Texas-based Lydia Low is back in Singapore! She will be playing a couple of shows whilst she is here and first off is a return to Broun Cafe on Saturday, 2nd June. Lydia will play songs from her 1st EP - Electric Flower as well as songs from her new EP, which will be recorded shortly. She will perform two sets (viz 8pm to 8.30pm & 9pm to 9.30pm). LIKE Lydia's Facebook page.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
1.30pm - 2.15pm
Our host for the afternoon, Kevin (above) will present his music exclusively from the piano. Expect tunes like "Texas", "Cliche" and "I Lost Myself".
2.30pm - 3pm
Nostalgically youthful and shyly romantic, Tall Mountains (aka Sydney Yeo) is sweet folk pop created in the vein of Bon Iver, Sufjan Stevens, and Laura Marling: songs about love and yearning with a dash of nature imagery thrown in. Music akin to late afternoon sunlight falling through the windows of a quiet cool room, lying on a roof with a friend, or closing your eyes and letting your mind take you wherever it likes.
Sydney is currently working on the Cold Morning EP with help from Deon Toh and Snakeweed Studios in Singapore. Look out for its release in August 2012.
3.15pm - 3.45pm
Celina is a young, talented & exciting new Singaporean singer-songwriter blessed with music that is introspective yet edgy. Her mentor, local musician Kevin Mathews has described her as "still waters running deep" as her cheerful disposition contrasts with her angst-filled, cynical lyrics. Celina was a Noise apprentice in 2010 and performed at the Youth Olympics and Baybeats Festival in that same year.
4pm - 4.30pm
Victoria is a singer-songwriter who has played at a wide variety of venues, solo and as a part of a band. She has been in larger scale concerts at the Esplanade Concert Hall, and has held gigs at venues such as Balaclava, Wala Wala, Esplanade Waterfront and Paulaner Brauhaus. Currently, she fronts her band, Tricks & Cider. She is currently involved in writing original music for performance, and is scoring a film documentary.
4.45pm - 5.15pm
The Sam Willows is a celebration of life, a melting pot of sounds from Indie-Folk, Soul-Pop, Electro-Funk, Blues-Rock and random images of cats. Born out of a need to make unadulterated, unbound music, the quartet of Narelle, Ben, Jon and Sandra dug up various soundbites of their eclectic music history, forging their own path into the aural atmosphere whilst managing to be only slightly confused. Drawing inspiration from acts like Bon Iver, Mumford & Sons, Joss Stone, Los Lonely Boyz to name a few, they craft a sound that bleeds for everyone; the starving artist, the sedentary soldier. They recognize the rabid power of music and the shame of pigeonholing, and promise to, with all their might, tear down the walls of disparity among love and art. The band is currently waist-deep in the idea swamp of their first EP, but would still love to take you out for coffee.
The Sam Willows is Benjamin Kheng, Jonathan Chua, Sandra Tang & Narelle Kheng
5.30pm - 6pm
Maricelle has been touched by music from a tender age. As a child, she sang opera (performing Madam Butterfly at the esteemed arts centre The Esplanade) and as a teenager played in a band for numerous school events. Through songs, Maricelle has been inspired to dream. Maricelle dreams about playing her music to people and making their day better, filling the silences and bringing smiles and a feel-good feeling to the atmosphere. Her music is about emotion and feeling -things both sweet and quietly beautiful, as well as slightly melancholic and reminiscent sometimes.
6.15pm - 6.45pm
Though she grew up on a diet of classical music, and Disney soundtracks, Singapore singer-songwriter Lydia enjoys writing and playing anything from Rock to Rhythm & Blues. She has been a featured artist at Stageout, a monthly event held at Grid, *SCAPE and was also a regular performer at China One, Clarke Quay. When playing, she sings, plays the acoustic guitar, and throws in the occasional tambourine and loop pedal. As a songwriter, her main influences are KT Tunstall, Laura Marling, and the various other loud bands that populate her playlists. She writes what she calls 'pocket-sized songs', songs based on all the little things that have enriched, and battered her heart along the way. Her songs contain nuggets of herself so if you know her songs, you know her. These qualities are all too evident on her debut EP - Electric Flower. Now based in Texas, USA, she wishes to someday walk into a CD store, and see a stranger picking her album off the shelf. She also dreams of having a fairly sizable gig, in which a fairly sizable bunch of people happily sing her songs back to her.
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