They want to join in The Fray

They want to join in The Fray
Photo: Shows the four contenders, Tim Koh Band (top left), Light Up, Charcoal (top right), Ellipsis (bottom left), The Facade(bottom right)

On Friday, US alternative rock quartet The Fray will once again perform for fans here - with a bit of mystery thrown in.

The venue will remain a secret to the event's 1,759 ticket-holders until the day before the concert.

The highly anticipated show is part of this year's Arthur's Day celebrations in Singapore, marking the anniversary of the Guinness brewing company, which had its origins in Dublin, Ireland, in 1759.

It is also exciting that a local act will be picked by The Fray to open for them.

Over four weeks, 21 shortlisted bands battled it out during the Play On The Day rounds before they were narrowed down to four contenders - Tim Koh Band, The Facade, Ellipsis and Light Up, Charcoal. Who deserves the spot? We let the bands tell us in their own words.

Tim Koh Band

With bassist Iru Suratman, guitarist Andy Chong, keyboardist Anna Foo, drummer Wong Wei Lung and vocalist Tim Koh, we're a high-energy homegrown pop/rock act.

Our music fuses addictive grooves as well as catchy and melodic riffs with heartfelt lyrics. We should be The Fray's opening act because...

We have worked tremendously hard to hone our craft.

We truly believe that hard work will always pay off one day. And we do hope that that day will be on Arthur's Day!

Light Up, Charcoal

We're a two-piece acoustic act that is everything young, simple and fun.

Comprising Tan Yu Quan on lead vocals and guitar as well as Clarkson Chang on guitar, we play music that allows our audience to engage their own imagination.

We should be The Fray's opening act because...

We've been spending a lot of time outside of national service for our music.

But we'll just leave it to The Fray! We can only say how much we want this.

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