Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Silver Strings In TODAY News with Chris Toh

Music journalist Christopher Toh talks to Silver Strings' leader Audie Ng (08th November, 2013):

One of Singapore’s most versatile pop groups of the ’60s is back for one more hurrah.  “We want to bring back the memories of yesteryear!" said an enthusiastic Audie Ng over the phone.  There's a sold-out charity concert for Boys’ Town this weekend and a performance at a club in Orchard Road next weekend.

For these shows, The Silver Strings’ two original singers, Veronica Young and Andy Young, will be fronting the band as they will sing not only their past hits but also songs by other local groups from that era.

Silver Strings in the 1970s.
But Ng wasn’t keen to play that up. “To be honest, only three of us are from the original group from 1963/64: Myself, Andy and Veronica."  he explained.  While they also wrote their own songs, The Silver Strings were likewise seen as the band that could play with anybody, backing everyone from Shirley Nair to Mike n Herb and Anita Sarawak.

The original Silver Strings adopted The Shadows’ set-up, with Ng on bass, David Chan on lead guitar, Merlin Lim on rhythm guitar and Danny Boy on drums.

“David left, and I got the late Dicky Tan to replace him and play on our records,” said Ng. With his astute guitar-playing and song-writing skills, Tan would be one of the key contributors to the band’s sound.

Read the full article:

Veronica Young, Andy Young and the Silver Strings 
Popularly known as the Connie Francis of Singapore in the 1960s. Veronica Young together with Andy Young and the Silver Strings will be performing at a dinner concert to help raise funds for Boys’ Town. All proceeds will go towards helping Singapore’s youth-at-risk from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds and families in crisis.  

Invitation of 1 guest is available for a $250 donation (for AES old boys and girls). Other contributions are welcome to help support Boys’ Town’s services and defray the fundraising event cost. All donations are entitled to 2.5 times tax exemption. 

We hope you can join us during this special evening and look forward to welcoming you and your guests."Boys Town Fundraising(The above article is an advertisement featured on Boys' Town FaceBook before the show. 

The postings these few days will probably be filled with Silver Strings photographs. We have not received the official ones from the organiser.  Performance was on 9th November, 2013.
Silver Strings Family from left: Rickie, Oliver, Patrick, Veronica, Nick, Audie, Andy.
Andy with Audie on stage: "Took a little trip to my Boys' Town..."

Veronica with audience participation
Silver Strings backstage.
Images from Veronica Young Facebook, Andy and Boys Town Photographers.


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