Tuesday, August 11, 2009

(5) Country Western 60s: Singapore Cowboys

They are one of the best bands in Singapore and they specialise in Country and Western Music. Matthew Tan is the vocalist and plays rhythm guitar, Michael Png plays steel/acoustic guitar, Richard Danker plays bass, while Derrick Danker is on lead guitar. Phillip Monteiro plays drums.

For their EMI the group recorded, Singapore Cowboy, Broken Lady, Lucille, Daytime Friends, That'll Be The Day, Legend In My Time, City Of New Orleans, Movin' On, Margaritaville, It Was Almost Like A Song, Lovesick Blues, Play Born To Lose Again, From Graceland To The Promised Land and The Last Farewell.

For Part II, on EMGS they recorded, Let's Put The Sing In Singapore, Love Or Something Like, I Can Almost See Houston From Here, Honky Tonk Downstairs, *Stranger, Shenandoah, Get Down Country Music, Leaving YOu Is Easier Than Wishing You Were Gone, Tulsa Time, North To Alaska, More Than Just A Memory and Showboat Gambler.

*Female vocalist of the 70s Tracy Huang accompanied them in Stranger. Both recordings were produced by Reggie Verghese, engineered by Vincent Lim and strings arrangements were by Martin Pereira.

Information: EMI Records (Long Play Vinyls). Image: Back Cover of EMGS5016 - Andy Lim Collection. Original Article: Andy Lim


Anonymous said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.



Andy Young* said...

Thank you very much the two of you for visiting. It's great that this blog has gone all the way across the sea for some time now.

Please visit it anytime. And make comments if you both wish.

Angel's Pig said...

Hi Andy, is there anyway to get in touch with the Singapore Cowboys for a show perhaps on National Day?


David Loh

Andy Young* said...

I thought they are already having a show on National Day 2010? If you thinking of next year's it is definitely possible.

I shall try to get Matthew's contact and write to you personally.

Thank you for visiting.

Andy Young* said...

Mail sent to David at Net address. Please check.

Matthew Leng Kong Tan said...

Hello Andy, I just stumble on your blog. I must say I am impressed, it's really great that you have taken so much trouble to do this. I must applaud you for this. This truly must be a labour of love "Fantastic". I wonder if you can get in touch with me asap, I would love to have a chat with you. Please drop me a line at my email, thanks and best regards, Matthew

Andy Lim* said...

Thank you Matthew for the visit. Ah, the great man himself. I tried to connect but could not get your email address. Please write to me again and leave one and I'll get back to you.

Unknown said...

Hello Andy,
Love you sentiment "pop music not pills"!!
This is Jamie Harries from Perth Western Australa. I am coming to Singapore to do a charity show the week of July 4th - July 9th 2018 & I need a backing band of experienced players who can read chord charts, do minimal rehearsal & follow as I go. Style is pop/rock gospel. Derek & Richard Danker are customers of mine at Zenith Music Claremont W.A. & I have several connections with Singapore. My band Motors/Formula One did a TV show in Singapore shot, produced & aired in 1983, we were managed by Jimmy Lee of the Troupadores & his partner in the business Brian Davidson of Focus Promotions, & our visit to Sing was coordinated by well known promoter Geoff Hardie who appeared as a guest on the show

Unknown said...

Hello Andy,
I like your sentiment "pop music not pills".
This is Jamie Harries of Perth Western Australia. I am coming to Singapore 4th July to 9th July 2018 to perform charity concert & I am hoping to organise a band of experienced musicians who can read chord charts, do minimal rehearsal & follow as I go, style is pop/rock gospel.
I have several connections with Singapore... My band Motors/Formula 1 was managed by Jimmy Lee of the Troubadours & his partner in the business Focus Promotions Brian Davidson. We did a TV special of our album shot, produced & aired in Singapore 1983 coordinated via well know local promoter Geoff Hardie. Derek & Richard Danker are customers of mine at Zenith Music W.A & my beautiful Malaysian Chinese bride Wui Lan (Lim) lived in Sing during the 1970s when her father Dr S.O. Lim was delivering babies at KK Hospital.We are accompanying Dr & Mrs Lim on their forthcoming visit to Singapore this week.
Hope you can help me put a band & concert together.
Please contact me on 0424246490 (Australia) or harrjswl@gmail.com or harrjswl@bigpond.com
Thank you kindly,
Jamie Harries