Musicians: JACK & RAI (EIC)

JACK & RAI (EIC)
Local duo makes the leap from cover band to original artistes

Singapore, July 23 2008 – Jack & Rai, the two front men of popular local cover band EIC, have taken their smooth vocals and soulful melodies off stage and into the recording studios with the debut of their self-penned album, ‘in stores now!’.

Featuring 11 original tracks including their first radio single The Falala Song and the cheeky Fiona, inspired by a certain local celebrity, ‘in stores now!’ marks a significant milestone for the two seasoned musicians.

‘We’ve been very encouraged by the fantastic response from our fans at Wala Wala, Timbre and Balaclava over the past six years, and we hope they’ll continue to support us as we embark on this truly exciting journey of making the leap from a cover band to original artistes,’ said Rai.

Jack & Rai have come a long way since they first met as solo musicians in 2000 and later on formed the cover band EIC. Both have since left their day jobs to pursue their passion for music fulltime and to invest their fullest attention and energy in producing their debut album.

‘in stores now!’ has been a self-supported project from start to finish – from creative direction to marketing to distribution – a decision Jack & Rai made to ensure that the final product would stay true to their vision.

‘It has been a huge challenge and perhaps an unconventional decision not to go through the traditional channels, but it has only made the end result sweeter. We are very proud of how ‘in stores now!’ turned out and we hope the public’s response will be equally enthusiastic,’ said Jack.

‘in stores now!’ is now available at all branches of Gramophone, HMV and Wala Wala Restaurant & Bar.

Quick Facts:

  • Acoustic pop/rock duo formed in mid-2002
  • Regular gigs weekly with band EIC in clubs such as Wala Wala, Balaclava and Timbre
  • Presently co-host a radio show with Jean Danker every Monday & Friday, 7-8pm on Class 95FM
  • Composed, arranged and sang ‘Television Affair’ which was featured on Blog TV’s ‘Free Hugs’ episode and also used as the theme song for Kid’s Central programme ‘Junior Jams’ which aired from Jan-Mar 2007
  • Appearance on ‘The May Lee Show’ as musical guests, Star World (June 2007)
  • Rai wrote and sang theme song for Channel NewsAsia’s Blog TV (2008 season)
  • Jack wrote and arranged theme song for ‘Schoolhouse Rockz’, which aired on Kid’s Central (2008)
  • Celebrity Endorsement by Nike (2007 till present)
  • Worldvision Ambassadors (2007-2008)
  • Speak Good English Movement (NLB) Activists (2007-2008)

‘in stores now!’ track list:

  • Beetle Girl
  • The Fa La La Song
  • Fiona
  • Contemplate
  • Us
  • Pixelated
  • Hurricane
  • Poof
  • Television Affair
  • Release Me
  • Prophet of Universal Love

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