The welcome sign outside the hotel bar read: "Go underground where anything can happen. And usually does. Tonight and every night from 9pm to 3am." Entry was cheap. And the advertisement was for the eve of Christmas and New Year.
For 10 Singapore dollars you got a first drink and novelties. (I remember going to England in the early 80's and it was about S$8.00 to the British Pound). And two bands entertained, one the highly respected, Thunderbirds with Heather. And the other? Well, let's discuss the other...
|The T-Set. Barry's on extreme right.|
|A Cuppa: not too familiar sight today. "When Bread Talks, Kopi Tiam."|
Familiar with the local scene - Barry was around for four or five years since 1966 - he had recommended T-Set to play, and at the Orchard Road area too. (Barry is featured on this blog with his other groups The Figure and In-Sect. Click Barry Walker under Labels below).
|Better than coffee anytime! A Goodwood Hotel Advertisement.|
According to Tea-Set, who loved to perform in Singapore, audiences here were polite and usually reserved. Locals would rather sip their beers quietly and chat with their mates at the bar while Caucasians would dance to their music.
|A Pinta: "Time for a Tiger."|
So guys, if you remember T-Set from the good old days when they played at the Penthouse Disco with two other groups called, Limited Stock and Faith , give us a write. Doesn't matter if you're in England or in Singapore. The boys would love to hear from you!
Original article. Do Not Copy.
Thanks to Barry Walker for the images.
Other images: Google.
Written a couple of weeks back, I am dedicating this Barry Walker article to James Seah from our bloggers' group. He just loves the smell of Tiger...