As the lights at the Singapore Arts Festival went off, a group of seemingly unearthly beings went up on stage and started on their fluid choreography to Eli T.’s “Dancin’ With Fire”.
The atmosphere surrounding Esplanade Park took on a more relaxed vibe as the T’ang Quartet took over the spotlight.
It was one of the few occasions where a classical set would not be played in sharp, matching suits in front of middle-aged sophisticated types sipping expensive chardonnay (okay maybe they don’t drink while watching but pardon the stereotypes would you?).
Oh a cappella, this certainly brings back unpleasant memories of when I tried to form an a cappella group with a few of my friends. The results were very much like chemistry laboratory classes where I would try mixing up random solutions hoping it would create something really special. Of course it usually ended up in a gooey horrible mess. But enough about me.
I must admit here, Jazz is not something that I would say I am proficient in, nor do I have an astute understanding of the genre. I have heard rave reviews about Bevlyn Khoo though, and, as my curiousity got the better of me, I found myself settling down in the sand, and waiting patiently as Bevlyn Khoo set up for her self described brand of “eclectic, storytelling, Jazz pop”.
As loud as its moniker screams, I Am David Sparkle is a band that demands for its presence to be heard and felt.
This rocking quartet is no stranger to our local experiential rock scene, being the pioneers of our nation’s post–rock instrumental genre, and having performed in a myriad of regional and international music events.