First Singapore and Korea Collaboration Featuring HubbaBubbas, Jean Tan and Becka at Seoul’s Indie Music Festival – Zandari Festa 2017
HubbaBubbas, Jean Tan and Becka will be sharing the stage with Korean artistes — G-Urban, Gonne Choi and Dawn of the Day at Zandari Festa this October. The first time these artistes performed together was at SHINE Fest this year at both the ION Stage and *SCAPE Bandstand with the launch of the Singapore-Korea collaboration album, Sweet & Salty Date (단짠데이트), DanZZan Date in Korean.
Sweet & Salty Date (단짠데이트) or DanZZan Date is a project by SOOS OIO (Singapore) and Leeway Music & Media Inc (Korea). The objective of the album is to bring indie artistes of Singapore and Korea together to increase their reach collectively. DanZZan Date means Sweet and Salty Date in Korean. Each of the eight singer-songwriters wrote a song on the theme of food and love, expressed in their own unique interpretation and style. Becka sang about her favourite Singapore food in So Sedap, Jean Tan captures the sweetness and saltiness of Waiting for Love, and we will leave you to unravel HubbaBubbas’ Infinite Hand Hug Loop. As a sophomore album of this collaboration, listeners can expect a light pop listening experience with a blend of unique style and personalities of the eight artistes. This album also features two bonus tracks from two special guests Jennifer Chung (United States) and Joyce Chu (Malaysia).
The EPs of HubbaBubbas and Becka – Amy(gdala) and BECKA, were also launched in Korean music stores this September.
Neil Zaza Taipei Sept 2017 is the 24th stop of his tour after 23 shows in China for almost 1.5months.
We ran on a very tight schedule for the Taipei stop as we had three things to accomplish.
First was the show on 24 Sept 2017 at The Wall Live Music.
Second, was a guitar clinic at iRock Music Centre.
Third and last, was a video shoot of Neil Zaza in Taipei.
The Wall Live Music has been a great partner for the Taipei stop. They took great care of Neil from the time he landed to the time he departed from Taoyuan Airport. Special shout out to Jemp who tirelessly looked into every detail. 謝謝Jemp和公館的熱情招待!
The clinic at iRock Music Centre was an intimate session with lots of great questions from the attendees. Just want to say a huge thank you to Hank of EGO Eletronic and 阿民 of iRock Music Centre. You guys made everything work so smoothly and so easy. The clinic was live streamed on EGO’s Facebook page and there were questions from viewers outside of Taipei that came in as well. Below is the live recording of the clinic.
Lastly, we squeezed in time for a video shoot for Neil Zaza in Taipei with 阿陸. It was a fun time shooting both outdoors and indoors. I must say it was very efficient. Special thanks to 阿鬼 of Ghost Note Guitars for the use of the studio as well.
Great partners are hard to come by. For this Taipei stop, we had such great partners whom we can call brothers. We are sure that they had our backs and are doing their best in everything. I was a little concern having so many parties involved in such a short stop. Friction can easily arise as some do not know one another personally before Neil Zaza’s Taipei stop. Upon arrival, this concern quickly dissipated. It was apparent that while they have their own expectations in being involved, they were as equally committed to help each other fulfilled one another’s goals. I truly believe that this was the key to the success of this stop and we love this team of partners. Till we come back again Taipei!