One of Singapore’s most recognisable and prominent musician, Clement was born into a musical family. From as early as six, Clement started singing and also won his first talent award that same year. Since then, he has been involved in the field of media and entertainment for the past 32 years.
In 1986, his biggest break came when he wrote “Count on me Singapore”, the first national singalong song which remains a favourite among Singaporeans. In addition, Clement had travelled and performed widely in many countries with well-known foreign and local artistes such as Stephen Bishop, Sheila E., Dick Lee, Anita Sarawak and many more!
Highly regarded, Clement has sung, written and produced countless songs, musicals, albums, music events and concerts for government ministries, multi-national companies, churches, schools, shopping centres and commercial jingles both locally and overseas.
Clement lends his composing talents to Eco Music Challenge 2012 and provides the contestants with practical, valuable and helpful tips on the makings of a catchy tune.
One half of the popular local duo Jack & Rai, Jack is one of Singapore’s most hardworking singers. Besides being the frontman of EIC ever since the band was formed in July 2002, the duo perform almost every weekend at private gigs, wedding receptions and establishments that promote live music around Singapore such as Timbre.
Widely credited for the success of live music watering hole Wala Wala and considered a pioneer in the live music scene, Jack has been a fixture there for close to 10 years, providing regular entertainment to full-house crowds with cover songs of well-known artistes such as Coldplay, Oasis, Jason Mraz and John Mayer.
The Political Science graduate from the National University of Singapore gave up his corporate job in marketing to pursue his passion in music in 2004 and became a full time musician, in a decision that has since paid off.
As part of Jack & Rai, the pair released their debut album with 11 original songs entitled ‘In Stores Now’ in 2008 and were also appointed as goodwill ambassadors of World Vision Singapore since 2007.
For Eco Music Challenge 2012, Jack guides the finalists on the different elements of performing live, of conveying the messages in an original composition and the key points to take note of to ensure the audience is well entertained.
Jack’s passion for music can be traced back when he was dabbling in songwriting during his secondary school days. The music lover has not looked back since.
Following the release of his first song by popular Taiwanese artiste, Jimmy Lin (林志颖) in 1992, Jack decided to pursue a career in music which eventually saw him releasing more than 40 compositions to date. The well revered composer’s most recognizable composition locally; ‘Method of Caring’ <关怀方式>, has since been covered by many different artistes regularly.
Jack has worked closely with artistes both regionally and locally and handled album productions for performers such as Dick Lee, Tanya Chua and迷路兵,. Resourceful and well-connected in the musical scenes in Malaysia, Taipei, Hong Kong and Mainland China, Jack enjoys liaising with recording labels to introduce our local compositions for release in their respective countries and helping to promote talented singers from obscurity to popularity.
Jack shares his thoughts on ‘The Creative Process’ to the Eco Music Challenge 2012 finalists, by providing insight on the processes involved in composing a song and factors that motivate a person to write a song.
Peng Chi Sheng
First gaining prominence as a prolific pianist in Singapore, Chi Sheng went into music teaching and started InTune Music School with a partner in 2007. With more than 10 years of music teaching experience under his belt, InTune grew from a 400sqf music school to a 1300 sqf studio with more than 10 music teachers teaching in English, Mandarin, Italian and Spanish in various modules such as pop vocals, guitar, keyboard, violin, children’s music, classical & broadway singing and even song writing and music arrangement programmes (mixing and combining instrumental sounds), testament to Chi Sheng’s ability to mentor and lead aspiring musicians.
As a songwriter, Chi Sheng has published a number of songs for various artistes, including Kasih Indah (Love is Beautiful) for the NTUC ‘U Care’ compilation album in 2009, 《这次是真的》 for Hong Kong Artiste Tony Leung Chiu Wai, 《时限》for Regional Artiste Maggie Teng, and also 《到达》, co-written with Joey Yap, which was the theme song for local arts film "Smell of Rain" in Singapore Film Festival 2006.
As a performer, Chi Sheng also held numerous concerts at The Arts House and has performed at various Esplanade venues.
Bringing his affable nature and musical abilities to Eco Music Challenge 2012, Chi Sheng encourages the finalists to think of their compositions as a complete product, from the lyrics, to the melody, the recording and the performance, to ensure the entire song is in sync.