SgSc: Soundcloud Global Meetup (Singapore) 2012

I learned of this event (from a friend’s tweet; can’t remember who now) which pointed me to this post. After which a FB event page was created:

“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.

Saw familiar faces. And plenty of very new (and younger) ones. I went with one of my colleague, Isaac Teo (he used to perform, btw). Met Chinmay and Carrie. Nice short catch-up session that evening.

Before the session started, I had a chance to look at the gear that was set up for the evening’s performances.
Soundcloud Global Meetup Day Singapore 2012

Then it kicked off with Jerry Chen (www.expressinmusic.com) and Marcus Wong (soundcloud.com/marcuswong) doing a short intro.
Soundcloud Global Meetup Day Singapore 2012

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.
Soundcloud Global Meetup Day Singapore 2012 Soundcloud Global Meetup Day Singapore 2012

Then he and Kevin Lester (SIXX) gave a collaborative performance (improvised, I think).
Soundcloud Global Meetup Day Singapore 2012

The third set was Shaun and Lyndsey Long.
Soundcloud Global Meetup Day Singapore 2012

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.
Soundcloud Global Meetup Day Singapore 2012

Jowell Tan soundcloud.com/supersixteen performing three ambient new-age pieces.
Soundcloud Global Meetup Day Singapore 2012 Soundcloud Global Meetup Day Singapore 2012

Finale was Marcus Wong (soundcloud.com/marcuswong) and one of his band mate (sorry, didn’t catch the name).
Soundcloud Global Meetup Day Singapore 2012

Soundcloud Global Meetup Day Singapore 2012

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

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