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Hear65 guide to livestream gigs and concerts you can catch in 2021

Hear65 guide to livestream gigs and concerts you can catch in 2021

The gig industry may be slowly recovering but livestream concerts are not going anywhere just yet.

The transition from watching live shows in packed-out stadiums to catching them from the comfort of our homes was odd — to say the least — but it did prove that online concerts are not a bad alternative if we are too busy (or lazy) to leave our homes. 

In 2021, a number of homegrown artists who recognise the potential of online concerts have wasted no time in securing their slots on the livestream calendar. This is exciting news for those who have been waiting to see their favourite local acts perform again as well as those who are itching to discover new music. 

To help you keep track of everything that is happening, here's a list of livestream concerts that are scheduled to take place this year. 


 

TGIF RE•MIX Music Station: SCCC x YES 933

 

When: 15 January, 7:30 PM

Stream it for free via TikTok or SCCC, YES 933, 8world Entertainment and Lifestyle, KKBOXX, and Cross Ratio Entertainment on Facebook

The Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC) and YES 933 have teamed up once more to bring back the popular TGIF Music Station. Part of the SCCC's RE•MIX festival, the 2021 iteration of the event will feature a star-studded lineup of local acts, including former K-Pop star Ferlyn G, Electronic R&B and Hip Hop group Finger Funk, singer/actress JJ Neo, songster Qiu Feng Ze, rising Mandopop duo The Cold Cut Duo and AL4HA.

 


 

Baroque Operatic Delights

When: 15 January, 8 PM

Tickets: S$10, available here

At Baroque Operatic Delights, the Singapore Lyric Orchestra will tell the stories of ancient "kings" and "queens" through performances of songs from world famous operas such as Alcina, Rinaldo, Xerxes, Samson and Solomon. The orchestra will be conducted by Joshua Kangmin Tan. He will be accompanied by soprano Joyce Lee Tung and baritone Alvin Tan.

 


 

Keyana

When: 18 January, 7 PM

Stream it for free here

At just 17 years of age, singer-songwriter KEYANA has already proven herself as a force to be reckoned with in the local R&B scene. She ended off 2020 on a high with two impressive releases — her debut single 'Save It' and the follow-up song 'Scorpio'. You can expect to hear these tracks, along with a selection of covers when she takes the stage on 18 January.

 


 

The Staircase Duo

When: 19 and 20 January, 7 PM

Stream it for free here

Shanice and Inez have gone from playing at neighbourhood staircases to performing for President of Singapore Halimah Yacob in the time that they have spent together as The Staircase Duo. Tune in on 19 and 20 January to watch them present covers of famous pop songs as well as their own compositions.

 


 

Mozart's Violet and Beethoven's Serioso by the SSO

When: 22 January, 8 PM

Tickets: S$10, S$20, S$30, S$50^ (on a pay-as-you-wish basis), available here

Watch as the Singapore Symphony Orchestra — comprising Chan Yoong-Han (violin), Kong Xianlong (violin), Chikako Sasaki (violin), Zhao Tian (violin), Marietta Ku (viola), Wang Dandan (viola) and Jamshid Saydikarimov (cello) — pays homage to legendary composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven by taking on some of their most influential creations. 

 


 

Zalelo

When: 23 January, 7 PM

Stream it for free here

Having experimented with pop, R&B and even rap, Zalelo has proven that she is an artist who is not afraid to switch up her sound once in a while. The songstress — who has topped the RIA 89.7FM chart twice — will perform a selection of songs from her repertoire in both English and Malay with her band PyraMic!. Those in attendance can also expect to hear a few unreleased tracks.

 


 

JASS@HOME: Taking Flight

When: 24 January, 8 PM

Stream it for free here

End off your weekend on a good note by watching the Jazz Association Singapore Orchestra (JASSO), led by local jazz heavyweight Jeremy Monteiro and comprised of international musicians such as Krit Buranavitayawut and Tom Walsh, take you on a journey through London, Borneo and Bangkok. The Jazz Association Singapore Youth Orchestra (JAYYSO!) will also be present to present four new songs.

 


 

RENE

When: 28 and 29 January, 7 PM

Stream it for free here

If you are a fan of acts such as Avril Lavigne, Paramore and McFly, chances are you will love what RENE has to offer. Blending the influences of these artists with a highly personal and reflective approach to songwriting — which deals with themes such as relationships, coming of age, and social problems — the indie pop-rock singer has successfully created a unique sound for herself. You can look forward to hearing acoustic renditions of songs from her discography when you tune in to her performances on 28 and 29 January. 

 


 

Daniel Sid

When: 13 and 14 January, 7 PM

Stream it for free here

Since his humble beginnings as a busker, local singer-songwriter Daniel Sid has won the hearts of many around the world with his soulful vocals and rich and emotive lyrics. Today, he is being compared to musicians such as Hozier and Passenger, who also happen to be people he looks up to. 

 


 

Cravism

When: 8 January, 7 PM

Stream it for free here

Multitalented hip hop producer Cravism has had his works featured at Adidas Originals flagship stores around the world and opened for familiar names in the hip hop scene, such as Slum Village and Cosmo Midnight since making his debut. Expect to hear a unique blend of jazz and lo-fi elements and hip hop beats when you tune in to his performance. He will be joined by local singer emmeline on 8 January.