Music Mentors

Music Mentors

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Clement Chow

Having been conferred the prestigious Artistic Excellence Award in 2013, Clement Chow is undoubtedly one of Singapore’s most recognisable and prominent producers, singers, songwriters and musicians.

Clement has been involved in the entertainment scene for the past 34 years. Since winning the national talent-time in 1982 with his group, the Dissonant Affair, he has been involved in almost every aspect of entertainment. In 1986, he recorded and performed Count on Me, Singapore. It was the first national sing-along song and still remains a favourite among many Singaporeans. In addition, Clement has produced shows and performed all over the world with many famous international and Singaporean artistes, including Stephen Bishop, Sheila E., Cadence, Nita Aartsen, Paul Jackson Jr, Abraham Laborial, Anita Sarawak, Vanessa Fernandez and many more!

With his highly regarded credentials, Clement has been commissioned to create and produce musical works, events and concerts for numerous government ministries, multi-national companies, churches, schools and shopping centres locally and overseas. Clement also wrote the inaugural Clean & Green Singapore (CGS) song, Let’s Make Our World the Most Beautiful Home.

Instrumental to Eco Music Challenge since its inception 5 years ago, Clement has lent his composing talents to Eco Music Challenge as judge and mentor, where he provides the contestants with practical, valuable and helpful tips on the makings of a catchy tune.

Ruth Ling

Ruth Ling

A multi-talented artist, Ruth has performed extensively on both the local and international stage. She has sold out concerts at the Esplanade Recital Studio, and performs frequently at festivals and live music venues such as the legendary Vibe Bar in London (Coldplay). She is also regularly hired as a touring musician, producer, arranger and music director.

Her list of favourite gigs is a diverse one. She’s played for Stefanie Sun in Las Vegas, A*Mei in London, Sally Yeh in Vancouver and Saraa in Mongolia. Sung for a Hungarian radio station. Directed Walking on Water’s Mastering Session at the famed Studios 301 in Sydney. Toured with The Really Useful Group in Hong Kong for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical CATS. Reinvented gothic rock versions of A-mei’s songs for A-mit’s World Tour, as well as reinvented classy orchestral versions of folk songs for the Singapore Pop Orchestra (Dick Lee). Had her catchy originals published on Sandy Lam and Jam Hsiao’s records, and produced segments of the National Day Parade and Youth Olympic Games 2010.

Recognised for her versatility in compositions and arrangements, Ruth was conferred the Young Artist Award by the National Arts Council in Oct 2013. The multi-talented Ruth is an Associate Artist with the Singapore Repertory Theatre, and recently completed composing for the theatre’s Shakespeare in the Park 2014 - The Merchant of the Venice.

Jack Ho

Jack Ho

One half of the popular local duo Jack & Rai, Jack is one of Singapore's most hardworking singers. Besides being the frontman of EIC ever since the band was formed in July 2002, he performs almost every weekend at private gigs, wedding receptions and establishments that promote live music around Singapore such as Timbre.

Widely credited for the success of live music watering hole Wala Wala and considered a pioneer in the live music scene, Jack has been a fixture there for close to 10 years, providing regular entertainment to full-house crowds with cover songs of well-known artistes such as Coldplay, Oasis, Jason Mraz and John Mayer.

The Political Science graduate from the National University of Singapore gave up his corporate job in marketing to pursue his passion in music in 2004 and became a full time musician, in a decision that has since paid off.

As part of Jack & Rai, the pair progressed from cover singers to songwriters and released their debut album with 11 original songs entitled 'In Stores Now' in 2008 and were also appointed as goodwill ambassadors of World Vision Singapore since 2007.

Reprising his role as a mentor for this year's Eco Music Challenge, Jack aims to provide valuable insights on the different elements of performing live, conveying messages in an original composition as well as tips on keeping live audiences entertained.

Danny Loong

Danny Loong

As part of Ublues, Danny was the bandleader of one of Singapore's most travelled and highly regarded bands, performing in countries such as Australia, Spain, Italy and different parts of Asia. He also received critical acclaim in the "International Blues Challenge" in Memphis, USA in 2003. Ublues was also the first Asian band to be invited to perform at Bluesfest, the prestigious music festival in Byron Bay, Australia.

Through the years, as a performer, Danny has shared the stage with music luminaries such as James Brown, Bob Dylan, John Legend, Robert Plant, Tedeschi Trucks Band and Rufus Wainwright, just to name a few.

He is also one of the co-founders of Timbre Group, a music and lifestyle company with a diversified portfolio of brand and concepts ranging from music venues, food and beverage outlets, music festivals such as Timbre Rock and Roots and Beerfest Asia, as well as a music education arm, Timbre Music Academy. Making sure to do their part for the environment, Timbre also uses a paperless text dedication system where audiences send messages with their phones, and have it displayed on the screens and read out by performers.

Conferred the "Tourism Entrepreneur of The Year" award by the Singapore Tourism Board at the Singapore Experience Awards in 2010, Danny has brought his performing and business experience to the Eco Music Challenge. Besides mentoring young musicians on the importance of stage presence and showmanship, he hopes to share tips on securing performing gigs at venues.