“Hey folks, just so you know who’s behind this meetup – I’m pulling this together with itinerant muso-artist-writer Fernando Gros (with special thanks to Brian Leery and the Pigeonhole, of course). We’re not a formal organisation, we’re just a couple of guys who have never even met face-to-face! …”
Folks could upload their tracks to this page.
So came 17 May evening. Nice cozy setting at the Pigeonhole.
First up was Shaun Khiu (soundcloud.com/shaun-khiu). Seems to me he’s a seasoned ‘live’ performer, being at ease in front of an audience.
Then he and Kevin Lester (SIXX) gave a collaborative performance (improvised, I think).
The third set was Shaun and Lyndsey Long.
A short panel discussion with (L-R) co-organiser Fernando Gros (soundcloud.com/fernandogros), Graham Perkins, and Esmond Wee. They talked about (as I remembered) their hopes for Singapore musicians to set differences aside and form a coherent group, the new Singapore Music Society, and an [then upcoming] Music Matters conference.
Jowell Tan soundcloud.com/supersixteen performing three ambient new-age pieces.
Finale was Marcus Wong (soundcloud.com/marcuswong) and one of his band mate (sorry, didn’t catch the name).
After the meetup, the Soundcloud Singapore FB group was created.
Looked like a win for Soundcloud, since the event got quite a few people to create accounts with them.
~ Ivan (here’s my Soundcloud page: soundcloud.com/ramblinglibrarian; I’ve been thinking if I should create a Soundcloud page for the band…)
Update: Soundcloud Global Meetup review