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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Rolling Good Times Singapore 1: Rick Astley, Dick Lee, Silver Strings

Mathilda D'Silva, Reuby, Wendi Koh, Dick Lee, Rick Astley, Tabitha Nauser, Andy Lim, Audie Ng, John Cher, Rickie Chng, Nicholas Stravens.

Music and songs are from about the 60's to the 80's.


The Silver Strings will appear on "Rolling Good Times". Line up for the live recording on 4th May are: John Cher, Andy Young, Audie Ng, Mathilda DSilva (Ms Tina Turner), Nick Stravens, Rickie Chng.

The show will highlight our island's music heritage from the 60s onwards and feature pop stars like Larry Lai, Veronica Young, The Dukes, Western Union Band, Julie Sudiro, Ramli Sarip, Jive Talking, Speedway, Masquerade and other local artistes.



Rick Astley With Andy Young
International singers featured will include *Rick Astley, Frances Yip and Johnny Hates Jazz. Dick Lee and Tabitha Nauser will host.  The first telecast in the series that features The Silver Strings will be aired on Channel 5, May 17th, Sunday, from 9.30 pm.
Silver Strings Drummer John Cher and Band Leader Audie Ng with Rick Astley.
*From CNA Website:

SINGAPORE: Singer Rick Astley will be among a host of both local and international artistes who will be performing on the new Rollin’ Good Times, a reboot of the popular 1990's Singaporean music variety show.


The 1980's music icon revealed that he will be performing some of his hits like Together Forever on the show, which celebrates Singapore’s musical heritage, and said he hoped his music will resonate with Rollin’ Good Times viewers.

Apart from recording the first episode, alongside local band The Silver Strings and singer Wendi Koh, Astley is also in Singapore to perform on the first of a two-part special of The 5 Show on Tuesday (May 5), which aims to raise funds to help those affected by the recent deadly earthquake in Nepal.


Click to read Part 2:
http://singapore60smusic.blogspot.sg/2015/05/rolling-good-times-peek-behind-cameras.html

FYI: 26th May, 2015. Live Recording: Johnny Hates Jazz, Frances Yip.

Images from top: Silver Strings on stage; Mathilda DSilva aka Ms Tina Turner; R.G.T. poster; Dick Lee interviews Strings; Andy With Astley; John Cher, Rick Astley and Audie Ng.


                           Rick Astley: Never Gonna Give You Up.

32 comments:

Chakap Chakap said...

Inch Chua, Sam Willows, Shigga Shay, Sezairi Sezali,Nat Ho, Benjamin Kheng will perform too.

Live style, iconic locations and how local music culture have evolved through the years will be featured too.

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

When my grand children heard Rick Astley is singing they want to go...
They love his song NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP. Autograph time? But the kids are only 9 and 7 years. How'd they know about him?

Erwin Maisch FB said...

Rick Astley! So 80s.

Priscilla George said...

Wohooooo... So cool Andy Lim!!!

Freddie Siow said...

Cool Andy cool.Happy to see you guys relive the times of your lives.

Lim Kuan Min said...

Andy you are so delighted to pose with Rick Ashley that you forgot to open your eyes ah...haha.

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

It was after the show and late. We were all so tired backstage. I forgot about the blog interview with this famous man. It was fun though. Thank you all for supporting this blog and my FB.

Melvin Chua said...

Very nice Andy. So many adventures, am envious.

John Cher said...

Great shot. Who's your cameraman?

James Seah said...

Hi Andy,

Congratulations! The interview with you and The Silver Strings by Dick Lee is a wonderful performance to coincide with Singapore50 event!

You guys have the "Rolling Good Times" for the pioneer generation friends to go down in the music history of Singapore.

Well Done!

Cheers! Thimbuktu

Anthony Chan said...

Hi Andy,

Yes will watch the telecast on Sunday, 17 May 15 on Channel 5. Well done and cheers to Silver Strings!

Regards

Sheik Kadir said...

Congrats Andy. Shall watch.

Dick Yip said...

Thanks for the info Andy and Anthony.

Rolling Good times... indeed !

Will watch.

Yeo Hong Eng said...

Congrats Andy Will watch out for it.

Thanks for the info.

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

THANKS TO THESE FRIENDS AND FB SUPPORTERS OF THE SILVER STRINGS AND MYSELF:

Yen Chow, Chen Hui Shi, Doris Lim, Alphonso Soosay, Erwin Maisch, Veronica Young, Malvin Chua, Tracy Tan, Lam Chun See, Belinda Poh.

Joycelyn Leong, John Cher, Hock Chong Ooi, Hery Jusuf, Nina Chewy, Pei Yun Cheng, Priscilla George, Adeline Pang, Linda Tan, Marcus Loh, Audie Ng, Nicholas Stravens.

Cyline Koh, Tin Leong Lim, Todd Leslie, Airina Imran, Toh Richard, Doris Lim and Cindy Pau.

If I have left your name out please excuse me.

Ooi CH said...

Silver Strings still going strong Andy

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Thanks again Hock for your constant support. The strong man is Audie Ng band leader, and enjoying the camaraderie with the Silver Strings members.

Thanks to John Cher for taking the shot with Rick Astley beside me. A quick one that was.

Apologies to MALVIN for spelling out his name with an E. The computer changes names quicker than the fingers.

John Cher said...

Hi Andy. Your passion for the local music scene is inspiring!

Without someone like you, in a few short years to come, everything would have been just memories. You have put faces behind names and many people get to enjoy our music heritage. In the years to come, much of your research and efforts would be entrenched into Singapore's music history. And thats a lot to acheive for an amateur historian.

All the best to you Andy. And whatever you do, dont let your enthusiasm for local music and local musicianship fizzle off! We are counting on you brother!

God bless!

John

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Thank you John. Inspiring words.

JK said...

Wow Mr Andy Young!! My father is actually 1 year older than you.

CDSZ said...

I missed the part where you sang, I'll watch on catchup tv tomorrow. But I saw you at the end. Did you get Rick Astley's autograph.

S said...

ANDY!!!!!! Didn't know you were an artist too!! Vocalist for Silver Strings! Wow!! You sang well, very well indeed.

SPYEO said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Didn't know you can croon and swoon so well. Could see our contemporaries in the audience enjoying.

LKM said...

Steady man... you still have it at 75.

WILFRED LIM C.H. said...

Congratulations Andrew. You look good for a 75 young singer. To be sure you had great fun.

TJM said...

You bring back nostalgia and relief to Seniors with your song DIANA. We feel positive all over again. Thank you.

Adeline Pang SH said...

I just watched u on tv singing Diana.

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Thanks to everyone who supported the show and a thank you to those who wrote in and made personal calls.

Linda said...

What a great post, Andy, and I love the photo with yourself and Rick Astley.

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Thank you Linda; we should keep in touch.

Dolly said...

Hi Andy

Do you know where I can catch past episodes? Its not on catch up TV

Dolly

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

RGT VIDEO was on Toggle for a few days but could not be found afterwards. Perhaps a call to the station would be a good idea? Because it's so popular maybe they're thinking of a re-run on national TV soon?