It's 2023 and Singapore's arts scene is vibrant as ever. Whether you're into indie music, hard-hitting rock bands, or everything else in between, there's something for every music lover to check out in Singapore.
To help keep track of the latest happenings, the team at Hear65 has put together a list of concerts and events by local artists this year. Which events are you most excited to attend?
When: Various dates
Where: Various venues
Tickets: More information is available here
Fever's celebrated Candlelight Concerts series returns this year and music lovers can expect to be enthralled by classical renditions of works by Jay Chou, Joe Hisaishi, Hans Zimmer, Chopin, and more. Highlights for January and February include a "Best of Chinese Drama Soundtracks and more" show, scheduled to take place in the lead-up to the Lunar New Year, as well as a Valentine's Day-themed concert at CHIJMES Hall.
The TENG Ensemble - Once Upon a Time 2023
When: 3 February and 4 February, 7:30 PM
Where: VivoCity, Amphitheatre, Level 3 Sky Park
Tickets: $4-$15, available here
At the fourth iteration of Once Upon a Time, The TENG Ensemble will entertain music lovers of all ages with their East-meets-West spins on beloved Pixar tunes and songs by Adele. To celebrate the Lunar New Year, they will also be performing modern versions of festive tracks and showcasing a lo-fi creation titled 'Oriental Psyche'.
ShiGGa Shay, J.M3, Tosh Rock, and more - SINMAHUI Hip Hop Night
When: 3 February, 8 PM
Where: Esplanade Annexe Studio
Tickets: From $28, available here
SINMAHUI Hip Hop Night will include performances from both rising acts as well as familiar names from Singapore and Malaysia. Set to represent the Lion City at the inaugural edition of the event are ShiGGa Shay, Tosh Rock, Zadon, J.M3, and Cykko.
LAYYI, Aggressive Raisin Cat, KRUNKLE THE BAND, and more - LASALLE College of the Arts’ Rock & Indie Festival (RIF)
When: 10 and 11 February, 5 PM
Where: Flexible Performance Space and Campus Green, LASALLE College of the Arts
Tickets: Free, more information is available here
Promising two music-filled evenings of spectacular live performances from a lineup spanning rock and indie genres, RIF 2023 will provide a space for Singaporean music lovers to "riff it out" and get to know both established and budding homegrown musicians in the local rock and indie music scene.
Life by Nanyang Collective
When: 10 February, 7:30 PM
Where: Esplanade Recital Studio
Tickets: $30, available here
Join the Nanyang Collective, made up of homegrown musicians specialising in both Asian and Western instruments — as it stages its second major production this February. Described as a "3- movement contemporary production", Life will be a musical meditation on the journey of life that we each have to go through during our time on Earth.
Subsonic Eye, Saints Amongst Sinners, Thy Howler, and Aggressive Raisin Cat - Roses 2023
When: 11 February, 6 PM
Where: Esplanade Annexe Studio
Tickets: $30-$69, available here
Described as the "perfect Valentine's party", Roses 2023 will celebrate "the good, the bad, the ugly, and the beautiful" of being in a relationship through hour-long sets from the acts on its eclectic lineup.
Chok Kerong and Vanessa Fernandez - Spiral
When: 17 February, 8 PM
Where: SingTel Waterfront Theatre at Esplanade — Theatres on the Bay
Tickets: $30-$38, available here
As part of Esplanade's 2023 Mosaic Music Series, the multitalented Chok Kerong and Vanessa Fernandez will be performing songs from their forthcoming eight-track collaborative album — an artistic and soulful musical record born out of the artists' two-decade-long friendship.
Amateur Takes Control, ANECHOIS, Nkei, Pleasantry and Subsonic Eye - Lap Sap Gig
When: 19 February, 4 PM
Where: Amped Trampoline Park - River Valley
Tickets: $20 (Early Bird) and $25 (General Admission/Door Sale), available here
Say goodbye to the beloved Amped Trampoline Park at Lap Sap Gig, a concert that will feature performances by Amateur Takes Control, ANECHOIS, Nkei, Pleasantry, and Subsonic Eye.