Take It Back Tuesdays – A DJ Furen Tribute

It’s been just over a year and one month since our dear friend, Sani aka DJ Furen left us. And he will forever be remembered as he touched our hearts with his kind soul with his passion, his music and his zest for life. For those who don’t know, Take it back Tuesday is a weekly night started by DJ Furen. It’s a night that began at Fat Buddha Bar in NYC and in respect for its founder, to this day it continues to live on. Continuing in that tradition, on Tuesday, 17th September, we will host a very special edition of “Take It Back Tuesday” at the Cuts as a tribute to him. Sani’s family has been so kind to donate his record collection for this event in an effort to share his passion with friends, old and new. We will be selling these records on their behalf on that evening so that we can donate to a charity for cancer research. We hope you can join us!

This is a call out to all our DJs & homies who want to pay homage to our brother. Come out, have a jam! Dance with us! And cop a few of Sani’s favourite records as a keep sake or for the cause!

Confirmed to Jam are:
Matt Sekiya aka MZA (Matteblacc)
Anaiz Nez aka Senja (Revision Music)
Shane Tan aka DJ Shane2Sweet (Matteblacc)
Keith Colaco aka KFC
Dre Reyes aka DREM (Matteblacc)
Jnr Tlrso aka JNR (Matteblacc)
Alham Arms Kadir aka ARMS1 (Matteblacc)

Hendrick’ss & Double Dutch Tonic Promo:
2 Hendrick’s Gin with choice of one flavour of Double Dutch
Only $30 (UP$34).

Tacos will also be on the menu so bring your appetite!

RSVP at our Facebook Event Page.

Choice Cuts x Music Matters – Urban Night

Choice Cuts x Music Matters – Urban Night
Featuring Keiko Necesario (PH), Jamilla (AU), Flannel Albert (US), and T$oko (AU)

Saturday 14th September
7pm-11pm
Free Gig! No Cover!

RSVP at our Facebook Event Page to let us know your interested in coming!

In collaboration with Music Matters Live 2019 / Music Matters, The Cuts is proud to present an artist showcase of musicians ranging from soulful singer-songwriters to Hip Hop artists as part of the fringe program of the conference happening from 16th to 18th.

Keiko Necesario (PH)
First noticed from the first Philippine Popular Music Festival. She writes music from the heart and sings everyday. There’s nothing she can imagine loving more than family, melodies, lyrics, inspirations, romantic gestures, movies, dinners, hang outs, friends, fans, love, faith, jokes, courage, kindness, creativity, world, and her dogs. Follow her on twitter: @keikosoundslike

Influenced by Taylor Swift’s honesty and wit, Daughter’s serenity, Nat King Cole’s vibe, Joan Jett’s rebellion, and Barbie Almalbis’ melodies.

Jamilla (AU)
Jamilla combines haunting soul vocals, self-produced R&B beats and chill-wave synths to create a beautiful and seamless brand of nu-soul music. With an intense and captivating stage presence and emotive and politically charged lyrics, Jamilla expresses her appreciation for human vulnerability and invites you to experience hers.

In her short time performing music, Jamilla has already caught the eye of many members of the music community landing support spots for some of Perth’s finest including Stella Donnelly, Demon Days and Abbe May and National supports for Thelma Plum, Alex The Astronaut , Mojo Juju, Tijuana Cartel, Sex On Toast and 30/70; as well as appearing on festivals including Hidden Treasures, Perth Festival, and WAMFest.
Her debut, self-produced single “Beautiful” was launched in April of 2018 to a sold out show and left audiences in awe of this new, artistically independent producer and performer. Following her stellar debut release, Jamilla released her sophomore single “King” in sprint of 2018 which was joined by her debut National Australian Tour where she captivated new audiences around the country. During the same debut year, Jamilla also racked up an impressive 4 nominations for the 2018 WAM Awards.

In 2019 Jamilla returns after a three month writing hiatus where she spent time collaborating with producers including Tobacco Rat, Ukiyo, JCAL and others to work on developing her sound and production skillset. But don’t be misled, Jamilla’s new music is still her own from top to tail. On April 17th Jamilla launches her hard-hitting, impassioned and charged single “Bloom” which will be accompanied by an 18 date tour around the country featuring shows alongside Tijuana Cartel as well as her own headline shows.

