Boon Chan Media Correspondent & Eddino Abdul Hadi Music Correspondent recommend

Jimmy Ye In Concert, Steve Gadd Band and more

PHOTOS: ESPLANADE, HOOD BAR AND CAFE, INOKII, TCR MUSIC STATION

JIMMY YE IN CONCERT

In the mid-1990s, before the likes of JJ Lin and A-do came along, there was pop idol Jimmy Ye.

The boyish-looking singer-songwriter's hits include I Keep Hearing You Say and Loving You Is Not For Others To See, which topped local charts. He went on to write hits for stars such as Jacky Cheung, Anita Mui and Kit Chan. He is finally holding his first solo concert.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall

MRT: Esplanade

WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.30pm

ADMISSION:$58 - $168 from Sistic (go to www.sistic.com.sg or call 6348-5555)

Boon Chan


MOSAIC MUSIC SERIES: 70 STRONG: STEVE GADD BAND

Drummer Steve Gadd is 70 this year and still going strong. To mark the milestone, the Steve Gadd Band (above) have released a new album, aptly titled 70 Strong, and will be performing at the Esplanade Concert Hall. Gadd has worked with the biggest names in the business, from Simon & Garfunkel to James Brown, and was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 1984.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall

MRT: Esplanade

WHEN: Mon, 8pm

ADMISSION: $48 - $88 from Sistic.

Boon Chan


CIPTA CITA

Held in conjunction with Malay Language Month, the Esplanade's series of gigs this weekend centres on home-grown and Malaysian acts who sing in Malay, including bilingual rapper Akeem Jahat; pop singer Reyza Hamizan, who won Best Theme Song at Pesta Perdana 2015; comedic rock quartet The Zozi; and quirky Malaysian singer-songwriter The Venopian Solitude (above).

WHERE: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, Esplanade Concourse & library@esplanade

MRT: Esplanade

WHEN: Today till Sun, various times

ADMISSION: Free

INFO: Go to www.esplanade.com

Eddino Abdul Hadi


SATURDAY ORIGINAL SESSIONS 4TH ANNIVERSARY BASH

Over the last four years, bar, cafe and live music venue Hood has hosted more than 200 budding home-grown musicians playing self-penned tunes at its Saturday Original Sessions series. For this anniversary special, acts which have honed their chops there, such as pop-rock duo Ciao Turtle (above), prog-rockers Bear Culture and funk-rock outfit Ugly In The Morning, will return to the Hood stage.

WHERE: Hood Bar and Cafe, 05-07 Bugis+, 201 Victoria Street

MRT: Bugis

WHEN: Tomorrow, 7pm

ADMISSION: Free

Eddino Abdul Hadi


WHILE SHE SLEEPS - LIVE IN SINGAPORE BRAINWASHED 2015

Fresh off their sets at one of Britain's biggest music events, Reading and Leeds festival, English metalcore quintet While She Sleeps (above) play here as part of their Asian tour in support of their second album, Brainwashed. Home-grown metalcore acts Exhibitors and Tomorrows Ever Ending will open the show.

WHERE: Neverland II, St James Power Station

MRT: HarbourFront

WHEN: Sun, 6pm

ADMISSION: $80 from whileshesleeps.peatix.com/

Eddino Abdul Hadi

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 11, 2015, with the headline 'Gig Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe