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Music Matters Live with HP returns to Singapore for four huge nights of music magic: Over 60 bands, 18 countries, Over 170 shows - May 21-24 at Clarke Quay, and around town.
Your Gateway To Asia - Looking to make an impression with the Asian music scene? Want to share the stage with some of the world's best up and coming performers? Dubbed "TED meets SXSW" by Jason Mraz, the award winning Music Matters Live with HP is the only event in Asia that gathers the entire music and entertainment industry in one place. It's time to put the show on the road!
Among the 100s of shows that play at Clarke Quay during Music Matters Live, the Showcases feature a lineup of bands carefully selected by each country to play at Music Matters Live. These country-formed music lineups serve as an excellent example of the best up-and-coming bands and music that help represent and define the evolution and elements of music by culture.
"For the 4th year running THE AUSSIE BBQ will be landing in Singapore!
THE AUSSIE BBQ is the biggest LIVE showcase of Australian music outside of Australia. Come along and discover some new talent from the nation that brought you AC/DC, Gotye, INXS, Kylie Minogue and Sia.
Featuring seven amazing acts, THE AUSSIE BBQ is your chance to see some of the best of Australian Live talent in one place"
THURS 23 MAY - THE BEER MARKET, 8PM Onwards
Canadian Blast is the showcase and export brand coordinated and operated by CIMA, the Canadian Independent Music Association. Canadian Blast presents showcases around the world, from SXSW in Texas to Music Matters in Singapore, featuring a diverse range of Canadian talent, both up-and-coming and established. In addition, Canadian Blast is an import/export tool for anyone interested in finding out about Canadian music. We are compiling a listings area on our site of all Canadian artist activities around the world
FRI 23 MAY - BEER MARKET, 9:30 Onwards
“For the first time at Music Matters, Sounds Australia is thrilled to present SOUND GALLERY; a curated selection of Australia’s finest contemporary music. After well received shows at SXSW, The Great Escape and Canadian Music Week, this is your chance to experience an exhibition of live Australian tunes performed by some of our finest artists.
WED 21 MAY - KURO BAR & RESTAURANT, - 9PM Onwards
Thirteen is a Taiwan rock band. Formed in 2001, the group consisted of lead
singer Bow, guitarist Liam, bassist Ping and drummer Adam. Thirteen’s music
is inspired by the Britpop scene in the 90s, and therefore shows refreshing
sounds of catchy, guitar-based melodies and fantasy-painted lyrics. The
messages in their songs are about love, hope and positive energy. At the
center of the band are the brothers Bug and Liam, both graduated from visual
design majors. As a result, their live performance often infuses painterly and
colorful images into the stage, making music that combines rock songs with
visual art. The band has been invited to perform in the different festivals in
Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore. They also try to expand their experiences
by performing in live houses, campuses and commercial renditions.
Thirteen is truly a rock band with positive attitude and energy.
Afgansyah Reza , known widely as AFGAN, is an Indonesian pop singer and actor. He released his debut album Confession # 1 in January 2008. In 2010, he released his second album The One. In 2013, his latest album, L1ve To Love, has been released and it's been sold more than 500.000 copies by today.
Art of Fresh is a high energy duo is made up of Guinness World Record holder D.O. and JUNO Award winning producer Slakah the Beatchild. In 2013 their single "Where I Go" hit #1 on the US College charts, had a million plus views on Youtube, and they performed at the Fresh Fest in Croatia alongside Snoop Dogg.
Ash Grunwald is an Australian blues musician. Blistering live sets on the festival circuit throughout Australia, Japan, Canada, America, Europe and the UK, have had critics and fans raving about his unique blend of roots, blues, beats and a whole lotta groove for now, more than a decade. Nominated five times for Australia’s ARIA Awards, and a swag of award wins including MBAS Blues Performer of the Year 2003 and the AIR Best Independent Blues and Roots Album, and in 2009, taking out a prestigious APRA songwriting award for Blues & Roots Song of the Year. 11 years since the release of his first blues record and hundreds of thousands of arses shaken since, Ash welcomes you as always to strive toward life’s greatest mission amongst the chaos and the challenges – the presence of good times, the energy for action and the possession of a happy heart.
