Esplanade Presents


Here right now by TSMC

Ben Hum, Sherman Lim, Cheribee, Navein Gunasekaran, Aeona Yong (Singapore)

6 Aug 2023, Sun, 7pm & 8.30pm


(Intermission: None)

DBS Foundation Outdoor Theatre at Esplanade

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Talented singer-songwriters from The Songwriter Music College will present their original songs inspired by life in Singapore, as well as belt out familiar National Day Songs in this heart-warming tribute to the little red dot that we call home.

Language: English and Mandarin
Things to Note:
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Artist Information

The Songwriter Music College (TSMC)

The Songwriter Music College (TSMC) is the first music college in Singapore to provide diplomas that specialise in songwriting. Led by prolific music makers in the Mandopop industry, Eric Ng and Xiaohan—a coming-together of industry greats and experts—TSMC was borne from the passion to inspire the next generation of singer-songwriters, songwriters and music producers.

Ben Hum 范平庚

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Ben Hum 范平庚 is a singer-songwriter with a penchant for telling genuine stories through his music. Being an avid music performer since 2013, the artist has performed at numerous notable venues in Singapore and has also garnered a significant loyal following these live performances. Greatly inspired by real life experiences, the earnest musician graces every single live performance with charisma so compelling, it serves as a magnetic force to draw first-time listeners back, every single time.


Having released his debut EP titled Milky Way in 2021, Ben Hum 范平庚 continues to engage current fans with weekly content and livestreams on platforms such as Instagram, TikTok and YouTube. With no plans to slow down or stop anytime soon, the earnest musician seeks to reach out to new listeners with a multitude of original music content and covers.

Sherman Lim 林盛文

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Sherman Lim 林盛文 is a singer, songwriter, and dancer with a knack for evoking strong emotions and sentiments through relatable narratives. The young artist brings a unique kind of enigmatic energy with his calm composure, adopting an unfiltered approach in portraying his musicality.


Where words failed, Sherman’s music and songwriting was a way to express intricate feelings. His first release Wither (蝴蝶) was chosen as a movie theme song for Golden Horse nominated film Geylang (芽籠) by award-winning Singaporean director Boi Kwong. The melancholic soft rock song explores the challenges faced by the characters in Geylang, whilst expressing love in many forms, including love for your calling, your freedom, and your truest self.


Prior to his music career, Sherman took on adventures in game design, fashion modeling, and skateboarding. Hoping to reach out to like-minded individuals from all walks of life, Sherman Lim 林盛文 is no doubt well on his way to becoming one of the most exciting acts to take the stage in recent years.

Cheribee 林欣嫻

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A rebel against social norms, Cheribee 林欣嫻 is an up-and-coming singer-songwriter that strives to inspire others to speak their truth through music. Her genuine love for storytelling is evident through her heartfelt narratives and melodic hooks. Armed with a unique voice and authentic stories to tell, Cheribee hopes to connect with audiences from all walks of life.


With her first release Birthday Wishes (生日願望), Cheribee continues to garner listeners from all over the globe and even had her release broadcasted on radio station UFM100.3.

Navein Gunasekaran


Vasantham Star 2023 champion and singer-songwriter Navein Gunasekaran is the latest sensation in the Singapore Tamil music scene. Accumulating invaluable experience in the past few years, Navein is shaping himself both as an artist and an individual. His experience in being a choral singer and an Indian classical vocalist simultaneously has enabled these two musical spheres to converge and take shape in his songs.


Navein seeks to express his thoughts and emotions of his day-to-day life using music as a medium and to connect with his listeners. With several projects, most notably his debut song in Tamil cinema under music composer D.Imman in the works, expect to see his music take flight and reach many hearts.

Aeona Yong 杨文艳

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Aeona Yong 杨文艳 is a homegrown singer-songwriter from Singapore whose music gets candid about the relatable heartbreaks and adversities people face living in a world bound by prejudice, judgment and constant conflicts. Learning from her long battles with mental health, Aeona brings a unique, mature and unfiltered outlook to life, through lyrics that tell the bittersweet truth and sentiments of growing up.


Aeona's ultimate goal is to raise social consciousness, empower listeners to break free from societal constraints they were born into and live life spreading love that knows no bounds. Keep a look out as Aeona will be officially debuting her first single very soon!

Date & Time

6 Aug 2023, Sun


DBS Foundation Outdoor Theatre at Esplanade


DBS Foundation Outdoor Theatre at Esplanade

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