The Countdown brings together a depth of talent with a diverse background and strong international flavour to provide an unparalleled event band experience in Singapore. Boasting an impressive nine piece lineup, The Countdown plays hits you know and love from the biggest artist of all time including: The Jackson 5, Lionel Richie, Donna Summer, The Village People, Bruno Mars, Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, and Justin Timberlake; with floor-fillers like: I Will Survive, Waterloo, Proud Mary, Happy, Uptown Funk, Hot Stuff, Let’s Go Crazy, Blame It On The Boogie, September, All Night Long, and Best Of My Love.
With a live horn section, dynamic vocalists, and a backline that’s built to party, The Countdown are a client-focussed, highly capable unit of music professionals that bring a positive, infectious energy to help shape any event.
J C Sum is an award-winning international illusionist & designer of original illusions with extensive international experience performing for corporate & special events, luxury cruise liners, theatres, showrooms and television His work and celebrity have been recognized by both the regional Asian mainstream media and the international magic trade media. J C’s original illusion presentations & urban flair have cemented him as one of the most exciting & innovative illusionists in recent times. He has performed over 3500 shows in 34 countries on 4 continents. More than 120 million people have seen his magic on live shows & television with appearances on 26 programs internationally
ministry of bellz
The award-winning MINISTRY OF BELLz (MOB) was established in June 2007, founded/sponsored & ledby four-time Gold with Honours & NAC Friend ofthe Arts Award recipient, BABA DAMIEN LIM, withits main objective of creating an active community ensemble for current and former school ringers, to continue their passion in the art of handbell ringing. The ‘MINISTRY OF BELLZ Ltd’ was incorporated as a“not-for-profit” arts company in April 2013.
Stitch has experimented with the human beatbox for more than six years. He has been featured at various opening events, brand launches and national competitions.
Joseph Then is a professional ventriloquist who never fails to entertain the crowd with his wacky puppet characters. He has performed at numerous events dinners over the past few years honing his skills at the art of ventriloquism. Joseph’s wide variety of puppets and innovative ventriloquism acts make his show a unique showpiece.
Paduka is a group of polytechnic students who came together to further their passion by expanding out as an external dikir barat group. Dikir barat is a Malay cultural art in a form of music. It is native to the Malay Peninsula however the origins are not really clear. Similar to the accapella group, dikir barat involves singing in groups performed with percussion instrumental accompaniment.
Since 2002 Stefan has been performing worldwide at company parties ,meetings, conferences, dinner and dance, hospitality suites and trade shows. His ability to get a fresh perspective on the art of magic brought him instant recognition. He is a performer that is a perfect match for an international audience. You’ll be able to tell immediately how comfortable and skilled he is at working and communicating with people. All of his shows are fun, interactive and guaranteed to engage the audience. Stefan puts his emphasis on the relationship he builds with each audiences he sees. He has performed shows in Germany, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and the United States.
The most popular and professional belly dance performing group in Singapore with established belly dancers and musicians. Our dancers (dance and music) have been featured on Mediacorp TV channel 5 in 2010, Desert Roses won the top 6 best arts entertainers group in Singapore with entertainers of other arts forms in the talents TV show “One Moment of Glory”.
kat & friends
Kat have danced professionally through many forms including jazz, contemporary, ethnic fusion, belly dancing, poledancing, hip hop, and performed alongside famous international artists like Coco Lee, Sandy Lam, Alex To and Faye Wong. Notably, she was the winner for the exotic pole category in Singapore Pole Stars in conjunction with AcroPolates’s 2nd Anniversary in Supper Club. She has travelled around the world with Singapore Tourism Board in promoting our country’s dance movement. Her performance is usually accompanied by her crew of dancers, some who are personally trained by Kat herself in many genres of dance.
Consisting of four core members, Paraphrase is an acoustic live band. They cover all the popular tunes spanning from the late 50s till today, in Mandarin, Cantonese, Hokkien and of course, English. They are not bound to a certain genre of music, jazz, hip hop, techno, or pop etc, preferring to explore and uncover alternative forms of expression for every tune.
Audiences from Australia, UK, spain, US, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Malayisa, China to South Korean have all been thrilled by Wicked Aura, a band from the multicultural concrete jungle of Singapore than mashes up glorious Afro-Brazillian rhythms with a chunk of funk, a slab of rock, a ton of reggae, a hint of spicy local ethnic rhythms and dizzying electronic, all packed into one explosive cocktail.
Offbeatz is an ensemble of percussionists who are also stage actors. They are great for any event because they aim to cater to every occasion from the number of percussionist you need to the type of music to suit the energy of any event.
Sambiesta is a local Afro-Brazilian percussion band comprising of young working adults. The band specializes in fusing modern funk, drum and bass and other unique beats with traditional and ethnic Afro- Brazilan percussion, which includes beats like samba batucada, samba reggae, Bahia funk and afoxe. The band recently concluded its first ever production, Overdrive. And, boy, was it a raving success!
SWISS ALPINE LIONS
Swiss Alpine Lions is one of the rare local bands in performing Swiss-German-Austrian and international country music. They received great recognition in Singapore and the region through their regular appearances at many Oktoberfests, carnivals, parties, country clubs and corporate events.
Touted as the “Josh Groban” of Singapore, Matthew Quek has been involved in vocal training and singing for more than ten years. He obtained a Grade 8 certificate (with distinction) in Voice from the Royal School of Music, London (ABRSM), and received his Associate Diploma (ATCL) in Voice from Trinity College, London.
Baracuda Batucada is an award winning percussion band has spread their rocking music to places as far as China! This group is made up of members with a myriad of musical backgrounds and experiences, bound together by their passion to create unforgiving rhythms set to blow your mind. Champions of the 2010 Drumzout Competition, Baracuda Batucada has only one driving goal- to bring you bonafide beats that are HEAVIER THAN SAMBA, LIGHTER THAN ROCK.