The Living Room Set returns this month on June 22nd with special guest Dita Jacob on vocals, alongside resident Handpan musicians, Jens Ringefelt and Gary Fernandez. Expect an evening of soothing melodies and a twist on popular favourites at our shala, HOA.
Best known for her deep, soulful and powerhouse vocals, Dita Jacob takes her influence from a varied palette of music that includes Delta Blues, 60's Soul, and even her native Indian classical training. The result of this musical cocktail is a heady mix, making Dita's voice one not to be missed. The result of this musical cocktail is a heady mix, making Dita's voice one not to be missed. After relocating to Singapore in 2010, Dita slowly began to dip her toe into the local music scene, before throwing herself into it completely in 2015. She now performs regularly with various rock and pop cover bands at venues such as The Crazy Elephant, McGettigan's, Molly Malone's and The Barber Shop by Timbre. She is also the lead singer for prominent Singapore band, 'The Blackberries.'
We speak to Dita about her upcoming gig at The Living Room Set:
“The Handpan/RAV vast to me is such a mesmerizing instrument with a gorgeous hypnotic sound. It produces both drum-like rhythms & delicate harmonies, and has the ability to evoke different emotions depending on how it is played.
For The Living Room Set, we’ve decided to explore pairing vocals with the pan. I’ve mostly heard sounds of the pans as instrumental pieces, so I thought it'd be interesting to try out popular songs - adding new flavors and improvisations to them - to show the audience how versatile the pan can be.”
Come have a chill one with us at our Living Room on June 22nd, 8:00pm - 12:00am. Light canapés and drinks will be served alongside the music to satisfy all of your senses including your tummy! Limited spots only so RSVP today!
Written by Izzy Liyana, content creator & writer for HOA