Sara Wee – Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Alvin Khoo – Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals,
Bani Hidir – Lead Vocals, Bass
Helman Kamal – Drums, Lead and Backing Vocals
53A is one of Singapore’s most prominent cover bands featuring a dynamic young crew of talented and versatile music performers from diverse backgrounds, all of whom are well-tenured in the local ‘live’ music scene. The result is a unique, versatile and scalable group of professional musicians who are able to operate as an acoustic duo or scale up all the way to a six-piece band across a variety of genres – jazz, pop, rock, punk, alternative or top 40s.
53A features vocalist Sara Wee, lead guitarist Alvin Khoo, bassist/lead vocalist Bani Hidir, drummer Helman Kamal, keyboardist Ying Chng and percussionist Serena Chen. The aggregation of their professional experience and infectious personalities has resulted in a distinct 53A charm, which has made the band a hot favourite at ‘live’ music venues across the island. 53A’s original album ‘Settle the Kettle’ debuted in 2010 and received positive reviews in TODAY, The Business Times and TIME Magazine.and Hidir (Foo Fighters). Irwan is also madly inspired by Click 5.
Contact 53A: 53Aband@gmail.com
Mon: Wala Wala (9.30pm to 12.30pm)
Tue: Timbre@Substation(815pm to 1145pm)
Thur:Timbre@Gillman(7:15pm to 1030pm) – Acoustic sessions with Alvin Bani and Sara
Fri: Timbre@Substation(1015pm to 130am) – 53A 6 piece band with Alvin, Bani, Helman, Naz, Sara and Serena
Sat: Outpost@St James on certain weeks (Check facebook for further info)