Akilesh

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A versatile performer, Akilesh is a sought after percussionist across music forms and in Indian Classical music paradigm. His sound has been described by music critics as being a pleasing blend of virtuosity and aesthetics. His approach to performance highlights the tonal nuances of the Mridangam (South Indian percussion instrument) while being rooted in the polyrhythmic tradition of Indian percussion… (more)

Inch Chua

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Inch Chua is a recognisable name in Singapore’s English contemporary music scene. The passionate singer-songwriter has displayed unflinching determination throughout her career. As a performer, Inch has performed at major events both locally and overseas. These include events like the Singapore International Festival of the Arts, Singapore F1 Grand Prix, Youth Olympic Games, Beijing MIDI Music Festival, TEDxWomen in Washington DC, Canadian Music Week and many others. For her dedication in pursing her passion and her commitment in giving back to the community on multiple fronts, Inch Chua was recently conferred the Singapore Youth Award 2018… (more)

Kewei Tay

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A Singaporean singer-songwriter Tay Kewei, used to be the backed up of regional and international stars like of David Tao, A-mei, Wang Lee Hom and our country’s very own JJ Lin.She has since released 3 full-length albums under her belt, which broke through the Asia market regionally. Kewei was nicknamed the “angel of harmony” and she plays several instruments such as the guitar, ukulele and piano, but catches most attention by playing the er-hu… (more)

Koflow

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Singapore’s DJ KoFlow (Wayne Liu) is an artist in every sense of the word. Having started out in the world of turntablism, KoFlow has evolved beyond that title into one of Asia’s most respected performers. Armed with creativity, skill and flair, KoFlow is known to inject deep knowledge of those that came before him and adding forward-thinking musicality into his performances. He continues to challenge and refine his skills to transform every live performance into a experience for the audience… (more)

Saiful Idris

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Saiful Idris is a songwriter, musician, producer and designer from Singapore. Between 2005 and 2015, he was the singer, guitarist and songwriter for indie-rock band, the Great Spy Experiment. He is also the man behind faux-band, The E’s. Saiful’s dance music productions are a culmination of his love affair with dance music, which began in the late 1990s on the dance floor of Singapore’s renowned super-club, Zouk. It led him to picking up DJ-0ing, with a repertoire spanning the dance music spectrum, from jazz and broken beats to deep house and trance. Since 2014, he has been producing his own dance tracks, which are hugely inspired by the sounds he fell in love with back in the early 2000s – from the warm, organic, deep and soulful sounds of Blaze, Osunlade, Masters at Work, and more, to the big room electronic manoeuvrings of Danny Tenaglia, Steve Lawler, and of course, Singapore’s Aldrin Quek… (more)

Sara Wee

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Sara Wee is a sought after vocalist and guitarist with 15 years of experience performing with her band 53A at established local spots. A graduate from Lasalle College of the Arts with a Diploma in Music Technology and Degree in Jazz Vocals, Sara is the Vocal Director for iTheatre and a part-time lecturer at her alma mater… (more)

Tim De Cotta

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Tim De Cotta is a vocalist, bassist, songwriter and producer who believes in keeping his art pure. Styled in R&B and HipHop, Tim draws influences from artists such as Maxwell, John Legend, Common and Mos Def while styling his bass-playing after the likes of Derrick Hodge and Stuart Zender. Having played with various bands, Tim’s music career constantly gets his hands dirty in musical diversity, pushing the boundaries in writing and production with current bands such as TAJ, L.A.B, neoDominatrix and Kilo Habit.… (more)

Weish

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weish is a Singaporean artist whose primary medium is live loops, creating a multi-layered landscape of sounds with a mixture of singing, vocal percussion and occasional instrumentation. In 2013 alone she opened for Canadian indie rock band Tegan and Sara, played at the F1 Grand Prix, as well as performed solo at TEDx Women and various Esplanade events. weish may be better known as one half of electronic duo .gif, with whom she has performed around the world. They have also been making waves in the international festival circuit, with notable sets at St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Java Soundsfair, Brisbane’s BIGSOUND Festival, Macau’s Hush! Beach Festival and more. She also plays in experimental / prog-rock band sub:shaman, who have also done numerous shows in Japan and Malaysia. Aside from writing and performing, weish is also part of DUNCE. collective, a group of artists across different disciplines who promote and distribute local art and music in Singapore… (more)


EXPERTS

Eddino Hadi

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Eddino Abdul Hadi has been the music correspondent for The Straits Times since 2007. He sits on the board of directors at the Composers and Authors Society of Singapore (COMPASS) as a writer-director, a position he has held since 2012.  In 2017, he was awarded the Patron of Music Award at the Compass Awards. He has mentored young bands and music journalists under Baybeats Festival programmes, as well as under the National Arts Council’s NOISE Singapore. Eddino is also a musician, songwriter and founder of legendary homegrown band Force Vomit, and performs, composes and is a member of several other Singapore bands like The Guilt, 1234X and The Return. Eddino is also a co-founder of independent music collective, record label and music studio The End Of Recordings… (more)

Kevin Foo

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Kevin Foo has spent the last 15 years focused on producing, developing, managing and exporting some of the region’s biggest music talents. His discography includes artistes signed with major labels/publishers like Linying, Charlie Lim, Nathan Hartono, The Sam Willows, Alarice, Miguel Antonio, The Fire Fight etc, as well as numerous Indie artistes/bands. He has had first hand experience strategising and developing artists through the music management agency he co-founded, Foundation Music LLP, and has also booked and managed tours for these artists at Summersonic 2015, 2016 & 2018, SXSW 2017, Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Melbourne Music Week, BIGSOUND Festival, Zandari Fiesta, Brisfest, OzAsia and many others. He is also the co-founder of Independent record label Umami Records, a NOISE mentor (since 2017), a SHINE Talent Development Program Mentor (since 2017), a Baybeats Budding Band Program Mentor (since 2018) and the Secretary of The Music Society, Singapore (SGMuso)… (more)

Leonard Soosay

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Leonard Soosay is the Director of Singapore-based recording and mixing studio, Snakeweed Studios. Soosay, arguably one of Singapore's most famous and well-known independent Music Producers and Sound Engineers, has produced and recorded over 600 local artists since 1997 such as Electrico, The Great Spy Experiment, Ronin and Inch Chua. He is also the co-founder of Thunder Rock School, an institution that is committed to the preservation and cultivation of Singapore's musical heritage and inspiring and educating the next generation of musicians. In 2016, he set up an artist management company called LSTM to advise, develop and manage young Singapore artists. In 2015, Soosay was the recipient of the #styleX SG50 Award for Music, honouring the 50 most influential people in Singapore in their respective fields… (more)


ABOUT NOISE SINGAPORE

An initiative of the National Arts Council (NAC), Noise Singapore is dedicated to making noise about the creative talent of young people aged 35 and below, and the connecting potential of the arts. Noise Singapore’s initiatives provide numerous platforms for young people to express, develop and showcase creativity. In addition, Noise hopes that more young people can be exposed, engaged and empowered by the arts.

ABOUT NATIONAL ARTS COUNCIL

The National Arts Council champions the arts in Singapore. By nurturing creative excellence and supporting broad audience engagement, our diverse and distinctive arts inspire our people, connect communities and profile Singapore internationally. We preserve our rich, cultural traditions as we cultivate accomplished artists and vibrant companies for the future. Our support for the arts is comprehensive – from grants and partnerships to industry facilitation and arts housing. The Council welcomes greater private and corporate giving to and through the arts so that together we can make the arts an integral part of everyone's lives.

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