Microsoft Word - Asian Chairshot Bio March 2014
Formed in 2011, Seoul, Korea’s Asian Chairshot took their name from a powerful (and very illegal) move done by many a professional wrestler to knock out their opponents – the famed “chair shot.” And just like a chair shot, the trio’s hard-hitting mix of psychedelic music, garage rock, and alt-rock usually has little trouble stopping people dead in their tracks.
Bamboo Star is the latest chapter out of Hong Kong rock music. Described as “classic rock with a contemporary edge, and maybe a hint of J-Rock”. Founding members lead singer Wolf Red and guitarist Terrish took on the name Bamboo Star (phonetically pronounced ‘Jook Sing’ in Cantonese) which refers to Chinese people who have Western backgrounds. As a four-man band, the powerful, high-pitched and layered vocal harmonies, combined with blistering, blues-driven guitar solos are reminiscent of the classic rock style that we know and love, but Bamboo Star brings it forward with a modern sound and twist. Attracting the attention of various visual artists to produce four original music videos, the band also have quite a following from the Hong Kong live music scene. Their latest performance was up against the Hong Kong skyline at the new Central Harbourfront, at The Underground FANZONE Festival.
The lion-lunged, vocal powerhouse that is BEC LAUGHTON has evolved into something utterly remarkable, taking all her RnB influences and vocal inspirations and releasing them over an ocean of thick beats and killer vibes. Winner of a prestigious QMA Award in her hometown of Brisbane, Australia isn’t the first time the songstress has been recognised for penning a tune. A finalist in the Independent Music Awards (USA), the Hennessy Talent Quest (France) and in the International Songwriting Competition, Laughton has quite a knack for writing a pop hook.
Buffalo Sunn are a six-piece cosmic rock n' roll band from Dublin, Ireland. They were known as Sweet Jane until October 2013. Their new single, By Your Side, will be released on 9th May 2014. Their highly anticipated album, By The Ocean, By The Sea, is due to be released later this year. It was produced by Pat McCarthy, renowned for his work with R.E.M, U2 and Madonna. Buffalo Sunn are formidable live act, they have toured the world playing headline shows, festivals and industry showcases including SXSW, CMW and Music Matters. Some of the acts they have toured with include Suede and The Besnard Lakes.
Bunkface is a Malaysian Punk Rock band formed in 2005. The band consist of lead vocalist and guitarist Shamsul Annuar or most well known as Sam, bassist and backing vocalist Youk, and lead guitarist Pa'an. Original drummer, Biak who came out with the band name "Bunkface" , left the band in 2009. Bunkface first english track , Silly Lilly made it to the local english radio charts, followed by their first Malay single "Situasi" that instantly brought them to Malaysia mainstream music scene . Bunkface was widely credited, with popularizing and reviving mainstream interest in punk rock in Malaysia.
CREAM is a new mainstream group, formed by singer-song writer, Minami and rapper/track-maker, Staxx T.
Their sound is a fusion of POP, EDM, HIP-HOP also known as “NEW J-POP”. Prior to debut, they work individually writing lyrics
and composing music for various artists including, m-flo, Namie Amuro, BoA, V6, JASMINE, etc.
Their DIY YouTube channel “CREAM VISION”, has racked up over 70,000 subscribers and recorded a total of over 23 million views.
Debut single, “Shooting Star”, from the album “DREAMIN” was ranked No.1 on the USEN HIT J-POP.
This album was also ranked No.1 on the iTunes Top Song Chart.
The quartet band Daybreak—consisting members Won Suk Lee, Jang Won Kim, Jung Yu Jong and Kim Sunil—created a major buzz with their hit single, “I Like,” in 2009 and soon after became a festival staple. Their lush combination of pop and rock sounds, as well as the mainstream success of their third album, “SPACEenSUM,” is helping the group gain fans by a thousand-fold.
Dualist Inquiry is the brainchild and solo project of Sahej Bakshi, a music producer, guitarist and cerebral agent who graduated from the Thornton Music School at USC in Los Angeles, CA, in 2009. Since returning to India in 2010, Sahej has grown to be considered one of the leading producers and live performers of electronic music in India, releasing original music and touring extensively.
At a time when true rock and roll tales are as rare as chicken lips, Dune Rats are traveling the globe as punk rock pied pipers, attracting an army of ferocious life enthusiasts who are as willing as they are to throw the dice, turn reality sideways and roll with whatever happens. Ratbags, nerds, delinquents, outcasts, the brave, the loud, the shy - Dune Rats don’t care who or what you are, only that you abide by just one rule – no kooks, no gutties.
With a prestigious Vanda & Young songwriting award nomination, recent shows in Asia with Fall Out Boy, numerous singles on Australian commercial radio rotation, a collaboration with multiple grammy award winner Gotye on their debut album, an acclaimed Livenation International band competition win and spending over three years touring across Australia and beyond, Melbourne high energy melodic rock band EMPRA continue their stellar rise from strength to strength, affirming their reputation as one of Australia’s most musically consistent and fastest growing bands.
Endah N Rhesa is a musical project comprising acoustic guitar, bass and vocal. The musical nuance that Endah N Rhesa tries to bring out is folk, jazz, blues, rock and roll, and ballads. Endah N Rhesa has released “Nowhere To Go” (old version) in 2005 and “Real Live” in 2006. In 2010, Endah N Rhesa released “Look What We’ve Found” album. In May 2013, Endah N Rhesa released their 3rd album “Escape”. Endah N Rhesa also made an original soundtrack for movie Cinta Dalam Kardus (Love In A Box) by Salman Aristo and Raditya Dika in 2013.
Gareth Fernandez is an up-and-coming Pop/Soul artist who brings original music to the table - fresh grooves and moves with a splash of the old-school. Dubbed “the latest hot thing in the scene” by I-S Magazine, he fronts the Gareth Fernandez Band - musos James Lye on Guitar, Titus Ng on Bass, Sikai Goh on Keyboards and Anson Koh on Drums.
Gareth Fernandez is on a roll this year, with successful exposé appearances in The Arts House 10th Anniversary Concert On The Lawn, Timbre’s Singapore Originals and Mosaic Music Festival. Stay tuned for his highly-anticipated debut EP launch mid-2014.
Joel Tan a.k.a Gentle Bones, at a young age of 20, has already been making waves in the local music industry with his style of folk-pop music. Gentle Bones is at the forefront of the musical movement among the younger generation in Singapore. Let his blend of acoustic, folk and pop music enlighten your ears and see what the new generation has to offer.
Jaurim has rocked the Korean music scene for over a decade, becoming one of the most prominent and successful modern rock bands. Fronted by powerhouse vocalist Kim Yoona, the four-piece band continues to make a huge impact in the rock world with diverse range of genres, as well as delving into both dark and bright subject matters. Jaurim’s ninth LP, “Goodbye, Grief” has garnered nomination for “Best Band Performance” at 2013 Mnet Music Awards.
Part-time philosopher, full time adventurer - Jeremy Neale takes hold of your hand, lets you know you’re a unique and great human who is full of potential and then proceeds to walk with you through the sounds of Mersey Beat, 60's Girl Group, Pop-Psych, Blue Eyed Soul and the darker side of Crooner-revivalist.
Hailing from Sydney's south, Kid Mac has carved a name for himself in the Australian music scene with a sound that sets him apart from other artists. With lyrics that capture the experience of today's youth, super cathy sing along melodies, dance floor beats and a fine-tuned live presence, kid Mac is setting himself up to be one of Australia's future influential figures. With 2 albums under his belt, Mac has been hitting the touring circuit with his 3 piece band in tow - blowing up dance floors in Australia and overseas including suports for US artist Mickey Avalon, The Beautiful Girls, Bliss N Eso and Snoop Dogg. He won Artist Of The Year in 2012 at the MusicOz Awards which has seen Kid Mac's fan-base grow and arsenal of tracks build and strengthen.
Not to be mistaken for the environmental treaty, Kyoto Protocol are a quintet that rejuvenated the faltering Malaysian alternative rock scene. The band boasts an impressive gigography that includes spots at major regional festivals in Asia such as Future Music Festival Asia, Urbanscapes and Baybeats. Their reputation for high energy live shows also led to the band opening for many international acts: The Killers, Yuna, MGMT; Delphic. The band gained nation-wide recognition in Malaysia when they took part in Versus, a reality battle-of-the-bands TV show, and went from underdog to runner-up.
Love X Stereo’s music is authentic electronic music based in alternative and punk rock from the 90s. With its free use of synthesizing and effects, Love X Stereo’s music is danceable.
‘Lyon Apprentice’ is two brothers Adam & Nathan Lyons from the Gold Coast, Australia. They play a melodic brand of indie folk inspired from the shared experiences of growing up together. Their debut EP was co-produced by Mark Myers (The Middle East, Emma Louise) and mixed by Catherine Marks (Foals, Death Cab For Cutie).
Titled ‘Be Honest, Be Wild, Be Free’ their five track EP was released on April 4th through Canvas Sounds. On the live front they have supported the likes of Bear’s Den, Big Scary, Cub Sport, Glass Towers & Battleships.
The concept behind the name “MAD” is actually an abbreviation of a philosophical slogan – “Make A Difference”. It pledges that everyone can make a difference in life. The word “August” which in numeric 8 - refers to success, opportunity & strength. The Band logo is a symbol of encouragement about living life to its fullness with courage.
Mark Bonafide is described as a pioneer in Singapore’s R&B and Hip Hop scene with 12 years experience under his belt and also coined the Jay Z of Singapore by various media local outlets.
Having performed across Asia & Australia, he is a proven performer with an R&B edge to his rapping self. Having won the prestigious COMPASS award for ‘Song of the Year’ for ‘So Bonafide’ from the album ‘The Bonafide Experience’ which spun a record breaking 8 hit singles that received heavy radio rotation; a first for any Singaporean music artist or band in history.
MC HotDog (born Chung-Jen Yao in Taipei, Taiwan) is a Mandarin rap artists known for his use of explicit lyrics in his songs and is credited as the godfather of Chinese Hip-hop. In a predominantly idol worship Mandarin Music market, MC HotDog stands out as many critics consider his music to present a gritty, realistic picture of life, which represents the true voice of the people. In 2001, his four mini-albums sold over 300,000 copies in Taiwan and estimated over 6,000,000 illegal pirated copies in mainland China. After two years of military service (2002-2003) in the Taiwan Army, he returned to join Chang Cheng Yue and Free9 Band in 2004 for a two year concert touring. The most well known was the “Kill Kitty Tour” which toured 10 major cities in North America promoted by House of Blues Entertainment. Later that year he joined the Label True Color which released his latest album “Wake Up” in 2006. The hit single “I Love TW Girls” is top of the Hito radio chart for 14 consecutive weeks.
The multi-talented singer/songwriter/actress won hearts with her fresh-faced looks, easy eloquence, relatable lyrics, bilingual proficiency and charming pop songs with 2 albums released in Singapore and Taiwan in 2012. Ming has already accomplished a tremendous presence in pop-obsessed Taiwan and gained incredible traction as a social media sensation. She was voted Elle’s Music Act of 2012. In 2013, she was crowned the Best Local Singer and “Ming Day” the Best Album by Singapore E Awards. Ming is also the first Singaporean to be the featured artist of MTV sessions. In Jan 2014, she released her latest album Morphosis, with the singles, Summertime and Sugar High charting Number 1 in Singapore and Malaysia charts.
Naoto Inti Raymi is a singer-songwriter born in Mie prefecture growing up in Chiba, Japan. Naoto traveled and performed alone to 28 countries in 515 days, to absorb the global culture and music. "Inti Raymi" means "festival of the sun" in Incan language. Naoto made his major debut on April, 2010 and successfully performed at the Tokyo Budokan Hall that December.
He was featured in Kohaku Utaassen, making him one of the most influential male singers in Japan. June 2014, Naoto is releasing a new track, "The World is Ours!", which will be featured as Coca-Cola Inc. World Cup Anthem song in Japan for FIFA WORLD CUP BRAZIL (TM).
“A band should not to ingratiate themselves with others!” Said by Quarterback
“Quarterback” formed in 1993. Like many bands, Quarterback played cover songs in
the beginning. They grew to perform original materials and form their unique music
style step by step.
