rock

The Revival Band Opening Set at The Manfreds Concert, 24th March 2019, Kallang Theatre

 

It is with the greatest pleasure that I share this clip with you. Yes, it’s that Bee Gees song…

Personnel:

Martin Lee – Lead Vocals (guitar and backing vocals on other songs in the set)

Ricky Sng – Keyboards and Backing Vocals (also music director)

James Ng – Guitar and Backing Vocals

Peter Chng – Bass

Jason Cruz – Drums

Enjoy!

 

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Songs From The Big Chair – Tears for Fears

SFBC

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/album/06J93pgtDCUw6bsAQINhCs

Also available for purchase on iTunes.

I revisited this seminal 1985 work by one of the decade’s defining bands, Tears for Fears.

The songs have taken on a whole new layer of depth of meaning for me, especially with

where I am right¬† now,¬† the knowledge I’m gaining, and the newfound awareness I’ve

attained.

Since this is a drumming site, I should put in a word or two about the drumming…….AND

the drum programming. In my opinion, this is a textbook example of when excellent

live drumming (courtesy of one Mr. Manny Elias) meets excellent drum programming

to create a rich rhythmic tapestry. The sounds are dated, yes, but I think the rhythmic

creativity has never been topped since.

Give this album a spin……or as we say in today’s parlance…a stream….

My recommended tracks:

  1. Shout
  2. Everybody Wants To Rule The World (for the uninitiated drummers, see if you can figure out how this shuffle groove goes. Your ears might trick you…)
  3. Broken / Head Over Heels
  4. I Believe
  5. Listen

UPDATE: BLACK MONOLITH RECORDING PROJECT

Hi all,

Original Post: https://jasoncruzdrums.wordpress.com/2014/03/12/new-studio-recording-project-the-black-monolithth/

Thanks so much once again for stopping by to read my blog.

It gives me great pleasure to report that rehearsals for the Black Monolith recording project have been going great. We have a solid power trio lineup going, the songs are well arranged, and it’s all just going to kick ass. I’m also grateful for the amount of creative space I’m given to stretch out on my chops within the songs and I’m taking every step to ensure that every note I play on the album has a strong reason to be there. I’m also putting in more thought into the construction of my fills – something which is heavily inspired by Neil Peart – than I normally would.

This is going to be an exciting rock album made in Singapore! More details to come!

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.

King Crimson Live in Frejus (1982)

What stunning creativity, innovation, fearsome technique, and otherworldly rhythmic conception..

King Crimson to me is the ultimate Progressive Rock band. Bill Bruford manning a highly unique hybrid kit of acoustic drums. percussion, and early electronic drums.