We’re already past the halfway mark into 2013 and I hope everyone is doing well in your lives!
As I write this post, I’m about 3 months away from reaching my 5th year mark in the music industry, and I have to say that 2013 is turning out be a year of interesting opportunities, especially in the area of studio recording. I’m starting to experience a dream come true. A dream that I’ve always had since I used to see names of famous session musicians credited on the liner notes on most of the recordings I own.
Last Saturday, I received a facebook message from a musician, Lin Yi Liang, whom I worked with on Voices From The Gramophone Concert last February, that he’d like me to play on 4 tracks on his new EP project. No brainer, I had to say, yes. We both got along very well during preparations for the VFTG concert and we both expressed our interest in collaborating further on future music projects. I understand that the EP is going to be Jazz-oriented and that’s a new thing for me! I’ve performed Jazz stuff in public, but not recording it in the studio yet! Gotta go get my Jazz chops up!
Two recording projects going on at the same time! Bring it on!!!
1) Recording Session at a school this Thursday followed by a club gig (4 sets, starting 10.30pm) 2) Teaching Plus 2 band rehearsals on Friday 3) Playing (percussion) with The Gladstones this Saturday at the Esplanade Concourse. 2 sets starting 4.30pm.
2 months since my last post. Apologies to those who’ve been asking the updates during this period for the delay! I’ll be gradually posting stuff on my activities the last two months and updating on stuff happening soon!
To kick it off again, I proudly introduce an EP that I played on for indie-folk artist, Jonathan Meur. Click on the title of this post to go to the bandcamp page where you can hear the tracks! I’ll let the music speak for itself and you decide how it fares. I must say though that this is a personal milestone for me to play on (almost) an entire EP. There’s more recording projects to come with Monsieur Meur and another lovely acoustic folk duo, One Hat Town. Hey! It seems like I’m gonna be a first-call folk drummer in Singapore, haha!
As stated above, check out the paragraph titled “Any Good?” The track I played on “December By The Isle of You” written, arranged, and produced by Singapore-based Mauritian-French singer-songwriter, Jonathan Meur, is described by the reviewer as “luminiscent!”
Album is now available in cd format at all Starbucks outlets as well as in digital format on bandcamp.com. All proceeds go to the Rare Disorders Society of Singapore.
I had the privilege in early October to record one track for Jonathan Meur, a local based French-Mauritian singer-songwriter who is featured on the Christmas In Singapore album.
The album was produced in the true spirit of the season to raise funds for the Rare Disorders Society of Singapore. Produced by a well known veteran musician of the local music scene, Patrick Chng (The Oddfellows / Typewriter), Christmas in Singapore features 11 original tunes and 3 creative re-arrangements of Christmas standards by respected local music artistes.
The track I played on is called “December By The Isle of You.” (track 7). You can hear a low-res version of the track and the rest of the album by going to this link: http://christmasinsingapore.bandcamp.com/
Christmas In Singapore is available both in digital format on the website appended above, as well as in CD format available at all Gramophone and Starbuck outlets.
All proceeds go to the Rare Disorders Society of Singapore.