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  • FLAME OF THE FOREST


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    ‘Trends change but good music last decades & shaping the world is to make a little noise’ – FOTF 2017

    Flame Of The Forest [FOTF] is an Eclectic Instrumental World Music Band from the Sunny Island of Singapore. A smooth blend of instruments with a diverse range of influences.

    Their unique blend of original compositions which aimed to explore new dimensions of musical experiences, concocting a refreshing blend of music
    that has a universal appeal.

    FOTF as actually formed in 1986 by Kenny Tan, K.Subramanian & Nantha Kumar as a dynamic trio who shared the love of music. In time, the baton was passed down to his two sons, Krsna Tan and Govin Tan. Despite facing many difficulties, new blood and fresh musical perspectives gained along their journey have reinvigorated the band and its music.

    The current lineup consists of Krsna Tan (Sitar), Govin Tan (Tabla Kit), Jeffrey Tan (Violin), Caleb Koa (Keyboard), Andy Chong (Electric Guitar) &
    Arthur Adika Wiyono (Electric Bass). FOTF aims to give an enhanced perspective on the musical alchemy that they have developed by showcasing the various combinations of World Music genres.

  • MOTUS


     

    Love. Togetherness. Expression.

    These are the values and beliefs that make up the ideology of MOTUS. These are the creeds that keep our members connected, not only with our audience, but with each other.

    At the heart of MOTUS are the Bateria players that give the band its Batucada edge. Having played together for more than 7 years in Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s Baracuda Batucada, there is synergy and synchronization in our movements and heart in the music that we create. Complementing the Bateria is the lineup of vocalists and instrumentalists who add a distinct style of melody and harmonies that keep our music current and engaging.

    MOTUS is made up of individuals from varied musical backgrounds. Each member flavours our music in their own way, giving it an unmistakable yet conventional tune. While the band follows a very strong musical direction rooted in Samba music, the MOTUS sound is not restricted or limited by genre. The skillset and expertise of the members combined gives MOTUS’ soundscape endless possibilities for musical productions and collaborations.

    MOTUS is Latin for ‘movement’. We aim to convey this message not only through our choreography, but through the physical and emotional journey that our music takes our audiences on. Our vision is to create music that resonates with our audiences and allows them to move with the band, as one. To love and to express, together.

  • THE MAD HATTER PROJECT


    The MadHatter Project can be easily recognised through its piano-centred, synthesiser-based sound and its distinctive storytelling style.

    Since its debut in 2014, the band has shown its ability in crafting shows that fit the diversity of stages it has been allowed on. This has earned plaudits from audiences and professionals alike,
    culminating in the winning of the 2015 Noise Singapore Award under the mentorship of Bani Haykal. They have since gone on to stage their own multi-disciplinary productions, including ’For the Time Being’ in 2017 using the NAC Noise Grant Award, and ’Sarong Party’ in 2019 in support of YaleNUS and the Singapore Bicentennial Office’s “The Future of Our Pasts” festival.

    The band spends most of its time offstage moaning about the travails of their football clubs and arguing over what food to eat. The only thing they can agree on is sambal stingray.

  • THE ODDFELLOWS


    the music band the oddfellows in black and white photography

    The Oddfellows were formed in early 1988 and played their debut gig in June at the Singapore Arts Festival. After several shows, a couple of cassette releases and two songs on the New School Rock CD compilation in 1990, the band released their debut album, “Teenage Head” in 1991. It spawned the massive radio number 1 hit, “So Happy”, a first for a Singaporean indie band. The Oddies, as they were also affectionately known as, scored another radio number 1 with “Unity Song” the following year when they released their second album, “Carnival”. A staple on the radio in the 1990s, The Oddfellows were invited and performed at the iconic Sing50 concert at the Singapore Sports Hub in 2015.

  • BRAVEPAPER


    four men from the music band bravepaper posing for a photo

    Previously a folk singer-songwriter project, 2019’s Bravepaper has just undergone some major sound changes with the introduction of new members citing varied influences from emo to metalcore.

    While the dark, cathartic elements are still intact, the newly formed 4 piece act have traded melancholic acoustics for a grittier, heavier hitting band sound with contagious energy.

    The acoustic EP titled “Heavy & Light” released end 2017 was mentioned by Juice Singapore as Singapore’s 5 best local releases of the year. More new music can be expected end 2019.


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