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Gigs picks: Art Fazil, Fedde Le Grand and the Thompson Jazz Club's 20th anniversary

Singaporean singer-songwriter Art Fazil. -- ST FILE PHOTO: DESMOND LIM
Singaporean singer-songwriter Art Fazil. -- ST FILE PHOTO: DESMOND LIM

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LATE NITE @ ESPLANADE: FULL MOON OVER MARINA BAY BY ART FAZIL

Singer-songwriter Art Fazil revisits the old classics from his eponymous debut English album, which was remastered and re-released last year to mark its 20th anniversary. Hear him relive songs such as Full Moon Over Marina Bay, Sometimes When I Feel Blue and Everybody Else as well as other tunes which carried his observations of local society in the 1990s.

Where: Esplanade Recital Studio MRT: Esplanade When: Friday , 9.30pm Admission: $25 from Sistic. Go to www.sistic.com.sg or call 6348-5555


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EP!C PRESENTS FEDDE LE GRAND

Zouk celebrates its 23rd birthday by bringing back Dutch house DJ and producer Fedde Le Grand, best remembered for his infectious 2006 single Put Your Hands Up For Detroit.

His mix of mainstream and edgy underground sounds continues to stay relevant in the club scene, with the DJ placing at No. 29 in DJ Mag's annual poll of Top 100 DJs for last year.

Where: Zouk, 17 Jiak Kim Street MRT: Orchard When: Tonight, from 10pm Admission: $28 for women and $35 for men (includes two standard drinks)


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BIG BAND MAGIC: 20 YEARS OF THE THOMSON JAZZ CLUB

What started out as a jazz music project by Thomson Community Club members became one of Singapore's longest lasting jazz institutions. To mark its 20th anniversary, the two groups which make up the jazz club, Thomson Big Band and the Thomson Swing Band, will perform at this Esplanade show. The guest performers are local jazz songbird Alemay Fernandez as well as some American jazz names - singer Greta Matassa, bassist Christy Smith and trumpeteer Greg Glassman.

Where: Esplanade Concert Hall MRT: Esplanade When: Sunday, 7.30pm Admission: $25 from Sistic. Go to www.sistic.com.sg or call 6348-5555


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MUSICSG STUDIOS FEAT CHARLIE LIM

The man with the distinctive, soulful voice, Charlie Lim, is back from a recent tour in Britain. He is the home-grown talent featured in this edition of the library@esplanade's series of shows which focus on Singapore music. The soul/electronic singer-songwriter will be preceded by opening sets from fellow local acts Samantha Rui and acoustic trio HubbaBubbas.

Where: library@esplanade, 8 Raffles Avenue, 03-01 MRT: Esplanade When: Tomorrow, 7pm Admission: Free


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THE DIARISTS PRESENT THE PEDRA BRANCA EP LAUNCH

An islet claimed by both Singapore and Malaysia sometime back, Pedra Branca is also the name of a new collaborative EP by two artists from the two countries. The cross-straits folk music project features individual songs by local doom-folk acoustic singer Hell Low and Malaysian punk-folk troubadour Azmyl Yunor. Hear the pair play the songs, described as tunes about love, loss and living in Singapore and Malaysia. This concert launches the duo's cross-border tour to promote the release. Also performing are Malaysian indie-folk band The Cotton Field Scarecrowes and ambient-noise act Anise.

Where: Gem Bar, 8-10 Ann Siang Hill MRT: Telok Ayer When: Tomorrow, 7.30pm Admission: $20 with limited-edition cassette version of the EP and $12 without. To book, e-mail thediaristsessions@gmail.com

This story was first published in The Straits Times on April 18, 2014