British musical stars, Lighthouse Family and The
Ramona Flowers will make their debut performances in Singapore at
the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2019 night
Other previously confirmed acts for the
three-day sporting and race event from 20 to 22 September include Fatboy Slim, Gwen Stefani, Hans Zimmer, Larkin Poe, Muse, Red Hot
Chili Peppers, Swedish House Mafia, as well as Toots and the Maytals.
The musical duo Lighthouse Family – made up of
vocalist Tunde Baiyewu and producer/keyboardist Paul Tucker – are
making their return in 2019 after nearly two decades with their
fourth album ‘Blue Sky In Your Head’. The easy listening pop and soul group rose to
fame with hit singles Lifted, Ocean Drive and High.
scored three top 10 records with their 1995 debut ‘Ocean Drive’
peaking at number three and going platinum six times. Their 1997
follow up album ‘Postcards From Heaven’, featuring three Top Ten
singles - Raincloud, High and Lost in Space - also went platinum
six times, charting across Europe, Asia, Australia and New
After their third album ‘Whatever Gets You Through The
Day’ featuring the Top Ten single Free/One, the duo took time off
to work on their solo careers before resurrecting Lighthouse
Family in 2019 with the latest album celebrating their 25-year
Prior to their sold-out 2019 United
Kingdom tour, the duo will be performing in select Asian cities,
including Singapore at the Marina Bay Street Circuit. Fans can
look forward to enjoying their classic hits at the Esplanade
Outdoor Theatre (Zone 4) on 21 September.
seamlessly fusing electro-rock elements with anthemic pop
melodies, the sound of The Ramona Flowers is compared to the likes
of their music influences, Phoenix and M83.
guitarist Sam James, bassist Wayne Jones, keyboardist / guitarist
Dave Betts, drummer Ed Gallimore and vocalist Steve Bird, the
indie-synth quintet serve up a feast for the senses with their
brand of moody, electronic music as seen in their three albums,
‘Dismantle’ (2012), ‘Lust and Lies’ (2013) as well as ‘Dismantle
and Rebuild’ (2014).
Fans can look forward to grooving to
dreamy euphoric sound tracks like Strangers, Ghost and Out of
Focus at the Sunset Stage (Zone 1) on 21 September and the
Downtown Stage (Zone 4) on 22 September.
Other local and
international acts also adding to the riveting atmosphere at the
Marina Bay Street Circuit include UK-based quintet Holy Roller and
The Smoking Guns, Singapore’s only fully independent professional
symphony orchestra Metropolitan Festival Orchestra, DJs and
party-starters Darker Than Wax, EMONIGHTSG, DJ Honey and Ulysses,
Singapore’s percussion ensemble Bloco Singapura as well as
Taiwan’s fire dance troupe Coming True Fire Group.