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Our Xin Yao Concert, Singapore 2015 Post Mortem

I went to the “Our Xin Yao Concert” at the Suntec Convention Hall on 3 March 2015. I know it is not common knowledge but I actually like 新谣 (xin yao).

For those of you who don’t know, xin yao are “Singapore songs” and it is a uniquely Singaporean song genre.  You can think of it as the Singaporean version of folk/country songs.

Check out this song called 细水长流 (Friendship Forever) by 梁文福 (Liang Wenfu) who is one of Singapore’s most prolific and top songwriters to get an idea of what xin yao sounds like.

You can check out this song called 同花順 (Royal Flush) by 林倛玉 (Lin Qiyu; Jim Lim) from the later era of xin yao. Jim Lim also performed this song at the “Our Xinyao Concert”.

I have to say that this song left the deepest impression on me and it was my most favourite performance that night. I can’t stop replaying this song now.

Our xinyao concert 2015
An earlier generation xin yao singer, Our Xin Yao concert 2015

Anyway, the 4.5 hour concert was really an education on the musical history of Singapore. I must admit that for the first half of the concert, I had absolutely no idea who all those people are (and for most of the rest of the concert as well). Hahaha. It turns out that they are the pioneers and first generation xin yao singers from the 50s/60s. I was really surprised. I never realised that xin yao went so far back! I thought that it was a late 70s/80s thing even!

黎沸挥 (Li Feihui) Our xinyao concert 2015
黎沸挥 (Li Feihui) Our xinyao concert 2015

Also, I must admit that I was very surprised to find out that 玖健 (Jiu Jian) and 黎沸挥 (Li Feihui) are actually Singaporeans. LOL. I have always believed them to be Taiwanese. So when they walked out on stage and started singing at the concert, I was a bit like o.o?!??

玖健 (Jiujian) Our xinyao concert 2015
玖健 (Jiujian) Our xinyao concert 2015

Still, I must admit that I was pretty proud to know that they are Singaporeans. Who says that we don’t have talent in Singapore?

I must also highlight that the entire production looked and sounded great! The acoustics in Suntec Convention Hall is actually pretty good! The whole venue and stage was done up really nicely as well. Good job to the entire team who handled this concert.

玖健哥,辛苦你了。台前幕后的人也辛苦了。

Anyway, there will be an encore concert on 24 May 2015 at the Resorts World Theatre at Resorts World Sentosa. Tickets are priced at $108, 88, $68 and $48. Prices are stated in Singapore dollars and it does not include the $4 booking fee.

Tickets are already on sale now at Sistic so click here to get your tickets now!

Air Supply Live in Singapore 2015 on their 40th Anniversary Tour

Air Supply
Air Supply

Air Supply are dropping by in Singapore again on their 40th Anniversary Tour. Air Supply either loves Singapore a lot of Singapore loves Air Supply a lot.

Either way, Air Supply has been here countless of times for a concert. The last time they were here for a concert was back in 2012. So yeah, still keeping up with the 1~3 years gap per visit. LOL.

Anyway, the Air Supply concert is happening on 7 March 2015 at The Star Theatre.

Tickets are priced at $168, $128, $108 and $78. All prices are stated in Singapore dollars and it does not include the $4 booking fee.

Tickets are already on sale now and you can click here to go to the Sistic page to get your tickets.

McBusted Live in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia 2015

McBusted
McBusted

If you didn’t know, McBusted is opening for One Direction on all their Australian dates and to top if off, McBusted is playing 2 side shows in Sydney on 22 February 2015 at the Metro Theatre and in Melbourne on 24 February 2015 at the Palais Theatre.

You guys don’t know this but there have been efforts to try to get McBusted to play in Singapore but it didn’t work out. So, that said, since McBusted is not coming to Singapore, I am heading down to Melbourne.

I love McFly like hell. I even went to see them play in London back in 2010 during the Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball. If I can fly to London to see McFly, what is flying down to Melbourne to see McBusted?

And in case you didn’t realise, McBusted = McFly + Busted (minus Charlie Simpson). I loved Charlie Simpson and his bushy eyebrows.

Anyway, back to the point, the tickets for the Sydney (free standing) and Melbourne (numbered seating) shows are priced at A$60. So after fees and taxes and all, I was charged A$67.something… and if you convert it back into Singapore dollars, it’s around S$71~$72. I literally cried at that price. Even if the McBusted Singapore show worked out, the tickets would have been more than $100 per ticket.

If you are interested to get tickets to watch McBusted in Sydney or Melbourne, you can use these links: Sydney (Ticketek), Melbourne (TicketMaster AU). The TicketMaster AU website is quite crappy and the links to the McBusted show doesn’t work properly when you search.

If you are crazy enough like me to fly down to either Sydney or Melbourne, I’d actually recommend going to Sydney because of the convenience of public transport within town but during that travel period, because it is around Chinese New Year, the flight to Melbourne is cheaper.#justsaying