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Annette Lee

Actor and singer Annette Lee takes you behind the music, filmed in Esplanade Concert Hall's backstage.

Published: 4 Aug 2020

Duration: 11:44

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Bakers In Space

Turn it mellow with indie rockers Bakers in Space in an intimate stripped-down set filmed in one of Esplanade's seldom seen spaces.

Published: 4 Aug 2020

Duration: 17:38

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Bennett Bay x Piblokto

Bennett Bay and PIBLOKTO reunite in an intimate set of re-imagined songs, in one of Esplanade's unconventional spaces.

Published: 4 Aug 2020

Duration: 11:38

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Charlie Lim

Singapore boy wonder Charlie Lim dials it back with acoustic renditions of three favourites.

Published: 4 Aug 2020

Duration: 11:45

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Baybeats Online 2020: Unplugged

Dreebsby

Join Dreebsby in a stripped-down set featuring old favourites and his latest singles.

Published: 4 Aug 2020

Duration: 16:55

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Forests

Explore a different side of Forests, with stripped-down (and sloppy!) versions of your favourites.

Published: 4 Aug 2020

Duration: 10:33

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Lew

Visceral, bold and unafraid of diving deep into the feels, join LEW for an intimate set about love and loss.

Published: 4 Aug 2020

Duration: 14:03

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Mannequins

The real deal! Mannequins take on a diverse range of styles and genres in this intimate set.

Published: 4 Aug 2020

Duration: 18:44

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Tell Lie Vision

A different perspective on this Tell Lie Vision, with songs reimagined to fit a more personal space.

Published: 4 Aug 2020

Duration: 12:27

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Baybeats Unplugged: Annette Lee

Actress-singer Annette Lee takes you Behind The Music, which brings you the stories and messages of encouragement in her music. From Song For The Underdog, featured on local popular media platform SGAG, to Gold, which has gone viral on Tiktok, this special performance done backstage at the Esplanade Concert Hall will truly take you Behind The Music. Also look out for her latest single Spring Will Always Come, an encouraging piece written about the COVID-19 pandemic. Premiered on 21 Aug 2020, Fri, 8pm.

About the artist

Annette Lee (李安) is a Singapore filmmaker, actor and singer-songwriter. She is best known for her comedic roles on the Singapore media outlet SGAG, earning fame among netizens through SGAG videos that garner more than a million views. A storyteller at heart, Lee sees her work in film, comedy and music as ways of telling tales that can touch lives. She finds her musical influences in both electronic pop and indie-rock, releasing her debut five-song EP All Our Achilles Heels in Sep-2017, produced by Grammy Award-winning producers Scott Cash and Ed Cash.

Follow her on InstagramFacebook or YouTube.


Baybeats Unplugged: Bakers In Space

Known for their dreamy washed out guitar tones and hard hitting drumbeats, Eugene and Ernest of Bakers In Space put their electric guitars and effects aside to strip down old tunes like Autumn and Mute, while also including newer songs like Citrus and Mindfield. Premiered on 21 Aug 2020, Fri, 9pm.

About the artist

Bakers in Space is an indie rock band from Singapore that was formed in 2013. Through their love for a plethora of genres such as indie-rock, punk, reggae and post-rock; the band’s compositions comprise a mixture of chorused out and distorted guitars layered upon hard hitting drumbeats, packaged alongside euphonious vocals from frontman Eugene Soh. In 2020, the band plans to release their sophomore EP titled MAGMA, which explores a darker, grittier musical tone with lyrical themes of clearing a ledger of wrong doings, bad habits and exploring the reconstruction of a person’s moral values.

Follow them on InstagramFacebook or YouTube.


Baybeats Unplugged: Bennett Bay x Piblokto

Bennett Bay and PIBLOKTO (Alexius Cai) return with an unplugged collaboration atop the Esplanade Roof Terrace. Having worked together back in 2017 for Esplanade’s A.I.R.T.I.M.E, they are already familiar with each other’s sonic tendencies. The duo chose to perform three songs specially re-crafted for two acoustic guitars and the oboe; a re-imagining of PIBLOKTO’s Tidal Pools, a rearrangement of Bay’s guitar duet Windy, as well as a special song that Bay and PIBLOKTO have written together that has yet to have a title. Premiered 23 Aug 2020, Sun, 9pm.

About the artists

 

PIBLOKTO is the moniker of Singapore musician Alexius Cai. The project started in 2012 with the premise of exploring guitar textures and ambient sounds. With the help of fellow collaborators and good friends like Victor Low, Evan Tan, Leslie Low, Sean Lam, Andrew Lim, Joan Chew and Andy Chia, PIBLOKTO has released two albums Colourless Fields and Imperfection were released.

Follow him on InstagramFacebookYouTube or Bandcamp.

Bennett Bay is a musician from Singapore. Pastoral imagery and everyday experiences provide the bulk of his inspiration. Using a combination of flourishes of strings and horns atop his acoustic guitar, Bay explores sonic palettes that are easily digestible in order to evoke the images he sees in his mind’s eye. To date he has released two full-length albums, Compass and In Memory Of, as well as a three-song EP Little Old Town. Bay is currently working on his third full length album, which will comprise songs he has written for solo acoustic guitar.

Follow him on InstagramFacebookYouTube or Bandcamp.


Baybeats Unplugged: Charlie Lim

Charlie Lim will play stripped back, acoustic renditions of three of his originals, one from each record. Premiered 22 Aug 2020, Sat, 10.15pm.

