Yesterday Once More, Jeremy Monteiro And Friends

The Carpenters Renovated

SOME 35 years after the death of Karen Carpenter, her voice and the haunting melodies of The Carpenters live on in our subconscious. At least it did while Jeremy Monteiro...
Jeremy Monteiro Late-Night Thoughts Of A Jazz Musician

Beyond Jazz With Jeremy Monteiro

EACH of us has a book in us. It could be about ourselves, or something else. It's a question of whether we have the energy to write it. Or if...
concept covers

Do You Remember The Concept Album?

THE CONCEPT album was often a band's way to showcase its ability to think beyond three-minute blocks. Back in the 1970s, it was an opportunity for the band to present...
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...