News — June 19, 2015 at 12:07 pm

Gentle Bones, Charlie Lim and Pleasantry are London bound to showcase Singaporean music



Things keep on going up and up for Singaporean indie artists. Between Charlie Lim performing at the SEA Games closing ceremony, Gentle Bones rocketing to the top of the iTunes charts and The Sam Willows being announced to play next to musical heavyweights Bon Jovi and Maroon 5, Singapore is increasingly finding itself at the center of the global stage.


A joint venture between Singapore Tourism Board and The Music Society, Singapore (SGMUSO), Singapore: Inside Out (SG:IO) is a celebration of Singapore’s contemporary creative talents, introducing the best of Singapore to the rest of the world. Following on from a successful tour to Beijing with Take Two and SA trio, Charlie Lim, Gentle Bones and Pleasantry will be taking off to London from 24 – 28 June, showcasing the best of Singapore’s musical talents.


Each of the acts will be performing at the showcase event at Brick Lane Yard, part of the  Old Truman Brewery which has been hailed as East London’s revolutionary arts and media quarter. Amidst vibrant retail, leisure and event spaces, Brick Lane Yard is a prime location that sees an eclectic mix of events including film screenings, outdoor markets, fashion shows, festivals and art fairs all year round.


The bands will also be performing in legendary music establishment Rough Trade who has, over the years, seen bands the likes of Radiohead and Foals grace its stage. Rough Trade’s Ben Monaghan said they were more than happy presenting music artistes from Singapore and “introducing some refreshing international focus within our own eclectic musical environment”. “By celebrating and encouraging freedom of self-expression and artistic creativity, we hope everyone will enjoy and learn something new,” he added.


For more details visit or SGMUSO’s Facebook page (