band – Martin, James, Peter and Ricky.

The Kallang Theatre Management

The Moulmein-Cairnhill Ukelele group

Thank you all for your wonderful warmth and hospitality. It was a joy and honour to play alongside all of you. I hope we get to do this again!

The Bellamy Brothers Live In Singapore

September 2016: My Best Month So Far..

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The two pictures above sum up one of the best gigs I ever did in my close to 9 year journey as a musician: The My Squad Is Better Than Yours TV show by Mediacorp’s Channel 5. In summary, it is a TV music competition show pitting various local celebrity performers and entertainers in group and solo categories.

Here’s a video clip from one of the contestant’s, Jermaine Leong’s, solo performances on the “Rock week” episode, which was taped live on 14th September 2016 and broadcast on 18th September 2016 at 9.30pm.

She did a fantastic rendition of the late Prince’s iconic song, Purple Rain, and I was so happy to be back there on the drums supporting her on this performance.

I do hope Prince approves of our version!!

Although Jermaine’s team didn’t win in this particular episode we were on, this particular performance is well considered a true highlight of the show, and I think it will stand as one for a long time to come. Let time decide that.

As far as my drumming goes, I think I have achieved a breakthrough in terms of capturing a more laid-back feel – something I have to work very hard on. It’s still a work in progress, but I think I have alot more confidence now to really master this feel.

I hope you enjoyed watching and listening to this clip. Do look out for Jermaine Leong’s music.

Cheers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Playing At The Esplanade Concourse On 1st July 2014

Dear all,

Hope your Monday wasn’t so blue..

Just a heads up that I got a last minute call today to stand-in for another drummer who unfortunately hurt his back at the Esplanade Concourse, tomorrow, for 2 sets of Modern Jazz music. The repertoire includes tunes from Pat Metheny, Gretchen Parlato, and a couple of SIngaporean originals written by vocalist, Huimin Lim, and guitarist, Alvin Wong.

The first set kicks off at 7.15pm and the 2nd set at 8.15pm. Hope to see some of you there!!

PLATE Live At The Esplanade, Singapore, 5th April 2014

It was a privilege and honour to be part of this up and coming SIngaporean Indie/Psychedelic Rock band, PLATE, spearheaded by the very talented songwriter/musician, Zhong Ren Koh, who I first had the pleasure of working with on Jonathan Meur’s EP project, Woodnotes. 

Here’s some photo highlights from the soundcheck and performance of our very first live show! Videos of the show will also be posted here soon!

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SHOWTIME:

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Gig Update: Performing with PLATE at Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, 5th April, 10pm

Gig Update: Performing with PLATE at Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, 5th April, 10pm

Hi all,

Thanks for stopping by my blog. 

I’ve got another gig coming up on APRIL 5th. Click on title to see details.

PLATE is a very promising up-and-coming indie band influenced by Radiohead, DJ Shadow, Sigur Ros, and many other psychedelic indie/alternative Rock artists. 

Hear some of the band’s demos at: soundcloud.com/plate-sg

 

Hope to see you there!

Performing with The High Rollers A Little Harry’s (Keppel Club)

Hey peeps, just an update that I’m back at Little Harry’s, Keppel Club, this coming Friday, 28th February, with The High Rollers to pump out time-honoured classic Pop/Rock songs of the last 50 years. Come on down and indulge in a walk down memory lane with us!

1st set kicks off at 8.30pm.