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    1Save Our Souls lyrics
    2Studman lyrics
    3Feed The Cats lyrics
    4Funky Ass Cartoon lyrics
    5The Story Of Slantboy lyrics
    6I Want You lyrics
    7I See The Light lyrics
    8Runaway lyrics
    9Much More Inside lyrics
    10Shadow lyrics

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    1Hip City [2006]
    2So Much More Inside [2004]


    Daniel Sassoon - guitars
    Desmond Goh - bass
    David Tan - lead vocals, guitars
    Amanda Ling - keyboards
    William Lim Jr - drums, percussion, backing vocals

    You want the short script? Electrico is a band from Singapore playing melodic guitar-based rock n' roll with great pop hooks and a touch of class. Five people whose music deftly traverses styles and genres, alternating between lush, mellow textures, funky grooves, driving feet-tapping-happy rhythms and frenzied rock explosions, playing tunes that were born from their hearts but that lodge themselves in your head. See them live, and you know they're an indie rock powerhouse - entertaining, funny, stage moves aplenty, krazy-glue-like cohesion and packing enough energy to ignite any crowd...and watch as indeed, the audience goes nuts. But that's only scratching the surface when there's so much more inside. So this is how the story begins...

    Chapter 1: Past Tension

    Great rock n' roll music starts from a universal truth - the desire to express yourself while also believing you should be famous. At the same time it all has to start somewhere. No one would have ever imagined a dingy construction site container being the birthplace of something special. But in 1996 when David Tan, Keith Colaco, Desmond Goh and William Lim Jr decided to form a band to entertain punters at their church food and fun fair, this 6 by 3 meter metal box cum makeshift rehearsal room turned into the birthplace of a band that was set to rock Singapore's music scene in years to come. This was where a previous incarnation called Electric Company first turned up their amplifiers.

    Keith and Dave were always keen guitarists. Often getting together to jam on their acoustic guitars to a crazy repertoire of covers from Tesla to Eric Clapton. "We were pretty darn tight, we felt..." says Dave. But they always felt that they needed a rhythm section to do what they wanted to do most. Rock.

    They found it in Desmond, who was a guitarist in his own right but forced to play bass with the 6 string slots filled. And William, a friend of Dave's sister who blew everyone away from the first time he took the drummer's stool. "There was something amazing about his natural ability to smack out the beats." Not bad for a high school band's trombone player.

    As the four started practice, they were at once engulfed by the joy and rush of rocking out. And suddenly the performance at the fair suddenly faded from priority and replaced by dreams of rocking the scene in Singapore. And that they did.

    Desmond wanted to someday play to screaming girls in Japan, Dave wanted to someday release an album, Will wanted his own custom drum set and Keith wanted his chicken rice from Serangoon Gardens...and play to screaming girls in Japan.

    With a common vision firmly in place, Electric Company embarked on 3 years of ups, downs, break ups, broken strings, mosh pits, national service but most importantly rock and roll. With an intense gigging schedule, big and small; publicity, bad and good; and a couple of releases on compilations, Electric Company eventually made a name for themselves in the scene. The scene that also started to crumble beneath their feet.

    National Service, career issues and lack of support for local music proved to be a huge burden on local bands and many disintegrated under the weight. Electric Company was not spared. Keith left the band, and after a short attempt at continuing as a 3 piece, they disbanded. By 2000, Electric Company was over...but by no means finished.

    Chapter 2: We Have Ignition

    May 2003. Dave's passion for performing music had seen him take on the decks as a club DJ for a couple years now. Will and Des had been jamming with several small outfits. But the itch to finish what they started was still swelling. Enter Daniel Sassoon, whose previous band Livonia had just called it quits after 10 years. From the first rehearsal with this rejuvenated lineup, sparks flew and the rush was back, stronger than ever. A new band name was needed to mark a new beginning that was undeniably tethered to passions that started brewing years ago. Electrico was settled upon as the name to bring it all down. However, while by all accounts everything should have felt great...something was missing. After a number of two-thumbs-up live shows and laying down some tracks for the first few recording sessions, it was clear - keyboards were needed. Soon after, Amanda Ling, erstwhile of the band Throb, was talent scouted for her finger-hopping keyboard prowess, natural flair and undeniable cuteness. Amanda proved the perfect match, and the chemistry set was complete. Say hello to the happy, slightly twisted, Electrico family.

    In August 2004, Electrico's debut album "So Much More Inside" was released by Universal Music Singapore under a licensing deal. The album: a product of an intensive 9-month long recording session at Snakeweed Acoustic Labs with Singapore's most highly regarded producer cum sound engineer Leonard Soosay at the helm, with the finishing touches courtesy of the legendary mastering guru Stephen Marcussen of Hollywood's Marcussen Mastering studio. The sound: HUGE and aurally stunning. The music: a complete, textured album with songs that boast great pop hooks, flowing seamlessly with no filler moments, crossing musical platforms with poise and style and radiating with a positive, feel-good, uplifting vibe. The verdict: a bona fide hit. Propelled by the first single "I Want You" which climbed to No. 1 on the charts of hit radio station Perfect 10 98.7fm and No. 3 on Power 98fm, follow-up singles "Runaway" and "Good Time" continued to hit the radio stations' charts and garner more requests, boosting the band's popularity to levels almost unheard of for a local band performing English music, raking in impressive album sales. The album's release in Australia, Thailand and Indonesia also witnessed a first for a Singapore rock band, with considerable radio and MTV video airplay throughout the region.

    The band spent the months thereafter playing shows, touring relentlessly throughout Singapore and even taking their high-octane, dynamic live performances to Thailand and Australia in a couple of grueling tours on the road. The 'rockumentary' film "Show And Tell", which was shot and assembled by Leonard Soosay who followed the band around for months with a videocamera, telling an often hilarious but heartfelt story about life-changing decisions and backstage hijinks, was screened to a capacity crowd at Electrico's near-legendary album launch at Rouge in October 2004 just before the band took the stage and - for want of a better adjective - utterly rocked the foundations to the core. Electrico ended 2004 sealing its status as the most popular English band in Singapore by playing to over 20,000 people at Esplanade Theatres On The Bay's famed New Year's Eve concerts, sending major voltage through the speakers and the audience - for the second year in a row. In March 2005, Electrico rocked 10,000 revelers in Pattaya each night for 2 nights in a row at Thailand's largest music fest, the Pattaya International Music Festival, alongside some of Asia's biggest acts.

    Whatever the occasion, the live Electrico experience never fails to get audiences dancing and having a great time to parallel the energies emanating from the stage. In fact, the band owns the stage. Every live show is a treat to watch as well as to hear. Seeing the band bouncing all over the stage, scissor-kicks and all, while somehow remaining as tight as new jeans - it's 100% rock action in all its sometimes dumb, always entertaining, fist-in-the-air glory. Seasoned performers, Electrico have played over 45 shows since July 2004 (no mean feat for a band in a country about 700 square kilometers in size and with no proper touring circuit!), enthralling audiences and winning new fans everywhere, each one furthering their reputation as the best live act in Singapore.

    A prestigious nomination for "Favourite Artist: Singapore" in the MTV Asia Awards 2005 in Bangkok was another highlight amidst many unforgettable moments the band has experienced. You know sometimes you get the feeling that you can't believe something is happening to you? That's pretty much what all five members felt, when walking in awe, dressed to the nines, down that red carpet amidst screaming throngs of fans.

    Chapter 3: Present-ing the Future

    Since April 2005, the band has been back in the familiar home base of Snakeweed Acoustic Labs, laying down tracks for their forthcoming sophomore album due for release by November. The best songs they've ever written to date are currently being brought to life. The next chapter only hints at bigger, better things. Album number two may just be the huge commercial breakthrough that fans and critics have been predicting - one thing for certain though, it will be very, very good indeed. What's on the table is an edgier, more urgent sound and maturing confidence, taking risks without neglecting the melodic sugar-high rush that characterizes Electrico's best songs. When you're driven by passion and creativity and there's lots of fuel in the tank, the sky's the limit. Rock n' roll, rock n' roll...indeed.

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