|Group will play songs by local and foreign artistes.|
This Silver Strings line-up below will perform *a Charity Concert in Bukit Timah on 9th November and @ Orchard Road on 15th November 2013, where they will play 60s music by both local and foreign artistes.
Rickie Chng plays lead guitar and has been with Shadows' styled groups since the 1960s. During practices with him and the rest of the Silver Strings for the upcoming gigs, Rickie has provided strong and confident backing for the singers. His prowess as a guitarist shows when he tackles with ease the opening bars to each number rehearsed.
Rickie played for a while with The Trailers during Singapore's golden music years and has been within the guitar circuit since. A regular at the Tanglin Community Club he is currently playing with another band, The Esquires. He believes in Fender and owns a Stratocaster 40th re-issue.
Patrick Chan, who plays rhythm used to perform with D Peddlers. According to him, his group was, "playing for kicks in a bungalow at the Norfolk area." It was great fun during his short bachelorhood days before pursuing a career in the Civil Service and business world afterwards.
A dedicated guitarist, he currently plays lead and sings with his own group called, Pat n Patricians and shares musical fellowship with friends who likes to sing 'live' and social dance at Whampoa CC . Their repertoire includes pop rock, country and evergreens. Pat also plays for charity, grass-root activities, social functions and at their weekly Sunday T- Dances. He owns a Fender Stratocaster, the model used by Stevie Ray Vaughan. He rocks with Chuck Berry's JBG.
Oliver Bala's fascination with drums started when he "was captivated by the radio sounds of the Beatles Rubber Soul album in 1965." His mother's present of a Lucky Star drum-set during his school years led him to take up the skill with heart n soul. He played with various bands up to 1971 when he started his professional career in the education service.
He only played seriously again in 2005 jamming with friends but intensified when he retired from 2009 and bought a new Tama Superstar set. Oliver admits that he is a fanatical Beatles fan and his drum influences as a child were Ringo Starr, Tony Meeham and Bobby Elliot. He also does some lead, backing vocals and, "plays the guitar, piano and various percussion instruments." His rendition of Orbison's Pretty Woman is hot!
While in the SAF's first ever talentime, Nick walked away with the 1st prize and won the title of Singapore's Lobo. After ROD he got together with the band Shang, performed at the Ion Bar at Apollo Hotel, took over from Sonny Bala and transformed the music scene there. They did stints in Indonesia, Malaysia ,Taiwan, Brunei and Philippines. Then came a Malay album they recorded, road shows for SBC and performed at National Theatre gigs.
Audie Ng, bassist and band leader needs no introduction. Since 1963 this music-maker has been in the business both as boss man and bass man.
Veronica Young, known as Singapore's Millie Small and who sings like Connie Francis, will take the Silver Strings to new heights when she sings with them this November.
Andy Young, first 1960s front man for Silver Strings and Music Blogger today, appears with the gang.