Feb 27, 2013

IHG After Party! @ Hard Rock Hotel

IHG aka Inter-Hall Games is an annual sporting event for six halls of residents in NUS, namely, Eusoff Hall, Kent Ridge Hall, King Edward VII Hall, Raffles Hall, Sheares Hall, Temasek Hall (my hall).

Apparently it's the first time NUS having a band concert as an after party for IHG. Initiated and organized by KRockers (Kent Ridge Hall band), bands from all other 5 halls were also invited to rock on the stage at The Coliseum @ Hard Rock Hotel, Sentosa!

Aside from great experience and exposure gained, I'm grateful of the professional sound system and awesome lighting. We'd have less hassle having a pro sound team to manage the sound - we only need to play our part/instrument.

Performing in such lively and dynamic lighting really elevates the spirit of stage presence to an even higher level.

By the way. this post entry features only THreshold (Temasek Hall band).

Kelvin (Bassist) | Melanie (Vocalist) | Dian (Vocalist) | Leon (Guitarist)

Gary (Vocalist) Terie (Guitarist) Justin (Keyboardist)

Kean Min (Drummer) Javin (Bassist) En Qi (Electric Guitarist)

Chee Chung (Guitarist) Emmeline (Vocalist) Michelle (Keyboardist)

Threshold is ready to rock the stage this evening!!

For more photos, please check out my photo album IHG After Party! on Facebook.

Javin Tham MSc, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSSBB, CQPA, CQIA, MSOE, MIPlantE Industrie 4.0 Consultant | Pop Piano Coach | YouTube Coverist

Feb 18, 2013

PSY - Gangnam Style (Cover by Gary Song & Javin Tham)

This song has gone insanely viral since 2012. Tonnes of covers and parodies are observed on the Internet. Gangnam Style, despite sung mainly in the foreign language of Korean by PSY, it's a craze around the planet earth.

Previously, Singaporean Steph Micayle (Stephanie Koh) covered an acoustic version of the song with her singing, harmonizing with guitar accompaniment and uploaded that cover onto her YouTube channel. Besides garnering over millions of views in a few months, a number of copies of her video were re uploaded onto YouTube and Facebook by other users. It's pretty original in terms of the melody she sang to replace the rapping part. On the other hand, the way she dressed also contributed in bringing her fame to an extent, I would say.

Gary and I sort of covered her version of Gangnam Style. I can see the effort Gary put in for memorizing the Korean lyrics, and this makes him the only non-Korean in Temasek Hall who's able to sing the entire song.

Hope you all like our cover of Gangnam Style. Please like it, share it and subscribe to my channel.

Javin Tham MSc, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSSBB, CQPA, CQIA, MSOE, MIPlantE Industrie 4.0 Consultant | Pop Piano Coach | YouTube Coverist

Feb 5, 2013

Swedish House Mafia - Don't You Worry Child (Cover by Gary Song & Javin Tham)

Inspired by Sam Tsui and Kurt Schneider, Gary and I were covering another progressive house song Don't You Worry Child the acoustic way.

The original artist of the song is a Swedish electronic dance group, called Swedish House Mafia, and it often reminds me of my exchange in Sweden.

The fast piano playing at the interludes and last chorus is the selling point of this cover, and that really gave me a big headache. The most difficult part is when I had to harmonize and play those fast notes at the same time. Since the hardest part is at the latter part of the song, it's really a waste of time when you got everything done correctly but screwed up the last part. We really have done a lot of re-recording, as I played the last part wrongly sometimes and Gary kept singing the lyrics wrongly, to the extent that I had to charge my light on the spot, however in the end we just didn't bother using lighting anymore, to save time.

Pretty upset about the time wasting, but we aimed for the best cover that we can present. And I guess our effort paid off, no, my effort actually, LOL. I spent another loads of time editing the audio and video. Audio is the more crucial part, as the moderate echo and graph phase shifter effects are to be added to groom the keyboard sound.

Hope you enjoy our new cover. like and subscribe if you like it.

Javin Tham MSc, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSSBB, CQPA, CQIA, MSOE, MIPlantE Industrie 4.0 Consultant | Pop Piano Coach | YouTube Coverist