20-member band creates new twist for Singapore Night Festival

20-member band creates new twist for Singapore Night Festival
(Second from right) Local singer and former lead vocalist of Parking Lot Pimp Trisno Ishak.

SINGAPORE - Mention the word "orchestra" and a picture of classical musicians in a traditional concert hall setting comes to mind.

But The Electric Symphony Project plans to overturn that image.

The 20-member act is a rock-and-soul orchestra that sees itself as being "groovy".

It comprises familiar names in the local music scene, like multi-instrumentalist Syed Ahmad of indie band The Stoned Revivals and percussion troupe Bloco Singapura, DJ Koflow and singer Trisno Ishak.

They are joined by former and current students aged between 19 and 25 from Lasalle College of the Arts.

Last weekend, The Electric Symphony Project played an upbeat and unique 40-minute set at the Singapore Management University Green.

Its debut performance at the annual Singapore Night Festival was part of the Homemade programme, dedicated to showcasing local talent.

The band was formed three months ago specially for the festival, which also saw performances by other home-grown bands Tiramisu, Pleasantry and Obedient Wives Club.

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