rene barrow solo performance
As a singer and performer, Rene Barrow is most well known for Vintage Pop & Jazz, often performing as a solo act, or in collaboration with other musicians and singers, such as Cheong Kok Ann’s Jackfruit band, Funk bands Orégo and Khameleon, or with international Jazz pianist Asif Pishori in the Asif & Rene Vintage Jazz Band.
He has performed in the KK Jazz Festival, JB Arts Festival, Nanjing Jazz Festival, New Years Eve at Singapore’s Goodwood Park Hotel, RTM TV2 PALMA competition, the Malaysian Christmas Open House at Pavilion Shopping Centre, and at 5-star hotel weddings internationally.
ASIF & RENE VINTAGE JAZZ & JIVE BAND
Inspired by the British Asian heritage of North Borneo’s Colonial era, the Asif & Rene Vintage Jazz & Jive band don their boaters, bow ties and braces to re-create the fun and exuberant excitement of the Jazz Age and the tunes of the three Louis’ – Louis Armstrong, Louis Jordan and Louis Prima.
Featuring a repertoire of old-school jazz from the 1920s to 1950s selected to get you on your feet and dancing, songs from our Vintage Jazz set include When the Saints, Hindustan, and Borneo Bay, while songs from our pre-Rock n Roll Jive set include Let the Good times Roll, Flip Flop and Fly and Jump, Jive and Wail!
For Weddings, the set list is reconfigured to focus on romantic standards like Under My Skin and I Could Have Danced All Night, as well as songs from Asif & Rene’s ‘Just Say I Do’ album.
The band line-up ranges from a 3-piece featuring a saxophone and professionally made backing tracks, up to a 5-piece full live band featuring the sounds of 1920s period instruments like the banjolele, honky-tonk piano and tuba!