Saturday Original Sessions at Hood Bar

Saturday Original Sessions at Hood Bar

29 July 2017
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29TH JULY 2017


-Line Up-
Vivienne's Verdict
Simon Yong Band
Test The Divide
Mr YongJin


Moving on from the release of their debut album "Depiction", Singapore based Metal-core/Hard Rock band Vivienne's Verdict is back with a brand new single, "Hurricane".
Vivienne's Verdict recently revealed the track and music video, which premiered on Bandwagon on 10th March 2017.
The highly anticipated single is the band's first release since the major line up change in 2016. After the departure of Dezimon and Kenneth, it was announced that Kurenai(vocals), Jasper (drums), and Fiq(guitar) will be joining the band.
Hurricane is now available for download on major stores.


Simon Yong is a Singaporean guitarist, singer, songwriter, sessionist, and producer known for his work with progressive rock band Zero Sequence and most recently with his debut solo instrumental album “Alien Stole My Whiskey” (2013).

Having performed with American legendary drummer Dennis Chambers, Thailand’s guitar hero Jack Thammarat, and Japanese guitarist Takayoshi Ohmura (Babymetal), Simon has also thrilled thousands of audiences at the Singapore indoor and national stadiums, and many music festivals with his electrifying guitar solos over the last 20 years.

In his younger years, Simon has won two band competitions, and his music has been nominated for “Best Rock Song”, “Best Guitar Riff”, and “Best Genre Bending-Mindboggling-Out-Of-This-World-Track” in Malaysia's's inaugural Independent Music Awards.

From national TV to numerous radio shows, the ESP Guitars and Audio-Technica endorsee has also performed in Malaysia, Japan, Australia, France, and USA. An influential figure in the music industry, this talented multi-instrumentalist who first started learning the organ at aged 4, is also a music educator, and has been conducting clinics and masterclasses for more than 10 years.


"Djent", the sound of intense distorted guitars, is what you will hear when Test The Divide takes the stage. The band devotes its time to honing their technicality and musical ability to push the boundaries of progressive metal and music in general.

Drawing inspiration from modern progressive metal giants Periphery and Animals As Leaders, Test The Divide will shatter your perception of metal with colossal riffs and hard hitting grooves.

After an explosive debut at the Esplanade Waterfront, Test The Divide is currently working on new material for a possible 2018 release.


Raised in a family of musicians, he is no stranger to the world of music, having taken up guitar after years of classical training at the age of 9 he started of learning classical guitar as well as some blues and rock under the guidance of Remigius Francis. It was not until a couple of years after when he eventually got his hands on an electric guitar and his journey to become a full-time musician/entrepreneur began.

Now a Diploma holder in Music from LASALLE College of the Arts, Thomas has immersed himself many genres ranging from funk, soul, blues, jazz, rock as well as his specialty; metal. Having played in various groups like Soundwave Hyperbole (Disbanded) and Lion City Percussion Movement's "Voodoo" (or "The Voodoo Sound") as well as random sessions and jams from Sultan Jazz Club to NUS and various Community Centers around Singapore, he is no stranger to the performance world. So prepare to be dazzled by fast-fingers, technique and style maybe get to know him better and find out that just reflects his personality.