Monday, January 01, 2018

Andy 60's Music Friends And TV Celebrities

It's like an Andy Young Facebook posting. 👍
These are snapshots that I cannot put anywhere else on this blog.
Not showing off, please. Just connections...


 Snapshots With:
Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong, 
Rick Astley (Never Gonna Give You Up), 
Singapore Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen, 
Blue Diamonds Riem De Wolffe, 
Jack Neo (Money No Enough), 
Dawn Tan (Channel News Asia), 
Tan Kheng Hwa (Crazy Rich Asians), 
Brian Richmond (Sunday With Brian), 
Vernetta Lopez (Gold 90.5), 
Denise Tan (Gold 90.5), 
Anita Kapoor (Discovery Channel, Treasure Hunt), 
Shun Ng (Finger Style Guitarist Boston Music Award), 
Dick Lee (Fried Rice Paradise), 
Syahidah Othman (Broadcast journalist CNA),
etc.

Selfie with Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong 

Singapore Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen during Prize Giving Ceremony
for scholarly achievers. Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus T.P. 

With Rick Astley (Never Gonna Give You Up) backstage, performing at Caldecott Hill TV Studios for Channel 5: ROLLING GOOD TIMES. Shooting and recording sessions.


With Dawn Tan Channel New Asia at Star Vista

Andy with Crazy Rich Asians, Singapore actress Tan Kheng Hua
during a documentary shoot at Desker Road, red-light district,
in Singapore.

With Minister Desmond Lee (Social and Family Development), his dad Mr Lee Yoke Suan, Andy Young and their families in Brisbane Australia.
Andy with Dick Lee (Fried Rice Paradise) on the set of Rolling Good Times
MediaCorp Singapore for our TV appearance on Channel 5.

DJ Vernetta Lopez, Andy Young, DJ Brian Richmond,
Sunday With Brian @ MediaCorp Studio, Caldecott Hill.
Andy Young with DJ Denise Tan, Gold 90.5 FM.

Andy Young, Riem de Wolffe (Blue Diamonds), Larry Lai (Rediffusion DJ), 
Jap Chong, Vernon Cornelius (The Quests).
Andy Young With Money No Enough Jack Neo Actor and Director
of many successful movies @ MediaCorp Studios,
Caldecott Hill during a Channel 5 shoot.
 
Andy with Canadian High Commissioner to
Singapore H.E. Heather Grant @ Lido Cinema 
Singapore. Joey Koh took the pix.

TV Host Anita Kapoor (Discovery Channel) at the launch of CNA Treasure Hunt with Josh
With Sya Othman Channel News Asia's broadcast journalist, Audie,
during a documentary for 50 Years of Singapore Music.
Syahidah Othman (CNA), during the shooting of
the documentary. One of the sweetest, most patient and
soft-spoken Broadcast Journalists, I've worked with.

With pop singer Savanna onboard Cruise ship
Royal Caribbean.
This picture is cool. USA President Donald Trump
with North Korean President Kim Jong Un. Andy's fantasy.

With Radio TV Singapore legendary guitarist Horace Wee and John Cher.

A  music-friends meet organised by The Dukes boss and bassist Zainal Abidin at Bedok Corner for a meal on 24 January 2018 resulted with (from left): Zainal Abidin, Paul Shankar (Dukes), Winston Walters (Dukes), Andy Young, Vernon Cornelius (Quests), John Cher (Silver Strings) and Jerry Fernandez (Neu Faces).

Fun chats as the group increased later when a few other music makers came around.



With Louis Soliano, jazz drummer Cultural Medallion winner, 2019, with Horace Wee, Mr n Mrs Leo Fernandez at a curry fish head meet near the end of Changi Road in January 2018. Friendly neighbours.


Another neighbour from Planet Earth, eh, Perth. This Caucasian guy's interested in Singapore 60's music and cornered me at Cottesloe. December 2017. "I'm on your blog but remain anonymous. Ha, ha."


With music professional guitarist Michael Bangar in January 2018. Visiting friends performing. It was a cold night @ 22.6*C. Michael has written much on this blog. Michael has performed for Presidents, Ministers and Malaysian Royalties.


First time meeting up with Winston Walters, the singer from The Dukes, introduced by Zainal Abidin, band leader and bass guitarist. January 2018.


Winter and cold, these youthful buskers were with their guitars singing, Hotel California at the Fremantle Market in Perth, Australia. They could fit into the best hotel lounges here in Singapore. Fantastic guitar play and vocals.


With the Wisma Geylang Serai Project chat group at Malay Heritage Centre at the invitation of the project coordinator through an email to this blog. Entertainment was a big discussion, especially pop yeh yeh and Malay folk music. January 2018.

The best professional blue whale watchers on the planet, Jamie (pilot), Kyle (curly locks) and Billie (waving arms), from Australia. I told them about Frankie Laine's Moby Dick song and they were thrilled.

The boy is so cute and friendly. He clung to me as we wound our way to Parliament House during the late PM Lee Kuan Yew's wake in 2015. Halfway through the queue, I sang My Mother's Eyes to him very quietly. If mummy reads this or if anyone else knows this family, please write to me. Wonderful people that we meet in our lives.  

With Shun Ng one of the best fingerstyle guitarists, flamboyant but true to his calling. Born in Chicago, Illinois but with Singapore parentage, he's one of the best that I've met and heard.

With Larry Lai and young MediaCorp producer, HH Tang while discussing a television project we were supposed to participate in.

With Larry Lai and Malcolm Hyder (last of the Bambinos) at
a private club in 2015. 

With four Chinese divas and the MC for the evening, after the show at the Cathay building front lawn in May 2015 where I sang with The Esquires.

Singing on the same stage with the four divas (top left n right) Skye Sirena, Irene Suan Man, (bottom left and right) Tandy Lim and Judy Theng at the Cathay Cinema external lawn in 2015.


At Tan Sook Khoon's palatial home during CNY dinner 2018 with Larry Lai and Eddie. Missus of 3 friends too.

          
With international hairstylist Anthony Tan (Ah Kim) 
and Laurence Lim

Silver Strings performance at National Library Auditorium 2016 
with John Cher

Silver Strings but Michael Bangar is missing

Documentary Treasure Hunt on Channel News Asia, Singapore
with the archaeologist, Lim Chen Sean and TV hostess Anita Kapoor.

Grandson Joshua Lim after a documentary shoot. 
Relaxing at a food court.

Silver Strings with Rose, a fan. 
And our Filipino singer at Kallang Mall gig 2017.


Meeting top local movie and TV stars Jack Neo and Aileen Tan with Audie Ng and John Cher (Silver Strings).

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