YEAR 2012 has been a year of surprises,
of dreams fulfilled
and of hopes refueled.
I'm so grateful just being able to do what i love everyday of my life,
and what i achieved this year went above and beyond this expectation.
It was a year of many memorable first-s,
i worked hard; did about 200 shows, ran Sparkle Live Music from scratch since Mar,
but i played as well; i travelled 7 times, all with different loved ones in my life (:
Some picks from Performances of 2012
A Year Of Many First-s
Started Sparkle Live Music,
a company that provides live bands with 2 of my dearest musician friends Kewei & Ein ein,
thanks to Toshiba :)
Interviewed the Wanted
and even went on to travel host in Bangkok with resident host Joanne,
thanks to SingTel, especially Leonard, Pris & Leya!!
Hosted my first very own ticketed showcase at Crazyworld Cafe,
thanks to 2 very passionate cafe bosses who believe and fight for music to be appreciated (:
It was my first heart-to-heart showcase with the audience,
many of whom had followed me since my beginning as a singer.
Thank you all who came and supported,
i will never forget singing to a full house of appreciative audience that afternoon (:
My trusty musicians - Matt on keys, melvin on bass, daniel on percussions
Watch the full concert video here
Watch the full concert video here
Had my first album photoshoot with a fab stylist - Chin.
Here's us on the bed while shooting for my album cover (:
More on the behind-the-scenes shoot in my blog entry.. next year!
On top of Pearl centre carpark..
if you flip open my album you'll see a very sullen-face me,
and this was where it was taken!
Launched my first album/EP, "Get Set 就走",
the place where i grew as a singer over the past year,
on 20.12.2012. (:
I took a year to write songs, work with producers like Tat Tong, Jim Lim & James
who made my songs sound better than i've ever imagined them to be.
There i stood, one year later, with songs to call my own (:
More grabs from the kind friends/fans/supporters who came,
i'm truly sorry if i didn't have a chance to thank you in person,
but really a huge shoutout to all who showered me with your presence and love <3
Will consolidate and upload the launch pics... next year (:
Tat tong, my producer came to the launch :)
He produced both my mandarin songs,
and he was the one that helped kick-start my writing process..
Thank you Tat.
So grateful that many important people in my life came to support (:
Love you all from the bottom of my heart!
Fatt my musician/friend/busking partner/mentor, My papa mama,
my sister, my dearie friends since JC - Kong Chew & Gigi
Spotted my cd on the shelves for the first time,
it's now out on all CD Rama stores (:
Went on Radio YES 933 for the first time
and really enjoyed myself chatting with Ivy (:
It wasn't as scary as i thought!
Auditioned for busking license, got through,
then busked on the streets for the first time, and felt a kind of joy i've never experienced before
when i saw people stop to listen and groove to the tunes (:
WORK HARD, PLAY HARD
My first Java Jazz experience was with fellow musicians,
we flew to Jakarta for a 3 days filled with nothing but great music :D
In all-singaporean/kiasu-fashion, we queued 2 hours earlier for the legend Stevie Wonder's show,
I took up diving in the far-flung beaches of Perhentian..
What a great year (:
2013, i'm going to WORK HARDER and PLAY HARDER!!