After years of ups and downs, Quarterback go through the mainstream and
non-mainstream, mass market and niche market, but they still choose to be themselves
without pandering to popular taste. What they have chosen and pursued are engraved
on our minds. Their brave and uncompromising personalities make them truly become
the quarterbacks in music field.
SEYRA is a band that enchants listeners with their own brand of dreamy indie folk-pop. The Singaporean multi-ethnic band blends emotional lyricism with layered guitar melodies, soaring hooks, and a distinctive, ethereal voice.
Helmed by soulful vocalist/guitarist Sarah Ismail—who has been compared to the likes of Feist, Rachael Yamagata and Regina Spektor—the band includes guitarist Khidir Osman, flautist Rupak George, percussionist Zack He, bassist Nadia Rosmaly and drummer Irwan Manap. They have been at the forefront of a charge led by a new breed of Singaporean indie musicians who have been relentless in the promotion of their eclectic brand of music to the world.
A great live performer and musician, SEZAIRI is a class act.
In Aug 2013, Sezairi, released a long-overdue single, "Sayang" on his birthday, which has since filled the airways in Singapore, Malaysia and has seen keen support in Bandung, Indonesia too. "Sayang", gained critical and commercial acclaim, and re-established him as a voice and talent beyond. It also represents his first complete effort in writing, performing and producing his own single.
Begun as a long-distance collaboration between two former band geeks, nouveau-pop act Sidney York is one of the sharpest, sweetest, most surprising musical duos around. Brandi Sidoryk and Krista Wodelet deliver an irresistible blend of catchy lyrics and soaring vocal harmonies in their high-energy live shows, featuring instruments seldom seen beyond the orchestra pit.
16 years with the original lineup, Slapshock has released seven studio album, three of which reached Platinum status in the Philippines, one Gold status, all critically acclaimed. With a rapid following throughout the Philippines and Southeast Asia, Slapshock currently boasts over 140,000 Facebook “likes”, with 15k-25k consistently “talking about” the band. With Filipino concert draws are regularly in the tens of thousands, including regional exposure in Indonesia, Malaysia, Macau and Hong Kong, Slapshock has performed alongside some of music’s biggest acts, including Korn, Death Angel, Killswitch Engage, Sepultura, Shadows Fall, The Darkest Hour, Trivium, Lamb of God and Testament.
Australian Sophie Koh was born in New Zealand to Chinese parents and spent her childhood in Singapore. Her music recently featured on US show Grey's Anatomy. She has toured with the likes of The Eels, The Go-Betweens and Howie Day and collaborated with many, including Ben Lee, Machine Translations and Brad Wood (Liz Phair, Veruca Salt). She recently released an album of alt-pop songs, Oh My Garden. Sophie toured China in 2013. She will be performing in Singapore for the first time.
An Indonesian folk music duo formed early 2011 in Yogyakarta. The group consisted of singer-songwriter Elda Suryani and arranger Adi Widodo. The musical and stylistic elements of Stars and Rabbit are grounded and rooted in acoustic, pop, and early folk with raw simplicity of composition, arrangement, and performance. Specifically, the band's most prominent influences such as Emiliana Torrini, Russian Red, Jewel, and Radiohead.
sub:shaman are sound-makers who continue to reinvent and redefine the structure and boundaries of their music, with a preference for the dark, groovy and occasionally chaotic. Formed in 2012, the quintet has been characterized as having a bold sound, rife with musical twists and turns.
The band counts their performances at Baybeats Music Festival 2013, Fred Perry’s Sub-Sonic Live edition in Singapore and opening for And So I Watch You From Afar as some of their key highlights in their short career.
The combination of real soul funk music from the golden age of disco, sexy and witty dance
performance originated from Korean club culture, and the exotic costume which is likely to be
found in B-movies. It’s the darling of Cosmopolitan emotion sweeping through America and
Eurasia. Yes. This is Sultan of the Disco.
Sultan of the Disco is a soul/funk/disco band from Seoul, South Korea. Members include Nahzam
Sue(lead vocals), J.J Hassan(dance, performance), Ganji Kim(drums), G(bass), and Hong-ki(guitar).
