Close friends would know that I am working on my next Piano Spa album, which will be number 7. Most of the earlier albums are composed and arranged by me, except PS4 (half by Fred Lin),  PS5 (entirely by Fred), and PS6 (half by Tat…

I know a lot of you are pretty excited about Yiruma 이루마 performing in Singapore on 5 April 2014. He is one of the composer-pianists that shapes my composition style, after Yukie Nishimura, Kevin Kern, Suzanne Ciani, to name a few piano composers. And, add Missa Johnouchi…

I just spent last evening indulging in Chris Botti in Boston 2008 live concert. It’s a great performance, and an even better recording of the event. What I like about the recording is that the editor did not quite clean up the audio track into perfection, such…

2013 in Summary

December 30, 2013 0

2013 has been another year of gadget reviews, a slight drop in numbers compared to 2012. This is within my expectations, because I am trying to balance my increase workload on my full-time career. In fact, I was impressed at how many reviews I have accomplished…

Have a listen and watch this new music video by Singaporean songwriter-singer, Sarah Cheng-De Winne. Awesome rich and soulful voice. The tune sounds familiar, can’t recall where I heard it from. But of course, this song was published more than a year ago. I must…

I am honoured to win this award for the 3rd consecutive year!!! And it wouldn’t be possible without my ex-music manager, Gilbert Ong, who signed me and pulled the strings all the way to… James Kang of Warner Music Singapore. And since 2007 and over…

Looking back at this blog, it has been filled with technology posts and gadget reviews in recent years. I seemed to have stopped discussing about music altogether (photography too). In fact, this is one of the few posts where I shared my personal thoughts, which…

Come August, Singapore celebrates National Day, which gives me pleasure to share a National song that I produced 2 years ago, with vocals by Bevlyn Khoo, a local songwriter with several albums to her credit. Unlike other covers online, our version offers equal melodic weightage…

2012: A Year In Brief

December 31, 2012 0

2012 has come and gone. I usually don’t look back intentionally to count my achievements. In fact, I have forgotten a lot of my life’s events since birth, except for a few significant (and oddly random) ones. All I know is that, what happened in…

I Like Gangnam Style

August 26, 2012 0

When wifey told me about this song that went viral, I went to take a look at the music video on YouTube. I was amused by the video content, at his silly dance moves, the satirical portrayal of scenes, the funny-sounding lyrics. I thought, like…

Close To You

July 15, 2012 1

Late last night, I was browsing my news feed and one of my friends shared a Yukie Nishimura recording of “Close To You”, a Carpenters classic. I liked her arrangement, which adheres to the original whimsical feel. I’ve always liked how this song tugged my…

It all started with a casual conversation with Tat Tong, a chart-topping music producer from T2 Productions. I told him about my past Piano Spa albums and he got inspired to produce instrumental albums. After discussing with Warner Music Singapore, Tat asked me if I…

Warner Music Singapore has released the second Piano Spa compilation since “Piano Spa: The Timeless Collection” in April 2010. This new compilation, titled Best of Piano Spa: Serenity, is the perfect companion to the “Timeless” compilation. You will be pleased to know that there are…

Last evening, I received the COMPASS Young Composer of the Year award at the 16th COMPASS Awards. I was also awarded the Top Local Instrumental Contemporary Song of the year. It’s a surprise win after 14 years of composing (from Uni days) and 6 years…

Last evening, I watched “The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber” musical event, rekindled my love for this song, which I’ve not played on piano for years. So I decided to record my rendition here for your enjoyment. As for the show, it’s enjoyable, allowing me…

Ever wonder why most iPhone users use the same ringtones? That’s because Apple ringtone format is proprietory. However, there are many apps that can help you do that easily. Technically-speaking, as long as you can convert any music file to .M4A format, then rename it…

Today I received a letter from COMPASS (Composers and Authors Society of Singapore) to inform me that I will be receiving two awards at the 16th COMPASS Awards Ceremony in July: 1. Top Local Instrumental Contemporary – awarded based on royalty collection of songs in…

I composed this song in one take. It sings of despair and desolation, of loneliness, of lovelessness. Of trying to find a way out, of crying out for attention, for directions. But still, there is no answer. Listen from last.fm