Flannel Albert (US)
is a melodic hip-hop artist based in Los Angeles, CA.

He started in music from the young age of four, studying classical piano and music theory. Though he was raised in Portland, the rapper lived in Korea for a few years where his first project topped independent online music charts in Korea. He eventually settled in Brooklyn where he delved into hip-hop and joined the WH9LE Collective. The artist now resides in Los Angeles.

Flannel Albert’s music is an eclectic blend, reflecting his personal taste in music. Citing influences such as Drake, Childish Gambino, Sufjan Stevens, and Chance the Rapper, he fuses his classical music training with upbeat pop vibes all while incorporating electronic sounds, clever lyricism, and vibrant energy.

He is best known for his tracks aok, Asian Glow (w/ Filthy The Kid feat. Jesediah), and Centerfold (feat. Kendyle Paige), which have been featured on Spotify’s Editorial playlists. He wrote and was featured on Jon Chua JX’s breakout single in 2019, Ready for Ya.

T$OKO (AU)
“This music is my heart and soul.
It should tell you who I am more than I ever will or can.
I feel honoured to be able to share these vibes with the world because even though sometimes you can be misunderstood, you get the chance to express yourself – through this escape”

Hailing from Harare Zimbabwe, T$oko was destined to confute stigmas associated to impervious cultural restraints and draw on profound exposure from his musically diversified household. Coupled with tutoring of practical music awareness in formative school years; T$oko became acquainted with an aptitude to write – often harnessing the energy and dynamics of peers whom shared this propensity.

Evoking honourable recognition among those familiar with T$oko’s music; he is garnered by admirable acclaim as a credible solo artist within the notoriously competitive Perth music scene. Exhibiting spirited determination to connect with his audience on a personal level, T$oko proves his own mastery – eluding conformity of mainstream commercialism and establishing a refreshing uniqueness.

T$oko’s approach actively supports, and demonstrates equality to all artists, by reassuring abolishment of unnecessary discontinuity rivalled by dissimilar musical interests. He advocates music be devoid of judgement and suppression, instead instilling and maintaining its rich legacy through existing reciprocation between artists shared affinity for music.

T$oko’s debut track ‘Blasphemy/Mirror’ dropped in mid 2017, later accompanied by a double release of ‘Fourth Quarter’ and ‘Hakuna Matata’. These lyrical masterpieces gained acknowledgement and support by TRIPLE J and Triple J Unearthed. February 2018, was particularly memorable for T$oko after being announced victor of the TRIPLE J Unearthed Laneway Festival Competition. There, he performed alongside International artists: Anderson Paak, Mac DeMarco, and The Internet – to name a few.

A month later in March on the East Coast, T$oko supported the likes of International Hip-Hop artists/producers Wale, Metro Booming, Tyga, Madentyo and Lil Wayne at the sold-out Jumanji Festival in Melbourne and Sydney. Triple J Unearthed also dubbed T$oko an artist to ‘watch out for in 2018’, as well as a notable starting 5 independent hip-hop artists in Australia at the moment.

He added to his impressive list of collaborations by featuring on ‘Vibe’, a single from one of Australia’s largest EDM Producers – Just A Gent, amassing over 300K Spotify streams within the first few months of 2018 alone.T$oko also succeeded in earning his place in the first round acts announced on the Big Sound Lineup, which is the cornerstone of Australia’s new music festival.

It’s irrefutable, T$oko has witnessed strength to strength along his musical journey of genius. 2019, will undoubtedly showcase the tenacity, spirit and flawless workmanship of an undisputed artist, rising to new challenges and exceeding his musical parameters.

The creative-lab is already cooking in 2019, with already an opening slot performance at the Fall festival after-party for Anderson Paak’s Band – The Freenationals, a debut E.P in the works, features and multiple singles in the pipe-line too.

Without giving away ‘too much too soon’ – you can certainly appreciate that T$oko’s artistic merits will be sure to please.

Learn more about Music Matters by visiting http://musicmatters.asia/

Record Store Selects – Ruckus LIVE!



On Sunday, 15th of September, the band that kicked it all off at our inaugural session of “Record Store Selects…” is back!
And if you slept on the previouse gigs, allow us to be the first to introduce you to the smoothed out vibes of this funky ensemble called “Ruckus.”

