In-A-Chord

Singapore’s premier all-male a cappella group, comprising tenors Chua Kim Beng, Jason Ong, Patrick Wong, baritones Dominic Teo and Cecil Wilson, and bass Vaughan Tan, make up the sensational group In-A-Chord.

 

The group was formed in 1988, when a cappella music was almost unheard of in Singapore. The group quickly caught the attention of the public with their stunning and witty arrangements, novel style of singing sans musical instruments, and a great rapport with the audience.

 

After winning the group category in the National University of Singapore's Talentime, they were in high demand, performing every other week in campus jam and hops, dinner & dances, company functions, charity dinners and gala shows. In 1990, In-A-Chord put up their first full-length a cappella mini concert in Lecture 13 on campus, performing to standing-room crowd. In 1992, they took part in a local TV singing contest (Rolling Good Times) and won for themselves an all-expenses-paid trip to Perth, Australia. While touring down under, the group came up with a plan to stage their first full-length public concert, which did they did to great success in 1994, singing to a sell-out crowd.

 

In the meantime, the group also started working with the big names in the local music scene, sharing the stage with the likes of Dick Lee and Jacintha. Later in 1995, the group signed up with Taiwan recording label Forward, and went on to release two albums, “In-A-Chord” and “Too Much Heaven”, both of which did fairly well in Taiwan. The men also provided backup vocals to Taiwanese singers Su Rei, Ukulele and Ou-Yang Fei Fei. In 1996, In-A-Chord was the featured guest in Hong Kong diva Sandy Lam's Singaporean concert, performing with her to a 10,000 strong crowd in the Singapore Indoor Stadium. In 1999, In-A-Chord released their Christmas album “Christmas A Cappella”.

 

In May 2014, In-A-Chord was invited by Esplanade to hold a reunion concert. They also released a cd at the same time, entitled "Elements Of Cool".


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