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Relatively Speaking

Dad's the inspiration

Published on Jun 15, 2014 7:27 PM
Singer- songwriter Jaime Wong (foreground) counts her mum, Madam Nelly Poa, and older brother Jarieul among her biggest fans. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

Singer-songwriter Jaime Wong might be only 24, but she started writing music with the guitar almost 10 years ago, a year after her father died from pneumonia.

Learning the instrument was more than just a hobby for her - it was also her way of remembering him.

The folk-pop musician, who will be performing at the Esplanade concourse on June 27 during Baybeats 2014, says of her father: "He would sit on the balcony and play Hotel California. It's one of my fond memories of him."

Wong, whose music is influenced by pop-folk star Damien Rice and bluesy folkster John Mayer, plans to release her first EP, Skin, by the end of next month.

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