Do take note, you won’t be sitting much as Ruckus is known to get the crowd dancing the night away. So bring your dancing shoes!

Featuring the always-dynamic Maceo on vocal (USA), Nolan on keys (Australia), JP on bass (SG), and former James Brown dummer Erik Hargrove (USA) behind the kit, Ruckus plays some of your favourite old-school soul classics with grooves so deep you’ll need to come up for air! Including R&B and funk classics by timeless artists including Maxwell, Prince, Stevie Wonder, and Terence Trent D’Arby, this is one soul journey you definitely want to be part of.

7pm – 11pm
Sunday, 15th September
Live Jazz, Funk & Soul Music.
$20 cover, with a complimentary drink (non-alcoholic or standard house-pour spirits, beers and wine)

RSVP at our Facebook Event Page Or Buy Tickets Now!

Choice Cuts Goods + Coffee
451 Joo Chiat Road. #01-07. Katong Point., Singapore 427664

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#livemusic #sundayfunday #vinylrecords #recordstore #craftbeer #naturalwines #jazzyhiphop #jazzmatazz #matteblacc
#funk #soul

30 Years & Rising – A Tribute To De La Soul’s 3 Feet And Rising

30 Years & Rising – A Tribute To De La Soul’s 3 Feet And Rising

It’s no secret that Matteblacc and The Cuts love De La Soul. If we didn’t, we wouldn’t be co-promoters (with Collective Minds and Soul Vibes Asia) to the upcoming gig with DJ Maseo (De La Soul) happening on the 13th of June at Kilo Lounge!

And to further show our love, we are paying tribute to the 30th anniversary of their debut album, 3 Feet And Rising as a pre-gig party happening on the 5th of June (Hari Raya Puasa), where DJs from Matteblacc and DJ JUSTO will laying down the grooves from 5pm onwards!

PRE-EVENT PROMOTION
Early Bird tickets are sold out. So if you still want to get a decent discount on tickets, look no further. We have a limited amount of discounted tickets only available on the day itself. Cop your tickets at the Cuts at $35 while they last!

PRE-EVENT TICKET GIVEAWAY
We are giving away 2 tickets to the gig! But it’s a game of pure luck, and to participate, you have to have an appetite for beer. Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer that it! Because under 2 bottles in our fridge are winning ticket stickers. It’s completely random so drink PBR and try your luck at free tickets for the Maseo gig. PBRs are $10 each.

Visit our Facebook Page and RSVP!
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ABOUT THE MASEO GIG:
DJ MASEO (DE LA SOUL) PRESENTED BY COLLECTIVE MINDS X MATTEBLACC X SOUL VIBES ASIA

We’re super excited to bring DJ Maseo from the legendary hip hop outfit De La Soul here to you in Singapore! Get ready for another epic night at Kilo Lounge alongside local heroes JNR, DREM & DJ JUSTO!

—- TICKETS —-

EARLY BIRD – $30
ADVANCE – $40
DOOR – $50

Tickets – http://bit.ly/DJMASEOSG
—- DETAILS —-

TIME – 10pm
DATE – 13th June, 2019
LOCATION – Kilo Lounge

—- DJ MASEO (DE LA SOUL) —-

Producer / DJ / part-time MC Vincent Mason a.k.a Maseo a.k.a Plug 3 from iconic hiphop group De La Soul is undoubtedly a key figure in hip hop history.

De La Soul burst onto the scene and innovated hiphop by colouring outside the lines, sampling a diverse array of
untouched, previously unsampled artists such as The Turtles, Hall & Oates, and Steely Dan on their critically acclaimed debut “3 Feet High & Rising.”

They have been a catalyst for other important acts in hiphop history as they helped introduce to world to Mos Def, A Tribe Called Quest and were among the first major acts to work with deceased hip hop icon J-Dilla.

De La is perhaps the “oldest” functioning hip hop group to still truly maintain credibility while not having “fell off” as they
continue to stay relevant collaborating with Snoop Dogg, 2 Chainz, MF Doom, Ghostface Killah, Roc Marciano and Madlib amongst others.

Their “downtime” music release within the gap of their their most recent albums (2003 and 2016) was also innovative; put out by Nike, who also released a De La Soul limited edition Dunk sneaker which sold out at retail immediately and can now be found on Ebay for upwards of $500.

