Presented by DBS Bank Ltd
DBS Marina Regatta returns to The Promontory @ Marina Bay with high-octane dragon boat races, free sailing lessons, exclusive water sports try-outs, and the largest eco maze in Singapore, over the weekend from 31 May to 2 June .
Enhancing the experience are 15 buskers – from musicians to jugglers – who will be showcasing their talents over the three days, as part of the DBS Busking By The Bay initiative. They will be performing from 6 to 10pm on Friday and Saturday, and 5 to 9pm on Sunday.
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In a bigger show of support for street arts and busking in Singapore, DBS will up the ante of Busking by the Bay by incorporating the theme of Sustainability and introduce a fun, hands-on experience. In addition to workshops and classes at the Marina Regatta, DBS is introducing Wheel For Watt, a fun and hands-on experience where the public can hop on stationary bicycles to pedal and generate electricity for the live entertainment provided by some of Singapore's most popular buskers.
Check out the performance schedule and full list of buskers (in alphabetical order) performing below.
Friday, 31 May, 6-10pm:
OvaFormula, Firdaus Osman, Mohd. Said, Ligo Ralph Alvern, The Unemployed
Saturday, 1 June, 6-10pm:
Afterworkers, Soph T., Rex, JQ X Zul, Jonathan Goh
Sunday, 2 June, 5-9pm:
Merry Music Makers, Wee Toon Hee, Adia Tay, Wong Ping Loong, Marcus Lee
Adia Tay's ability to bridge the worlds of film and music has led to beautifully lyrical and haunting compositions. Her voice makes her a keeper. She released her debut EP this year titled Kintsugi.
Check Adia Tay out on Instagram (@adiataymusic)
Afterworkers is a trio who perform in English, Mandarin, Hokkien and Cantonese. The group has performed at various events such as weddings and D&Ds.
Check out Afterworkers on Instagram (@afterworkerssg)
“I busk to make the world a better place” This is the belief that Firdaus Osman holds dear to his heart and it translates whenever he is on the ground, busking, and being close to his audiences. His repertoire includes songs from the '80s to the current pop hits.
Check Firdaus Osman out on Instagram (@fyrdauzmacbeth)
Harith busks regularly along Orchard Road and has performed at Sofar Singapore 2019 and Twilight Fest.
Check The Official Rex on Instagram (@theofficialrex)
Jonathan Goh is one half of circus performing duo The Annoying Brothers. The duo performs a range of tricks from sword juggling to plate spinning. He hopes to push the boundaries of circus performances on the streets.
Check Jonathan Goh on Instagram (@tranceonfire)
JQ x Zul
2019 Noise Music mentees JQ and Zul are an acoustic pop folk duo who have just started on their journey into music and hope to spread the joy they have through their performances.
Check JQ x Zul on Instagram (@jqxzul.music)
Marcus Lee is a talented songwriter for Funkie Monkies. He has participated in Sing! China and is currently, on Mediacorp Channel 8's Star Search 2019.
Check Marcus Lee on Instagram (@leejunweimarcus)
Merry Music Makers
Merry Music Makers has been performing since 2006 at various locations around Singapore and has been featured on Yes 93.3. The group mainly performs Mandopop hits.
Check Merry Music Makers on Instagram (@merrymusicmakers)
When Mohd. Said isn't teaching English Literature, he is seen bringing music to people on the streets. His mission is to bring positivity to people on the street through his music.
Check Mohd. Said on Instagram (@buskrsaid)
Armed with the slogan "Hearing Is Believing", OvaFormula's enthusiastic vibes have hyped up audiences with its energetic blend of original samba rock beats and Brazilian percussion instruments.
Check OvaFormula on Instagram (@ova.formula)
Ralph Alvern is a budding singer-songwriter who performs both original compositions and covers.
Check Ralph Alvern on Instagram (@ralphalvern)
Soph T.'s darling vocals carry both English and Mandarin songs beautifully. Last year was an exciting year for her, having won both Huayi U Sing and Stärker Music Jams.
Check Soph T. on Instagram (@sophtfeifei)
the unemployedd are two friends from Victoria Junior College who perform acoustic renditions of Top 40s, evergreen hits, Mandarin and even Malay songs.
Check The Unemployed on Instagram (@theunemployedd)
Wee Toon Hee
Wee Toon Hee is a master magician and juggler. His creative and charming showmanship never fails to attract huge crowds along Orchard Road.
Check Wee Toon Hee on Instagram (@singaporejuggler)
Wong Ping Loong
Wong Ping Loong is an experienced busker and has traveled to many places all around the world to busk.
Check Wong Ping Loong on Instagram (@loongmusic)
DBS Marina Regatta 2019 will be happening from Friday to Sunday, 31 May to 2 June, at The Promontory @ Marina Bay. DBS Busking By The Bay will be happening from 6pm to 10pm on Friday and Saturday, and 5pm to 9pm on Sunday. For more information on DBS Marina Regatta, click here.