Day 30: The Trees & The Wild

It was Up to the Sky music festival yesterday in Singapore, and I served the Artist Liaison for an Indonesian band named “The Trees & The Wild”. My involvement was an affair of two days, from picking them up at the airport yesterday morning to today’s departure of theirs also in the morning.

It was my first stint as an Artist Liaison for any festival or event, and it opened my eyes to how demandingly tight and tiring a schedule can be for artists when doing festivals. The brutal rain didn’t help at all.  The band took a 6 a.m. flight out of Jakarta, and went straight to the venue once they had landed in Singapore (no time for hotel check-in!) for their sound check. After their performance ended at 4 pm, they stayed behind to support another Indonesian band, “White Shoes & The Couples Company”, before finally heading off to the hotel at 6 pm. Whew!

This picture was taken after finishing their sound check at noon. They’re such a bunch of nice people! I feel very fortunate to have them in my first stint in what-sure-to-be many more Artist Liaison gigs in the future. Check out their song “Berlin” below, sang in English from their performance early last year.


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Olivia Griselda

A photographer & filmmaker based in Singapore.

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