Their biggest song to date came from left field somewhat: Damon Albarn from Blur was such a fan that he enlisted De La to participate on his 2nd Gorillaz album which gave birth to “Feel Good Inc” – the biggest single ever for both De La and Gorillaz.

De La toured with Gorillaz worldwide where Damon would have entire stadiums chant Maseo’s name to prompt his now
infamous demented laugh to start off the performance of “Feel Good Inc” and Maseo was often found DJ’ing at the afterparties.

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Taste of Portugal: A Portugal National Day Special – 8th June 2019

*Viva Portugal* 🇵🇹

Taste of Portugal
A Portugal National Day Special

-Wine, Petiscos & Music-

After an overwhelming response to our “Taste of Portugal” event in March, we all decided that we’d seize the moment during the weekend just before Portugal National Day to share the festive vibe once again with those who enjoyed it so much, and to those who felt so sad they missed out the first time around.

Come join us this special night as we celebrate the charm and magic of Portugal, its vibrant Petisqueiras, pairing some award-winning natural wines all over 🇵🇹 with a spread of Petiscos and other delightful bites. This unique and colourful event is a collaboration between our Portuguese and Singapore-based Musician/Producer/DJ and friend of Choice Cuts, Alexandre Talhinhas ( @alxtalhinhas ) and MarKino L. Casiano ( @markleeintl ) of Colheitas , who is also a close friend to the Cuts and our Portuguese wine supplier. It’ll be a casual evening with some lovely wines to taste along with superb music to groove to, as you experience the culture of Portugal. Saúde e Bom Apetite!

**Date: Saturday, 8th June
Time: 6pm-11pm
Music by: AI:x**

Cover of $25 includes a choice of glass of Portuguese Natural Wines and some complimentary Petiscos and other delightful bites.

If you are looking for more substantial plates, there some homestyle dishes that can be ordered a la carte as well.

Flights of the various wines on offer will be available to help you choose your favourite if you are thinking about ordering by the bottle.

Bottles of your favourite Portuguese wines are also available for take home consumption at the end of the night.

Visit our Facebook Event Page

Buy Tickets Now!

Record Store Selects – Ruckus LIVE! with Singapore Soul Club

It seems like Ruckus just absolutely smashes it every time they play at Choice Cuts with their repertoire of Funk and Soul Anthems. So it’s no surprise that we have them back once again for another intimate session of “Record Store Selects”. And if you are a fan of soul singers like Chaka Khan, Jill Scott, Vivian Green and Angie Stone, then Ruckus’ feature lead vocalist, LA Benjamin will not disappoint!

And if you have been before, you will know us for the casual affair that we put together. Everyone’s on their feet and grooving to the band. So bring your dancing shoes and tell your friends about one of the best kept secrets of the east coast, where a congregation of music lovers get together to ease into the next week by nourishing themselves with some funk and soul.

Ruckus

Turn on, tune in, and groove out! Featuring the always-entertaining LA Benjamin on vocal (Canada), Nolan Bradbury on keys (Australia), JP on bass (SG), and former James Brown dummer Erik Hargrove (USA) behind the kit, Ruckus plays some of your favourite R&B classics with grooves so deep you’ll need to come up for air! The Ruckus set sees the band let loose with timeless tunes by artists including Maxwell, Stevie Wonder, and Terence Trent D’Arby, through to modern day gurus like Jill Scott, Lauryn Hill, and D’Angelo, making this one soul exploration you definitely want to be part of.

Singapore Soul Club Events
Singapore Soul Club jumps in this edition with DJs Honey and Soulful Si setting the vibes with a selection of soul music, Northern Soul, Motown, Mod, Ska and 60s Beat, playing strictly vinyl.

7pm – 11pm
Sunday, 24th March
Live Jazz, Funk & Soul Music.
$20 cover, with a complimentary drink (non-alcoholic or standard house-pour spirits, beers and wine)

Promo:
$50 Domino Foxtrot 2016 – Minimal Intervention Red Wine by the Bottle (U.P. $55)

$50 Quinta do Ameal Loureiro 2015 – Organic White Wine by the Bottle (U.P. $55)

$10 Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer

Choice Cuts Goods + Coffee
451 Joo Chiat Road. #01-07. Katong Point., Singapore 427664

As it’s kind of cozy at our events due to limited space, we would greatly appreciate it if you took the time to click “Going” at our Facebook Event Page so we know to expect you.

