Music for a Cause is a 2 day music festival, featuring 10 different musical acts helping to raise awareness for 8 local Social Causes...
Our featured charities will have booths set up so you can learn more, interact with some of the beneficiaries, and find out how you can help make a difference.
In addition to the amazing (and free) performances by our talented musicians, there will be vendors selling an array of food and beverages...and other shopping opportunies.
Organized by Love Action Project; Music for a Cause 2017 is presented by title sponsor FRANK by OCBC and hosted on campus by Venue and Event Partner, Singapore Management University on 21st and 22nd January 2017. Powered by Sponsor, the National Youth Council, the festival aims to raise awareness and funds for a total of eight featured social causes.
Session 1 - 4.30pm - Jack & Rai
Starting off as solo acoustic musicians more than a decade ago, Jack & Rai came together in 2002 to form an acoustic duo with a chemistry that borders telepathic. Their easy-going and engaging natures makes any audience feel right at home won them the Elle Magazine's Musician's of the Year in 2009, as well as M:Idea Youth Choice's 'Band I Wanna throw myself at' in 2010 and 2011.
Session 2 - 5.45pm - MICappella
MICappella is a Singapore vocal band with a contagious energy, bringing a professional, passionate and edgy spin to A Cappella performances around the world. With their unique blend of English and Mandarin pop, rock, dance and ballads, MICappella never fails to leave their audiences yearning for more.
Session 3 - 5.45pm - Take Two
Quirky and candid they may be, these five boys have a serious appetite for good music. The dulcetness of Peng Sing’s jazz-inspired guitar work is paired perfectly with Johnathan’s funkrock inspired riffage. Along with David and Jeryl’s rhythmic synergy, and Paddy’s warm, soaring vocals, a sonic combination of anthemic island-pop, indie rock, with a smattering of jazz and RnB emerges.
Session 4 - 7.00pm - Tabula
An enthusiastic live band, TABULA seeks to give their audiences a good time by playing good music with true sincerity and endless energy. Having built up a reputation as a reliable and crowd-pleasing live act for the past 8 years, TABULA have been gaining popularity and have proven themselves to be one of the top sought after bands in Singapore.
Session 5 - 9.30pm - Dru Chen
Indiesoul singer-songwriter Dru Chen delivers melodic odes to the inner audiophile in all of us. His music strikes up the senses with a profusion of hooks, accompanied by sensuous grooves that satisfy the mind, body and soul.
Session 6 - 4.00pm - Amanda Ling aka DJ Doopz
Musical virtuosity beyond boundaries. Amanda Ling decks the dance scene under DJ moniker Doopz. Highly sought after DJ for high fashion and yoga events, Doopz is deft punked in vast genres including house, trip hop, indie rock and electronica. Traversing through sonically raw mixes of the new and old-school, experience an eclectic range of Ambient/Indie Electronic dance,Deep, soulful house, Nu Disco, Tech House tunes.
No stranger to the regional music scene, Amanda Ling’s accolades include instrumental supergroup In Each Hand a Cutlass, live electronica duo The Synth Experience and synth-scaping with former band Electrico.
Session 7 - 5.15pm - Scarlet Avenue
Comprising of 2 Singaporean brothers, Amos and Adam, Scarlet Avenue spent their formative years in France and began their musical journey then. Upon coming back to Singapore, they continued their passion in music y writing and performing their songs. In 2013, their vocal quality and song writing captured the attention of Singaporean record label United Records.
Session 8 - 6.30pm - The Summer State
Having amassed a strong following after sharing stages with international acts and a series of festivals around the region, The Summer State has emerged as one of Singapore’s most exciting pop-rock bands. They prides themselves for their dynamic ‘live’ performances, and their music abounds with infectious hooks and heartfelt lyrics. The Summer State is Bryan Sta Maria, Victoria Chew, Shaykh Akbar, Edwin Waliman and Ritz Ang.
Session 9 - 7.15pm - Natalie Ong
At just 15 years of age, Natalie Ong, is on her way to stardom and being known as The New Voice of South East Asia. With proud Singaporean heritage this petite, pop princess can belt ballads like the best. Having recently appeared on the 7th Season of The X Factor Australia, Natalie Ong has already wowed an international audience and surprised judges with her incredible vocal ability. With her breathtaking performances, Natalie Ong created a stir in Australia and in Singapore not seen before.
Session 10 - 8.30pm - Gareth Fernandez & The Momma Shop
The 5-piece band is led by core members Gareth Fernandez, ANSON KOH onDrums, TITUS NG on Bass, SIKAI GOH on Keys and JAMES LYE on Guitars. Gareth Fernandez & The Momma Shop is known for delivering powerful, emotive renditions of originals and covers, and have becoming amainstay in Gareth's shows.
Session 11 - 9.45pm - Linying
Prefacing her initiation into both local and international music scenes, Singaporean singer-songwriter Linying released her first two singles, “Sticky Leaves”, followed by “Alpine” in 2016, gathering millions of digital plays worldwide while charting globally and in the US, UK, and Singapore on Spotify’s Viral 50. While international collaborations with producers Felix Jaehn and Lost Frequencies had previously seen Linying’s ethereal vocals featured on deep house imprints like Armada and Spinnin’ Records, the Spotify Spotlight on 2016 Featured Artist is creating her own waves with her iTunes Singapore number one EP 'Paris 12', record deals with Universal Music Singapore, Nettwerk Records, Akira Records and Umami Records and an international tour with shows in Japan (Summer Sonic Festival 2016), Korea, Germany, Austria, London and Australia.