Elton John Farewell tour

Elton John And His Long Goodbye

IN WHAT must be one of the longest goodbyes, Elton John hits the road for three years to bid farewell to his fans. And you'll have to pay handsomely to...
John Klass

A View To A Skill – John Klass

THE REVIVAL of radio’s fortunes has enabled a lot of experienced hands to continue at the microphone. William Xavier, Mark van Cuylenberg (The Flying Dutchman), Susan Ng and Brian Richmond are...
Ramli Sarip

Ramli Sarip — Rebel To Respect

WHEN he stepped away from the collective might of Sweet Charity, Ramli Sarip was filled with trepidation. Uncertain about the road ahead, he lay aside his fears and walked a path...
Ramli Sarip and Sweet Charity

Ramli Sarip — Bittersweet Times

WHATEVER the public perception of a band, there will always be the behind-the-scenes issues that drive or dissolve a band. With Sweet Charity, there were always underlying tensions that made...
Ramli Sarip

Ramli Sarip — Rolling With The Times

FOR A man with "little bit of talent" Datuk Ramli Sarip has made the most of it, and enjoyed a long career. From humble beginnings playing at weddings and birthdays,...
Addy Cradle Transcendence

The Cradle Will Rock

BRIDGING myth and melody, guitarist Addy Rasidi applies his varied technique on his latest release, Transcendence: Legend Of Ryu Wuri. Inspired by Indonesian folk lore, Addy, more commonly known by his...
dick-lee

Dick Lee On The Confusing 1970s

IN THE creative era of the 1970s, Singapore was going through a period of growing pains. Trending Western form creativity was often curbed by the authorities, keen on establishing law...
the-steve-mcqueens

Snobbish Locals Prefer Foreign Music

SINGAPORE'S local music scene is a strange one. Most audiences don’t see local bands on TV, hear them on the radio, or hunt their records at the diminishing number of music...
Jeremy Monteiro, With A Little Help From My Friends

Jeremy Monteiro Waxes Vinyl

ONE OF Jeremy Monteiro’s recent Facebook posts showcases an affordable turntable. It isn’t just a wave of nostalgia washing over jazz pianist, composer, band leader and educator. It’s to prepare you...
Jeremy Monteiro

Jeremy Monteiro Swings Into Action

FOR JAZZ man Jeremy Monteiro, it's been a musical adventure through highs and lows. In his most prolific period to date, Monteiro has been performing, teaching and coaching like a...