The HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens is much more than just the fast-and-furious rugby action on the pitch. Yes, you have guessed it, the ROCK in #RockRuckRumble is all to do with the music entertainment offerings in and outside the stadium during the tournament weekend.
The headline act for the weekend is American disco group, Village People, who will perform live inside the magnificent Singapore Nation Stadium on Sunday afternoon, right before the Cup 3rd and 4th place play-off. Get your dancing shoes on and be ready to boogie to classics such as YMCA!
Fans of Singapore’s music scene will be spoilt for choice as four of the most popular homegrown acts – Jack & Rai, Jive Talkin’, Sambamasala, and Too Much Drama – will get up-close-and-personal with fans at the FunZone at the 100PLUS Promenade.
Formed in 2002, acoustic rock act Jack & Rai’s easy-going and engaging natures make any audience feel right at home when watching them. The duo has performed at a plethora of venues in Singapore, Southeast Asia, China, Australia and the US, and were Elle Magazine’s Musicians of the Year in 2009.
Veteran band Jive Talkin’ has had decades of great success, having performed with some of the world’s most famous music makers including B.B. King, Kenny G, Gloria Estefan & the Miami Sound Machine, James Ingram and Def Leppard. The versatile band has a very wide repertoire and can perform anything from old time Rock ‘n’ Roll to the current Pop-Rock, Soul, Reggae, R&B, and even Alternative Rock, always leaving fans wanting more.
Samba Masala is Singapore Management University’s (SMU) resident Afro-Brazillian percussion band. Formed in 2004, the band has wowed audiences worldwide as an esteemed batucada with a unique blend of dynamic beats and vibrant stage performances that promises to leave audiences awestruck and spellbound.
Too Much Drama is a 7-piece multilingual band that plays funk, metal, disco, and everything else in between in English, Mandarin, Hokkien, Cantonese, Thai and Korean. One of the resident bands at Switch by Timbre, Too Much Drama, Too Much Drama has performed at the Esplanade Waterfront for Celebrating December 2013, participated in Poetry of Song 2013, and were featured on Toggle TV.
And don’t forget about Music After 7s, which will be in the air even before play begins. The three day music festival will kick off on Friday 27th April, to get the party started.
Learn more about Music After 7s here