Monday, March 15, 2021

Wayne Chow: Singapore Singer n Composer On YouTube.

WEN HING is also known as WAYNE CHOW

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Hi Andy

Thank you for agreeing to share my songs on your blog! I am most honored, and hope my work is worthy of being part of your legacy. The following is a brief write up on how the song "I Don't Want To" came about, and what I hope it would meant to listeners. I hope your readers would be able to relate to it, and I would love to hear from like minded individuals who are keen to share this journey.

Thanks again Andy!
Wen Hing
I Don't Want To - by Music Man - WAYNE CHOW. 
On YouTube Video.

This song was written both as a anthem for all parents, and a personal lament and perhaps regret of my own shortcomings as a father. I feel I had been too overbearing on my own children, and this is a way to seek reconciliation and acceptance.

But as any parent will tell you - we cannot help it! It is in every fibre of our being to want to intervene, get involved, ask questions, worry and fret. It is our instinct as parents, and a cross we have to bear to ensure the safety and well being of our children.

So to say that “I don’t want to” is perhaps the hardest thing and also the biggest lie. I am sure all listeners will see through the deceit, but I don’t want to impose or speculate!

Wen Hing.

He's on stage with gentleman Jim - famed SG pianist Jimmy Chan.

I met Wayne Chow (image above) backstage, when we had to practise for a gig in 2019 at the RELC International Hotel @ Orchard Road Singapore. He was a quiet gentleman and as we went through our songs, our little chats became an interesting conversation when he told me he composes too. More so he has recorded a few of them on YouTube. 

Wayne sang in Chinese that evening and was accompanied by Jimmy Chan our Singapore piano maestro from the 60's who played with The Trailers, another Singapore guitar group from the same generation. 

He sang well, has the personality and a voice that had the audience cheering. A good looker too, Wayne is set to venture forth into our local music environment. It's singers like him who should be given a chance to sing at the Esplanade, the Victoria Theatre and the Stadium. 

Below is a promising piece that he recorded. I hope you hit the high notes soon, Wayne.

Andy.

'Cats Like Us': Wayne Chow. YouTube Video by Music Man. Thank You.

"It is probably not cool to speak of ourselves as "cats", but it was a term used to describe people who are "cool" and "detached". Musicians (and musician wannabes) often think of themselves as cool and detached; without a care in the world except their music. This song talks about that dream and how, if we are truly in for the music; that we should never give up. Live the dream, live the music!" - Wayne Chow.

Juice - [Whatever It Takes] - Wayne Chow - YouTube.

This is a song for all workplace warriors out there - especially in these uncertain and worrying times. We have to do whatever it takes to keep ourselves and the people around alive and well! - Wayne Chow.
During our practice before the RELC Concert 2019 - Andy Young, Jimmy Chan, Sandie Loo, Eliza, Jimmy Yap, Audie Ng and Wayne Chow.

Images/Videos - Google/YouTube - Wayne Chow - Music Man.

21 comments:

Cedric Collars said...

Wayne puts so much emotion in his song "I Don't Want To" you can't help but feel his emotions and somehow you get interwoven in his pain. Well done you have the perfect sound of a story teller of the 60s. Well done Wayne 👍

ALFRED WONG said...

Yes, introduced him to J. BISTRO, John Chong - he wrote a jingle for his Bistro.

WAYNE CHOW - SINGER said...

Yes, Alfred introduced to John; and he used part of CATS LIKE US for his promo video.

CEDRIC COLLARS - WRITER/MUSICIAN/PERTH AUSTRALIA said...

With the addition of strings and a plucking guitar he has a winner of a song.
Just an observation mate. Music runs in all of us but only a few of us get the key to the music experience kit. You and I have had the chance to experience the joy of music and can see what Wayne is going through.

GEORGE CHEW [LEAD GUITARIST - THE DUKES] said...

He needs to form or join a band.

RICHARD RAJOO [GUITARIST] said...

Maybe when the SINGAPORE scene starts happening again.

JIMMY YAP [SINGING AMBASSADOR] said...

Sent to 5 group chats.

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

How do you manage 5 groups.
Thanks Jimmy.

And thanks to everyone who wrote in so quickly.
SINGAPOREANS are always quick to support any good cause.

Let's help Wayne who wants to be a singer but also wants others to sing his compositions.
You can write to this blog to connect with WAYNE.

PETER CHUA [SINGER N RTS TALENTIMER FROM THE 70'S] said...

Will try.

TAN TEE PENG [GUITARIST] said...

OK

JOHNNY YEOW [LEAD GUITARIST - THE FLYING PHANTOM] said...

ok brother.

JIMMY PRESLEE said...

OK

VICTOR LAM [DRUMMER 'THE MYSTERIANS'] said...

THUMBS UP.

MUN CHOR SENG [OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER 60'S SINGAPORE] said...

Yes, I will Andy.

SIMON [BASSIST] said...

Will circulate to my music khakis.

Eccw said...

Love this write-up! Feels like I'm getting to know him personally. Love the performance too. Thanks for featuring a hidden star :)

AUDIE NG [SILVER STRINGS] said...

Congrats Wen Hing aka as Wayne stage name. I auditioned him for the show n invited him to jam with my pinoy band. I could see he is a good singer n invited him to be Guest artiste for Silver Strings 55th Anniversary Concert at RELC Hotel on 29 Nov 2019.

His first song sang with feel n blend with d acoustic guitar backing. 2nd song 'Cats Like Us' d music especially d guitar riff is garang n have d punch n 4 Yeses.

cheers.

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ALFRED WONG said...

I believe it's divine appointment that we met n moving forward in music tandem.

FL said...

Nice songs by Wayne, another local talent. Well done and best wishes to all your works.

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

THANKS FL
Always good to hear from you.
Best wishes for a safe and healthy everyday.
Cheers.

And thanks to everyone who wrote in to comment about Wayne.

WEN HING said...

Thank you everyone for your encouraging and supportive words! I am happy to see that the community is able to step up to help when called upon. Musicians are certainly storytellers, and I hope my stories resonate with all readers.

Thank you all once again!
Best regards, Wen Hing.

Thanks Andy!