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Jonathan Meur

Genres: Acoustic, Folk, Indie, Alternative, Pop

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Biography

Jonathan Meur was born in France, grew up on the tropical island of Mauritius, and has been living in Singapore for the last 12 years. As a child, Jonathan’s love for music grew from singing roles in school projects (including a production of Les Misérables) and an early obsession with Björk’s music. After moving to Singapore, he participated in a range of productions while at his alma mater, from a cappella and rock gigs to classical concerts (Vladimir Martynov’s Singapore). He also wrote music for TV commercials and plays. Jonathan started writing his own songs in 2008. A fusion of folk, pop, rock and classical, his music has drawn comparisons to the likes of Keane, Kings of Convenience and Regina Spektor. In 2012, Jonathan was one of the acts selected to take part in the Noise Singapore Music Mentorship Programme, as well as a featured artist at the Singapore Writers Festival. In November, he also contributed the song “December By The Isle Of You” to Christmas in Singapore, a compilation album of original songs in support of the Rare Disorders Society (Singapore). In April 2013, Jonathan released Woodnotes, his debut EP, as well as Live at the Esplanade, a selection of tracks performed with Australian singer-songwriter Gabriel Lynch. Jonathan kicked off 2014 with a VIMA nomination for “December By The Isle Of You” in the Best Pop Song category. He was also invited to the prestigious Mosaic Music Festival and the inaugural 100 Bands Festival. 2015 marked the release of How To Build A Kite, his first full-length album, along with his first music videos, for “Toy Hearts” and “A Straight Line”. The album includes duets singer-songwriter weish (Singapore) and Gabriel Lynch (Australia). The latter joined Jonathan in February 2016 for collaborative gigs as part of the Esplanade’s “Come Together” concert series. In May, “Toy Hearts” earned VIMA nominations for Best Pop/RnB Song and Best Music Video.