Cheating Sons sparked to life in late 2008. Borne out of the magical brew of life, love and music, the sons are rooted by the blues and rock & roll, and grounded by the salty banks of the Kallang River. While Dylan sang of the valley below, Springsteen sought the Promised Land and the Clash went to the market, the sons are finding their place here in their sprawling, unforgiving home the best way they know how – by watching, writing and playing.
For most of their recording career which began in mid-2009, the sons comprised of Renyi (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica), Cheez (lead guitar, banjo, bass guitar), Don (bass guitar, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, slide guitar, backing vocals) and Jem (drums, percussion, organ, backing vocals). Jem left the sons and Singapore in early-2010, but not before procuring a friend’s little brother, Andy, to assume stick and skin duties.
The Last Queen is taken from the band’s debut Masters, Wives, Daughters, now available at HMV and Gramophone.
Catch the band for an acoustic set on 8 March, and a full electric set on 9 March from 7:30pm onwards at Timbre @ The Substation.