4.4.11

The Fomo-Sapiens: Making of the Band



I have tried a lot of new things this year and most have been pretty fun and/or amusing. So when a group of people in my class decided to put together a band, I was keen to give it a go despite a. an inability to properly sing (warbling into a karaoke mic is not singing) and b. an inability to memorise lyrics.

After 2 weeks of practicing and 1 week of "severe reconstructive voice coaching" (thanks so much Thao and Alex for your patience with me!) we had our first gig on Sunday night in front of our classmates on Sentosa Island. We played a set of 11 songs with some special treats thrown in. All in all it was a lot of fun and the crowd showed their enjoyment by throwing offerings of t-shirts and underwear onto the stage!

Thanks to Jenny (Manager), Thao and Alex (Vocals), Rami (Drums), Fadi (Tabla), Josh (Bass), Daniel (Guitar) and Paul (Keyboard) for helping me to try something new and have a great time in the process. I have put our set list below and am looking forward to our next gig....!

1- Long Train Running
2- Hit the Road Jack
3- Bad Romance
4- Wonderwall
5- Killing me Softly
6- Waka Waka
7- I like the way you move
8- La Bamba
9- Ice Ice Baby
10- I will survive
11- Barbara Streisand