NIGHT FESTIVAL: ROCK N' ROLL SINGAPORE CLASSICS
||Saturday, 25 August 2012
||10.30pm to 11.30pm.
Resident artists take over after special programming.
||Timbre @ The Substation
||Free. Minimum first drink applies.
Catch Raw Earth with Mel & Joe from 70s Singapore band Gypsy on 25 August at Timbre @ The Substation. It’s a rare chance to catch them performing an entire full-length set of original Singaporean music from the 70s to the 80s.
This event is part of National Heritage Board’s Night Festival. Timbre @ The Substation is a proud partner of the festival.
Want to find out more about the special programming at Switch on 1 September for Night Festival as well? Please click here.
About the Artists:
Raw Earth is made up of a stellar line-up consisting of some of Singapore’s best blues and rock musicians including Danny Loong and Francis Chan (Ublues), Victor Chen (winner of Strip Acoustic at Wala Wala), Surath Godfrey and Lin Hanrong from rock outfit Reverie. The band combines to lock in a strong groove with an old school flavour, on stage improvisation and interaction which promise to keep things interesting. Raw Earth performs an wide array of old school music styles from the 50s to 70s such as blues, rock and roll, funk, soul and even some classic blues rock and their repertoire includes songs by Jimi Hendrix, Deep Purple, CCR, Grand Funk Railroad, Albert Collins, T-Bone Walker, BB King, The Beatles, Otis Redding among others. While most current pop and rock music have gone more technical and predictable, Raw Earth attempts to retain the concept of soul and groove within their music through their performance. Sometimes you don’t know what you are going to get at a Raw Earth show however you will be assured of only a heartfelt, passionate and honest performance by each member.
Mel & Joe
Mel & Joe first came to the attention of the public with their success in the National Television 1971 Talentime series as the two young singing brothers. As young men, they were also a part of Gypsy, the band of brothers who were known for their versatility and dulcet harmonies. Recently Mel & Joe celebrated their 40th Anniversary with a sell-out concert.