Featuring Stillsunrise EP Launch
Stillsunrise performed on 21 March at the Esplanade Theatre Studio, with their special guest, Linying. They celebrated the launch of their first EP, Colours in Black - a collection of original songs.
The Band consists of Glen Wee, Yuresh Balakrishnan, Winston Koh, and Johnson Cheung. Having bonded over a desire to express their originality through a medium they love, the four of them came together in 2013 to produce songs they could be proud of. They inevitably formed a sound truly theirs and theirs alone.
Glen and Yuresh, who met on the set of Channel 5’s the Final 1 (on which both were finalists), bring songs to life with their voices. Separately, they hold their own as performers. Together, they harmonise impeccably. They illuminate an entire spectrum of the listening experience, bolstering stillsunrise’s appeal to a wide audience.
Winston forms the backbone of band, keeping the music in check as it navigates various sonic landscapes. His talent extends to the bass, the electric guitar, and the keyboards, so he positions himself wherever the songs need him most. Winston plays with enchantment, gusto, and a self-assuredness very rarely seen.
Johnson, who has played the violin for over 10 years, is an undoubtedly skilled musician. And the violin is perhaps stillsunrise’s most compelling argument for uniqueness at a time when so many bands, groups, and artists’s work converge into a general sound.
Last night, stillsunrise engaged the audience from start to end, showing an obvious commitment to the meaning behind the words sung or notes played. The atmosphere was warm and inviting; most of those listening were seated on the floor and the band kept everyone comfortable with their delightful brand of humour. By doing away with the formal structure of the typical show, stillsunrise played a truly memorable set that matched, and maybe even surpassed, the quality of their recorded work.
Their EP is a culmination of all of the effort put into their craft over the years, both as individuals and as a collective. It ultimately is something almost anyone would appreciate, especially those who desire artists to respect the art form - something stillsunrise definitely does.
http://we.tl/Y8InTX2Wxs - stillsunrise's 2nd Edition Mixtape