Saturday, December 31, 2011


Check out Kevin Mathews' New Year song - '2012'

Happy 2012 everyone from KAMCO Music!!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Monday, December 26, 2011


Maricelle Wong performs at Hood Bar & Cafe on Friday, 30th December at 7.30pm. Also playing that night - Debra and Kevin Mathews.

Saturday, December 24, 2011


KAMCO Music is giving away free CDs. Want one? Here's how. Check out the list of available CDs below and tell us which one you'd like by sending an email to kamcomusic AT gmail DOT com. Then go to our Facebook page and click 'like'. Finally, once you have been notified that you have been selected to receive the CD of your choice, you need to attend An Evening with KAMCO Music at Hood Bar on Friday, 30th December 2011 to collect your CD at the end of the gig. 

First come, first served. Only one CD per participant. Our decision on who gets which CD is FINAL! Offer expires on 11.59pm 29th December. Here is what's available...

Rihanna - Talk That Talk 
Drake - Take Care
The Muppets Movie OST
The View - Bread and Circuses
Hollywood Undead - American Tragedy
Jamie Woon - Mirrorwriting (X2)
Lupe Fiasco - Lasers
Wiz Khalifa - Rolling Papers
Chase and Status - No More Idols
Lou Reed/Metallica - Lulu
Kaiser Chiefs - The Future is Medieval
Moby - Destroyed
Katy B - On A Mission
Snow Patrol - Fallen Empires
Noel Gallagher - High Flying Birds
Patrick Stump  - Soul Punk
Ben Howard - Every Kingdom
Pixie Lott - Young Foolish Happy
Justin Bieber - Under the Mistletoe
Mary Mary - Something Big
Kid Cudi - Man on the Moon II

Friday, December 23, 2011


Kevin Mathews and the groovy people from rinaz on Vimeo.

A veritable blast from the past! Kevin Mathews & the Groovy People performing at Rock the Sub back in 2008. Personnel on the night - James Lye (guitar), Benita Lim (keyboards/vocals), Thomas Wu (guitar/vocals), Brian Koh (bass) and Bonk Khoo (drums). Thanks again to Rinaz for filming the show.

Thursday, December 22, 2011


The intimate, acoustic sessions continue at Hood Bar & Cafe with Noise mentee Maricelle Wong, Debra and Kevin Mathews. 

Date: Friday, 30th December 2011
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Hood Bar & Cafe
Schedule: 7.30pm - 8pm Maricelle Wong
8pm - 8.30pm Debra
8.30pm - 9pm Kevin Mathews
Admission: FREE

RSVP on Facebook

Monday, December 19, 2011


Okto will be featuring the latest round of Noise mentees and their mentors in an upcoming program. For the segment involving my mentees viz. Maricelle (left) and Ming See (right) and myself, director Lee had originally planned to shoot us at a playground at Dakota Crescent but due to inclement weather we had to move indoors.

We ended up at Backbeat Studio where it was nice and dry. It was an interesting shoot (and we might have video of that in due course) and I personally was gratified to be involved especially in a sequence that witnessed Maricelle and Ming See improve directly on their music presentation right there in front of me. Pretty awesome. 

The program will be broadcast in February. Keep a look-out for future performances of Maricelle and Ming See coming up very soon. More photos here.

.... still there's more ...

Sunday, December 18, 2011


Ming See


Introducing my Noise mentees, Ming See and Maricelle! We've already met three times since I selected them and things are going quite well. Ming See and Maricelle will be performing at the Esplanade Concourse during 2 - 4 March 2012. Tomorrow, we'll be shooting for an Okto TV program which will be broadcast in February. Stay tuned as more information and news surfaces.

Saturday, December 17, 2011



Yes, we have an appropriate moniker for our emailer now thanks to Christopher Ong. Thanks, Chris! The Cheat Sheet, it is!

Well, we hope that you have been safe during the past week of train disruptions and we'd like to offer you some comfort with good news and good music.

We want to thank Clement Yang and all at Hood Bar & Cafe for letting the Sons rock out at their cool little venue on Saturday, 10th December. The gig started a little slowly but by the end - after two encores - everybody was well pleased by what they'd witnessed! You can check out gig photos at courtesy of Martin Chua. Thanks, Martin!

The latest word on the new album recording is that the new songs are sounding fantastic with LA producer Manny Nieto at the helm. Hopefully basic tracking will be completed by the end of this coming week. We will keep you posted of the progress. You can expect to hear the new songs in late March 2012 when the Sons play the Esplanade Recital Studio. Keep that final week of March free, friends!

Coming up on this Wednesday, 21st December, will be what looks like the Sons' final performance in 2011 at The Pigeonhole located at 52/53 Duxton Road. The Sons will play an intimate acoustic set of old favorites and new offerings. Come on down and meet the Sons, take pictures and get CDs autographed. The first album - Masters, Wives, Daughters - will be on sale for S$16. Hope to see as many of you there from about 8pm.

In the meantime, we have uploaded a video of the Sons' performance of 'Jefferson' at the Strawberry Music Festival at Cheng Jiang in October this year. You can watch it at Please share with friends and family for this holiday season!

Well, that's it for this week. Stay safe and we'll see you soon.

Kevin Mathews
Cheating Sons

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Saturday, December 10, 2011


Hey there!

We've finally put this mailing list together from folks who kindly purchased and downloaded our songs from Bandcamp. We're trying to come up with a fancy name for this mailer so we would appreciate any suggestions if you get a 'lightbulb' moment.

Last night, the Sons played a electrifying full set at Hood Bar (55 Keong Saik Road) with two encores to boot! If you missed that (and why oh why?) then you have another chance come the 21st of December when the Sons play an intimate, acoustic set at Pigeonhole (52/53 Duxton Road). This is a good chance to meet the Sons, take photos with them, get them to autograph your CDs and if you haven't already, pick up a copy of the Sons' debut album, Masters Wives Daughter.

The Sons are currently in the midst of recording its second album with noted LA producer Manny Nieto, who has previously worked with the Breeders, Darker my Love and Health and making preparations for overseas appearances in the coming new year! We hope to keep you posted on all the latest developments in the world of Cheating Sons.

Of course, if you'd like your email to be removed from this mailer, please reply to this email with the word 'unsubscribe', and we will do the necessary. But we hope you'd stay... more news to come...

Thanks & regards
Kevin Mathews
Cheating Sons

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Friday, December 9, 2011


Debra performs at Broun Cafe this Thursday, 15th December from 7.30pm. 

In the meantime, check out her latest Youtube video - an original song called Wolves in the Night, with Edward on guitar.