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  • Articles: Page 3
    May 2012 13 June 2011 1 May 2011 2 Home Articles Album Review A Shadow of a Sound EP by ANECHOIS September 26 2012 by Muhd Dzulridzwan Articles Reviews Rock ANECHOIS self released debut EP helmed by the sole engineering and mixing efforts of Asyraft also a keyboardist and vocalist deserves major props Start by plugging Read Article Sheena Hong Diamond in the Rough September 25 2012 by Joshua Tan Articles Gigs Jazz Pop As we took our seats at the Esplanade Concourse a postcard and a smile bade us a warm welcome At the other end of the Read Article Album Review Inner Voices EP by Vanessa Faith September 24 2012 by Alicia Chan Articles Folk Indie Pop Reviews Imagine You are inside a simulator It is pitch dark Bizarre tones start echoing mimicking the chants of geeky aliens You are spinning gradually twirled into Read Article Album Review In The Shadow Of The Sun by Dulcinea September 22 2012 by Denise Kang Articles Reviews Rock If you haven t heard In The Shadow Of The Sun yet you are missing out in life In The Shadow Of The Sun is Dulcinea s Read Article Caracal at NUS s

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  • That Female Touch
    found while the women stepped up to rock the stage This stage was Esplanade s Outdoor Theatre and the females in question local artists Shimona Kee above and Ferry aka Jean Low from Giants Must Fall who put together their largely differing styles of music into a single show And it was Shimona who got on stage for the first of three sets armed with not one but three instruments ukelele guitar and keyboard and a versatile melodic voice From songs about rainy days to tunes about love and heartache the bubbly chick s voice easily reminded this listener of Sixpence None The Richer s Leigh Nash on one song before producing a different kind of sound for another track Starting with the smallest of the three the singer who s currently working on her debut album to be released at the end of this year spent much time introducing each song quipping that she likes to tell the stories behind songs It was much the same idea for Jean above whose performance featured songs by her band Giants Must Fall as well as random tracks written about wanting to be a broccoli and a rosemary plant that wouldn t grow Choosing to stick to an acoustic guitar during her solo set was fitting for the indie rocker chick whose voice produced a much different feel compared to Shimona s less refined and smooth but definitely charming a hallmark of the indie alt rock music she prefers It was this contrast that made all the show all the more entertaining as the pair took the stage for a third set with a diverse list of songs from the very pop and obviously Shimona Heaven Knows from Rick Price to their set closer I Will Follow You Into The Dark by

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  • They Were Meant To Rock
    90 minute set the American band wasted no time between numbers slamming song after song hardly stopping to introduce the band members They played fantastic tunes such as Stars Oh Gravity and Your Love Is A Song sending the crowd into overwhelming ecstasy Towards the end of the opening half they brought the audience into the picture The crowd went completely nuts as bassist Tim jammed out the intro of This Is Your Life Right in the middle of the song Jon jumped from the stage and waded into the crowd prompting screams as those nearby tried to get a glimpse of or even touch their hero Here came my magic moment Somehow he had waded along the aisle and stood on the row of seats in front of me and not long after I was climbing on my buddy s shoulders to get a better view That was when Jon took notice and stretched his mic out towards me I screamed It was pure delirium as I sang those 3 lines of This Is Your Life with as much gusto as I could muster before Jon rightfully took the spotlight back to the main stage Video by genoscidal That was not the only chance the audience got to meet their idol up close Whilst playing Hello Hurricane and Dare You to Move he ventured into the middle section of the crowd as everyone gathered round him A band that thrives off interaction with the audience they built on that fact with a couple of campfire songs in the form of Only Hope and 24 And one of the more memorable moments of the night happened when Jon extended his mic stand to the audience as they began to sing an entire chorus of Meant To Live The songs were

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  • Joel Lee
    We Are The Team Contact Us Terms of Use Archives Select Month January 2013 1 November 2012 5 October 2012 7 September 2012 20 August 2012 7 July 2012 16 June 2012 36 May 2012 13 June 2011 1 May 2011 2 Home Joel Lee They Were Meant To Rock May 4 2011 by Joel Lee Articles Gigs Rock Screaming into Jon Foreman s microphone wasn t exactly on my mind when I decided to attend this concert yet somehow I had found myself doing exactly Read Article They Were Meant To Rock May 4 2011 by Joel Lee Articles Gigs Rock Screaming into Jon Foreman s microphone wasn t exactly on my mind when I decided to attend this concert yet somehow I had found myself doing exactly Read Article They Were Meant To Rock May 4 2011 by Joel Lee Articles Gigs Rock Screaming into Jon Foreman s microphone wasn t exactly on my mind when I decided to attend this concert yet somehow I had found myself doing exactly Read Article They Were Meant To Rock May 4 2011 by Joel Lee Articles Gigs Rock Screaming into Jon Foreman s microphone wasn t exactly on my mind

