Esplanade Presents


Blast from the Past

Presented as part of A Date with Friends 2022
Raymond and John of The Crescendos with The Meltones, Mel and Joe Ferdinands and Peter Diaz of The October Cherries (Singapore)

3 Mar 2022, Thu, 7.30pm

1hr 30mins

(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Concert Hall

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Get a Blast From the Past with this one-night-only musical showcase of the inimitable talents that have shaped Singapore’s rich music legacy! Hosted by esteemed Rediffusion DJ and local television personality, Larry Lai, this concert brings together members of three extraordinary groups: John and Raymond of The Crescendos, Singapore’s first pop band to be signed by an international label; brothers Mel and Joe Ferdinands, a folk-rock duo who rose to fame through Radio Television Singapore’s Talentime in 1971; and Peter Diaz, singer, guitarist and songwriter for the rock and roll quartet The October Cherries (also known as Singapore’s very own Beatles). This extravaganza will also feature visuals from the artists’ own archives alongside video interviews.


A programme of PopLore, in celebration of Esplanade's 20th anniversary.


Discover and relive the epic, storied and exhilarating journeys of different generations through Singapore popular music and culture.


From 1 Jan 2022, there will no longer be a concession for unvaccinated individuals to perform Pre-Event Testing in lieu of being fully vaccinated. All patrons (except for children aged 12 and below) need to be fully vaccinated# against COVID-19.


#Full vaccination refers to:

  • having received the appropriate regimen of World Health Organisation Emergency Use Listing (WHO EUL) vaccines including their respective duration post-vaccination for the vaccine to be fully effective, and had their vaccination records ingested in MOH’s national IT systems
  • recovery from a COVID-19 infection within the last 180 days


All patrons are required to do SafeEntry check-in at the venue via the TraceTogether app (version 2.11 and above) or token only. Other modes of SafeEntry check-in will not be accepted.

Admission Age:
6 and above.
Language: English
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Date & Time

3 Mar 2022, Thu


Esplanade Concert Hall
Tickets & Prices

JOYears Specials

Cat 1 $45 $34
Cat 2 $35 $26

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