Some of my friends always wonder why I like to go to Wala Wala to chill. It's not exactly in town, the drinks are not that cheap, plus you can't dance there.
What it does have is, well, no dress code. I usually go in my shorts and slippers, so much so that Mickey has ended up buying me a few more pairs on one of her recent trips. The most compelling draw of that place is The UnXpected, fronted by my Sis, that plays there.
I remember how I sat with my jaw open as I saw my Sis belt out rock classics hailing from the time I was born. It was so different from what other live bands in Singapore played. Anyone can do a cover of Black Eyed Peas, but to do Janis Joplin's A Little Piece of My Heart?
Her recently ended concert "Newfound Jealousy" was a success. I had to give up a Moscow flight in order to go with Mickey and Mummy but it was well worth it. We took our seats early, sitting right at the 1st row.
From the beginnning you can tell that she was having a good time doing her thing. She did only 3 classy cover songs before going into her own compositions. From where I sat, I could see that the audience were lapping it up too.The highlight was when she invited her guest star artiste Addy Rasidi on stage, Mickey was gushing for he's her favourite from Bar None. They did a song called Walk Away together, and Mickey was still dumbfounded as Addy rushed back to his gig at Bar None. She came back for an encore, turned up the tempo with Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin. I swear if I had some alcohol in me then, I'd be jumping up and down to pump up the audience in the recital hall.
I'm looking forward to her new album, which with any luck should be out by year end. It'll be full of her own compositions, and I believe it'll do well.
There are some though, who thinks she's become a little swell-headed for her own good. All I can say to my Sis is you can't win all of them, just continue with your singing/song writing and most importantly, enjoy what you doing.