In 2007, the band was formed and named after the song of Dire Straits “Sultan of Swing'. It’s
Nahzam’s ability to inherit the vintage disco sound directly from the 60s~70s soul and funk
masters like “Kool and the Gang”, while sexy, unique and perfectly synchronized group dancing is
purely Hassan who has spent more than enough years on the dance floor. Through the exotic
costume that befits the name ‘Sultan’, the band combines musical seriousness and entertainment
Contributing members of society by day, indie pop-rock outfit by night - leading a dual life is the name of the game for Take Two. Formed in late 2012, the quintet have since performed at Chiang Mai Music Festival 2014, NOISE Singapore's 2013 showcase, the FEYST 2013 Indie Youth Festival in Kuala Lumpur, and have been featured twice at the Esplanade's "Esplanade Presents" series. They were also part of the roster for SGMUSO's first ever House Party, sharing the stage with notable contemporaries Charlie Lim, The Sam Willows, and Kevin Lester.
Influenced by Brit Rock, Jazz, and Indie Pop (among others), Take Two bring to you their own blend of guitar-driven musical incarnations, full of crafty chord work and foot-stomping grooves. Currently working on their debut EP, the band will also be performing at the Ecopop 2014 in Spain later this year.
For a decade, alt-rock phenomenon The Boxer Rebellion have been turning heads globally as a band known and admired for not sticking to the rule-book. “This band can alter your life,” said NME Magazine. The band made music industry history when they became the first unsigned band to ever break the Billboard Top 100 albums chart on a digital-only release. Their second album Union was crowned iTunes’ Alternative Album of the Year 2009. The band secured one of the biggest ever placements of a band in a Hollywood feature film when they appeared alongside Drew Barrymore in ‘Going the Distance’. They have performed on both David Letterman and Jay Leno, and their latest album Promises – the band’s most commercially successful to date – is out now.
The Family Cheese is a Blues/Funk/Jazz/jam band/ Carnatic power trio from India. The band consists of Apurv (Lala) on Guitars and Vocals, Homi on Bass and Yohan on Drums and Vocals.]The members all hail from different parts of the country. They met at the Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music in Chennai and set out to bring something new/fresh/weird to the Indian music scene. This band guarantees to rock your socks off!
Perth rock 'n' roll three-piece The Love Junkies have had a bumper year. After being unearthed by triple j at the end of 2012 and playing at the 2013 Southbound, Big Day Out and Groovin' The Moo Festivals in WA, they've released their debut long player Maybelene, gained national airplay for the singles Oxymoron and Baby, Come Home, and toured with the likes of British India and Grinspoon. Follow-up EP "Flight Test" was released in April this year with single "Chemical Motivation" hitting the airwaves. Expect an explosive live performance with the best bits of punk, grunge and blues.
Originated from Nara prefecture in 2010, THE ORAL CIGARETTES have gain popularity in Kansai Region with their highly energized live performances. The soulful lyrics written by lead singer Takuya Yamanaka and the carefully detailed musical arrangements won the band a steady growing number of fans within a short time frame.. Their first 2 singles “mist…” and “Sakaurami Kozō” music videos has exceeded 50,000 views on YouTube.
The band gained national popularity when they emerged as grand champion of MASH A&R Audition and officially debut in 2013 Summer with a Japan national wide CD release.
The StoneWolf Band was born in January 2012.
They are Mothered by Folk and Fathered by Rock and unite different genres, influences and ideas. Inspired by Rock, Blues, Surf, Country, Reggae and more, they are refined by the love of Music and Positive Attitude.
In a short time, and after the release of their first EP "DayBreak EP" The StoneWolf Band has already performed at major events and festivals such as the Festival MUSA and Mexefest in Portugal.
Their first single "My Ukulele" reached the top 5 in the Sapo Music videos as well as many 'playlists' of local and national radio stations.
A big call about a band that is predicted to rein big things. Tired Lion have been dubbed Western Australia’s ‘Indie Grunge Darlings’ based on their fresh take on the genre, giving audiences those nostalgic 90’s musical memories that somehow rings new to the ears.