 

  • Least of You from his latest album CHECK-HOOK, which reached #1 on the iTunes music chart
  • Choices from his critically acclaimed TIME/SPACE double EP
  • Pedestal from his very first EP, released 10 years ago

 

About the artist

Charlie Lim is a singer-songwriter/producer based in Singapore who has become one of Southeast Asia’s most unique voices in pop music today. Gathering accolades and prominent festival slots over the years, his music has spread across the region’s live stages such as Summer Sonic (Tokyo), Clockenflap (Hong Kong), Java Jazz Festival (Indonesia), Singapore International Jazz Festival, Urbanscapes (Kuala Lumpur), Brisbane Festival, Jarasum Jazz Festival (Seoul), OzAsia (Adelaide) and Bigsound (Brisbane). Following two landmark, sold-out shows at the Mosaic Music Festival, Lim premiered his critically-acclaimed EP TIME/SPACE at the 1,600-seat Esplanade Concert Hall.

Follow him on InstagramFacebookYouTube or Bandcamp.


Baybeats Unplugged: Dreebsby

Dreebsby returns to Baybeats with a stripped-down twist. Get in the mood to slow-jam to acoustic versions of the latest singles off his debut EP 2AM – Last Night and Out Of Juice, as well as crowd favourites Bouquet and Cigarettes With Wine. Premiered 22 Aug 2020, Sat, 9pm.

About the artist

Toeing the line between indie pop and pop rock with infectious charm and energy, Dreebsby is the alias of singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Sam P. The Singapore-based artist adopted the moniker from a mispronunciation of his surname, and the adopted identity plays a large role in his signature sound as he tells stories of love, romance, intoxication and loneliness. From getting his start playing in tiny bars across London to headlining festivals in Singapore in just under two years, the songsmith's dangerously catchy music that will get you drunk dancing with a sad smile.

Follow him on InstagramFacebook or YouTube.


Baybeats Unplugged: Forests

Experience a different side of Forests, featuring stripped-down and sloppy versions of songs like Kawaii HawaiiTamagoTater Tots and Who Cares Really?. Rawk on! (acoustically). Premiered 23 Aug 2020, Sun, 10.15pm.

About the band

Since forming in mid-2014, Forests (identifying as a set of three-piece chicken nuggets) have gained a cult following of listeners through their EP and LP releases. Their reputation for riotous, frantic and fun live performances has led the band from performing in intimate club shows in Singapore to legendary venues abroad in Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Malaysia. Blending 1990s-influenced emo with math-pop perfection, the Forests sound is a familiar yet excitingly fresh breath of rock that continues to win over audiences across the globe.

Follow them on InstagramFacebookYouTube or Bandcamp.


Baybeats Unplugged: Lew

While this period has been a good opportunity for reconnection, LEW has also been cornered into revisiting past memories, experiencing nostalgia of his past relationships. This set is a reconciliation of these emotions. Wasted is a song about gratitude, but almost to the extent of feeling unworthy of the last relationship, acknowledging that his ex-partner had given LEW more than LEW gave him. Matter of Fact is the understanding that they chose to get into a relationship that they knew wouldn’t last. Do they then deserve to feel so deeply pained by the heartbreak? Robots is a reflection on the pressures we all feel as adults, to avoid pursuing the directions of our inner compass, and instead, follow what other people perceive as ”essential”. Premiered 23 Aug 2020, Sun, 8pm.

About the artist

LEW is a Singapore singer-songwriter who translates intangible emotion into an embrace that is rough but real. His voice is a melodic silky sound that hugs you like a friend, before taking you home. LEW has proven himself as a prolific songwriter, releasing an album and three EPs that have clocked a total of 11 million streams on Spotify and Apple Music. He is currently completing his studies in Boston at Berklee College of Music. LEW’s songwriting focuses on the human connection and the healing of trauma from his audience’s past experiences.

Follow him on InstagramFacebookYouTube or Bandcamp.


Baybeats Unplugged: Mannequins

To conquer their fears of dark and warm areas, the Mannequins will brave the unknown depths of the Esplanade's loading bay, which will bestow upon them the legendary sounds of acoustic yore. Premiered 22 Aug 2020, Sat, 8pm.

About the band

A four-piece rock band that derived its name from the diversity in styles and genres that influences their craft. With great inspiration came great curiosity, and they hope their tunes will help make your day a little brighter.

Follow them on InstagramFacebook or YouTube.


Baybeats Unplugged: Tell Lie Vision

Away from the electrifying energy of the stage that they’re used to, Tell Lie Vision (alongside a special guest) will be performing a couple of songs reimagined into a personal and intimate setting. These songs include a crowd favourite and also includes the debut of a couple of new unreleased songs. Premiered on 21 Aug 2020, Fri, 10.15pm.

Set list:
1. Reconcile
2. Not Enough
3. This Is The End

About the artists

Tell Lie Vision (TLV) is a four-piece post-hardcore band that aims to combine heavy guitar melodies with theatrical finesse to create a signature sound that they can truly call their own.

Having collected numerous accolades since their inception in 2012, the band has evolved and grown through the years, with its current line-up comprising Vikkash Suruchand (vocals/guitars), Hairul Azman (vocals/guitars), Irfan Samsuri (bass) and Lester Chua (drums). TLV continually strives to challenge their own boundaries to deliver highly energetic and hard-hitting performances, whether in the studio or on stage.

Follow them on InstagramFacebookYouTube or Bandcamp.


Baybeats Online 2020

The online counterpart of the biggest free alternative music festival in Singapore, Baybeats Online was a three-day music festival featuring a fist-pumping line-up of prominent Singapore acts, as well as talks and workshops, from 21 – 23 Aug 2020.

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Baybeats 2022

You know what it is—Singapore's largest free alternative music festival returns with fresh faces and veterans alike, along with a refreshed Powerhouse2 stage!

28 – 30 Oct 2022
Esplanade & Online
Free, online and on-site by registration
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