Judging by our annual ANZA Ball, The Melbourne Cup events, and monthly ANZA Ladies Nights, our community is one that likes to throw a few shapes on a dance floor! This is great news given that Singapore’s music scene is pumping with bars, restaurants and clubs offering a variety of live sets. Whether you want to enjoy a meal with a musical background, or strut your stuff with friends, from rock to pop and soulful jazz, here’s where to soak up some sounds this holiday season.
Who: Christo Alexander & His Nefarious Friends
Music genre: 80s – 00s rock, pop, R&B
Those who came to our ANZA Black Tie Ball 2023 – GLITTERBALL will know just how talented singer and ANZA Executive Committee member Christo Alexander is. To see him in action head to Hero’s where Christo and his band deliver 80s, 90s and 00s rock, pop, and R&B tunes, with the occasional rousing singalong thrown in for good measure! This saloon-style bar is fun from the get-go, serves food, and guarantees a good time. As the band’s catchphrase goes: “You’ve died and gone to Heros”.
Details: Every Saturday, 10pm. Booking is essential
69 Circular Road, #01-01, 049423 heros.sg
Where: The Vagabond Club
Who: Richard Jackson Trio, Andrew Lim Trio
Music genre: New York-style modern jazz
For authentic jazz from musicians who really know their stuff, head to the sultry surroundings of The Vagabond Club where you can kick back, relax, and hear great sounds with a slinky side of whiskey. Richard Jackson is from Cincinnati and comes with a background in gospel and R&B. Singaporean Andrew Lim cut his teeth on the New York Jazz scene. Leave all urges to start a ‘conga line’ at home.
Details: Richard Jackson Trio, Thursdays; Andrew Lim Trio, Fridays and Saturdays, 8.30pm
39 Syed Alwi Rd, 207630 hotelvagabondsingapore.com
Where: Muddy Murphy’s
Who: 10.Seconds (10seconds.com.sg)
Music genre: Rock and pop classics
The best way to round-up a weekend in Singapore? With a Sunday roast and some serious live music at Muddy Murphy’s! 10.seconds have been keeping parties going around the island for more than 15 years, and no-one belts out John Farnam’s The Voice quite like lead singer Kalli does. If you can’t make it on Sundays, don’t miss our special Ladies not just ladies Night on Wednesday, 13 December where 10.Seconds will be performing (see page 54).
Details: Every Sunday, 4.30pm
442 Orchard Road, #01-02 to 05 Claymore Connect, 238879
Where: Yang Club Singapore
Music genre: Old-school groove, rock, alt-rock, R&B
If you don’t want to go actual clubbing at this fab venue which is located inside a 150-year-old Chinese mansion, Yang Club recently launched The Preshow, a live performance series fronted by seven-piece band, Gravity. Together they bring you old-school groove, rock, alt-rock and R&B hits, making it the ideal place to get down on it or perfect the art of the air-guitar. We won’t judge if you stay out a little longer than planned.
Details: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9.30pm
3A River Valley Road, #01-02 Clarke Quay, 179020
Where: Tipsy Bird Gastrobar
Who: Various live band line-ups
Music genre: Various
Tipsy Bird draws crowds constantly due to their live performances from Monday to Saturday. Indoor and outdoor seating allows you to choose just how close to the action you want to be, and the menu of Wet-Aged Steaks, American Burgers and Wagyu Beef Cubes will keep energy levels up just in case you want to shake your tail feathers.
Details: Monday – Thursday, 7.30pm, Friday & Saturday, 8pm
1 Paya Lebar Link, #01-08 Paya Lebar Quarters, 408533
Timbre x S.E.A
For views with your dancing shoes, Timbre X S.E.A is an absolute classic. Situated near the Singapore River, you can enjoy the sun going down over a pretty vista while you eat. Live local bands including Monty Crew, SuperSonic and The Chilli Padis perform on a roster and invite you to dance your dinner down.
Details: Every night from 8pm
1 Old Parliament Lane, #01-04,The Arts House, 179429