Eddino Abdul Hadi Music Correspondent recommends

Gigs Picks: Eddino Abdul Hadi recommends home-grown Malay rock band's Majesty EP launch and local percussive rock band Wicked Aura's gig

Guitarist Andrew Lim
Guitarist Andrew LimPHOTOS: GAVIN FOO, JEFF TEOH, MAJESTYSINGAPORE/FACEBOOK, RATOS DE PORAO
Ratos De Porao
Ratos De Porao PHOTOS: GAVIN FOO, JEFF TEOH, MAJESTYSINGAPORE/FACEBOOK, RATOS DE PORAO
Majesty
MajestyPHOTOS: GAVIN FOO, JEFF TEOH, MAJESTYSINGAPORE/FACEBOOK, RATOS DE PORAO
Wicked Aura
Wicked AuraPHOTOS: GAVIN FOO, JEFF TEOH, MAJESTYSINGAPORE/FACEBOOK, RATOS DE PORAO

ANDREW LIM: ARTLESS STATE

Guitarist Andrew Lim, a familiar face in the home-grown jazz scene, takes the spotlight as bandleader in a gig that features his original music.

Known for his collaborations with acts ranging from Jeremy Monteiro to Rani Singam, his Esplanade show features a band also comprising pianist Tan Weixiang, bass player Benjamin Poh and drummer Aaron James Lee.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade WHEN: Tomorrow, 8pm ADMISSION: $28 for standard tickets, limited $20 concession tickets for students, full-time national servicemen and seniors. Go to www.esplanade.com or Sistic (www.sistic.com.sg or call 6348-5555)


DAUGHTRY LIVE IN SINGAPORE2018

Fronted by singer and former American Idol contestant Chris Daughtry, the band best known for hits including It's Not Over (2006), September (2009) and Over You (2006) will be back in Singapore.

They recently released a single, Backbone, taken from their upcoming fifth album, Cage To Rattle.

WHERE: Zepp@Big Box Singapore, 1 Venture Avenue MRT: Jurong East WHEN: Wednesday, 8.30pm ADMISSION: $128 and $168 from Sistic, $148 and $188 at the door


RATOS DE PORAO 

Brazilian veterans Ratos De Porao  have influenced many punk, hardcore and metal bands since they started out in 1981. The Sao Paulo quartet play their first gig in Singapore, which also features home-grown acts like punk band The Maniacs, noise outfit circuitrip and metal band Violent Pacification.

WHERE: Blue Room Films, The Projector, 05-00 Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road MRT: Nicoll Highway WHEN: Tomorrow, 10.30pm ADMISSION: $30 from theprojector.sg/filmsandevents/ratos-de-porao-brazil/, $40 at the door


MAJESTY - METAFORA EP LAUNCH

Majesty, who are launching their EP at this show, might be a relatively new name but the members are all veterans of the home-grown Malay rock scene. The band are led by singer Hanafie Warren, best known for fronting 1980s Malay rock band The Unwanted, while the rest of the line-up comprise members of longtime bands Helter Skelter and Rockers.

The gig features opening sets by Outcry and Ismail Gani.

WHERE: Scarlet City, 04-02 Ang Mo Kio Hub, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 MRT: Ang Mo Kio WHEN: Sunday, 4.30pm ADMISSION: $25, call or message 9069-1369 to purchase tickets


WICKED AURA 15TH : STILL MAKING FIST

Home-grown percussive rock band Wicked Aura celebrate their 15th year with this headlining show which also includes an Afro-Brazilian rhythm workshop as well as guest performers including electronic artist/singer Weish and Stompin' Ground bassist and Bushmen frontman Syed Mahdzar. The gig also features opening acts Samba Masala and Sintoxicate.

WHERE: Anaki Records, 37, Lorong 23 Geylang, 07-02 MRT: Aljunied WHEN: Tomorrow, workshop at 5.30pm, concerts at 7.30pm ADMISSION: From $25, go to wickedaura15.peatix.com/

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 06, 2018, with the headline 'Gigs Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe