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High times for the local cover band scene

Published on Nov 22, 2012 6:42 PM
 
Transit, a new six-piece Top 40s band that recently started a residency at The Gig, a new nightspot occupying the former Movida at St James Power Station. DJs are making way for hip cover bands clued in to the hits of the day - musicians and singers who do not just trot out the same old cheesy standards but add a zing to trendy chart-toppers. -- ST PHOTO: ASHLEIGH SIM

It is boom time for clubbers and pub crawlers who are into live acts and bands playing covers of their favourite songs.

DJs are making way for hip cover bands clued in to the hits of the day - musicians and singers who do not just trot out the same old cheesy standards but add a zing to trendy chart-toppers.

Mr Danny Loong, chief creative director and co-founder of Timbre Group, reckons the number of live acts has tripled in the last seven years.

"When we started the first Timbre back in 2005, there were only a handful of places where you could get quality bands or singers playing good covers. Now, you go to any nightspot hub and you are spoilt for choice."

 
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