Thursday, 5 July 2012

Clash of the Bands 2012 FINALS

Clash of the Bands finals was held in Republic Polytechnic's South Agora on the 29th of June 2012. 

A huge congratulations to the finalists who made it both in the band and solo category. 

Eight Team Rock with the song; "Cupid's Dead"
The vocalist surprised everyone with a hair-standing yet melodious ending.
The band Dropbeat Heartbeat with "Falling for your smile"  
The guitarist doing back-up vocals
Our beloved panel of judges
The band Coloured Walls with the song "Gonna get over you" 
The guitarist concentrating hard on his notes. 
Our two emcees asked the musicians questions about their band etc
Soloist Nabil Harindyaswara rocked out really hard on his electric guitar
The band Dynamic Shift with the song ''Heart of gold'' 

The guitarist strummed with such passion that was awe inspiring. 

The bassist head-banged along with the tunes of her band. 
Now we have the band Vessel with the song "The Sky Ends Here (Part 1)"  
Such a dynamic band, they definitely pumped up the energy for the audience!
The vocalist had a unique style & oozed a sense of sensuality.

One of our soloists CHEONG PEI ANN AMANDA on the keyboard! 
We had a special performance by our little drummer, Zidan Zalizan!
He worked the drums like a pro!

The last band, Voodoo, rocked the audience with their song, 'S.O.N'
The enthusiasm from Voodoo was highly contagious as everyone in the audience was bobbing their heads and tapping their foots! 
 The guitarists long hair was perfect for head banging along with his band. 
Vodoo's vocalist donned the same black attire as the rest of his bandmates as an attempt of uniformity. 

The moment you've been waiting for is here... THE WINNERS OF CLASH OF THE BANDS 2012! 

The judges made their way up on the stage for the prize-giving ceremony. 
The winner for the solo category goes to... Nabil Harindyaswara! 
The top three in the solo category.
The second runner-up goes to..... DROPBEAT HEARTBEAT! 
The first runner-up went to..... DYNAMIC SHIFT! 

The runner-ups were waiting in anticipation for the judges to announce the winner.
And the winner for the band category for Clash of the Bands goes to... *drumroll please*... VOODOO!
The very euphoric band smiles for the camera as the new winners! 
All the winners and the judges for a final photograph to mark the end of the Clash of the Bands 2012

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

CLASH of the BANDS 2012

CLASH of the BANDS (& SOLO) is a rock / pop competition that is based on an a typical concept!

Visit for full information about this exciting certifications.

   "As there never was any 'educational' path in rock / pop music, many could only grasp the

concept through their own interpretations. 

This changed when TRINITY ROCK & POP, the exciting new certifications was introduced in

Features of this event includes: FREE written report for ALL performance entries by TRINITY
ROCK & POP, and Clinics and Seminars.Judges of CLASH of the BANDS consists of Mr. 
Iskandar Ismail (Singapore's Premier Music Composer and Director), and Mr. David Bobby 
(Trinity Rock & Pop)"

Adapted from CLASH of the BANDS official FB page: CLASH-of-the-BANDS

CLASH of the BANDS is actually part of IGNITE! Music Festival 2012's fringe events. These
fringe events would be leading up to the main highlight on the 6th and 7th of July 2012.

The semi-finals for CLASH of the BANDS would be held on the 23rd and 24th of June.
The Grand Finals will be held on 29 June 2012 at 2pm.
VENUE: Republic Polytechnic - South Agora

Plus the chance to perform at

For more information about the event, stay tuned to our IGNITE! Facebook Page!

Friday, 15 June 2012

2011: Passion for music, IGNITEs Compassions for others.


Hair for Hope, jointly organised by the Republic Polytechnic and Children’s Cancer Foundation (CCF) was held at RP on 1st July 2011 to raise funds and awareness about childhood cancer. The event was held in conjunction with the Polytechnic’s annual IGNITE! Music Festival which aims to promote passion and compassion.  Republic Polytechnic was the first Institute of Higher Learning to hold a Hair for Hope satellite event back in 2009.  This year marks the third year of this event in RP.

Sacrificing one’s hair takes a lot of courage and devotion, especially for females. Last year, Republic Polytechnic student, Ms Neo Guat Chiu, gamely shaved off her waist-length long locks in support of the cause.

 Having a shaved head is nothing to be ashamed of.  After all, you are doing it to help someone else,” -Ms Neo Guat Chiu

Again for IGNITE! 2011, we received media coverage in The New Paper 

This year’s line-up included the well-loved Typewriter, Caracal, Plainsunset, The Sets Band, Inch Chua & The Metric System, Fatskunks, Giants Must Fall, Barricade, Tacit Aria, Sixx and West Grand Boulevard. Republic Polytechnic music Interest Groups Jammerz Arena and Replug, who specialize in rock music and acoustic songs respectively, also performed. Formed out of pure passion, the music IGs meet up regularly to hone their skills and share their fervor for music.       

'Come on, sing with me!' 
 IGNITE! has always been about reuniting fans with their favorite local performers.

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent”― Victor Hugo

Awesome base solo by one of the performers.
Aarika from Sixx

The audience put their hands up with the "Rock On" hand sign in
respect and honour for the amazing performance.

Rock N Roll, ain't noise pollution. 

Hours and hours of practice finally paid off as the musicians played with ease during 
their set.

The red lights casted an eerie glow on the audience. 
Rock you like a hurricane!

Vocalist from Caracal straining his vocal cords!

The audience was enthusiastic about volunteering for the games on-stage.

IGNITE 2011 was legend....wait for it...dairy (not for
 the lactose intolerant)! 

The question really is, are YOU ready for IGNITE! 2012?