Jasmine Sokko preceded The Façade’s EP Launch with a powerful opening before members of the band took the stage, beginning the night with their single – Better Than This. The quartet, consisting of Brendon Chua (lead vocals, guitar), Jereld Ang (vocals, lead guitar), Shawn Chan (drums, percussion), and Benjamin Mah (bass), along with guest pianist, Jacob covered a wide genre of music – pop, rock, R&B and a tinge of blues. Specializing in alternate pop, this is one local band proven worthy and not to be missed out on.
The Façade first came about when Brendon and Jereld discovered their passion for music. Starting out as an acoustic guitar duo, it was no surprise that there were limitations for new breakthroughs in their music. This realization made the duo aware of their current standing, leading them to recruit Shawn and Benjamin to complete the quartet we know now.
The band’s name was decided by the members agreeing that they wanted something that began with ‘The’, similar to bands like The Wanted and The Script. With that, they decided that The Façade would be it – the kind of name with a tinge of mystery to it that draws curious heads to them. The members jokingly mentioned that it felt a little weird and awkward when they first started out with The Façade, although they all quickly felt like the name fitted them just right.
Through their originals, The Façade have let people in on parts of their lives and emotions by sharing experiences of their own, as well as families and friends through the lyrics sang. Our personal favourite would be ‘Hearsay’, where raw feelings of unrequited love could be felt throughout the song; a desperate cry for a girl that was so hard to reach.
The Façade mentioned that it is the support of their fans that helped push them forward the last 6 years. Though it was hard, it was their chemistry and synergy that kept them together till today. The band outdone themselves with their three popular singles having more than 170,000 hits on both Spotify and iTunes.
So, show them some love and #supportlocal! It is not every day that we get brave young adults who chase after their passion.
Find out more about The Façade here.