Music Picks: Concerts by Damien Rice, BoyWithUke and Shila Amzah

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Damien Rice

Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice is best known for early 2000s hits such as The Blower’s Daughter and Cannonball from his debut album O (2002).

Film and television viewers will also remember his songs used in shows such as romantic drama Closer (2004), horror drama series The Vampire Diaries (2009 to 2017) and crime series Money Heist (2017 to 2021).

The folk singer is also influential to the current generation of pop stars – British singer Ed Sheeran has said that Rice’s songs inspired his music career.

Rice – whose last album, My Favourite Faded Fantasy, was released in 2014 – makes a return to The Star Theatre in June. He also played at the same venue back in 2016.

Where: The Star Theatre, 04-01 The Star Performing Arts Centre, 1 Vista Exchange GreenMRT: Buona VistaWhen: June 3, 8pmAdmission: $98 to $198 via Ticketmaster (go to or call 3158-8588) and at SingPost outlets

Shila Amzah Journey To The Future Live Tour 2023 – Singapore

Multilingual Malaysian singer Shila Amzah’s upcoming Singapore show is part of her Journey To The Future tour, her first regional jaunt since she became a mother in 2019.

The tour kicked off with a show in Kuala Lumpur in March and will include stops in Indonesia and other cities in Malaysia.

The Singapore concert will be different compared with the others because it will focus on her Mandopop repertoire.

The singer made her name in the regional scene after she won the inaugural season of Chinese reality television singing competition Asian Wave in 2012 and came in third in I Am A Singer, anothe...

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