The Lorong Boys are 5 award-winning Singaporean musicians who are equally comfortable playing on the hallowed stage of the concert hall as they are on the streets of the heartland. Founded in 2014 while they were all schoolmates at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (National University of Singapore), this quintet was born out of a deep friendship and a shared love for music.
They burst onto the Singapore music scene in May 2014, when their spontaneous performance on the MRT train went viral on social media. Since then, their group energy, spontaneity and love for sharing music have brought them on many adventures, including performance tours to various parts of Indonesia, multiple features on almost every TV channel and radio stations in Singapore, performances at the Esplanade, President's Star Charity 2015, Singapore Night Festival, opening and closing performances at the SG50 Concert Series in the Park, and a feature in the SG50 Gift of Song music video, amongst many others.
Recently, they have also found a passion in music education, inspiring the younger generation through their interactive and innovative workshops in schools.
As an ensemble, Lorong Boys has a wide range of musical styles, ranging from classical music to the musical numbers of Broadway Street to today's Top 40 Pop Charts.
Lorong Boys are supported by DPA Microphones.
Photos by Nick of Time Productions and Chua Junting.
Piano, Guitar, Composer / Jonathan Shin
Flute / Rit Xu
Violins / David Loke and Gabriel Lee
Drums & Percussion / Joachim Lim
WE’RE COMING HOME . . .
In other words, the Lorong Boys are gonna Balik Kampung!!
We are so stoked to announce that we will be performing a concert at our dearest alma mater - the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music. Presented by YSTCM as part of the Performers Present Festival Symposium, we will be capping off a very exciting day of activities, including headliners Gabor Takacs-Nagy and Andras Schiff!
So grab a friend, grab a seat (if you can) and hold on tight as we whizz you through some of the greatest hits of the last 400 years: from Bach to Xenakis; from the regal dances of the Baroque to yesterday’s club hits; from the chill grooves of jazz to no-holds-barred free improvisation — all this and more, in that way we love: the Lorong way.
Mai tu liao! Details below:
29 Oct, Sat 8pm
Conservatory Orchestra Hall
Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music
It's been such an honour working with one of the pioneering figures of Xinyao, Dr Liang Wern Fook 文福老师, on the theme song for Mediacorp Channel 's latest long-form drama series Life's Blessings 人生无所畏! We're so humbled by his kind words, and inspired to keep working on our craft!
Life’s Blessings premieres Oct 19, every Monday to Friday at 7.30pm on Ch8.
The music video for Lee Chin Sin's "These Are The Days", which is the winning song for SG50: The Gift Of Song, a songwriting competition organised by MediaCorp to celebrate the nation’s 50th birthday, is officially out!
We are so honoured to be featured in the music video with our guest percussionist Govin Tan and many other wonderful musicians, and it means a lot to us especially for our country's 50th birthday.
The music video is also available for download here: toggle.sg/thegiftofsong