[COVER] Sungha Jung impresses Singapore audience with Japanese guitarist, Akihiro Tanaka


[RECAP] South Korean acoustic fingerstyle guitarist, Sungha Jung, recently performed at his Monotony World Tour in Singapore along with a special guest appearance by Japanese guitarist, Akihiro Tanaka.

As with his previous sold-out shows in Singapore, this concert was no exception as well. Despite this being his fifth visit to Singapore, Sungha exclaimed that it always felt good to be back and perform for his Singapore fans.


The concert was opened by World Fingerstyle Champion Akihiro Tanaka, as he charmed the audience with his slick moves on the guitar. Sungha Jung took the stage with a set of songs from his new album Monologue, such as ‘Sprint‘, ‘The Milky Way‘ and ‘Sunset in Paris‘.

One of our personal favourites was his rendition of ‘Carrying You‘ by Joe Hisaishi, a song that is arranged from a Japanese animated adventure film, Laputa: Castle in the SkyThe tunes that were beautifully played gave us goosebumps as the music echoed throughout the entire theatre.

(For those who’ve yet to hear this piece, check it out via the video below!)

10368332_542657972505305_2563898223894867525_oAfter a short intermission, Sungha continued with ‘Flaming‘, another original piece from his Monologue album. He then played a rendition of Big Bang Taeyang’s ‘Eyes Nose Lips‘, a song which he names as one of his favourites.

Many of you who have been following Sungha on his YouTube channel would have known that he really enjoys arranging and playing songs by K-pop bands like Big Bang and 2NE1. Some of the songs which he had arranged before are Big Bang’s ‘Haru Haru‘, ‘Blue‘, ‘Monster‘, G-Dragon‘s ‘That XX‘, ‘Missing You‘, 2NE1‘s ‘Lonely‘, ‘Ugly‘, ‘I Love You‘, just to name a few.



During the concert, we were also treated to the ever-popular piece ‘Let It Go‘ from Disney’s animated feature film Frozen. The audience were all completely glued to their seats as the young guitarist serenaded us with the lovely tunes and his charming vocal. Yes, you didn’t read it wrongly! For the first time ever, we got to hear Sungha singing live as he performed to John Mayer‘s ‘Why Georgia‘. (Definitely an unforgettable performance I say)


Before we knew it, the concert was nearing to the end and of course, it wouldn’t be complete without a collaboration with the special guest Akihiro Tanaka. The encore stage was beautifully played with ‘My Favorite Things‘, an original piece from The Sound of Music that was arranged by Akihiro Tanaka. Sungha further added that it was a challenging piece which he practised really hard in the hotel room along with Akihiro Tanaka. The duo wrapped up with Eric Clapton‘s ‘Change The World‘, giving it a perfect ending to the live concert in Singapore.

Did you attend Sungha Jung’s Monotony World Tour in Singapore? Don’t forget to check him out on his YouTube channel HERE & follow us on our channels for the latest updates on upcoming K-pop events in Singapore!

Special thanks to Sprout Entertainment for the invitation to the concert. More official photos can be viewed from their Facebook page HERE!

Article by: Meixian

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