A couple of months ago, while watching CNA’s AMLive programme, Chow Chee Yong and Eeshaun, who were taking part in the National Arts Council’s Noise programme, were getting grilled by the hosts. And the question posed was: What does it take to get local talent recognised and valued here?
And I do mean music talent, and yes, pop music. The hosts also posed two more questions: “Are homegrown artistes at a a disadvantage because of their local branding?” and “why can’t radio play more local music?” Continue reading ‘What does it take…?’
What do Joel Brodsky, Henry Diltz, Bob Gruen, Lynn Goldsmith, Curt Gunther, Rene Huemer, Eddie Kramer, Elliott Landy, Gered Mankowitz, Terry O’Neill, Neal Preston, Ken Regan, Mick Rock, Ethan Russell, Rowland Sherman, Barrie Wentzell and local photog Eddie Sung have in common?
They’re all photographers, and their works are going to be exhibited in… a photographic exhibition! Organised by Vue Privee, it’s called Rock Re-Awakens and it’ll run from Sep 22 to Oct 23 at the vp gallery.
What makes this different from most photographic exhibitions is that the subject matter are all rock and pop stars. And we’re talking about some heavyweights from past and present here: The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Queen, The Who, Lady Gaga and some Brit band called The Beatles.
Should be interesting. Of course, just wondering why my pics – like the one above – are never invited to be part of exhibitions? hahaha.
Anyway, Rock Re-Awakens happens Sep 22 to Oct 23, at the vp gallery. Vue Privée is at 20 Cairnhill Road. Call 6738 7225 for details, or visit www.vueprivee.com