Esplanade Presents


Phases of Singapore's Indiependent Music - Concourse

Art Fazil , Dru Chen, Thaarmin (Singapore)

6 Aug 2023, Sun, 3pm, 6pm & 7.15pm


(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Concourse

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Get cosy with folk troubadour Art Fazil, soulful storyteller Dru Chen and young indie pop vocalist Thaarmin in this intimate set showcasing the output of homegrown singer-songwriters through the generations.


Phases of Singapore's INDIEpendent Music


3pm: Art Fazil
6pm: Dru Chen
7.15pm: Thaarmin
Language: Various
Things to Note:
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Artist Information

Art Fazil

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Veteran singer-songwriter Art Fazil began his career writing songs and lyrics for well-known Singaporean and Malaysian recording artists such as Ella, Ramli Sarip, A Romzie, Ruhil, Khatijah Ibrahim and Lefthanded. Art Fazil is also known for his work under a folk group he co-founded called Rausyanfikir whose albums sold 50,000 units in the 1990s.


In between Rausyanfikir's two albums, Art recorded a solo album in England with a Japanese recording company, Pony Canyon. The song from the album, Sometimes When I Feel Blue, climbed the Singapore radio chart to No. 2 for three consecutive weeks. It was also awarded Best Local English Pop Song 1995 at the COMPASS Awards.


In 2000, Art released the album Nur (Light). It received seven nominations at Mediacorp’s Anugerah Planet Music 2001 and won in four of the categories. An alumnus of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, he has performed at London’s South Bank Centre, and with M. Nasir at the Ambassador Theatre in Dublin, Ireland.

Dru Chen

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Dru Chen is a singer-songwriter, music producer, and an educator. He has recorded, produced, and composed for Universal Music Publishing, Warner, League of Legends, and Roblox. As an artiste, he has shared the stage with D'Angelo, Babyface, Gentle Bones, and Charlie Lim at Singapore International Jazz Festival, Mosaic Music Festival, and Soulfest among others. His latest album Slower Life garnered over 3 million streams on Spotify and was featured on NME Asia, Men's Folio, Bandwagon, The Straits Times, CNA, and TEDx. 


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Thaarmin is an 18-year-old singer-songwriter who writes music that sounds like what a rainy day feels like. With various influences such as Coldplay, Mariah Carey, Phoebe Bridgers and more., Expect a myriad of sonic influences with an authentic flair. He aspires to connect with as many people as he can through his music and cultivate relatability and familiarity through his art. Thaarmin has an EP in the works that will be released in the coming year.

Date & Time

6 Aug 2023, Sun


Esplanade Concourse


Esplanade Concourse


Esplanade Concourse
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