#live #hiphop #choicecutsgoods #choicecutscoffee #jazz #recordstoreselects #singaporehiphop #singapore
#livemusic #sundayfunday #vinylrecords #recordstore #craftbeer #naturalwines #jazzyhiphop #jazzmatazz #matteblacc
#funk #soul

Flip Up Joo Chiat Feat. Bomber Selecta (BKK) at Choice Cuts!

As a follow up to our 2nd Anniversary at Choice Cuts Goods + Coffee, where we “Flipped Up Joo Chiat!”, we decided to create a series of these events with a feature guest DJ supported by a host of Singapore based DJs!

Skratch Bastid and The Cut’s own JNR aka Just Not Right can testify that you won’t be disappointed by our next guest as he impressed both of them with his funky party set at Wonderfruit’s Hip Hop stage. So much so, that Choice Cuts and Soulvibes Asia decided to collaborate once again to bring this act in just for you! So doing his debut set in Singapore, we present to you DJ Bomber Selecta, Thailand’s 2 time Redbull 3Style Champ (2015/2016). Don’t miss a chance to get down to his “Champion Sound”, which is his take on Open Format that fuses Hip Hop, R&B, Funk, Soul and Reggae. Supported by JNR, and birthday boys – DJ JUSTO(Soulvibes), and DJ Twohands.

More acts to be announced.

$15 / cover with complimentary beer (in advance, $20 at door). Buy tickets now!

Pabst Blue Ribbon @ $10 nett all night Laplandia Vodka Super Premium @ $10 before 8pm, $12 after.

Saturday, March 16, 2019.
7 PM – 12 AM

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LADIES FIRST PROMO! – Get a complimentary ticket with a complimentary Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer! Limited to the first 25.

All you need to do is click attending to the Facebook event page, and share the event link in your Facebook News Feed with the following hashtags: #flipupjoochiat #choicecuts #soulvibes #pabstblueribbon.

Once we see the shares and #hashtags, we’ll PM you an unique invite code.
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Stand a chance to win a 700ml bottle of Laplandia! Just snap a pic of you with a Laplandia cocktail, post it to Instagram and tag @LaplandiaVodkaSg & @choicecutsgoods – most likes wins!

In collaboration with Soul Vibes Asia & DJ JUSTO

JAZZ & WINE RETURNS! – Feat. The Pocket Watchers

Sunday, 3rd February

7pm-10pm.

At Choice Cuts.

451 Joo Chiat Road. #01-07. Katong Point.

By Table Booking (click here more info)

Visit Our Facebook Event Page

After a run of amazing standing room only gigs recently with our “Record Store Selects” series, we decided to take this opportunity to make a return to a more sit down affair with an intimate gig that pairs the jazzy stylings of Tim Stocker and The Pocket Watchers with a variety of beautiful wines from Portugal curated by Mark Lee of Colheitas Singapore. The wines are all natural ranging from minimal intervention, organic and biodynamic.

The Pocket Watchers

TimStocker

When a musician plays a groove that’s very solid and with a great feel…”, this is referred to informally as being “in the pocket”; when they “maintain this feel for an extended period of time, never wavering, this is often referred to as a deep pocket. The Pocket Watchers are a group of Singapore based musicians dedicated to exploring the pocket across a variety of musical styles with strong roots in Jazz, Funk and R&B. It’s a rotating door led by Saxophonist – Tim Stocker giving as many musicians as possible a chance to find their pocket in a creative and fun environment. The workshop moves around Singapore at places like The Hangar, Audace Restaurant, The Library, Employee’s Only, Lulu’s Lounge & B28.

About The Wines

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Domino Foxtrot 2016 (red) (Minimal Intervention Red Wine)

This is an easy drinking, fresh and delicately scented blend of strawberry and raspberry, with a mineral finish. It’s a well-structured and finely honed wine that is refreshing on its own and is ideal for sipping or quaffing, or paired with light food. Field blend of Alicante Bouschet, Trincadeira & Muscat varietals. 

Niepoort Poeirinho 2015 (red) (Biodynamic Red Wine)

This is a classy wine that is aromatic, fruity and complex. It is incredibly fine, with smooth tannins, and presents delicate aromas. On the palate, this wine features saline and maritime notes typical of the calcareous terroir, and shows good structure, grip and precision. It is distinctly mineral and refreshing, with plenty of cherry, strawberry and wild berries, and has a long finish with linearity and firmness. 100% Baga grape varietal. 