The inimitable duo, Trick, exploded into Singapore’s music scene in 2012 . Individualistic in their
ideals, they produce all of their music themselves with Marc as point man in the studio.
Trick’s latest hit, “Up All Night” was performed as the opening song for E! Online’s Jay Park
Showcase in Kuala Lumpur, further cementing the duo’s growing influence around the region. The hit single is currently slamming the airwaves in Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia, a sure promise that this incredible duo will continue to deliver infectious hits to their fans, who they affectionately name them “Tricksters.”
As singer-songwriters, both Marc Lian and Richard Jansen are the epitome of a distinct form of
artistry – the talented few who write, compose and sing their own music material.
Melbourne indie-pop outfit, Tully on Tully, have been playing together, honing their craft since 2011. Stemming from lyricist Natalie Foster's innate ability to write a catchy melody, Tully on Tully brings together delicate tunes and infectious hooks with all the heart-warming sensibilities of a full-piece band. Tully on Tully return to Singapore for Music Matters from Canada having played at Canadian Music Week in Toronto. 2013 saw the band’s first visit to Singapore along with the Philippines when they were invite to play Manila’s Wanderland Festival. Debut EP ‘Weightless’ was independently released in 2013 and showcases the band’s spiraling guitar work, stunning vocal delivery and intrinsic song writing.
wyd:syd began as a project between friends Marcus Tan (vocals), Eugene Huang (guitars) and Jared Oh (drums) in early 2012. The band’s current line-up was completed when Aaron Pereira (bass) and Ridhwan Malik (guitars) joined soon after. With each member’s distinctive musical influences and contributions, the band explores and blends musical elements from ambient, indie and conventional rock music in hopes of creating an enjoyable and unique soundscape.
Ying Hao is a Heavy Metal vocalist, singer/songwriter, and Singapore's only oriental hokkien heavy metal artiste. His musical journey started at the age of 15, when he picked up the bass guitar, but slowly grew interest towards songwriting, composing, and eventually, singing. Ying Hao has recently released his first Chinese/Hokkien Rock release entitled: "Black Panther". The release showcases a diverse blend of Metal, with an Asian/Oriental slant, further driven by influential Hokkien lyrics. With new intense material in the works, Ying Hao is set to take his brand of Oriental-infused Chinese rock music across international shores.
1 Old Parliament Lane #01-04
+65 6336 3386
Timbre Music, the music and artistes promotion arm of the group, spearheads initiatives to meet the diverse entertainment demand that the Singapore audience has been clamouring in recent years. Timbre Music has presented a wide variety of commercial, independent and eclectic acts and represents the host of resident artists currently playing at Timbre venues. We believe in championing Singaporean musicians, Asian music and to introduce audiences to the diverse genres of music, regardless of its origins.
3E River Valley Rd, Singapore 179024
+65 6338 8277
Lying near the mouth of the Singapore River, the site of Clarke Quay was the centre of commerce during the late 19th century. Today, Clarke Quay is still buzzing with life and activity. The waterfront godowns now play host to a colourful kaleidoscope of restaurants, wine bars, entertainment spots and retail shops. The bustling market atmosphere of bygone days comes alive amidst the rows of charming shophouses, pushcarts, and five-foot-way merchants.
Today, Clarke Quay is a delightful mix of modern and traditional. A reminder of its rich heritage is reflected in the vibrantly orchestrated concept. Their vision - an innovative approach which boldly reflects the heritage and charm of Clarke Quay.
Set amidst a backdrop of old shophouses, you can savour the many delights of Chinese, Italian, Mediterranean and local cuisine. When the sun goes down, you don't have to look far to discover some of the city's trendiest nightspots.
45 Armenian Street, Singapore 179936
+65 6338 8030
Tucked away from the maddening crowd - in a hidden, dew-kissed nook at Armenian Street, a fresh fusion of music and food has planted itself amongst the waving leafy fronds. It's rustic tranquility sweeps one back to more youthful days when things were less complicated and everything was forward. This al fresco setting amidst the hustle and bustle of town allows one to gaze into the night sky with quiet contemplation - an isle of calm amidst a busy city.
