“So Happy: 50 Years Of Singapore Rock” is a retrospective exhibition of the local rock music community’s finest moments from the 1960s to the present day. The exhibition’s title was inspired by the 1991 radio hit, “So Happy,” recorded by Singapore indie band The Oddfellows.
At the heart of the “So Happy” exhibition is a timeline of 100 photographs showing prominent local rock bands from each decade. Accompanying the photographs are captions that tell a story about each band, written by individuals who are passionate about the local music industry.
“Writing a caption for every photo was challenging, so it was paramount that we assembled a dedicated and knowledgeable team of writers. We hope visitors will not just admire the photographs, but also be interested and curious enough to dig deeper and discover more about our music scene,” says local musician and producer Patrick Chng, the editorial manager for the exhibition.
The exhibition will also feature artefacts—including flyers, vinyl records, cassettes, and ticket stubs—along with a music mix and video interviews.
“So Happy” was conceived, organised, and curated by Little Ong, co-founder and creative director of fFurious, a multi-disciplinary creative agency based in Singapore.
“By showcasing the photos and memorabilia from our local rock musicians, we hope to make this vibrant and creative aspect of Singapore’s culture accessible to everyone. It’s a chance to appreciate and celebrate the talent, boldness, and hard work of our local rock musicians, and be moved to create something too,” says Ong. “It’s also a project that has brought many people of different ages together to reminisce and share the precious memories that have shaped our lives.” ~ Little Ong
More info on https://www.facebook.com/groups/sohappysg/
Venue: The Substation Gallery
8 April: The Oddfellows, Riot !n Magenta, and The Pinholes
9 April: Plainsunset, Rudra, and LC93
Performances on both nights are from 8–10PM at The Substation Theatre
When: 8 - 26 Apr 2015,
By: The Substation