Conceito Legitimo 2015 (red) (Minimal Intervention Red Wine)

A markedly fresh and easy drinking red from the Douro, with a soft and spicy lightness. On the nose, it reveals floral and rustic barnyard notes. On the palate, it offers good balance, fine tannins and an alluring intensity that makes one crave for another glass. Blend of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Tinta Roriz varietals. 

Antonio Madeira Colheita Tinto 2015 (red) (Minimal Intervention Red Wine) 

This vibrant and supple natural red wine is produced from old vines with an average age of 50 years, consisting mainly of a field blend of Alfrocheiro and Touriga Nacional grapes. With a complex nose of red fruit and small mountain flowers, this wine has a distinctive goût de terroir, expressing gentle notes of granite, minerality and fresh earth. On the palate, the tannins are nicely integrated and pure, with a lovely core of cherry and raspberry. The finish is elegant, fresh, tasty and long.

Antonio Madeira Vinhas Velhas Tinto 2015 (red) (Minimal Intervention Red Wine) 

This charming natural red wine is made from vines with an average age of up to 90 years, and composed of a field blend of Jaen, Tinta Amarela and Baga. As with all wines from Antonio Madeira, it is made with minimal intervention and wild yeasts, and is completely free of herbicides and pesticides. Presenting an aroma of fresh red forest fruits, tiny flowers and pine needles, this elegant wine is full of life and displays a beautiful granitic flavour and touch of spice on the palate, with a fresh and structured finish. 

Antonio Madeira Colheita Branco 2015 (white) (Minimal Intervention White Wine) 

This lively white wine is made from vines with an average age of 50 years, and exhibits a floral bouquet and granite, with a touch of green olive. As with all wines from Antonio Madeira, it is made with minimal intervention and wild yeasts, and is completely free of herbicides and pesticides. It is a fresh and youthful wine, and presents appealing complexity, delicious roundness and a salivating palate of lovely salinity, moist earth and fresh oyster on the finish.

Antonio Madeira Liberdade Branco 2017 (white) (Minimal Intervention White Wine)

This has no sulfites until bottling (and then just 15-20 mg/litre). It’s complex, mineral, spicy and reductive on the nose, while on the palate it is lively and intense with pear, citrus and spice. Amazing presence and complexity. Rating of 95/100.

Quinta do Ameal Loureiro 2015 (white) (Organic White Wine)

Quinta do Ameal is the quality wine champion of Vinho Verde, dedicated to the Loureiro grape varietal. This is a beautiful organic and un-oaked wine, and is crisp, dry, fresh, floral and elegant, with a juicy citrus palate and lovely minerality. It is multilayered and feels gloriously alive, with a persistent finish that makes one drool. It is a natural pairing with oyster, prawn, crab, lobster, sashimi, sushi and various cooked seafood dishes. 

Please Note: Although priority will be given to table bookings for this event, we will accept a small number walk-ins who wish to stand and enjoy the gig. 

If you have been to our humble little record shop before, you will know us for pur casual atmosphere. By no means are we a plush jazz club. Our seating is made of hand made benches. Please refer to the images below to get an understanding of the seating arrangement and event layout before you choose your seating / ticket package.

 

JAZZ & WINE RETURNS NEXT SUNDAY! FEAT. THE POCKET WATCHERS

Sunday, 9th December

7pm-10pm.

At Choice Cuts.

451 Joo Chiat Road. #01-07. Katong Point.

By Table Booking (click here more info)

Visit Our Facebook Event Page

After a run of amazing standing room only gigs recently with our “Record Store Selects” series, we decided to take this opportunity to make a return to a more sit down affair with an intimate gig that pairs the jazzy stylings of Tim Stocker and The Pocket Watchers with a variety of beautiful wines from Portugal curated by Mark Lee of Colheitas Singapore. The wines are all natural ranging from minimal intervention, organic and biodynamic.

