Gigs Picks: The Analog Assembly, Jeff Chang, Scarlet Avenue and more


Cheating Sons. PHOTOS: MARK CHEONG, CRISPIAN CHAN, UNITED RECORDS PRODUCTIONS, BIZ TRENDS MUSIC, MANEX EFREM

THE ANALOG ASSEMBLY

There are several reasons for discerning music fans to head down to this event.

Roots rock luminaries Cheating Sons will be playing a stripped-down set in the afternoon and selling limited-edition vinyl copies of their acclaimed self-titled sophomore album.

Music aficionados can buy, sell or trade their vinyls, CDs and music merchandise throughout the event.

The evening will see a special screening of Pirate Radio, also known as The Boat That Rocked, the 2009 British comedy about a pirate radio station set in the heady days of the 1960s.

WHERE: The Projector, 5th floor, Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road MRT: Lavender WHEN: Tomorrow, from 2pm. Cheating Sons perform at 4.30pm and Pirate Radio screening starts at 8.30pm ADMISSION: Free, but tickets for Pirate Radio will be on a pay-as-you-wish basis to The Projector

Eddino Abdul Hadi


JEFF CHANG LOVE LIGHT YEAR 2015 LIVE CONCERT

Jeff Chang (above) continues to reign as the prince of love songs. The Taiwanese singer's crisp, clear voice is best showcased on tender ballads and he will be serenading his fans from his big bag of hits.

Classic tracks by him include Hard To Resist Your Face, Love Like The Tides and Don't Be Afraid To Make Me Sad.

WHERE: Resorts World Ballroom, Resorts World Convention Centre MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Tomorrow, 8pm ADMISSION: $28 - $208 from Sistic

Boon Chan


SCARLET AVENUE: UNPLUGGED

Home-grown sibling duo Amos (above, left) and Adam, who perform as Scarlet Avenue, have been making waves with their singles and videos for pop-rock tunes such as Happy Heartbreak, Paper Planes and I Can't Forget You (theme song for telemovie Two Boys And A Mermaid).

For their upcoming acoustic gig, the pair will be attempting something different - a collaboration with classical music stalwart Adrian Tan, music director of the Singapore Wind Symphony, Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra & Saigon Philharmonic.

WHERE: Alliance Francaise de Singapour, 1 Sarkies Rd MRT: Newton WHEN: Thu, 8pm ADMISSION: $30 for regular tickets, $20 for full-time national servicemen & students Go to www.scarletavenuemusic.com

Eddino Abdul Hadi


HOW TO BUILD A KITE ALBUM LAUNCH BY JONATHAN MEUR

Two years after he released his debut EP, folk-pop singer-songwriter Jonathan Meur (above) is back with his first full-length album, How To Build A Kite.

This time, the French-Mauritian singer, who has been based in Singapore for more than a decade, has assembled a stellar international band of musicians, including electronica artist weish, who will also perform at the album's launch show. Meur's set will be preceded by opening acts singer-songwriter Tamara Yousry and rock quintet Shades In Grey.

WHERE: The Substation, 45 Armenian Street MRT: City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 6.30pm ADMISSION: $15 for ticket or $35 for ticket & album. Go to jonathanmeur.peatix.com

Eddino Abdul Hadi


THE STEVE MCQUEENS - SEAMONSTER ALBUM LAUNCH

Neo-soul, vintage-funk quintet The Steve McQueens (above) have been hard at work crafting their full-length release, Seamonster, in the past year. Recorded by British acid-jazz pioneer Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick, frontman of Incognito, at his famed London studios, the home-grown band are finally ready to release their latest batch of tunes. This show kicks off the band's Asia-wide tour to promote the new album.

WHERE: Singjazz Club, The Sultan Hotel, 101 Jalan Sultan MRT: Bugis/Lavender WHEN: Tomorrow, 9.30pm ADMISSION: $25 from Eventbrite (www.eventbrite.sg)

Eddino Abdul Hadi

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 10, 2015, with the headline 'Gigs Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe