Aloysius' love for photography began some 15 years ago when he went to a concert and started shooting with the family's point-and-shoot camera. A couple of months later, he decided to invest in a DSLR to capture better quality images, and hoped that one day he could photograph some of the biggest names on stage. He began heading down to Esplanade almost every weekend to practice. Envious of the official photographers at Baybeats then, he made sure he worked on his skills so that he too could be one of the official photographers.
Two years later, he got his big break when he got the opportunity to photograph Scottish band Franz Ferdinand in concert. The adrenaline he felt during the shoot was overwhelming, and he wanted more of it. Soon after, he started photographing musicians like Coldplay, The Police, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Jason Mraz, etc. Since then, he has gone on to shoot many more concerts and music festivals such as Baybeats, Rock & Roots and SingFest, in Singapore and around the region.
An established wedding photographer by day, Aloysius is also a highly sought-after concert photographer and has been photographing full-time for the past 11 years. He continues to influence and inspire young budding photographers, and loves working with them. Aloysius has recently been appointed as one of Sony’s Alpha Professionals.
Eddino Abdul Hadi
Eddino Abdul Hadi has been the music correspondent for The Straits Times, Singapore’s most widely read broadsheet English newspaper, since 2007. He sits on the board of directors at the Composers and Authors Society of Singapore (COMPASS) as a writer-director, a position he has held since 2012.
Prior to his position at The Straits Times, he was one of the main writers for BigO, Singapore's only independent music magazine. In 2017, he was awarded the Patron of Music Award at the Compass Awards.
Eddino has mentored young bands under the Baybeats Budding Band programme and National Arts Council’s NOISE Singapore, an initiative for young creative talents. He also mentors young music journalists as part of Baybeats and has sat on the National Arts Council’s Young Artist Award Specialist Panel for Music.
He is also a musician, songwriter and founder of homegrown band Force Vomit, who have recorded albums and played gigs in Singapore and the region since 1994, and have had their songs played on the British Broadcasting Corporation. He also performs, composes and is a member of several other Singapore bands like The Guilt, 1234X and The Return.
Eddino is a co-founder of independent music collective, record label and music studio The End Of Recordings.
Daniel Peters is one of Singapore’s most accomplished and dedicated music journalists of today. And at only age 25, he’s only just begun.
Having run local music site Bandwagon from 2014–present, Daniel helped set the standard for local music editorial, engaging with various music subcultures to craft gripping stories for larger audiences across the region—and at times, the world—interviewing musicians from Wormrot to Tame Impala, to Hans Zimmer.
Now serving as a digital media producer for MTV Asia, Daniel’s trajectory as a music journalist has expanded over the past few years—he's been invited to speak about his profession at libraries in Singapore and at Primavera Pro 2017, the conference arm of music festival Primavera Sound in Barcelona, Spain.