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Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Performing in Jakarta

On 25th April, we got a call from the National Arts Council that really made our day.

Less than a week later, we found ourselves on a plane to Jakarta, where we eventually performed for the inaugural ASEAN Youth-Cultural Exchange Festival. (more about the festival HERE)

It's always been one of our dreams to perform overseas, so being selected to represent Singapore at such a prestigious festival was really exciting for us as a band. In all, we spent 3 days and 2 nights in Ancol, Jakarta, where we...

- were treated like rock stars (there were police cars leading the way for our bus!)

- rubbed shoulders with Indonesian diplomats (meals with governors and ministers!)

- made friends with regional bands (such as the talented boys from Indonesian band Meet Me By Sunrise)

- performed 'Waiting For Friday', 'If It Wasn't For You' and our cover of Rihanna's 'Umbrella'

And of course we took some photos along the way:

Arriving at the airport in Jakarta

Just before our soundcheck on 1st May

With the talented boys from Meet Me By Sunrise

The entrance of BackStage, where we performed for the festival

With a representative from the Singapore Embassy

King Kong Jane + Meet Me By Sunrise

The sound booth

Colin being interviewed by the emcees

Jianping on stage

Ian, Renquan and Ruishen

Doing our thing

Still doing our thing

The awesome stage at BackStage

Finally, here's a short interview we did with Noise Singapore upon coming back to Singapore:

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King Kong Jane is an indie rock band based in Singapore. The band first rose to prominence in 2007, when it was selected to perform at alternative music festival Baybeats. In 2008, King Kong Jane won nationwide band competition Powerjam, and was named Best English Local Act in The Sunday Times.

Known for its energetic live performances and catchy rock tunes such as "If It Wasn't For You", King Kong Jane released it's long-awaited debut album 'Waiting For Friday' in March 2011.

King Kong Jane is: Colin (vocals), Ian (guitar), Jianping (drums), Renquan (bass) and Ruishen (guitar)

Email: kingkongjane@gmail.com


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