The story of CloseApart begins in 2006. Formed from the ashes of a number of late ’90s bands that graced the local scene, the band initially thought their initiative would amount to no more than a couple of ad hoc jam sessions. But this quickly took on a dynamic of its own, as they began churning out their own material, then started playing gigs and committing their efforts to disc.
“Given our crew’s diverse musical influences (U2, Led Zep, Kasabian, Fleetwood Mac, The Verve, Daughtry), labels are something CloseApart would rather stay away from when describing our work. We think that it’s just rock n roll in all its myriad forms – from indie to punk, electronica to funk and glam to garage, there’s a little bit of everything in a CloseApart song. Call it a universal groove. Call it music with no limits.”
Close Apart are Aloy Lim (lead vocals), Shahn Isaac (lead guitar), Harold Seah (drums) Ronald Rajan (rhythm guitar), Christopher Derek See (bass),and Mera J (vocals).
Take a listen to “A Whisper in The Wire” from their debut album, Whispers in The Wire, which came out earlier this month.