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The Show Goes On…line: Syarif’s Up Next (2019)

One half of SleeQ makes his musical comeback


Published: 24 Jul 2020

Time taken : >15mins

Forging his own path after the dissolution of SleeQ, Syarif shows off his new grooves for Up Next, his first solo showcase at Esplanade featuring Trisno Ishak, the former frontman of Urban Xchange, as Music Director. 

In this collection of highlights, Syarif opened up his personal songbook by sharing originals such as Cinta Yang Tertulis, Untuk Dia and Satu. A musical snapshot of a young artist stretching his horizons, this funky but intimate performance shows a singer-songwriter refining his sound and carving out his own music identity as he sets out on the next leg of his creative journey.

Syarif performed at Esplanade Annexe Studio on 28 June 2019 as part of the line-up for Pesta Raya – Malay Festival of Arts, which has showcased the best in theatre, dance, and music from the Malay Archipelago since 2001.

Syarif is a Singapore singer-songwriter and actor who teamed up with his cousin Alif Sleeq to form the popular duo SleeQ. Their three albums In The Q (2007), Classiq (2009) and SLQ (2013) subsequently became popular among Malay music listeners in Singapore and Malaysia. Following SleeQ’s split-up in 2015, Syarif began branching into acting with regular appearances on Malay channel Suria. He released his first single as a solo artist in 2019. 

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