Conversations with guests who share the ideas and life stories from people in the Arts and Music Industry. Anything from Music, Sound Engineering, Arts Management and more.
Featuring a different Musical Guest each episode.
New episodes every Month.
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Conversations with Mah, Founder of Tonehouse Studios | Music by A L L Y INSYNC LIVE Ep 10
We are honoured to have the founder of Tonehouse Studios, Mah with us on this week's podcast. Music performance by A L L Y.
You may think that Mah looks like a school drop-out, but this owner of Tonehouse Studios is a law graduate from SMU. Having completely lost interest in pursuing an office job, he worked as a full-time electric bassist. He has played with Nathan Hartono, The Sam Willows, recently sessioned for Gentle Bones, and works with many Top 40s cover bands in the pub/club scene. Mah started Tonehouse Studios 2 years ago simply because he felt that the industry needed a space like that. “No ragrets!” he said.
A L L Y is a singer-songwriter, whose journey into music began when she was 7. In 2018, she wrote her first song and submitted to a competition which ended up being produced in an online album. This sparked an unchanging interest in songwriting for her. Upon graduation in 2019, A L L Y flew to Boston to attend Berklee’s songwriting workshop and to Sweden for an international songwriting camp. After coming back to Singapore she decided to release her own music. 2020 marks 3 releases. She’s currently working on more music to come in 2021.
Conversations with Jacob Lai, Guitar Tech, Founder of Echoinox | Music by Hijack Hayley INSYNC LIVE Ep 9
We are privileged to have Jacob Lai with us on this week's podcast. Music performance by Hijack Hayley.
Driven by a desire to disrupt the music gear retail culture, Guitar Tech Jacob Lai founded Echoinox in 2017 while he was studying at university. Today, Echoinox represents more than 25 international brands across the globe and is quickly becoming one of the biggest guitar gear shop in Singapore. Running the e-commerce with a small team in the day and repairing guitars at night, Jacob has been privileged to work with numerous musicians (The Color Fractal, Redwan, Kenn C, M1ldl1fe, Caracal, Claudeglass, Valiantes) in the industry to find their tone or optimize their guitars’ playability. With over 50 guitars in the queue, the current waiting time for Jacob’s repair services spans over 3-4 months if you sign up today.
Feel free to check out his work at @Techworks.sg, and Echoinox at @echoinox.
Hijack Hayely is an indie-rock band from Singapore with members representing each of their personality through Music. Their songs are glued together with a mix of warm old school rhythmic guitar tones, heavy melodious leads, a big feel of dirty low-end bass and thunderous drum fills. The Band’s original line up since formed in late 2017 are members Terence (Lead Vocalist/guitarist), Munir (Lead Guitarist), Randy (Bassist) & Russell (Drummer). Their Single releases can be found on streaming platforms Spotify & Apple Music.
Drummer Community in Singapore | Music by Dale Yeoh INSYNC LIVE Ep 8
In this week's podcast episode, we are honoured to have Billy Chua aka Fireweed with us. We also have a music performance by Dale Yeoh.
Billy, (better known as FIREWEED) is a performing drummer and an online drumming personality. He is the drummer for Disco Hue and SUPERSECT, and sessions for several other artists. Catch more of his work over on Instagram @fireeweed
Musical guest: 6 years into the cover music scene now, Dale fronts local band "The Lost Box", and has held residencies at music hot spots such as Wala Wala, Lady Wu Rooftop Bar, Warehouse Clarke Quay and more. Some of the band’s proudest moments were performing for the Singapore Night Festival annually, and being flown overseas to perform shows in Shen Zhen, Guang Zhou and Manila.
Billy (Fireweed) Chua
The DMAT Ecosystem in Singapore | Music by Ilina Hats INSYNC LIVE Ep 7
We are proud to start the new year with our first guest speaker, Timothy J Rodrigues. Musical Performance by Ilina Hats.
Timothy J Rodrigues is currently a Lecturer at the Media, Arts & Design School in Singapore Polytechnic (SP). He teaches in the Music and Audio Technology Diploma and currently specialises in Audio Engineering and Show Production. Tim has been at SP since September 1999. Tim has been a mentor and judge for the Ministry of Education’s IVP (Innovation Program). The IVP program provides an opportunity for both secondary and primary school students, to develop problem solving and thinking skills.
Before joining SP, Tim was a Music Composer/Audio Engineer, at the Television Corporation of Singapore or TCS (which is now MediaCorp). He composed music for TV dramas such as Growing-Up, Triple-Nine, Shiver, Chinese Dramas and sitcoms such as Under One Roof. Tim mixed the music and effects for many National Day Parades (NDP) and mixed the 1st Stereo TV Broadcast of NDP in 1990.
Ilina Hats is a Singer-Songwriter, Performer from India. Her works include projects with various theatre productions, ensembles, and recently - with Amazon Prime for their series, “Four More Shots Please” for Season 1 & 2.
With features in various papers including Rolling Stone, The Guide, Midday India; she’s worked with few of India’s greatest producers like Vishal-Shekhar, Ajay-Atul, Clinton Cerejo, etc and has also opened for International Artists like Grammy Award Winning Reggae Artist Shaggy & Hillsong United.
With a versatile repertoire; ranging from Pop, RnB, Soul to Hip-Hop/Rap music, she aims to release an album in 2021 that portrays her in the most authentic ways possible. The first single from this upcoming album “Scared To Be Honest” with singer-songwriter Elsa Mickayla is out now!
Timothy J Rodrigues
Tim De Cotta | Music by Tim De Cotta INSYNC LIVE Ep 6
We are ending the year on a high! We are honoured to announce that our guest for our final Insync Live podcast for 2020 is none other than Tim De Cotta.
Known for his versatility, he is a vocalist, bassist, songwriter and producer who believes in keeping his art pure. Styled in R&B and HipHop, Tim draws influences from artists such as Maxwell, John Legend, Anderson Paak, Common and Mos Def while styling his bass-playing after the likes of Derrick Hodge and Stuart Zender. Having played with various bands, Tim’s music career constantly gets his hands dirty in musical diversity; pushing the boundaries in writing and production.
He is also a highly sought-after sessionist playing, writing, producing and recording with many artistes including Intriguant, The Good Life Project, Evanturetime, Michaela Therese, .gif, Disco Hue, Mars, iNCH, Sezairi, Charles J Tan (aka Charles Jedidiah) & Ling Kai over the years.
Tim also started arts curation agencies Getai Group Pte Ltd and Warrior Records Pte Ltd, working with various arts agencies since 2015, such as the National Arts Council, Singapore Tourism Board and Temasek Holdings, to bolster and grow the Singapore music and creative scene ever since.
Tim De Cotta
Life As A Performing Musician & Drum Educator | Music by Joel See INSYNC LIVE Ep 5
In this episode, we are honoured to have Anson Koh as our guest speaker. Joel See as our guest performer. Anson started playing the drums at the age of 4. Anson started teaching and playing professionally at the age of 18. He has since performed overseas in countries like Indonesia, Brunei, India, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Australia and Japan. He is a member of a few local bands including Wicked Aura, Cold Cut Quartet, and The Steve Mcqueens. He sessions for local artist Nathan Hartono as well. Anson was the winner of the Singapore Drumoff 2016.
Joel See is a singer/songwriter who hails from Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia. His music is predominantly R&B with inklings of bluesy guitar playing. Inspired by the likes of Bruno Major and Mac Ayres, Joel attempts to tell stories through song.