EDDINO ABDUL HADI AND BOON CHAN RECOMMEND

Gigs Picks: Robbie Williams, Jennifer Lopez, MayDay and more

Jennifer Lopez will perform at the 2014 Formula One Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday, Sept 21, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Jennifer Lopez will perform at the 2014 Formula One Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday, Sept 21, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

2014 FORMULA ONE SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX

The biggest concerts of the year happen annually at the Padang Stage inside the Grand Prix circuit, so if you are a pop music fan, these are the shows to go for.

Like in past years, tonight’s headliners are top Asian acts and this year, they are Taiwanese rockers Mayday. Tomorrow, Britain’s biggest selling solo act Robbie Williams takes to the stage while Jennifer Lopez will close the Grand Prix on Sunday.

The rest of the eight stages around the tracks hold a wide variety of local and international acts – from Jamaican reggae man Ziggy Marley and multi-Grammywinning R&B/soul singer John Legend to English synth-pop pioneers Pet Shop Boys and home-grown act The Sam Willows.

Where: Marina Bay Street Circuit MRT: Bayfront/City Hall/Esplanade/Nicoll Highway/Promenade/Raffles Place When: Today - Sun, various timings Admission: From $68 (single-day walkabout ticket). Go to www.singaporegp.sg/tickets/listings Info: For schedule of line-up & timings, go to www.singaporegp.sg/off-track/headliners

Eddino Abdul Hadi


AMY SEARCH LIVE IN SINGAPORE

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More than three decades after he burst onto the rock scene, Malaysian singer Amy is still regarded as rock royalty by Malay music fans here and across the Causeway. While his last performance here was with pioneering Malaysian band Search, the outfit he started out with in 1980, the man is performing solo this time.

Expect to hear him sing tunes from the five solo albums that he has released in the last two decades. As a bonus for the fans, Amy has also announced that his daughter, popular Malaysian actress Nabila Huda, will perform a couple of duets with him – the first time father and daughter are appearing on stage together.

Where: The Star Theatre MRT: Buona Vista When: Tomorrow, 8pm Admission: $68, $88 & $108 from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg)

EAH


LIU CHIA-CHANG CONCERT

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Veteran Taiwanese composer and music producer Liu Chia-chang wants to take you down memory lane. His treasure trove of classic musical gems include Seagull, Dream Behind The Curtain, Meilan Meilan I Love You and, of course, Memories Can Only Be Reminisced.

His songs were part of the soundtracks of the 1960s and 1970s as well as numerous hit movies directed by him. Guest stars at the gig, likely his last here, include Taiwan’s Bobby Chen Sheng and Singapore’s Mavis Hee.

Where: Indoor Stadium MRT: Stadium When: Tomorrow, 8pm Admission: $98 - $328 from Sports Hub Tix (call 6333-5000 or go to www.sportshub.com.sg/sportshubtix)

Boon Chan


THE KTV TAKEOVER SERIES 2

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Here is an unusual venue for an indie and underground gig – a disused KTV lounge at the soon-to-be-demolished Eminent Plaza at the junction of Jalan Besar and Lavender Street.

The gig is part of a music and art project titled An Eminent Takeover that takes place in the two-storey mall. Tonight’s show has sterling acts, including art-rock mainstays The Observatory, post-hardcore outfit Paris In The Making and post-metal quartet Radiant Archery. Also on the line-up are post-hardcore band Calvaire, indie-pop group Obedient Wives Club and hard-rockers The Ship Breakers.

Where: Eminent Plaza, 380 Jalan Besar MRT: Lavender/Farrer Park When: Today, 8pm Admission: $10 at the door

EAH