The Pocket Watchers

TimStocker

When a musician plays a groove that’s very solid and with a great feel…”, this is referred to informally as being “in the pocket”; when they “maintain this feel for an extended period of time, never wavering, this is often referred to as a deep pocket. The Pocket Watchers are a group of Singapore based musicians dedicated to exploring the pocket across a variety of musical styles with strong roots in Jazz, Funk and R&B. It’s a rotating door led by Saxophonist – Tim Stocker giving as many musicians as possible a chance to find their pocket in a creative and fun environment. The workshop moves around Singapore at places like The Hangar, Audace Restaurant, The Library, Employee’s Only, Lulu’s Lounge & B28.

About The Wines

WhatsApp Image 2018-12-01 at 10.33.17 PM

Domino Foxtrot 2016 (red) (Minimal Intervention Red Wine)

This is an easy drinking, fresh and delicately scented blend of strawberry and raspberry, with a mineral finish. It’s a well-structured and finely honed wine that is refreshing on its own and is ideal for sipping or quaffing, or paired with light food. Field blend of Alicante Bouschet, Trincadeira & Muscat varietals. 

Niepoort Poeirinho 2015 (red) (Biodynamic Red Wine)

This is a classy wine that is aromatic, fruity and complex. It is incredibly fine, with smooth tannins, and presents delicate aromas. On the palate, this wine features saline and maritime notes typical of the calcareous terroir, and shows good structure, grip and precision. It is distinctly mineral and refreshing, with plenty of cherry, strawberry and wild berries, and has a long finish with linearity and firmness. 100% Baga grape varietal. 

Conceito Legitimo 2015 (red) (Minimal Intervention Red Wine)

A markedly fresh and easy drinking red from the Douro, with a soft and spicy lightness. On the nose, it reveals floral and rustic barnyard notes. On the palate, it offers good balance, fine tannins and an alluring intensity that makes one crave for another glass. Blend of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Tinta Roriz varietals. 

Antonio Madeira Colheita Tinto 2015 (red) (Minimal Intervention Red Wine) 

This vibrant and supple natural red wine is produced from old vines with an average age of 50 years, consisting mainly of a field blend of Alfrocheiro and Touriga Nacional grapes. With a complex nose of red fruit and small mountain flowers, this wine has a distinctive goût de terroir, expressing gentle notes of granite, minerality and fresh earth. On the palate, the tannins are nicely integrated and pure, with a lovely core of cherry and raspberry. The finish is elegant, fresh, tasty and long.

Antonio Madeira Vinhas Velhas Tinto 2015 (red) (Minimal Intervention Red Wine) 

This charming natural red wine is made from vines with an average age of up to 90 years, and composed of a field blend of Jaen, Tinta Amarela and Baga. As with all wines from Antonio Madeira, it is made with minimal intervention and wild yeasts, and is completely free of herbicides and pesticides. Presenting an aroma of fresh red forest fruits, tiny flowers and pine needles, this elegant wine is full of life and displays a beautiful granitic flavour and touch of spice on the palate, with a fresh and structured finish. 

Antonio Madeira Colheita Branco 2015 (white) (Minimal Intervention White Wine) 

This lively white wine is made from vines with an average age of 50 years, and exhibits a floral bouquet and granite, with a touch of green olive. As with all wines from Antonio Madeira, it is made with minimal intervention and wild yeasts, and is completely free of herbicides and pesticides. It is a fresh and youthful wine, and presents appealing complexity, delicious roundness and a salivating palate of lovely salinity, moist earth and fresh oyster on the finish.

Antonio Madeira Liberdade Branco 2017 (white) (Minimal Intervention White Wine)

This has no sulfites until bottling (and then just 15-20 mg/litre). It’s complex, mineral, spicy and reductive on the nose, while on the palate it is lively and intense with pear, citrus and spice. Amazing presence and complexity. Rating of 95/100.

Quinta do Ameal Loureiro 2015 (white) (Organic White Wine)

Quinta do Ameal is the quality wine champion of Vinho Verde, dedicated to the Loureiro grape varietal. This is a beautiful organic and un-oaked wine, and is crisp, dry, fresh, floral and elegant, with a juicy citrus palate and lovely minerality. It is multilayered and feels gloriously alive, with a persistent finish that makes one drool. It is a natural pairing with oyster, prawn, crab, lobster, sashimi, sushi and various cooked seafood dishes. 

Please Note: Although priority will be given to table bookings for this event, we will accept a small number walk-ins who wish to stand and enjoy the gig. 

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