Archive for March, 2012

Murder Mouse Blues Band was one of the artists that I was able to catch during the Mosaic Music Festival last March 10, 2012. Traveling all the way from the land down under, the Australian trio sparked laid-back country blues with a tinge of Duane Eddy groove. Pardon my ignorance on the description but my knowledge of the world of blues is quite limited & I hope die hard fans won’t shoot me in the head for the poor choice of words. Anyway, the band is comprised of Adam Morris (vocals & guitar), Jon Edwards (vocals & lead guitar, along with several dozens of stringed instruments), & Warren Hall (drums). (more…)

Mosaic Music Festival is a week-long annual event in Singapore held within the Esplanade premises that feature live acts of diverse musical genres from artists of different countries. One of the bands that I was able to catch was a jazz-influenced progressive rock trio called Tokyo Blue. The band consists of Japanese bassist Hiroaki Maekawa, Indonesian pianist Ywenna Carollin, and Cuban drummer Pablo Calzado bringing the best of the three nationalities and mixing it under one extraordinary music phenomenon. From complex chord progression to off-beat timing, I was blown away with the technical expertise and the intricacy of the group. I was witnessing Prog at its best and it was one of those times when I had a hard time trying to nail my focus and ended up keeping my camera just to enjoy the show.  (more…)

Sandwich was the third and (what we thought as) the last band to perform at the Pinoy Rock 2012 organized by Alpha Phi Omega Alumni Association & Horton Entertainment last March 3, 2012.  Our photography group, MASP (Making Arts in Singapore through Photography) along with Shifters Photography, were tasked to cover the event so I left my tiny primes at home & brought along my brother‘s 24-70 2.8G. I added to my arsenal his Tokina Fisheye 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 & my 135mm f2 DC. (more…)

It was late last February 6, 2012, when I received a phone call that our group, MASP (Making Arts in Singapore through Photography) along with Shifters Photography,  will be covering a concert organized by Alpha Phi Omega Alumni Association Singapore & Horton Entertainment. It was an event called “Pinoy Rock” showcasing two of the leading rock bands in the Philippines, Sandwich & 6Cyclemind, and they were set to perform at Top 5 Orchard Tower on March 3, 2012. Because I was given the opportunity to “shoot legally”, together with five more of our members, I did not hesitate to consider using the holy grail of events lens, the Nikon 24-70 2.8G, so I called up my brother to borrow his. I also wanted to shoot something different so I added his Tokina Fisheye 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 on the list. To top it all, I brought along my usual workhorse, the Nikon 135mm f2 DC. I was all set & ready to roll. (more…)