FIVE DECADES OF SWEET CHARITY
Rock music will never let you down!
No matter that the world has gone digital or that Artificial Intelligence could steal your job or people are making music in their bedrooms, the old style rock music, built on hard work and talent, will always have a ready audience. Because it’s the real thing!
And for over 50 years, there’s been one group that has held firm and strong in song in Singapore and Malaysia, and Indonesia, too.
Sweet Charity set the stage for their arrival, working at small events like weddings which drew huge crowds, before announcing their presence nationally at the National Theatre in 1973 with an incendiary display of raw energy, massive talent and crowd-swaying power that made them a most feared act to follow. Who could even come close?
From the mesmerising performance of showman and frontman extraordinaire, Ramli Sarip (the crowd cheered and sang along in the palm of his hand) to frenetic but controlled guitar riffs from A Ali, accompanied by the thunderous drumming of Rahman Sarbani and Rosli Mohalim on bass (before switching to the lead guitar in later years), Sweet Charity is the phenomenon that is the foundation of today’s rock music scene in Singapore and Malaysia.
It is widely acknowledged and accepted that without Sweet Charity and Ramli Sarip, much of the rock music industry in this region and well knowns bands we are familiar with wouldn’t have had an opportunity to surface.
While members have come and gone, the constants — Datuk Ramli Sarip, Rosli Mohalim, Rahman Sarbani and Ahmad Jaafar — have continued to play music at a high level.
Coming back together again after a 10-year hiatus, Sweet Charity brings experience, wisdom and new interpretations to their hits like Kamelia, Teratai, Sejuta Wajah, Ribut 10:59 Pagi, and many others.
Ribut, The Concert at The Star Performing Arts Saturday on Saturday 14 October will be a sonic trip down memory lane as Sweet Charity picks up where it left off, and turns up the volume to rock hard!
This Sweet Charity concert is made possible by the exclusive support of homegrown logistics company POS TKI.
Start Sales Date
31 Jul 2023, 10am
Approximately 2 hours, with no interval