Local rock icon, Zul Sutan, passed away at the National University Hospital yesterday night, as reported by The Straits Times. His daughter confirmed that he had not been in the best of health for the last few years.
In a Facebook post, his family announced his passing and invited the public to pay its respects at his home in Bukit Batok.
Zul, best known as the frontman and guitarist for rock ’n’ roll band Tania, had been a tremendous force in the local music scene. For the past 40 years, the musician performed a multitude of shows, both with the band and as a solo act. His progressive performances and musicality were an inspiration to many in the local music scene.
Singaporean jazz legend and Cultural Medallion awardee, Jeremy Monteiro, who was a close friend of Zul’s, offered Hear65 an exclusive quote about how much he loved watching Tania play: "When I was 16 years old, I played at the old Club 392 in Orchard Road, where Palais Renaissance now stands. And I used to run across to the Singapura Hotel’s Pebbles Bar to catch Zul with Tania. At that time, I felt that Tania, with their flamboyant costumes, face makeup and amazing delivery, was one of the most amazing pop bands I had ever heard. The band's music and Zul’s commanding voice and formidable guitar playing remains forever etched in my musical consciousness".
It is our sincere hope that Zul's spirit will live on as a beacon of inspiration within Made In Singapore music.
Check out a video of Zul performing a cover of Pink Floyd's 'Wish You Were Here' below.