Local music gives us mixed feelings. Especially if the only old-timey musician you’ve heard of is Dick Lee.
But we did have a fantastic array of local singers in the past, who came with a solid following as well as generous air time on local radio. They wrote their own songs and our moms and dads loved them.
Try asking your folks if they remember bands like The Quest, Shirley Nair and The Silver Strings or Gingerbread. The Great Singapore Replay is hoping to jog a few memories starting this 10 July till 9 September 2017.
In a bid to bring back these good feels and as a part of Pop-Up Noise Singapore, locally established artistes as well as emerging talents are coming together to breathe new life into ten local songs that reached a high from 1964 to early 2000.
There’s also an open call for all aspiring musicians to submit their own rendition of songs, and this will kick off on 10 July 2017. You’re free to cover any song between the same time frame in any of our local languages (English, Mandarin, Malay or Tamil) and share it via YouTube.
The winner will be selected by a panel of judges and gets to show off their chops in front of a live audience alongside ten of the featured artistes at Clarke Quay Central on 9 September 2017.
And if you’re looking to catch the featured artistes deliver their own twists on these classics, you can tune in to the official website from 13 July 2017 onwards.
Dates: 10 July 2017 (Open Call for YouTube videos), 13 July – 9 Sept 2017 (Catch performances on the website)