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  • Lucky Again
    TAB debut had been involved in some great things You ve sung his songs hundreds maybe even thousands of times watched the accompanying videos and perhaps even played one yourself to that special someone Yet while people know the actual singers of the songs American Tim Fagan who co wrote the hit song Lucky 2010 Grammy winner for Best Collaboration with Vocals together with Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat is still relatively unknown in Singapore Whatever the case may be you may have figured out that we at Moshin Magazine really enjoy stripped out and intimate performances in front of a small crowd and happily this one was no different The 31 year old who served as Caillat s lead guitarist for 2 years and wrote several songs with the starlet started off his first set with an electric guitar before jumping to a nearby keyboard for some of his songs joking that he d even be playing the drums by the end of the week Besides the several instruments used a foot operated drumbeat pedal provided extra oomph throughout his set which featured tunes from his self titled debut album and a rougher rendition of Lucky perhaps played the way Tim originally envisioned And despite the rather lacklustre crowd the one man band entertained with an inspired brand of acoustic rock distinctly less pop ish than when he played in Caillat s band A husky rocker voice his weapon the Honolulu native s personality really shone through getting the audience involved singing oohs during the Grammy winning hit and effortlessly commanding the stage by himself Through an intensely personal show Tim talked mostly about his inspirations which ranged from personal experiences to his hometown and really made no mention of his celebrity associations Indeed the LA based singer has

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  • Greater Things Over The Horizon
    other things ply his trade in some of Hollywood s many night spots Reminiscing on a short but no doubt memorable stint Charles started by thanking the TAB management for feeding him and continuing to support local music talent such as himself The singer himself was no stranger to such music venues having played in many similar locations before in Melbourne where he has been based since 2001 when he left Singapore to pursue his undergraduate studies Sad as the departure may have been though the show inevitably went on and with guitar on his lap the music started to ring through the stage s overhead speakers Displaying a brand of music that s been described as a cross between Jack Johnson and John Mayer the 36 year old entertained with tunes from his EP The Pelham Sessions recorded in his warehouse apartment along Pelham Street in Melbourne and launched in December last year Sandwiched between two sets by American Tim Fagan lead guitarist for Colbie Caillat Charles held his own aided by a husky voice and guitar and engaging in refreshing audience interaction between each song It was a deeply personal and intimate performance the kind that connects with an audience when played in a small venue and more often than not stripped to its bare minimum by the simplicity of an acoustic guitar The same kind that often disappears with overwhelming success and the need to fill concert venues Coupled with simple yet poetic lyrics the cheery and upbeat melodies were indeed a fitting adieu for the Singaporean born singer who until 2006 had put his singing journey which started at age 14 on hold for the fruits of a seemingly more practical career after graduation from university As song after song ended to encouraging applause the chatty

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  • Bluesy By The Bay
    times was long the chosen expression of an African American population in places like Chicago and New Orleans Sadly though blues in Singapore has perhaps been lost in time with many audience members at Esplanade s Bridging the Blues being older Nonetheless the outdoor stage was still packed full when we went down to check it out Sponsored by SPH Gift of Music the Sunday night gig kicked off with local outfit Skunk Jive above who played all 3 nights and stuck true to traditional blues with a brilliant display of harmonica married with soulful rhythmic guitar The quartet who played at last year s Mosaic Music Festival kept the crowd grooving with plenty of solo time for each instrument paired with the deep raspy voice of lead singer and harmonica player Kelvin Smokey Ng Especially impressive was guitarist Vincent Chen whose quick fingers and bluesy melodies arguably played as big a part in the entertainment as the smooth harmonica solos that tied together every song The band even let loose an original work called Borrowed Time a slower number that involved a significant bassline and plenty of harmonics True to old school blues a single stanza was repeated throughout as if a mantra After a performance like that the audience was left to wonder what could possibly follow and in year old jazz funk group Fungkimunkees below was the answer The significantly larger group of 7 played a brand of music more energetic than Skunk Jive with lead singer Idah chatting up the audience more with lively introductions to each song The informal banter between members further added to the group s personality and appeal It was wonderful to see that the band chose to fill their set entirely with original songs and the chemistry within the group shone

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  • Never Too Late To Reappear
    British radio in 2007 once again filled the air But this wasn t Wembley Glastonbury or Slane Castle This was TAB a live music venue off Orchard Road in Singapore And as circumstances would have it the lead singer of UK indie pop band Ghosts was gracing our humid shores continuing the revival of an interrupted shot to fame Back in 2007 the band whose sound brings to mind bigger acts like Keane and Radiohead bagged ninth position on the BBC s Sound of 2007 poll and was compared by NME magazine to Coldplay when they existed to fill hearts and not stadiums Pretty high acclaim then for a quartet who suddenly lived up to their name and simply vanished Not like any of it mattered though when lead singer Simon last name Pettigrew took to the stage armed with new material and stripped out acoustic versions of originally heavy beat synth backed tracks Through two sets a night from 29 Mar to 2 Apr Pettigrew entertained audiences with no fixed song list and no backup band simply playing what one assumes felt right at the time from debut album ditties Stay The Night and The World is Outside to a variation of covers including Hit Me Baby One More Time ala Travis style Video by ghostsband It was almost as though the 31 year old was making up for the lost time spent on a long drawn legal battle with record company Atlantic Records that put the band on indefinite hiatus A passionate yet strangely carefree performance was the result which probably stemmed from the fact that as much as the band s songs were popular in Britain the hype never quite spread to this former British colony Still it begs disbelief to think that just a few months

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