Gigs Picks: Ethel Yap EP launch

Ethel Yap
Ethel YapPHOTO: CRISPIAN CHAN
Dream Theater
Dream TheaterPHOTO: JIMMY FONTAINE
Gregory Porter
Gregory PorterPHOTO: SHAWN PETERS
Afrobeat Orchestra
Afrobeat OrchestraPHOTO: INSTIGATOR AFROBEAT ORCHESTRA

Eddino Abdul Hadi Music Correspondent recommends

ETHEL YAP EP LAUNCH

Home-grown singer-songwriter Ethel Yap will release her debut, self-titled EP - a collection of songs that range from acoustic folk tunes to alternative rock numbers - with two shows.

The gigs will also feature fellow singer-songwriter Zeeaura as the opening act.

WHERE: Practice Space @ TTP, 54 Waterloo Street MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Today, 7 and 9.30pm ADMISSION: From $25 for each set, go to ethelyapeplaunch2017.peatix.com


DREAM THEATER'S IMAGES, WORDS & BEYOND TOUR SINGAPORE

Progressive metal band Dream Theater, which made their name with virtuoso musicianship and sprawling, intricate songs, will be back to play for their fans in Singapore.

The show is part of the American band's current tour to mark the 25th anniversary of their second album, Images & Words (1992), a genre landmark.

WHERE: Zepp Bigbox Singapore, 1 Venture Avenue MRT: Jurong East WHEN: Tuesday, 8pm ADMISSION: $148 and $188 from Sistic (go to www.sistic.com.sg or call 6348-5555)


SING JAZZ PRESENTS: GREGORY PORTER

American jazz singer and songwriter Gregory Porter is back to perform at the Capitol Theatre.

Known for his soulful baritone and distinct headgear, two of his albums, Liquid Spirit (2013) and Take Me To The Alley (2016), have won Best Jazz Vocal Album at the Grammy Awards.

WHERE: Capitol Theatre, 11 Stamford Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Today, 9pm ADMISSION: $128 and $208 from Apactix (www.apactix.com/events/detail/gregory-porter-2017), $150 at the door


INSTIGATOR AFROBEAT ORCHESTRA SINGAPURA VIBRATIONS EP RELEASE

Home-grown outfit Instigator Afrobeat Orchestra are known within the live music and party circuit for their blend of Afro-Brazilian rhythms, reggae, funk and local sounds.

The band will release their debut EP, Singapura Vibrations, with this show, which includes an opening set by live loop artist Randolf Arriola, a performance by dance troupe African Dance Singapore and DJ sets by Ramesh, Rumshot and Ras Irie.

WHERE: The Projector, 05-00 Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road MRT: Nicoll Highway WHEN: Tomorrow, 9pm ADMISSION: $20 at the door

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 29, 2017, with the headline 'Gigs Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe