New Format for Open Mic Lah! 開麥啦!

Updated: Jul 31, 2019

Starting in August 2019, our regular series of Open Mics organised by Moosic Room 跨樂客廳 will feature a new 1+1 format.

Apart from our usual open mic showcase that is open to public, we’re introducing a closed sharing session* among all participants, as well as an experienced musician senpai, who will be on-site to give constructive comments and feedback for your original tunes.

If you've written a song or two and have nowhere to showcase them, we'd like to open up our floor to you!

*Optional for open mic participants but highly recommended. Please sign up via the link provided! More details available in our sign-up form (:


Closed Sharing Session: 28 August 2019 (Wednesday) 7.30pm - 9:00pm Room2F $10 per participant

Open Mic Lah! #5 Showcase: 6 September 2019 (Friday) 7.30pm - 9:00pm Room2F $6 per entry (waived for performers)

* Total of 8 slots available * Reporting time for all performers @ 7.00pm * Only original works to be presented * Each performer has a 10-minute slot to showcase their works


Featured Musician Senpai: Diya (The Freshman)

Chen Diya, member of the homegrown Mando pop folk duo The Freshman 插班生. The Freshman was formed in 2010 as a testament of their relentless pursuit of musical dreams after Project Superstar 2. Through perfect harmonies, The Freshman has been soaring to new heights and winning new fans with their original compositions.

They released their widely-anticipated album Growing Up, a documentation of their musical growth, in 2016, which featured the karaoke hit Holding On.

Used as the sub-theme song of the popular Mediacorp Channel 8 drama “The Queen,” Holding On topped the charts of various radio and digital streaming platforms, and was recognised as one of the Top 10 Singles of the Year at the 10th Freshmusic Awards. Later that year, the duo also received praises from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for the theme song “有空記得約我”, written and performed for Director Royston Tan’s telemovie The Provision Shop.

The Freshman was nominated for Best Theme Song at Star Awards 2019 & 2018 for “和你交換你的不安” and “It’s Love, Harry” respectively. Fresh off a two-year whirlwind tour across the globe as backup vocalists for Heavenly King Jacky Cheung and completing 233 shows on Jacky Cheung A Classic Tour, the lively duo performed at their sold out show What The Youth?! at Esplanade for Huayi Chinese Festival Of Arts 2019.

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