She released her first EP under FADER Label, Decorate, in March 2011, which made fans out of critics from Billboard, KEXP, The New York Post, and even Russell Simmons, who called her “an amazing new singer…her music is incredible”.
She has also been featured on late night American shows such as Conan O’Brien. In addition, Yuna was a part of Lollapalooza 2012, performing alongside acts such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Florence + The Machine, Avicii and Sigur Ros.
Her Facebook page, www.facebook.com/yunamusic, has garnered 1.2 million fans to date.
Yuna performs live at the Kallang Theatre on 7 November 2012 at 8pm. Tickets are on sale now from the SISTIC website at www.sistic.com.sg, the SISTIC Hotline: (65) 6348 5555 and all SISTIC Authorized Agents islandwide.
Warming up the audience before Yuna will be, Diandra Arjunaidi and Stoned Revivals. Having watched part of Stoned Revivals performance recently at the Esplanade, I am convinced of their ability to raise the mood of the crowd with their ever melodic upbeat experimental music. Esam “Slowjaxx” Salleh showed what we have been missing in the Singapore music scene. Together with Syed Ahmad who performed on both the piano and acoustic guitar, it was an aplomb of a performance. They made sure that as the curtain closer to the entire performance at the Esplanade, the audience will appreciate music for what it is. I expect more of the same when the entire band comes together to warm up before Yuna performs.
Yuna’s one night only concert is brought by Live Empire. Live! Empire was recently inaugurated in June 2012 following a diversification move by its parent company Empire Sys which is headed by Mr De Rozario Rudy to extend the focus from managing and producing conferences, product launches and special events to providing entertainment management services. While under Empire Sys, Assistant Director of Live! Empire, Aziz Ali, has organised and managed local musical showcases of several international stars. Recent portfolio includes Lady Gaga Press Conference and Showcase 2011, Ill Volo Private Showcase and Autograph Signing Event as well as Greyson Chance Introduction Tour in 2011. Upcoming concert under his technical directorship is the Private Showcase for Nelly Furtado on 14th of August 2012 & The Wanted Concert on 16th of September 2012.