1 Old Parliament Lane #01-03
+65 6336 3386
Anchored by a quality line-up of Singaporean musicians and bands like Raw Earth, Chicken Shack Revival and Soulvibin’, Barber Shop also recreates the spirit of the blues in its Saturday Blues Jam Sessions. Reminiscent of older times when people of all ages came together and new friendships were forged over a shared love of music, experience a unique environment of creative energy, music education and appreciation right here in Singapore
73 Bras Basah Road, #01-01/02 Singapore 189556
+65 6336 7739
Like any Singaporean, we pride ourselves on our ability to switch and converse between our national language of English and our mother tongue. And as with any Timbre venues, you can expect good music and quality live performances on stage.
Switch is for the closeted Mandarin-pop fans who refuse to queue up for hours to meet your idols, refuse to wave your glow stick in the dark at gigs and will not give into the argument that one language-genre of music is more superior to the other.
3B River Valley Road, #01-17/02-02 Clarke Quay, Singapore 179021
+65 9661 8283
Inspired by the dynamics of the stock exchange, Beer Market is the perfect blend of food, music and sports whereby drinks prices move according to demand, creating an exciting atmosphere and interactive experience. Get ready for market crashes and bull runs.
Buy Low Drink High at the Beer Market.
3D River Valley Road, Clarke Quay, #02-03 Singapore 179023
+65 6338 9438
Bilingual Music Bistro with daily 'Live' performances in Mandarin and English.
3C River Valley Road, Clarke Quay, The Cannery, #01-11
Singapore, Singapore 179022
+65 9733 6669
KURO, which means 'BLACK' in Japanese, is the newest concept restaurant & bar to open in Clarke Quay.
Its dim cosy interior is a mix of minimalism and industrialism, old world charm and modern eclecticism, yet surprisingly warm in its atmosphere. Stone bricks and concrete walls juxtapose with wood floorings. Huge rusty iron doors with big hatch wheels flank the entrance. Incandescent vintage light fixtures with glowing filaments give a warm vibe to counter the black ceiling and stark black bar stools of interesting designs. Recycled vintage wood planks from an old church are used in the walls, table tops and bar top.
4000 square feet in size, seating up to 230 patrons comfortably, KURO also provides an outdoor zone as well as a private room for VIPs.
KURO is all about great food, awesome live entertainment & good music, a comfortable ambience & a relaxed and fun environment!
3B River Valley Rd, Singapore 179021
+65 6338 0480
Discover the perfect place to unwind from the daily rush, to calm down, or having a lot of fun, enjoying Bavarian heartiness and hospitality.
You are invited to a unique journey experiencing authentic Bavarian food, flair and coziness.
The warm and appealing setting completed with Paulaner beer imported from Germany creates a unique and authentic atmosphere.
Come and enjoy a wide range of original Bavarian specialties along with your favourite freshly tapped Paulaner.
3C River Valley Road, #01-02/03 The Cannery, Clarke Quay, Singapore 179024
+65 6336 2271
Fern & Kiwi offers you the best of New Zealand food, wines, beers, music and live entertainment, all served in a friendly, fun atmosphere, typical of the legendary Lone Stars. We are very proud to bring a taste of everything we love about home to Singapore, our new home. Conveniently located right next to the Clarke Quay taxi stand, we're here to prove that New Zealand is not as far away as you think.
3 River Valley Rd, Singapore 179024
+65 6337 7859
Welcome to Southeast Asia's Premiere Rock n' Roll Blues Bar for the true blues fan. Walk past the timber decor, graffiti-lined walls and come face-to-face with live blues rock n' roll the way it was meant to be.
3E River Valley Rd, Singapore 179024
+65 6339 0280
Set amidst an exotic dreamscape of the past, cast away your inhibitions as you enter the seductive chambers of China One, a unique, sophisticated and spacious oriental themed pool hall, bar and lounge.
3 River Valley Rd, Clarke Quay Blk C #01-03, Singapore 179022
+65 6305 6733
Conceptualised as a comprehensive one-stop lifestyle venue, AQUANOVA Restaurant Bar aims to set the bar as the hot spot for an unparalleled experience for dining and live performances.
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