I've always been involved in music and performing... It feels like it's been a calling of sorts, so I'm just trying my best to do what I can with what I've been given.
Tell us your story, how did you get here?
I’ve always been involved in music and performing, whether it was at school or playing in the church band. It was just a series of events snowballing over the past 10 years or so. Even if I thought of quitting, I somehow just get dragged back into it. It feels like it’s been a calling of sorts, so I’m just trying my best to do what I can with what I’ve been given.
What impact have you made in Singapore?
I’ve been very fortunate to represent Singapore at some international festivals over the past few years, as well as writing and producing material on a national level, which has hopefully resonated more with my generation and after.
What does 2022 look like for you?
I’m helping to kickstart an artist collective DAO called The Great Wave, which is pretty exciting. I’m also helping out at Indiego, which is an internet radio station and platform that showcases local and independent music.
What do you love most about Singapore?
That it always feels like home, regardless of its flaws.
Tell us about the coolest performance you’ve ever seen.
I wouldn’t say it’s the coolest but I remember one of the first overseas shows I played 10 years ago. It was in the outer suburbs of Tokyo where we basically played to no one except the band lineup that night. The band after us were these unassuming middle-aged guys in a punk rock band who took off their clothes and performed in speedos and Mexican wrestling masks and just gave their 100%.
Who is your Local Legend, and why?
Leonard Soosay, who runs Snakeweed Studios. He has one of the biggest hearts I know and cares so much about the music scene in Singapore.