Meet Edwin, he's a musician come music manager that has done some amazing things in his short time on this planet. He's doing big things to support local Singaporean musicians to have their music heard more broadly across the region whist at the same time giving his time as bassist at The Summer State, a Singaporean rock group that dropped their debut single back in 2013 and have been growing ever since.
Following the success of their chart-topping debut EP in early 2013, The Summer State has emerged as one of Singapore’s finest pop-rock bands. The Summer State prides themselves in their performance, and their music abounds with infectious hooks and heartfelt lyrics. Having amassed a strong following after sharing stages with international acts (Simple Plan, Yellowcard, Neck Deep, Against the Current & more) and a series of festivals around the region, the group again recently found themselves in Taiwan performing at the 2017 Fireball Festival.
In this interview Jay John speaks to Edwin about the industry in Singapore today, his work and the difficulties of promoting local acts with limited budgets and support.
Below: Asian Pop Radio's Jay John interviews Edwin Waliman
Further down: The Summer State's music videos for 'I do, I don't' and 'Enough'
Written by: Donny Tan