It’s Martini Time (The Reverend Horton Heat)


This year’s Mosaic Music Festival as always featured loads of acts, and one that I was very keen to bring Fadelinah to was Pink Martini. It’s their first time ever playing in Singapore. Knowing how she enjoyed it when The Bar At Buena Vista dropped by Singapore 5 years ago, I booked the tickets a few hours upon them being made available for sale 3 months back. The venue was Esplanade Concert Hall and most came dressed to the nines, especially the ladies.

The concert started with the group’s leader, Thomas Lauderdale, doing a solo on the piano before slowly being joined by the rest, and eventually the loudest applause was reserved for China Forbes, who sang her way through their repertoire of songs effortlessly, be it in English, French, Italian or Spanish. She even broke into a song in Malay, without the slang typical of Caucasians trying to speak or in this case, sing in a different language. Fadelinah couldn’t stop smiling when she did Bai Kwong’s ‘Waiting For You To Come Back’. It was Shanghai Lounge given a complete twist.

After countless songs within the 2 hours, China received a bouquet of flowers and they bade farewell … only to return a few minutes later for the encore requested by the crowd. ‘Brazil’ proved to be the last song for the night as everybody stood up and swayed.

One of the best concerts I’ve been to in quite a while, albeit them not doing my favourite ‘No Hay Problema’. And as remarked by China herself, perhaps we’ll get to see them again, since they now realise they have quite a huge fan base in Singapore.


~ by blackcadillac73 on March 18, 2010.

2 Responses to “It’s Martini Time (The Reverend Horton Heat)”

  1. hey bro, didn’t know u r a Pink Martini fan 😀
    i went to that concert too… they were simply fantastic!

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