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Jamie Lawson Live in Singapore, Goldie and Akeem Jahat, Speak featuring Kosal Khiev and more

Above from left: Fauxe and Mediocre Haircut Crew's Aditya Mirchandani Rodrigues, Fahim Fazil and Omar Amir.
PHOTOS: COUPE DE MAINE, CANVAS, TCR MUSIC, ST FILE

JAMIE LAWSON LIVE IN SINGAPORE

Best known for the guitar ballad, Wasn't Expecting That, British troubadour Jamie Lawson (above) was the first artist signed to British star Ed Sheeran's label, Gingerbread Man Records. Since then, he has toured with pop sensation One Direction and even actor-singer David "Baywatch" Hasselhoff has followed him on Twitter. Guess Lawson was not expecting that.

WHERE: University Cultural Centre Theatre, National University of Singapore, 50 Kent Ridge Crescent MRT: Clementi WHEN: Wednesday, 8pm ADMISSION: $108 to $138 from Sistic INFO: Call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg

Boon Chan


GOLDIE AND AKEEM JAHAT

Cult club Canvas hosts two heavyweight acts tomorrow night: Bilingual Singapore rapper Akeem Jahat, whose lyrical dexterity has won him fans in Singapore and across the Causeway, plays at 8pm and English drum 'n' bass luminary Goldie makes a return here and plays a 10pm slot.

WHERE: Canvas Club, 20 Upper Circular Road, The Riverwalk, B1-01/06 MRT: Raffles Place/Clarke Quay WHEN: Tomorrow, Akeem Jahat at 8pm, Goldie at 10pm ADMISSION: Akeem Jahat pre-sale tickets at $18 each with one drink from akeemjahat.eventbrite.sg, $28 with one drink at the door. Goldie pre-sale tickets at $22 each with one drink from goldiecanvas.eventbrite.sg, $30 with one drink at the door

Eddino Abdul Hadi


 Fauxe and Mediocre Haircut Crew's Aditya Mirchandani Rodrigues, Fahim Fazil and Omar Amir.

SPEAK FEATURING KOSAL KHIEV

Poetry saved his life when he was in jail and Cambodian spoken word artist Kosal Khiev (right) now puts on hard-hitting, no-holds-barred performances about his experiences.

He credits the late American rapper, Tupac Shakur, as a major influence.

WHERE: Canvas Creative Space, 20 Upper Circular Road MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Wednesday, 8pm ADMISSION: $15 for pre-sale tickets, $20 for tickets at the door INFO: speakkosal.eventbrite.sg

Boon Chan


 Fauxe and Mediocre Haircut Crew's Aditya Mirchandani Rodrigues, Fahim Fazil and Omar Amir.
Above from left: Fauxe and Mediocre Haircut Crew's Aditya Mirchandani Rodrigues, Fahim Fazil and Omar Amir.

SAM X IPOS MUSEATSAM

Rising home-grown rap group Mediocre Haircut Crew and enigmatic electronic musician Fauxe have been making waves in the independent music scene with their lively shows.

They will perform at the show to commemorate World Intellectual Property Day, an annual global event which takes place on April 26 every year, to raise public awareness of intellectual property in the creative industries. The other acts are Zeeaura, Travis Minjan, Leon Chua and Shirly Temple. 

WHERE: Singapore Art Museum, Courtyard, 71 Bras Basah Road MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Today, 7pm ADMISSION: Free

Eddino Abdul Hadi


 Fauxe and Mediocre Haircut Crew's Aditya Mirchandani Rodrigues, Fahim Fazil and Omar Amir.

XINYAO CHARITY EVENT

Deejays from Love 97.2FM will perform xinyao hits with artists including Wong Hong Mok, Tay Kewei and MICappella.

The aim is to get members of the public to donate their hair, which will be made into wigs for cancer patients.

On Sunday, singer Dawn Gan (above) will have her hair cut on site.

WHERE: One KM Mall MRT: Paya Lebar WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, 3 to 5pm ADMISSION: Free

Boon Chan

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 22, 2016, with the headline 'Gigs Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe